Month of December , 2014

Social January 21st

Nick Close and Jenny Moore will talk about their experiences cycling in Japan at the next OBC Social on Wednesday January 21 at the HMCS Bytown Officers Mess (Naval), 78 Lisgar Street at 7:30 p.m.

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour 2015

Happy New Year!

It's time to mark your calendars for the 44th RLCT taking place June 6-7, 2015. On-Line Registration opens January 31, 2015

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac's 2015 long-range weather forecast, April and May will be drier than normal with near-normal temperatures, and summer will be warmer than normal. Sounds perfect for your Tour training and riding!

While we can't do much about the weather, we can do something about your Tour experience on and off the road. We will be sharing "What's New" this year with the Tour through OBC Newsletters and on the RLCT webpage over the coming months.

An early and renewed focus this year is on road safety. We listened to feedback from last year's Tour, and noted area cycling tragedies and media interest in regional events and fundraisers. Where better to start when considering road safety, than with our RLCT Route Marshals. 

Calling All Route Marshals

Route Marshals are respected riders who are the Ottawa Bicycle Club's (OBC) safety ambassadors to help keep the RLCT riders safe while on route. On the Tour weekend, safety is our number one priority and is critical to keeping a quality Tour. As such we need registered, experienced cyclists who can set a great example for our riders.

Club Office Closed December 21st - January 4th - Happy Holidays!

We are closed for the holiday season Dec 21st - Jan 4th.  Happy New Year!


December Spokesperson

The December issue of the Spokesperson has been distributed via e-mail. It is also available on-line.