Month of February , 2012

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour 2012 – Call for Volunteers

The Ottawa Bicycle Club takes great pride in sponsoring the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour, the most complex and demanding event on its calendar. It is regarded by many as the best of its kind in Canada, attracting approximately two thousand local, national and international participants.

The RLCT is a 41-year old success story, a testimony to its quality and popularity! Since the first tour in 1972, this fabulous ride rolls out every year with the help of dedicated volunteers.

Volunteers are essential.

Northumberland Tour

The Northumberland Tour is once again returning to Breakers on the Lake in Cobourg set for the long weekend in May.  We are keeping the same basic format and capacity, with a pre-packaged selection of route maps.  This will give us more time to get the actual rides organized and make sure that everyone has a suitable group to ride with. 

Spring to Virginia

April 13th to April 22nd 2012

Here is your excuse to keep in shape over the winter months. This trip offers a range of cycling options for the recreational cyclist to the most hard core. You will be able to select rides each day of 20 km on rolling terrain to 150 km in the mountains, a little something for everyone.

Application forms available on-line or at the club office

Upcoming Social - Wednesday, February 15th : Presentation by Allison Lampi

Allison Lampi (Infinit Nutrition/Cyclepower Women's Cycling Team), will speak passionately about women's cycling at the regional and international level. After attending this session, you will have gained a perspective from a local rider and team manager (and OBC member), with examples from local and international experiences (with input from a number of local female riders), on the challenges, opportunities and successes of the current women's bike racing scene. To learn about Allison or her team, visit .

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.

Paris-Roubaix April 29th 2012

The date for the Paris-Roubaix ride is April 29th starting at the Almonte Arena.  More details and the route info will be posted on the website.

Social Report - Wednesday, January 18th – Bike Story Night

Ron Phillips, Paul Datar, and Bram Moerman each did a great job in telling us really inspiring, captivating stories from their legendary cycling lives. I think we have started a great tradition. Thanks so much guys for your time and effort!

Club office closes at 7pm this Wednesday

The club office will be closing at 7pm, this Wednesday February 8th.

2012 Rideau Lakes application forms now available

2012 Rideau Lakes application forms now available

The RLCT is back for a 41st year. Mark June 9th and 10th on your calendar! 2012 Rideau Lakes application forms are now available on-line.  Please note that the Century Tour is full and we are sitting at 1700 registered riders.