Month of January , 2008

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour - June 7/8

The 2008 Tour is over the weekend of June 7/8 and will be the 37th consecutive Tour that we have organized.

The Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour is THE Spring cycling event of the area with about 1800 riders going from Ottawa and Perth to Kingston on Saturday and back on Sunday. Application forms and tour details are now available on the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour page.

2008 Racing Program

The 2008 racing programs have been announced. New initiatives for men and women's elite racing coupled with strengthened youth and junior development programs will keep the Ottawa Bicycle Club's racing team at the top of their class in Canada. Please see the racing pages for complete information

Spring to Virginia - April 12th - 20th

Now for something completely different! "Spring to Virginia" sans quaint country Inns. That's right! This year's tour is maximizing the 'cycling' and 'food' experience with a small compromise on the accommodation. In fact, the hotels we selected with this years tour are well situated in some very interesting towns with plenty of great places to eat along with plenty of side attractions - just in case you need some down time from 'the cycle'! See the Spring to Virginia page for details.

2008 OBC Membership Applications

2008 OBC Membership Application forms are now available on the Becoming a Member page. They will also be included in the next issue of the Spokesperson.

Upcoming Social - January 23rd

Upcoming Social - January 23rd

Kevin Wilson co-founder of The Peak Centre For Human Performance.

The aim of the presentation will be to introduce OBC members to the various types of services available through the PEAK Centre facility, as well as an in-depth discussion on the maintenance/improvement of cycling related fitness through the winter. The challenges that are faced by cyclists through the winter months, as well effective strategies that can be implemented to ensure spring ready riding will be addressed.

Doors open at the Naval Officers' Mess at 7:00pm. Cost is $3 per person for use of the facility. Inexpensive cash bar. All are welcome including non-OBC guests.