Month of June , 2007

Thank you to the club and Sir James

The Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour just completed was my 13th in 14 years. The organizers of the tours did wonders. I was always proud to say, "I am a member of the OBC." To wear our jersey was a thrill.

Before my first tour at the age of 56 years, I cycled to work for 8 months from Barrhaven to Carling Ave. My family encouraged me to join the OBC. The late Bill Armstrong invited me to join his group on the tour. "Sir James" Wilson helped prepare me by inviting me to join his "touring 2" and evening rides.

Time Trials are Moving

Time Trials are Moving

Since the Aviation Parkway is undergoing much needed renovations, the Time Trials are moving to a new location! By popular demand, we will continue the series at a new venue. Frank Kenny Road between Innes and Colonial Roads has been selected as the location for the continuation of the Women's Time Trials on Tuesday nights as well as the Open Time Trials on Thursday Nights.

OBC Racing's Jamie Riggs for Team Canada in France, Germany

 OBC Racing's Jamie Riggs for Team Canada in France, Germany

Jamie Riggs of Manotick ON has been selected to participate in Team Canada's junior development program. He's been to France and Germany to train and race. This project will be used in part to select the team for the Junior World Road Championships. Jamie has been a member of OBC's Junior program for 3 years and we're proud to be supporting him in this endeavour. Please read more for Jamie's Team Canada Report:

OBC Racing Team members selected to Team Ontario Road and Track

OBC Racing Team members selected to Team Ontario Road and Track

The Ontario Cycling Association recently announced Team Ontario selections for the national championships for both road and track. The OCA has selected OBC Junior Team members en masse with few exceptions. Congratulations to all athletes, Don Moxley, and the parents for their continued support. We wish you all the best at nationals.

Notice to Rideau Lakes Riders

Notice to Rideau Lakes Riders

Please follow the Rules of the Road

A recent club ride to Merrickville resulted in Club members being ticketed by an OPP officer for "not staying right while being overtaken" (HTA subsection 148(6)).

While the club is planning to challenge the officer's interpretation of that subsection of the HTA, this is a reminder to all participants riding through Merrickville and elsewhere that you must abide by traffic laws.

This doesn't mean that groups can't ride two abreast but it does mean you must consider the rights of other road users and make reasonable effort to share the road with them legally and safely. Please read and follow the safety and courtesy tips posted on the club website and included in your confirmation letter.

Race Report - KW Classic

Race Report - KW Classic

The OBC Racing team continued winning style in Ontario June 10th with multiple wins, seconds, thirds, and great performances by all team members.

Alyssa Mellon won her second (completed) race this year (she also won her first) in a very solid sprint in the S3W race. Alyssa will be graduating to the Elite Women's race soon and we are excited to continue to support her.

Rideau Lakes Departure Locations

Rideau Lakes Departure Locations

The check-in location Saturday morning is under the overhang of Alumni Hall marked as AH on Carleton's On-line map. From Bronson Ave, take University Drive to the P5 entrance. Free parking Saturday and Sunday at P5, P7 and some P6. Please observe all parking restrictions as rules are strictly enforced.

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour registrations

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour registrations

A number of registrations for the upcoming Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour are now available by contacting Club Office.

Riders wishing to privately buy or sell Rideau Lakes entries can also use the RLCT Buy and Sell forum. Please notify the Club Office of any transactions.