Month of April , 2012

Finger Lakes and Northumberland Full

Both the Finger Lakes and Northumberland tours are full for 2012.

Finger Lakes Tour

The Finger Lakes Tour is now full for 2012

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour Update

The committee has been working hard to bring everyone the tour we have all come to expect.

New contracts have added financial pressures. Andrew ,our office manager, and Jeffrey, our website manager, have worked very hard setting up electronic means to distribute confirmation letters, distribute information sheets and coupons plus Marshal letters. This has been a steep learning curve, which is now under control.

Time Trials Start on the first week of May

Just a quick reminder that the Women's TT series starts on Tuesday May 1st - remember that for May, the WTT does the 10km, so the meeting and start point is the parking lot about 2.5 km east of the Aviation Museum on the Rockcliffe Parkway. For the WTT, registration is between 5:30 to 6:10pm, first rider off at 6:30pm

http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/wtt

The Open TT series starts on Thursday May 3rd. Registration is from 5:30 to 6pm at the Aviation Museum parking lot, with the first rider starting at 6:30pm.

http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/openttdetails

As always, if you're not riding - if it's too windy:) and you're in the area, please come on down to help out - we always need help at the start line, the turn around and the finish line!!!

April Spokesperson

The April issues of the Spokesperson is currently being distributed via e-mail.  It is also available on-line:

http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/newsletter-20120424

Rideau Lakes Confirmation Letters

If you provided an e-mail address on your Rideau Lakes application form, your confirmation letter was sent by e-mail on Monday. Because of aggressive spam filters and illegible hand writing, it may be possible that you will not receive an email. Hard copy letters will be sent out on Monday April 30th to anyone who did not receive an e-mail.

Club Office Hours

The club office will be closing this Wednesday at 6:30 pm.

May is Bike to Work Month

 

For fun, fitness and financial freedom

 

 Win great prizes simply by pledging to bike during the month of May! New this year, participants will be able to log their trips every day! Winners are invited to the Bruce Timmermans Cycling Awards on June 2, 2012 (Marion Dewar Plaza, City Hall).

 Develop skills & confidence at lunch time with 60-minute hands-on, cycling safety workshops for beginners or intermediates OR great presentations on commuter cycling or bike maintenance and repairs.

OBC Members Shopping Night at Bushtukah - Sunday April 22nd

OBC Members Shopping Night at Bushtukah - Sunday April 22nd

OBC Members Bushtukah Spring Shopping Night
Sunday April 22nd
5:00pm to 9:00pm

We would like to extend an invitation to members of the Ottawa Bicycle Club to join us for our annual Spring VIP and Club shopping night featuring special discounts that represent savings above and beyond our already very competitive regular prices.

RLCT Training Schedule

For 2000 cyclists, riding from Ottawa to Kingston and back on a weekend is a cherished annual club event. For the first-timer though, doing the Rideau Lakes Cycling Tour is a huge cycling challenge.

The following eight-week training plan culled from veteran riders of the tour will prepare you for this 354 km two-day tour.

Good Friday Time Trial Pictures - Repost

Good Friday Time Trial Pictures - Repost

Good Friday Time Trial Pictures courtesy of Catherine Murphy reposted on the OBC Website for those members unable to view Catherine's original posting.

Reminder OBC Social

 Wednesday April 18th - Peter Marshall's CanbiCuba Tour

Don't miss this great opportunity to experience a bicycle tour through the winding roads of Cuba! This presentation happens at the Naval Officer's Mess, across the street from the south entrance of City Hall. Look for the anchor on the lawn at 78 Lisgar Street.  The doors open at 7:00 p.m. Get there early for free parking beside the building. Members and non-members welcome! See you there! AND BIG NEWS!  The $3 cover charge has been waived for your convenience.

Good Friday Time Trial - April 6th

Good Friday Time Trial - April 6th

Just a reminder that this Friday is the OBC's Annual Good Friday Time Trial. To help us make this a safe and successful event, please review the following:

Good Friday Time Trial - April 6, 2012

Just a reminder that this Friday is the OBC's Annual Good Friday Time Trial. To help us make this a safe and successful event, please review the following:

If you're new or not-so-new to OBC TTs, please take the time to review the OBC TT rules.