Month of January , 2013

Northumberland May 17 - 20 2013

Spring Riding and Good Company

The annual OBC tour to Coburg is once again scheduled for the May long weekend at the Breakers Motel. Last year's trip was a great success, with 3 sunny days, cool evenings and the BBQ at the ready for Saturday and Sunday evening meals. Tour participants were rewarded with clear skies and great cycling weather, warm mornings and hot but not humid daytime temps along the various routes. As always, the Breakers provided an excellent rest stop with the sound of the waves lulling us to sleep after a great day on the roads.

2013 RLCT Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2013 edition of the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour is now open on the On-line Registration page.

OBC Members 

To receive your OBC member discount, you must first be a member of the OBC for 2013.  See the Becoming a Member page for information.

Once you are an OBC member, please don't forget your discount code and 2013 membership number found in the second confirmation email from CCN. CCN will send the membership numbers and discount codes to members by e-mail every 24 hours from Monday to Friday. If you haven't received your discount code, first check your e-mail junk or spam folder. If you still haven't received your membership confirmation e-mail, please contact CCN.  If you have further questions, please contact the OBC Club Office.

The membership discount codes are case sensitive. The "OBC" needs to be capitalized in order for the code to work. 


2013 OBC Membership Registration Now On-line

The Ottawa Bicycle Club is pleased to announce that the 2013 membership registration website is now available on the Becoming a Member  page.

Spring to Virginia - April 13-21 2013 - Application Form Available

Application form now available: Virgina 2013 Application form

Read all about last year's fantastic trip

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.  We have selected two hotels in the centre of small historic towns of Lexington VA and Strasburg PA, four (4) nights at each hotel.  Each day you will be provided with maps, cue sheets and company to explore the beautiful scenery around these two towns.

2013 membership registration now on-line

The Ottawa Bicycle Club is pleased to announce that the 2013 membership registration website is now available on the Becoming a Member page.

It is important to read everything carefully! Once you have completed the application, you will be emailed a letter confirming your registration with the club and that payment has been made and other important club information.

2012 Virginia Trip Report by John Pavelich

If after reading it, you'll want to join us for our 2013 Virginia Tour, 12-21 April 2013.
Registration will be open soon.


Wow! The OBC Spring to Virginia 2012 tour has come and gone so fast. 

OBC Membership Information for 2013

Some important information for club members regarding membership:

  • OBC Memberships are now only available online.
  • The office is working hard with all parties involved to finalize the details needed for the registration site
  • We are hoping that 2013 OBC membership registration will be available before the end of this week! (January 14-18)
  • Once the site is up and running, we will send an announcement to your inbox, post on the OBC homepage, facebook and twitter
  • Please make sure to read the registration instructions carefully
  • Rideau Lakes registration will be open in a few more weeks
  • More to come!

Open House Social Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

'Open House' Social
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Officially 7:00 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m. HMCS Bytown Officers’ Mess 78 Lisgar Street

Hello there! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and a very happy New Year. Just as you suspected, we are having a social this Wednesday, January 16th, however, the scheduled speaker will be delayed several months and so we will be having an 'Open House' Social. We will do what we always do – talk, and talk, and talk, and talk, and talk some more, but this time, without a guest speaker. The December, 2012 'OBC Office Open House' was just that. The place was very much alive with a solid three hours of catching up with friends, meeting people, getting the latest gossip, and just being there. Our fine club president, Peter Tregunno, commented that he hadn’t seen so many people in our office all at once. Let’s do the same this Wednesday, at the HMCS Bytown Officers’ Mess (the Naval Officers’ Mess) at 78 Lisgar Street, just across from City Hall. Look for the big anchor on the front lawn. I will be there at 6:30 p.m. to get things going. Remember, there is limited parking beside the building so be there early. Our next month’s Social is on Wednesday, February 20th featuring Dick Louche from the Ottawa Velo Fest. Take care.

I hope to see you this Wednesday, January 16th.
George Gonis - OBC Social Director

Spring to Virginia - April 13-21 2013

Application form now available: Virgina 2013 Application form

January Spokesperson

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