Month of August , 2007

Cyclo-cross season will soon be here!

Cyclo-cross season will soon be here!

The first race of the 2007 season will be on Sunday Sept 30th and registration night will be September 27th.

To ride an OBC Cyclo-cross race you must have either a current UCI license or an Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) Citizen Permit. If you need to purchase a Citizen Permit, you can do so in advance at the OBC office, at our Cyclo-cross registration night, or at any race. Further info on the Citizen Permit can be located on the OCA web site .

Reliability Ride - *New Date* September 23rd

The Reliability Ride is changed to Sunday September 23rd starting from St. George Cemetery. Registration will start at 9:30 am with the ride starting at 10:00 am. Please note that parking is limited at the cemetery, so riders are encouraged to park at Billing Bridge and ride to the cemetery - a short 8 km warm-up ride. The groups of Sunday tour riders will ride to the cemetery and continue on to either of the three regular tour destinations. Light refreshments (cookies and juice) will be served at the end of the ride. WEATHER PERMITTING, a light sandwich lunch will also be served in the format of a "Mini Picnic". See the reliability ride page for details.

Club Picnic September 9th

Club Picnic September 9th

All OBC members are invited to the annual Club picnic on September 9th. The regular Sunday ride leaves from Billings Bridge at a special time of 10:00am for the 40km ride out to Russell. Once in Russell, you can enjoy a picnic with riders returning from the Summers End Century Tour.

Ontario Provincial Road Race Championships Results

Ontario Provincial Road Race Championships Results

Congratulations to Andrew Lattimore, Cadet Men Provincial Road Race Champion and to the team's other medalists, congratulations on races hard-fought!

Florence Laplante-Lamarche, Silver Medal, Cadet Women
Aaron Fillion, Bronze Medal, Elite Men

Full Results

Summers End Century

It's now nearly the end of August. You've trained hard this Spring. You've hammered and been hammered on numerous Club rides. That PB in that TT last month is still sweet, but oh - - the pain... Confidentially now, aren't some of you just a wee bit glad the big races are over and those honking Vermont climbs have long receded from the rear view mirror? Or maybe, you're getting a little tired of the same old routes?

How about rewarding yourself with the last Club out of town tour of the year?

WTT Going Home!

For the last two events, on August 21st and 28th, the Women's Time Trials will be held on the Rockckliffe Parkway, the home base! After slugging it out for six weeks on Frank Kenny Road, participants and volunteers are longing to go home. Although FKR has a nice flat surface with a wide shoulder, it is far! However, turn-out has been constant, although on the lower side.

TTs Are Headed Home

TTs Are Headed Home

Work on the Aviation Parkway is nearing completion and the TTs are headed home. TTers will have the luxury of fresh pavement, starting Thursday, Aug 16th with a 14.5km course. Starting Thursday Aug 23rd, our 15km course will be back.

Race Reports - Cyclissimo GP / Simcoe Criterium

Race Reports -  Cyclissimo GP / Simcoe Criterium

Racing was hot and windy in Aurora August 5th at the Cyclissimo GP. OBC Racing team animated all races aggressively, especially the junior event with multiple moves initiated by Andrew and Jamie.

Congratulations Trevor Damen, 1st place Cadet, and Florence Laplante-Lamarche 2nd Cadet women.

Full Results

Club office hours in August

Club office hours in August

The Club Office will be closed August 4th and 6th over the holiday weekend.  The office will also be closed the 13th, 15th, and 18th of August so Rosmarie can take a well-deserved vacation.

Full Touring Schedule Available

By popular request, it is now possible to view the combined schedules for the Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday programs all in one place. This schedule is also available from the home page under Day Tours.