In this issue:
Brrrrr..... It’s cold and snowy outside!
Whether you are cycling outside on a fat bike, commuting to work, spinning or skiing in Gatineau Park, the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour is only a short 6 months away!
Your Rideau Lakes team is busy finalizing online registration, working with Queen’s University and Algonquin College, reviewing the routes and sorting out the logistics for a successful 46th year of this event.
Registration will open online on Wednesday February 1, 2017. Remember to check the OBC website and register early, many years this event sells out.
As a member, you receive a discount when you register. There will be four scenic routes to chose from again this year, and three accommodation options, including staying at Queen’s University, or finding your own accommodation in Kingston. As well, you can stay at Algonquin Friday night if you are arriving from out of town or prefer to be at the start area bright and early. Perth, a town that is a one hour drive away from Ottawa, is the start and finish location of our shorter 100km distance. Regardless of your choice in accommodation and routes, there is something for every cyclist who enjoys long distance cycle touring.
With over 2000 cyclists participating, last year, an Event Manager was hired to coordinate and manage the significant amount of planning and logistics it takes to provide this tour. Susanne Reid is back again this year overseeing all the details that help make this the largest and longest running cycling event in Canada. Guy Warwick is the new Rideau Lakes Board Member and will work with Susanne to keep the Board informed of everything related to the tour planning.
So while it may be hard to imagine a warm blue sky sunny weekend when the world is a snowy and wintery white, we hope you are planning on riding the 46th annual Rideau Lakes Cycling Tour on June 10- 11, 2017!
OK Cycle Tours
OK Cycle and Adventure Tour's next embassy presentation night will be January 11th at the Ottawa Public Library main branch room B125 at 7:00 pm.
We will be partnering with the Embassy of Netherlands. An incredible country with 32,000 km of cycling paths in a country about two thirds of Nova Scotia.
Fun cycling and fun history. Windmills galore! Lots of barge/bike tours as well.
Rsvp email@example.com. Important to register as space is limited.
Also please note that the early bird rate for the ride to Kennebunkport ends on December 31st. Email me for information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Office Information
170b Booth Street (Downtown Ottawa at the corner of Booth and Albert)
Mon - 3 PM to 8 PM
Wed - 3 PM to 8 PM
Sun - 12 Noon to 4 PM
Ottawa Bicycle Club
Post Office Box 4298 Station E
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B3
Laura Jane Johnson : E-mail
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Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the de facto management body of the OBC, with powers defined by the Ottawa Bicycle Club Constitution. Directors of the Board are mandated by club members to conduct club business on their behalf through elections held at the Club's Fall Annual General Meeting.
2017 Board of Directors
President - Jenny Moore
Vice President - André Gauthier
Treasurer - Ron Stoneham
Secretary - Jason Clark
Marketing & Communications - Vacant
Touring - Nicolas Déry
Social - George Gonis
Racing Events - Peter Tregunno
Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour - Guy Warwick
Youth Program - Greg Douglas
Education - Bob Hicks
Touring Events - Scott McDougall
Director Without Portfolio - Malcolm Townsend and Lynn Sones
Meetings are held on the first (non-holiday) Monday of each month to discuss Club business in an organized manner.
Committees may be established by the Directors to support the activities of the Board and activities relating to specific events, such as racing, socials and the Rideau Lakes Tour.
Members are welcome to attend Board meetings and find out more about how the club is managed. Members are also welcome and encouraged to assist with specific portfolios or events by approaching a director.
How to Become a Member
Club application forms are only accepted electronically via the on-line registration site.
Ottawa Bicycle Club Objectives
To conduct, encourage and promote cycle racing, cycle touring and recreational cycling;
To assist the cycling community at large in the promotion, encouragement and understanding of all aspects of cycling and related activities;
To ascertain, defend and pursue the rights of cyclists;
To promote youth cycling;
To carry on the above objectives in affiliation with the Canadian Cycling Association;