June Spokesperson

In this issue:

ABC Time Trials

Following the cessation of Almonte Bicycle Club activities, the former Almonte Time Trial Series is now being run under the OBC banner. Based at Union Hall, at the junction of Wolf Grove and Tatlock Roads, 8km west of Almonte, the 15 km series runs on Tuesdays, starting June 6th, running until September 12th. The series is open to OBC members, members of OCA affiliated clubs, citizen permit and UCI licence holders. Registration takes place at 6:30 pm June & July for a 7pm start and at 6 pm, August and September for a 6:30 pm start.

The 40 k series continues at Calvary Christian Academy on the Franktown Road on Sundays    7:45 am for 8:15 start on the following dates : June 18, July 9, August 6, September 3. Results count towards the OBC Best All Rounder (BAR) Award.

Best male and female OBC combined performances at 15 & 40 k qualify for the Tyler Trophy, presented at an Annual Banquet held at Union Hall in October.

OBC Track Cycling Sessions

This year the OBC will be running regular, one day, track cycling trips to the velodrome at the Centre National Bromont, in Bromont Quebec. http://centrenationalbromont.com/caracteristiques-du-velodrome/

These trips will be similar to last year's Bromont trips, somewhat improved and better organized, now that we have experience running the sessions under our belt!

We have 3 firm July dates:

  • Sunday, July 9th
  • Friday, July 14th
  • Sunday, July 30th

You can register for as many sessions as you want.

Depending on interest, we plan to have an additional 3 sessions in August.

Please register ASAP by emailing Bill Bourne

These trips will be open to *all* OBC members, both youth and adults. Each trip will be "customized" for the specific ages and abilities of the attendees. Participants can attend as many or as few trips as they would like.

Track cycling is one of the best ways to develop a number of important cycling skills. It's also a blast... incredibly fun! If you have never ridden a velodrome before, these sessions are a great way to get introduced to the joys of track cycling.

To attend these sessions, you need to be:

  • Age 11 or older
  • An OBC member
  • Youth should be at the equivalent of L2T or T2T from the OBC Youth Development program. Adults should be at an experienced road rider … Touring 2 level and up.
  • You don’t need any fixed gear riding experience. Training for brand new track riders will be included in the program.
  • You don't need a track bike, the Centre National has bikes available.

The cost for the day is:

  • $15 for experienced riders with their own track bike
  • $30 for experienced riders who are renting a bike
  • $45 for new riders … this covers a 2 hour initiation session from a Bromont coach, the track bike rental, and access to the track for the day

Cheers, Bill

Lac Saint-Jean Saguenay registration open

6 riding days, 7 nights in cabins along the route.  July 23 - 30, 2017.    More information on the Lac Saint-Jean Saguenay  page.

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu registration open

This is the fourth year that we will be returning to the Auberge Harris in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu for our Friday, Saturday, & Sunday weekend tour – July 28-30, 2017 – This year a bit later than last year due to conflicting dates with other tours – OBC and non-OBC. Once again, we will be hosted at the Auberge by Mme Boucher-Boutin who will provide us with facilities for early arrival on Friday and late departure on Sunday for those who want to get in extra rides at the start or finish of our tour. The Auberge has a beautiful outdoor pool for relaxation following an exhilarating ride or even in lieu of a ride on one of the 3 days. The Auberge is designed to accommodate cycling groups. More information on the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu page.

RLCT Update

Well, in a few short days, the 46th annual Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour will be upon us!  We are hoping for two warm sunny days with tail winds at cyclists' backs each day.  Your team is no longer in the planning stage, but now confirming last minute details for the big event.  Later this week, the route manager and several team members will be driving the Classic, Century and Cruise Routes to verify where there may be construction or issues that riders should know about.  Follow us on Facebook or check the website to stay up to date on any last minute information the OBC has to share about the routes.  As well, we will be posting regular updates on the weather next week.  If you have any friends or family who are interested in helping us out as volunteers, there are still a few positions available.  Please contact the RLCT Event Manager.

Club Office Information

170b Booth Street (Downtown Ottawa at the corner of Booth and Albert)

Office Hours

Mon - 3 PM to 8 PM     
Wed - 3 PM to 8 PM
Sun - 12 Noon to 4 PM

Mailing Address

Ottawa Bicycle Club
Post Office Box 4298 Station E
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B3

Office Administrator

Laura Jane Johnson : E-mail

OBC Contact Information

Telephone 613-230-1064
Fax 613-230-9504

Find us On-line

Webmaster Jeffrey Furry : E-mail 

Club website
Discussion Forum


Editor - Lynn Sones : E-mail

Submissions: newsletter@ottawabicycleclub.ca


Member Services

Club Clothing Boutique

Bike Shop Discounts

Club Calendar  

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 - Lynn Sones
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

Board Meetings

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.

Club Members

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;