Month of January , 2015

2015 Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

2015 Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

RLCT Registration is now open on the Online Registration page.

Welcome to the start of something fun, challenging, rewarding, or whatever else the 2015 RLCT means to you.
We've made some changes to this year's Tour. For starters, we've added two new features to the online registration process to give you more flexibility and save you time.

  1. Participant Dashboard : using your username and password created on the Home page, you can enter into the Participant Dashboard to correct any mistakes and make changes to your selected tour package including upgrades, downgrades and transfers.

Note that you will be charged a transaction fee (separate from whatever extra you owe if upgrading) of $2.50 for each upgrade, downgrade and transfer made after March 17th until May 15th, which is two weeks after the May 1st registration closing date.

  1. Online Waiver: an acknowledgement check box at the bottom of the online waiver means no more paper copy drop off the day of the Tour.

Happy training and stay tuned to more updates in upcoming OBC Newsletters and on the Rideau Lakes Website.

Office Closed - Saturday, January 24th

The office will be closed this Saturday January 24th.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

OBC Membership for 2015 - Now Open!

Welcome to 2015! We are pleased to welcome you back or to welcome you for the first time to the Ottawa Bicycle Club.
We are excited for the year ahead and welcome you to join us whether your interest is our weekly group rides, our group tours, Rideau Lakes, or cyclocross in the fall. We look forward to riding alongside you sometime this year!
You can sign up for annual membership on the Becoming a Member  page. Registrations are on-line only.

Please feel free to browse our website for further details on any of our club programs or contact the club office if you have any questions. May 2015 be your best riding year yet!

Laura Jane Johnson
Club Administrator
on behalf of Peter Tregunno, Club President & the 2015 Board of Directors

OBC Membership for 2015 - Now Open!

Welcome to 2015!  We are pleased to welcome you back or to welcome you for the first time to the Ottawa Bicycle Club.

We are excited for the year ahead and welcome you to join us whether your interest is our weekly group rides, our group tours, Rideau Lakes, or cyclocross in the fall.  We look forward to riding alongside you sometime this year! 

You can sign up for annual membership at this link:  https://ccnbikes.com/#/events/2015-ottawa-bicycle-club-membership  Registrations are on-line only. 

Please feel free to browse our website for further details on any of our club programs or contact the club office if you have any questions at obcadmin@gmail.com.  May 2015 be your best riding year yet!

Laura Jane Johnson
Club Administrator 

on behalf of Peter Tregunno, Club President & the 2015 Board of Directors


Spring to Virginia April 10th - 19th 2015

Spring to Virginia April 10th - 19th 2015

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 (for 5 nights) and Front Royal VA (for 4 nights). Each day you will be provided with maps, cue sheets and company to explore the beautiful scenery around these two towns.

This is a great way to kick start your cycling season cycling on quiet paved roads where motorist are friendly to cyclists and there is nothing to worry about except whether or not you will run out of memory space in your camera. The terrain ranges from small towns, farms, horse ranches on palatial estates, to forest and are consider by many to be some of the best cycling available in North America. Front Royal is located at the northern gates to the blue ridge parkway spanning some 754km (not that we will do all of it, just a wee bit).

More information and application forms on the Spring to Virginia page.

January Spokesperson

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