Month of September , 2012

2012 AGM

The 2012 AGM will take place Wednesday October 24th 2012 at the Festival Control Room at City Hall from 6:30-10PM.

Saturday Ride Postponed

The Saturday ride Carp-Burnstown is postponed till Sunday, parking may be a problem due to the Carp fair, meet at the west gate, try parking west there. Hopefully the weather will be OK Sunday.

Alex McKnight - Saturday Touring Co-ordinator 

OBC Picnic Sunday September 23rd

What: OBC Picnic
Where: Brewer Park (across the street from Carleton University)
When: Sunday September 23rd from 11am-2pm.
Remember: Your OBC Membership Card

Directions from Billings Bridge:

  • Continue north on Bank, past Billings Bridge Shopping Centre, over the bridge crossing the Rideau River
  • Turn left (west) on Ossington Ave. (about 3 blocks north of the bridge)
  • Continue west on Ossington Ave. which takes you directly to Brewers Park
  • Look for the OBC tent and banners

Non-riders are welcome as well. It will be a make-your-own-sandwich kind of event with lots of extras. We want to get a lot of people out, so let's get the word out there!

Saturday ride postponed

Saturday Sept 8th ride postponed to Sunday 9th (Perth-Sharbot Lake) Perth CTC lot 9.30am

Hope I'm not jumping the gun here, but all forecasts are calling for rain Sat., hopefully letting you plan your weekend better.

I would also like to apologise for the mix-up with the start location last Saturday, that will be corrected.

Alex McKnight - Saturday Touring Co-ordinator

The Prince Edward County (PEC) wine and ride tour

As with the inaugural tour in 2011, we will be staying at the Jackson Falls School House  for a weekend of riding, and enjoying the culinary delights of this picturesque part of Ontario.  The rides will vary from less than 100K to the longer distance 160K (for those of you are going to bypass the vineyards).   A light dinner will be offered for the Friday night and a fully catered meal with wine pairings for the Saturday evening - wine will be available but if your taste runs to beer or spirits, remember to BYOB  as this is a B&B.  This tour has a current limit of 20 spaces based on double occupancy, however several of the rooms can accommodate three if you have a group.

The roads in the area are fairly flat with rolling hills a terrific views of Lake Ontario and as we found last year, it can get a little windy.  The PEC area is renowned for the organic and heritage vegetables available as well as cheese production and of course the vineyards and cider houses.  The locals are relaxed and cycling is very common throughout the island, think more of Vermont less of downtown Ottawa, with plenty of smaller roads and villages (complete with bakeries) along our routes.  This is the same touring location used by Les Humphries with the ABC spring Picton Tour and we will be following many of his touring maps.

This tour sold out very quickly last year and I expect that we will run out of spaces in a short time, so I have asked the Inn Keeper to look at other accommodation options for those who are unable to stay at the Schoolhouse.  

Cost $195 per person (based on double occupancy)

Friday Meal

  • a hearty soup/stew, salad, crusty breads, desserts: buffet style.

Saturday Meals

  • Hot breakfast served from 8 to 9:30
  • A wine and Cheese started provided by Long Dog winery, followed by a meal of locally produced foods paired with local wines

Sunday Meal

  • Hot breakfast served from 8 to 9:30

Please contact for more information
Larry Sargent - E-Mail

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Sunday Touring Changes

  • Sunday September 9th : Perkins/Cantly 97 km - Perkins/McGregor Lake 115 & 120km - Map
  • Sunday September 23rd : Greely/Metcalfe 57 / 73 km - Russell 89 km - Winchester 128 km - Map