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Please join us for the 43rd Annual Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

June 7th and 8th 2014


Road Construction 9th Line 

Please note that the 9th Line road is undergoing major construction. Intermittent gravel sections start just past Ashton. Please use extra caution cycling in this area.

RLCT Event Communication

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) members provide end-to-end radio communications along the Classic Route and at the Perth Curling Club. They will have members in the vehicles of most route officials.

The countdown to the 43rd RCLT is on!

Everyone's been busy preparing. Riders out training, volunteers signing up and Tour Committee members working on final details. Algonquin College, Perth Township, Queens University and the Township of Rideau Lakes are now ready for the arrival of over 2000 enthusiastic riders. The RLCT is truly a community event. See this reminder on CBC News urging motorists to be mindful of cyclists.

Some key maps:

1) Saturday morning check-out at Algonquin College is at the Student Residence (D). Parking is free but drivers are reminded to park in the red parking lot 8 only. Please do not leave your car in any other parking lot for the weekend. - See the Algonquin College On-line map.

All parking regulations will be strictly enforced. It's easy to avoid the unpleasantness and personal expenses of tickets, tow aways, etc.

2) New Finish Area at Queen's University,  Agnes Benidickson Field which is located just off of University Avenue (between Union and Stuart). See the Google Map.

3) Route maps are available on-line, including links to the maps on ridewithgps.com as well as pre-downloaded .gpx files and PDF cue sheets.  See the RLCT Route Maps page.

I wish everyone taking part in this year's Tour a safe, rewarding and fun-filled weekend.

Susanne Reid - Director, RLCT

What you should know about this year's Tour........

Bib Numbers were assigned in two groups for better rider service:

  •  #1 to 1999 for the Classic, Cruise and Challenge Routes
  •  #2000 and up to the Century Route

Algonquin's new and improved site and service include:

  • Spacious indoor registration ready to efficiently serve all riders at 6:30am
  • Beautiful outdoor courtyard
  • More visible signage
  • More washrooms both indoors and out (porta-potties)
  • Same great Sunday BBQ with more efficient bar service
  • Breakfast tickets (hot oatmeal, fresh fruit, yogourt, muffins, coffee and tea) ONLY for out-of-town riders staying in Residence Friday night
  • Watch for area map to be posted soon


Queen's new and improved sites & service (some thanks to construction at the University)

  • registration and refreshment area of shade trees, grassed area, and close to meals at Ban Reigh hall
  • accommodations to include Chown, Waldron Tower (new to RLCT), Leggett, Watts and Victoria Hall
  • Lazy Scholar Pub - a lounge style café in Victoria Hall open to riders Saturday night June 7, 7:30 to 10pm
  • Watch for area map to be posted soon

Queen's gluten free meal options include:


  • Chicken Rice Soup
  • Roast Beef (no sauce)
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Roast Potato
  • Marinara and Meat sauce
  • Gluten Free Pasta (available on request)
  • Some Gluten Free Desserts available
  • Gluten Free Breads Available
  • Fruit Trays
  • Salad Bar



  • Gluten Free Waffles (available)
  • Scrambled Egg
  • Rise N Fry (Fryers will be cleaned before the Tour - kept Gluten Free)
  • Boiled Egg
  • Gluten Free Baked Goods available
  • Gluten Free Breads
  • Gluten Free Cereal
  • Fruit
  • Cottage Cheese






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