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Route Support

Mechanical support is available to riders in the Century Plus and Classic Tours.  ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) provides communications services on these two routes. You'll see these invaluable volunteers along the roadside monitoring the event and managing communications. The Ontario Provincial Police will also be present for your added safety and to assist at some busy intersections.

Note: If you are attempting to ride the route on an e-bike (not recommended), you are on your own for issues beyond a simple flat tire. In addition, SAG vehicles will not be equiped to transport heavier e-bikes.

If you need to abandon the tour, please notify one of the following:

  • any ARES representative
  • by email: send your Bib# and name to the OBC Office ⇗.
  • by phone: leave your Bib# and name at the OBC Office  (answering machine).

No transportation support on Sunday:

  • Sorry, riders that can not ride home on Sunday are responsible for their own transportation home. See FAQ #12.

Pit Stops

You can purchase food and water from stores and community groups at the locations noted below (and listed on your route cue sheets). Washroom locations are also included here.

Note: water is not available from ARES members stationed along the route.

 Century Plus Tour Stops

  Saturday - 110 km
11km Rideau Ferry Food and washrooms
32km Toledo - St. Andrews United Church Food, water and washrooms
55km Elgin - Rideau District High School Washrooms
90km Sunbury - Ormsbee's Mercantile Food, water and washrooms
110km Queen's University BBQ, Accommodation and Meals
 
  Sunday - 110 km
20km Sunbury - Ormsbee's Mercantile Food, water and washrooms
55km Elgin, Rideau District High School Washrooms
79km Toledo - St. Andrew's United Church Food, water and washrooms
99km  Rideau Ferry Food and washrooms
110km Perth Conlon Farm Recreation Complex Welcome Back BBQ (12:00 - 14:00)

 Classic Tour Stops

  Saturday - 175 km
37km Ashton Park, Ashton Food, water, washrooms - both Saturday and Sunday
76km Perth Last Duel Park Food, juice, water and washrooms* 
121km North Crosby Food, water and washrooms
145km Perth Road Village - United Church Food, water and washrooms
157km Valley Cookery, Inverary Food and washrooms
175km Queen's University BBQ, Accommodation and Meals
 
  Sunday - 175 km
18km Valley Cookery, Inverary Food and washrooms
29km Perth Road Village  - United Church Food, water and washrooms
54km North Crosby Food, water and washrooms
98km Perth Last Duel Park Food, juice, water and washrooms* 
137km Ashton Washrooms
175km Algonquin College Welcome Back BBQ (12:00 - 18:00)
* Free beverages (juices and water) will be available at Last Duel Park in Perth from 9:30 - 13:00. Sandwiches and other small food items may be purchased from local fund-raising organizations. Many riders have lunch in Perth.

 Cruise Tour Stops

  Saturday - 186 km
16km Manotick Food
38km Wheels in Motion - 7454 Fourth Line Rd, 613-276-5216 Bike Repair Shop - plans to open Saturday
65km Merrickville Food
95km Toledo Food, water and washrooms
111km Athens Food
130km Lyndhurst Food
166km Sunbury Food
186Km Queen's University BBQ, Accommodation and Meals
 
  Sunday - 186 km
20km Sunbury Food
56km Lyndhurst Food
75km Athens Food
91km Toledo Food, water and washrooms
121km Merrickville Food
148km Wheels in Motion - 7454 Fourth Line Rd, 613-276-5216 Bike Repair Shop - closed Sunday - but call anyway.
170km Manotick Food
186km Algonquin College Welcome Back BBQ (12:00 - 18:00)

 Challenge Tour Stops

  Saturday - 215 km
37km Ashton Washrooms
59km Almonte Food
102km Lanark Food
131km Maberly Food
160km North Crosby Food, water and washrooms
187km Perth Road Village - United Church Food, water and washrooms
197km Valley Cookery, Inverary Food and washrooms
215Km Queen's University BBQ, Accommodation and Meals
 
  Sunday - 215 km
18km Valley Cookery, Inverary Food and washrooms
29km Perth Road Village - United Church Food and washrooms
54km North Crosby Food and washrooms
82km Maberly Food
112km Lanark Food
155km Almonte Food
177km Ashton Washrooms
215km Algonquin College Welcome Back BBQ (12:00 - 18:00)