Month of April , 2011

Upcoming Tours

Full details and applications forms are on-line for the following tours

Tours are open to OBC members only. Application forms are available to OBC members with a valid bulletin board account in the Members-only Forum. For further information, please contact the OBC Office.

2011 OBC Time Trials

April 22nd marks the opening of the 2011 time trial season with the Good Friday Time Trial. The Women's Series starts May 3rd and the Open Series starts May 5th. As in the past few years, the OBC has allowed non members to participate in the OBC time trial series for a nominal fee ($30 for the season, waved for members of the Almonte Bicycle Club).

For insurance reasons, we require all TT participants to be covered under the OCA insurance umbrella. There are two ways to be covered:

Members of FQSC affiliated clubs (e.g. Les Rouleurs, Cyclefit Chicks) who do NOT have UCI licenses are not covered under the OCA insurance umbrella, so you'll have to join an Ontario club (please choose the OBC!) or take out a UCI license to participate in our TT series.

We are having to be more careful this year in verifying membership. Bring your proof of membership or license to your first time trial. Wearing a club jersey is not proof of membership. If your club does not hand out a member card, please bug them to do so!

No proof of insurance = no ride. No exceptions.

Upcoming Social - April 20th - France Cycling Get-a-Way

A presentation of Chris Georges’ Limoux, France get-away. Presented by six crazy guys that took on this sensational venue last summer, including myself, Michael ‘GPS’ Monette, Parham ‘Tourmalet or Bust’ Momtahan, Michael ‘My-luggage-went-to-Sao Paulo!!!%#?’ Morash, the legendary Peter James, and Peter ‘Breaks-Are-Good-For-You’ Hoddinott. Contact information will be provided as well as spectacular Pyrenees pass ascents, trips to the beach, and an impromptu criterium in a parking lot in southwestern France.

Doors open at the Naval Officers' Mess  at 7:00pm. Cost is $3 per person for use of the facility. Inexpensive cash bar. All are welcome including non-OBC guests.

I hope to see you there. George Gonis - Social Director

Ottawa Valley Paris-Roubaix Cyclosportif April 16th - Results

Ottawa Valley Paris-Roubaix Cyclosportif April 16th - Results

Full Results

Photos by Perry McKenna

Women's TT Series

Back for the 23rd season, the Women's TT series starts on Tuesday May 3nd.

Open TT Series

The open time trial series starts up on Thursday, May 5th.

Good Friday TT - April 22nd

Mark April 22nd off on your calendar - Good Friday marks the opening of the 2011 time trial season.

April Spokesperson

A full-colour pdf version of April Spokesperson is now available on-line in the Members Zone forum. You must be an OBC member with a valid bulletin board account for access.

2011 Touring Program

The 2011 Sunday touring program starts April 3rd, 9am at Billings Bridge.  The Tuesday evening program starts April 5th, and the Saturday program starts May 7th. Full schedules are available on the Day Tours page.  Or below:

Maps are available on the Touring Maps page.