Month of October , 2007

Cyclocross Special Start Times This Week

Due to the travelling time from Ottawa and points even further east, the starts and registration for the race at Lake Ontario Park Kingston on Nov. 4 will be delayed by one hour. Please also remember that standard time also returns at 2 am that morning, giving effectively giving everyone a second hour to find their car keys.

The times, for Nov. 4 only, are:

Registration: Closes for both races at 10:15 am Eastern Standard Time

RACE 1: Starts at 10:30 a.m. EST. Race Time: 1 hour
Categories: All categories EXCEPT Senior Men and Masters A Men.
(See note below about women)

RACE 2: Starts at 11:45 a.m. EST. Race Time: 1 hour
Categories: Senior Men and Masters A Men
(See note below about women)

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Illustration by Michael Rapsey

Marion Oades, 1935 - 2007

Marion Oades died on Monday after a long battle with cancer. She and her husband, Bob, a life-member of the OBC, were the original organizers of the Rideau Lakes Tour.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 11am at St Matthias Church, 555 Parkdale Ave, one block south of the Queensway.

Reception to follow in the church hall.

The following obituary appeared in the Globe and Mail:

OBC Cyclocross Series

The OBC Cyclocross Series has been extremely well attended so far this season with the new two race format proving successful. For the latest updates, see the OBC cyclocross webpage and

OBC Annual General Meeting - Tuesday October 30th

OBC Annual General Meeting - Tuesday October 30th

Open to all club members! Come and have your say.

Festival Control Room, Main floor near Laurier Street entrance, Ottawa City Hall

Socialize at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm

All OBC members are encouraged to attend the AGM. It is an important opportunity to have your say in how the OBC is run, to nominate your directors, as well as to socialize with fellow members. Some directors will not be seeking re-election and it is vital that these positions be filled. Unless you take the time to volunteer, the many Club activities would not be possible.