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Join us for the 45th Annual Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

June 11th and 12th 2016


Must Read RLCT Important Information and News


Changes to registration

The following changes to your registration can be made up to midnight May 22nd:

  • your personal information, emergency contact, etc
  • type of room (single, two beds, double bed)
  • your roommate

Email any changes or transfer notifications to our Office Admin, Laura, at obcadmin@gmail.com.


Algonquin Parking

Riders parking their cars at Algonquin College over the weekend must now pay $4 per day, except if staying in Residence, where parking for 2 nights is covered in your room reservation. Volunteers do not pay for parking.

Payment can be made two ways:

  1. Online by going to https://parkingservices.algonquincollege.com/permit.php?cmd=new, then click on Visitor and Temporary Permits for options for RLCT 1 day or 2 day permit. You do NOT need to display the permit in your car.
  2. Use a pay and display machine in lot 8 to buy a $4 or $8 permit that you MUST display on the dashboard in your car.

Bib Number

An email has been sent out including your Bib#.  If you have not received this please contact our Office Admin, Laura, at obcadmin@gmail.com.  This email also included the Bushtukah and Yogatown coupon/offers, route and room info.


2016 Tour maps and cue sheets are now available . Note that the Classic and Challenge routes now detour around Westport to enhance the safety of riders passing through the busy town of Westport. This detour brings riders back onto the main route on CR 10 directly across from the entrance to the official stop at North Crosby for snacks, toilets, water, etc.


Several volunteer positions remain to be filled:

  • Queens registration
  • Algonquin registration
  • taking Tour road signs down on Saturday/Sunday for the Century and Classic Routes
  • water truck driver to take the truck and water from Carleton Place to Perth (Last Duel Park) on Saturday and return it on Sunday (preferably someone who lives in the Carleton Place area)

Position details are found at: http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/rlct/volunteers. Please contact Susanne Reid to volunteer.

Happy training!


What is the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour?

Every year, for the past 44 years, the Ottawa Bicycle Club has organized an annual cycle tour from Ottawa to Kingston and back over a two day weekend in early June.

This event attracts approximately 2000 riders from all over Ontario and Quebec and beyond. We offer the riders a number of route options and accommodation/meal selections. Route distances from Ottawa to Kingston vary from the 174Km 'Classic' to the 211Km 'Challenge'. An optional 102Km 'Century' can be had with a Perth start/finish.

The destination for riders is Queen's University where they enjoy great food and accommodation and, of course, the camaraderie and socializing at the end of the first day on the 'sunny' grounds of this historic university.

Explore the following pages .. and please join us on this special cycling event!

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