Month of June , 2009

Time Trials during parkway construction

Time Trials during parkway construction

Starting July 7th (and continuing for 6 weeks, into August)

Parking for riders: At the Aviation Museum. Registration will NOT be in the parking lot. There are a number of ways to get to the Registration (meeting point in the map) - we might be able to ride on the road, but don't count on it!

OBC 40km TT – July 12th

OBC 40km TT – July 12th

The first OBC 40km TT of the season will be Sunday, July 12. The event will use OBC’s popular Fournier course. Fournier is approximately 90km east of downtown Ottawa. Allow approximately 1 hour to drive from downtown Ottawa. Registration 8:15 to 8:45AM, race starts shortly after. Normal OTT rules apply.

RLCT 2009 factoids

RLCT 2009 factoids

Almost two weeks have passed since the Tour.  Hopefully, the assorted swellings have all subsided by now.

Perhaps these factoids will open another perspective on the ride that was and give a taste of what might have been/might be next year to those who missed this great 38th Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour.

Robert Trotter
RLCT Co-ordinator

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour - Thanks!

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour - Thanks!

This year's Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour was the biggest event to date with some 1925 riders participating in the 2 day event.  The weather was great on Saturday with lots of sunshine.  Sunday was a little wetter but it did not seem to cause too many problems for the cyclists.

Two new rest stops, one on the Classic route - Perth Road Village park and other on the Cruise - the church in Toledo, proved to be very successful with the riders who stopped by for rest and refreshments.

The number of cyclists requiring assistance this year also proved to be less.

Thank you to the local ARES groups, who provided radio coverage all the way down the line.

Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers who made this event possible.

Chris Borzecki
Chair, Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour Committee

Ottawa Bicycle Club Grand Prix - Saturday July 18th

Ottawa Bicycle Club Grand Prix - Saturday July 18th

The hills will be alive with the sound of … gears clicking, wheels rolling, racers panting. That's right - the Grand Prix is back for it's 12th year as one of the largest one day cycling races in Canada. We're hoping to have more than 600 riders take on the challenge - will you be one of them? Registration is now open on the Grand Prix page.

Important - Registration closes on July 15th (11:59pm). There will be no registrations accepted after this time! Register early!!!

Upcoming Touring Events

Upcoming Touring Events

Applications for all of the upcoming 2009 Touring Events are available to OBC members with a valid bulletin board account in the Members-only Forum.

Summer's End Century Tour: September 12-13