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Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour June 8th and 9th 2013
Free parking for the Classic, Cruise and Challenge routes will be in LOT 8 (RED PARKING) ONLY. It can be accessed off of Navaho Drive. Please click here for a map of Algonquin College.
One final announcement:
If you wish to start the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour from Perth, but you have registered to start the tour in Ottawa at Algonquin College, you MUST check out in Ottawa, ie. sign the waiver, collect your bib number and LEAVE your luggage in Ottawa;
After checking out in Ottawa, then drive to Perth; you must find parking in Perth, other than the Perth Curling Club, which is reserved for registered Perth Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour riders; a map with additional Perth parking options is available at Perth registration at the curling club;
If you wish to drive directly to Perth after checking out in Ottawa, please note that we have permission to use the Algonquin College Perth Campus and the 3M Company parking lots; please leave your car there and start your ride from Algonquin College Perth Campus or the 3M Company parking lots (right side ONLY); it is NOT necessary to go to the Perth Curling Club to register;
New luggage policy
To ensure the physical safety for our volunteers, over-sized and over-weight luggage will be refused this year. Each rider is allowed one bag similar in size to a carry-on bag.
Our luggage truck is almost at capacity. It would be very unfortunate if it was pulled off the road and no one was able to collect their luggage!
Luggage that originates from Ottawa will be returned to Ottawa and luggage that originates from Perth will only be returned to Perth. Riders who chose to leave from Perth that are not registered for the Century tour will not have their luggage transported.
Unclaimed luggage can be picked up at the OBC office on Saturday June 15th between 9am and 12noon.
2013 RLCT Waiver
For faster check-out, please print and sign the downloadable waiver
Let's keep the 2013 tour fun and safe. Keep the attitude at home! Our volunteers have generously donated their time to help you have a successful tour.
Please take a minute to verify your bib number
Due to a technical glitch, some riders were issued the same bib numbers. The error was resolved in March. The majority of names will appear as the original entrant. Please make sure you know your bib number which is available on the registration confirmation page .
- Bring your confirmation letter to Algonquin College or Perth check-out Saturday morning
- Carry ID with you during the Tour
- Please remember to return your Queen's room key; otherwise Queen's will charge you $75 for a replacement key
The Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour is not a race, but a unique cycling experience. As the Rideau Lakes Tour rolls out on city roads, riders share the road with motorists; cooperation and respect between cyclists and motorists is paramount. Many towns and villages along the routes do not see this many cyclists; riders should be courteous. We want these villages to welcome the Tour back year after year.
Bibs: Your bib entitles you to support on the Classic and Century routes as well as water and juice, courtesy of the OBC, at Last Duel Park in Perth. Please ensure your bib is visible at all times while cycling as this identifies you as a registered Tour participant.
Route Support: Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) crews, police, support and gear (SAG) wagons and mechanics' vehicles will patrol the Classic and Century routes. Although the Cruise and Challenge routes are unsupported, the ARES crews can still be contacted in case of an emergency. Riders wearing yellow "Ottawa Bicycle Club" official sashes can provide guidance and assistance. Please co-operate with Tour Officials. Private SAGs are welcome to join riders at any of the designated stops, but under no circumstances should they attempt to pace their riders on the route.