Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

June 13-14, 2020

The OBC's largest and best-known event is the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour (RLCT), which will run the weekend of  June13-14, 2020. Passing through picturesque countryside between Ottawa and Kingston, Ontario, the RLCT attracts up to 1800 cyclists from all over North America. More information on the RLCT website.



Latest News

RLCT Logistics

Starting from Algonquin you will have two options to check-in and pick up your RLCT bib - Friday night from 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm  OR Saturday morning from 6:30 am - 8:30 am.  Something new this year.... you can now drop your luggage off Friday evening at Algonquin College for secure storage if you check-in Friday evening.  See you next week!


A good stretch after a day of riding will help those tired glutes and quads! Yoga will be offered on the lawn in Kingston starting at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Check-in with Queen's registration and they will point you in the right direction.

RLCT Parking

Let's make your Saturday morning easy before you ride to Kingston!!  If you arrive at Algonquin College and realize you did not purchase your parking pass online, you need to purchase a pass, or you will be ticketed. Purchase your parking pass onsite using the PAY & DISPLAY machines in lots 8,9,10,11,12.  There is a special code - use these codes to ensure you get the right price:

  • 1 Day 24 hour code for $5.00 is A4132
  • 2 Day 48 hour code for $10.00 is Z0760
  • 3 Day 72 hour code for $15.00 is Y5631

To purchase online, follow this link:  https://parkingservices.algonquincollege.com/permit.php?cmd=new.  Parking is free at Conlon Farms if you are starting your ride in Perth.


RLCT Update

Queen's University has a new policy in place this year - no smoking or vaping on University Campus. Safe cycling!  



RLCT Pointers

Fun and safe - that's the kind of ride that guarantees a great afternoon of socializing with your cycling friends in Kingston.  Here are a few pointers:

  • Remember you are on an open road - follow the rules of the road!
  • STOP signs are there for a reason.
  • Using your hand signal means is a great way to communicate.  You are predictable and visible.
  • 12 cyclists to a peloton  
  • Be polite to other cyclists and vehicles, we are all out to have a good ride.