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Are you ready for something completely different?

  • Is COVID-19 getting you down?
  • Are you in withdrawal from a cancelled RLCT 2020?
  • Do you miss the camaraderie of riding in a small group of enthusiastic cyclists?
  • You just want to go cycling ... but have run out of route ideas?

... then the '50 for 50' event is for you!

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... the promise of spring!

What is '50 for 50' ?

leafCome join with us in celebration of our 50th anniversary by continuing the long tradition of 'riding the Rideau Lakes' through this collection of 50 great rides!

"50 for 50" stands for "50 Rideau Lakes inspired routes on the 50th anniversary of the Ottawa Bicycle Club".

Event Details:

  • 50 quality rides starting or passing through all the cities, towns and villages that have made the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour special.
  • Ride on your own schedule when the sun shines with your 'OBC member-only riding bubble'. (see Registration Conditions below)
  • Join up and meet new riding buddies through our Ride Scheduling Tool (jRide) to select the ride flavour that suites your style (distance, intensity, pastry stops or theme).
  • Compete against yourself, your buddies or all participants and meet people and celebrate all that's great about cycling in this region.
  • To encourage participation, we've secured PRIZES - eligible to OBC members that register their rides through jRide.
  • ... and we had a Favourite Route Contest - check out who won here!

Dates (to be confirmed):

  • Our 50 rides for our 50th anniversary have now been released. See Routes.
  • Registration soft opens April 26th, 2021 (subject to change).
  • Closing date: minimum of three months from start date (so don't fret - we'll get there!).
  • The event officially starts June 1st, 2021 (subject to change).
  • Prizes for Most Routes Ridden, Best Photo, Best Story, Most kilometres Logged etc. will be awarded throughout the spring/summer into September... See Prizes.

Registration Conditions:

All riders must:

  • be OBC 2021 members.
  • register and sign a digital waiver specifically for this 50-for-50 event.
  • tell us when they cycle each '50-for-50' route  through the use of jRide - our Ride Scheduling Tool. This is to meet insurance and prize requirements

Important

  • As noted above, the 50-for-50 event (including prizes) is open to OBC Members only.
  • However, the OBC routes are open to all including the 50-for-50 routes under the condition that you ride these routes at your own risk.
  • To join or renew your membership with the OBC for 2021, please visit our membership page: www.ottawabicycleclub.ca ⇗

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