Weekly Update September 20th

Tuesday Evening Rides

OBC Tuesday evening ride series.
Penultimate Ride.
*** Might want to bring some lights, au cas où ***

When: September 14th, 2021
Start: 17:30 to 20:00
Where: Kanata Highlands Public School, 425 Terry Fox Dr, Kanata, ON K2T 0N3
A/B-ride: Route: Dunrobin_45 [Kanata Highlands PS], 45k, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31842766
C-ride: Dunrobin_39 [Kanata Highlands PS], 39k, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30548271
A/B-ride: Register at: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=254375
C-ride: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=254376


Wednesday Night Loops

Loop with Mark St -Jean. Come join us for a traditional loop of the park. Meet at the front of the Gatineau Park Map at P3. This is an open ride. Mark will lead a Sportif around the park but everyone is welcome to ride at their own pace however there will be no sweep or broom wagon.
Where: P3 Gatineau Park/Parc de la Gatineau P3
When: Wednesday Nights at 17:30
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36534918
Register: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=247435

Women-only rides 

  1. Wednesday evening rides… 

We are looking for short courses that we can offer, given the shorter days. If you know of a route we can tap on, let us know. Details and registration link to follow, stay tuned. 

  1. Thursday Gatineau loop… 

Who: OBC women members 
When: Thursday, September 23 (our last loop), starting promptly at 5:30 p.m. Please arrive before 5:30 p.m. 
Where will we meet: P3 parking lot (Gamelin), Gatineau hills (***note that the Gatineau hills parkways are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Thursday evenings, but only until September 24).  
Where will we go: a shorter and easier loop! This is a no-drop ride. 
Your ride leader is Athena Quitevis; thank you, Athena! 

*Registration for September 23: 

  1. Another Sunday out of town/remote start… 

*Details and registration link to follow, stay tuned. 
4. Acknowledgements 
It’s been a great cycling season, thank you for supporting our women-only rides ~ with your ride leadership and/or participation! We’ve had about 33 women participate in our various rides, but we couldn’t have done it without the guidance of the following who provided ride leadership: Cristina Inglis, Candace Anderson, Jane Hammingh,  Celia McInnis, Emily Graves, Margaret King, and Athena Quitevis. Thank you, ladies! 

To everyone, we hope to see you at our remaining summer/fall outdoor rides, and winter indoor OBC women-only rides! 

Saturday Gravel Ride 

New Route! 

As popular as the Almonte Petit Roubaix route is, it's nice to have some variety! This route traverses the same general area, using many popular gravel roads the region has to offer, but connects them up in a different way! 

The ride is a “no drop”, enjoy the scenery, touring ride.  We’ll divide into groups based on speed. We’ll make frequent stops to regroup, as we expect that riders will navigate different sections of road at different speeds. Note this ride is for B/C touring level riders. A-Level riders are welcome, if they ride at a relaxed pace. D-Level riders should try a few road rides to get a sense of their abilities before attempting a gravel ride. 


Sunday Ride Series

TBA please check the FB Group or club calendar.  https://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/club-calendar

WTT Recap

Recap of the Women’s Time Trials (WTT) 2021 series 

Thank you for participating in our exciting #tuesdates!  Despite covid-19 restrictions, we held seven events that were attended by 32 women and youth altogether, with some participating steadily each week. We are happy to note that despite the differences in skill levels, cycling experiences, and ages, you found our event accessible, interesting, and fun. We hope that you will continue to help us sustain the momentum we have achieved in the last couple of years, as we tried to revitalize the OBC women’s time trials program. 

Of course, we would not have been able to do all these, were it not for the support of our dedicated WTT volunteers, leading up to, and during the series. To Jim Glover,  Mick Kennish, Nic Dery, Michel Somogyi, Celia McInnis, Prapti Jensen, and Sara Kelly, my sincerest gratitude and appreciation. 

See you all next year! 

Emily Graves 
OBC club secretary & lead director, #OBCWTT 

50for50 Rideau Lakes    

While the event, and participation with prizes, is closed as of September 14, j-Ride will remain open until mid-November so you can enjoy the selection of quality rides for the rest of the cycling season. There is still a lot of time left to take a look at the routes we assembled for you, as you reflect upon and choose your last few rides in the Fall! 
Create rides (at your own/preferred time and route), or join rides (click on this link to J-Ride):  Register and Join Rides  
Tutorial on how to register (it’s simple and easy!):  https://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/jRide/help/Step-into-jRide/   

Many prizes have been and are being awarded to our 50for50 participants. We have selected our final winners and posted them here: https://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/rlct/50-for-50-August-September-winners. Please check this page, and contact us if you have not received an email regarding your prize yet, at: 50for50@ottawabicycleclub.ca.    

Our unique self-directed 50for50 event, offered for the first time in 2021, ran until September 14, for which almost fifty 50for50 rides have been completed! 

To provide feedback, convey issues or concerns, on the 50for50rideaulakes event https://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/rlct/, or have a question, please drop us an email at 50for50@ottawabicycleclub.ca