Month of July , 2012

August Spokesperson

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

http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/newsletter-20120801

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour 2012

This year’s Tour was a great success. The Ottawa Bicycle Club has once again done a great job. The members and non-members who have dedicated themselves to supporting the club by giving time towards this Cycling Tour are to be congratulated for an outstanding job.

We have received many e-mails expressing appreciation to all the volunteers.

The Club Board and the RLCT Committee would like to thank the following:

Two Vermont places available

Vermont Inn to Inn Tour at Middlebury Inn and Three Stallion Inn

A place has opened for a single female on the Vermont Inn to Inn Tour, Aug 6 - 12. Shared accommodation $900.

Join 19 others for a superb week relaxing and riding at two of the nicest inns in Vermont. Prepared route maps include everything from 50km to 150km. Some routes are easy rolling hills, some are mountainous, some are dead flat.

No other nearby destination has the variety and the epic rides dotted with small towns, marvelous country stores, and great eateries in the most unexpected locations.

Vermont Weekend in Montpelier

A place has opened for a single male on the Vermont Weekend, Aug 3 - 6. Shared accommodation $275.

Join 25 others for superb riding around the smallest state capitol in the US. Prepared route maps include everything from 70km to 150km. Some routes are easy rolling hills, some are mountainous.

No other nearby destination has the variety and the epic rides dotted with small towns, marvelous country stores, and great eateries in the most unexpected locations.

Contact Bob Hicks

E-Mail

613 862-1024 

OBC office closed this weekend

Please note: The OBC office will be closed on July 28th and July 30th. 

Are we inconsiderate riders?

In the last few weeks I have had feedback about less than stellar behaviour by members taking part in our weekly rides. I have witnessed some of this behaviour on rides I have led.

Some consistently exceed the speed range of the group they join.

Some blow through stop signs at speed.

Even if some lead riders slow down at stops, they accelerate away without ensuring the group is ‘all up'.

Some ride erratically in the pack (swerving about, braking suddenly, etc.), putting everyone in danger.

Grand Prix Photos and Video

Pictures and Video from the Grand Prix are available on-line:

Photos and Video - Ottawa Citizen

Photos - Mark Hiscocks

Video -  Brian Schlachta

Photos  - 613Cycling 

Summer's End Century Tour Cancelled

Participation in the SEC tour has been dropping rapidly over the past years.  Whether this is a result of the increased price or riders' becoming bored with the trip to Cornwall, I decided to relocate the tour to Brockville in an effort to renew interest.

After two trips to Brockville to evaluate routes and check out hotels, I have come to the conclusion that there is no compelling destination in Brockville to justify the tour and, consequently, am cancelling the SECT for 2012.

Grand Prix Results

Grand Prix Rider Information

Rider Information

The Grand Prix rider information sheets are here.

Informations pour les coureurs de le GP OBC est ici.

Friday Race kit pickup/Ramasser de trousse de course vendredi

Race kit (bib numbers and timing chip) pick up is open from 4 pm to 8 pm at Quality Inn (290 Rideau St. Ottawa). Day licenses can be purchased at this time. Please, if at all possible, pick up your race kit at this time!

Ramasser de trousse de course (numéros de dossard et la puce de chronométrage) ouvert 16 heures-20 heures au Quality Inn (290, rue Rideau Ottawa). Licences de jour peuvent être achetées à ce moment. S'il vous plaît, si cela est possible, ramasser votre trousse de course à cette heure! 

Saturday Race kit pickup/Ramasser de trousse de course samedi

Last minute race kit pickup open from 6:00 am at the Old Chelsea Community Centre (220 Meech Lake Road - between the church and the pub). Race kit pickup closes 30 minutes before start. (For example, Senior 1/2 racers must pick up their race kit before 7:15 am). Day licenses can be purchased at this time.

Dernière minute ramassage des trousses course ouverte de 6h00 à l'centre communautaire de Old Chelsea (220 chemin du lac Meech - après l'église, avant la pub). Ramassage des trousses de course ferme 30 minutes avant le début. (Par exemple, les coureurs senior 1/2 doivent aller chercher leur trousse avant 07h15). Licences de jour peuvent être achetées à ce moment.

July Spokesperson

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

http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/newsletter-20120701

Final group riding clinic July 14th

The last group riding clinic of the season will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the museum (red barn) of the Experimental Farm, just west of the Arboretum traffic circle. Please have your membership card with you.

Grand Prix - call for volunteers

The OBC Grand Prix is this coming Saturday (July 14) - this is Ottawa's premier road racing event.

Putting on the race is a team effort - I still need a few more helpers for the day of the race. I need help in two areas - course marshals and support vehicles (and drivers)

Please consider helping your club's main racing event!

If you are available Saturday morning, please email me Peter Tregunno or Andrew at the club office

Thanks in advance!
Peter Tregunno

Final group riding clinic July 15th

The last group riding clinic of the season will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 15 at the museum (red barn) of the Experimental Farm, just west of the Arboretum traffic circle. Please have your membership card with you.

40km TT - 2012 Season Communiqué 1

It's time again for OBC 40km Time Trials, first one coming Sunday, July 22, and then two more, Sunday August 12, and Sunday September 02 (the almost-traditional-end-of-summer OBC 40km TT!).

Please remember to check the OBC web site for any future updates and/or last minutes changes, the event(s) may be cancelled if the weather forecast says it will be unpleasant.

Saturday July 14th Ride Postponed to Sunday July 15th

The Saturday July 14th ride is postponed to Sunday July 15th. Same route, 9.30am, Kemptville - Smith Falls.