Month of April , 2013

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Open Time Trials Start May 2nd and Women's Time Trials Start May 7th

Robert Oades, 1924 - 2013

Robert Oades passed away on Thursday.  He and his wife, Marion,  were the original organizers of the Rideau Lakes Tour. Memorial service will be on Thursday, May 2 at St. Mathias on Parkdale/Queensway at 11.a.m

The following obituary appeared in the Ottawa Citizen:

OBC group riding clinic on Sunday

This week's group riding clinic for new members is on Sunday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m. instead of its usual Saturday time. Same meeting place in front of the Museum at the Experimental Farm on the Driveway, 200 metres west of the Prince of Wales Drive traffic circle.    

Vermont Tours 2013 - Application Forms available

Vermont Weekend, August 2 - 5 2013

Vermont Inn to Inn, August 5 - 11 2013

Application Forms

Vt Inn 2 Inn Application 2013

Vt Weekend Application 2013

Lower prices

The beginning of August once more sees the club in Vermont for two of our most popular touring events. The tours this year should be very appealing with attractive locations and great cycling routes for all abilities. The prices for the two events have dropped significantly from the last two years, with the weekend at $210 and the Inn-to-Inn tour costing only $675 (a decrease of $225 from last year).

Vermont Tours 2013 - Application Forms available

Vermont Weekend, Montpelier, VT, August 2 -5 2013

Vermont Inn to Inn, August 5 - 11 2013

Application Forms



Lower prices

Sunday Ride Cancelled

In view of a less than encouraging forecast and hazardous road conditions, the Sunday ride for April 14th is cancelled.

Saturday Group Riding Clinic Cancelled

Due to the weather conditions, Saturday's group riding clinic is cancelled.

Almonte Paris-Roubaix is rescheduled

Due to the weather conditions, the Almonte Paris-Roubaix is rescheduled until Sunday April 28th. More details on

Bushtukah Spring OBC Members Night

Bushtukah Spring OBC Members Night
Sunday April 21, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Bushtukah would like to invite you and the members of the OBC to join us for our annual Spring VIP Savings Night
This is a pre-season event for our most valued customers at our Westboro Location ONLY:

203 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Spring VIP Savings Night Discounts 20% Off all regularly priced products (except 2013 bikes)An additional 20% off all sale priced products

Special offers this evening only!

These discounts will be available after 5:00pm on in-stock merchandise.

OBC April Social Reminder Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Come see Paul Young's "adventure bike trip through the remote northern Vietnamese mountains into and across the magical karst landscapes of Laos".  Treat yourself to an exhilarating experience at the HMCS Bytown Officers' Mess, directly across the south entrance of City Hall.  Look for the anchor on the lawn.

78 Lisgar - doors open at 6:30 p.m. and we go to about 9:30 p.m.  The presentation starts around 7:30 p.m. Members and Non-members welcome!

Don't forget the free parking beside the Officer's Mess.  Get there early for a spot.    

Advanced Skills Clinic


This is an eight-week clinic aimed at riders who want to develop the skills needed to ride safely in a group with a high level of skill and fun. The sessions will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm during May and June.

Sessions: Mondays from May 6th, 6:30pm
Organizer: Bob Hicks, e-mail , 613 862-1024 

Registration & Cost

All participants must register through the club office. There is a cost for the course of $50, which includes a DVD of all course materials and a dinner on the last night. Please complete the Rider Information Form

Sunday Touring Program

The first group riding clinic for new OBC members is Saturday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Agricultural Museum (red barn) at the Experimental Farm, on the scenic drive just west of the Arboretum traffic circle.

The inaugural Sunday club ride for 2013 will roll out on April 7 at 9 a.m. at McDonald's restaurant in the Billings Bridge plaza. 

Doug MacDonald, OBC Touring Director

Finger Lakes tour - Friday June 21 - Sunday June 23

We will be returning to the Inn at the Finger Lakes in Auburn, NY for our Fri. & Sat. night stay. Driving time from Ottawa is about 4h. The cycling routes offer panoramic views of lakes Owasco, Skaneateless, and Otisco. While many roads are quiet, they also tend to be quite hilly, similar to riding in the Gatineaus. The cycling is spectacular and various route options will be provided. 

April Spokesperson

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

Learn to Race Team Parents Meeting

Parent Information Meeting
Learn to Race Team (Youth)
Apr 4, 2013 (Thu), 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Hintonburg Community Centre - Basement B
Learn about the program objectives, equipment recommendations, events, meet the coaches, and sign up for your volunteer role