Month of April , 2015

Rideau Lakes Registration Closes May 1st


Just a reminder that the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour registration will officially close on May 1st.  We are presently 98.8% Sold Out. Registration will close on May 1st whether we are sold out or not, although we may sell out before that so please don't wait.

Volunteers Needed

Please check out the RLCT Volunteer Positions webpage and/or contact Laura at the Club Office for more details!  The Tour's success depends on YOU, the volunteers.

New This Year

Please check the Rideau Lakes homepage for updates.

2015 Touring Maps and Schedules

The 2015 touring maps and schedules are online for the Sunday, Saturday and Tuesday evening programs on the Touring Maps  page or below:

Tuesday Night Ride Cancelled

Due to the weather forecast, Tuesday Night's ride is cancelled.  For those who want to ride regardless of the rain, the maps are available on-line.

OBC Advanced Skills Clinic - Starts Monday, May 4th

OBC Advanced Skills Clinic

This eight-week clinic is 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.

Registration & Cost

All participants must register through the club office or at the first session at Ben Franklin Place.  There is a cost for the course of $50, which includes a DVD of all course materials and a dinner on the last night.

Northumberland tour full

All spaces for the Northumberland tour are now filled, our next touring event will be the very popular Finger Lakes Tour , please consider booking this event if you cannot make our Northumberland tour. Ottawa Bicycle Club tours are available for all club members and we encourage riders of all abilities to come out and experience riding outside of the National Capital region in a friendly club environment.

NCCP Let’s Ride - Community Initiation Course

Don Moxley and Jenny Trew will be co-facilitating the NCCP Community Initiation Course (for further information:

If you are interested in taking this course, please send your name, email and NCCP number (if applicable) as well a $100 cheque payable to the Ottawa Bicycle Club to Jenny Trew (either at practice or through the OBC office).

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

When: May 2 & 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Ottawa Bicycle Club office - 170 Booth Street
Cost: $100

Please note: There is an on-bike component for this course

Bushtukah Spring OBC Members Savings Night

Bushtukah (a RLCT sponsor) would like to invite you and the members of the OBC to join us for our annual Spring VIP Savings Night on Sunday April 19th from 5:00pm-9:00pm. This is a pre-season event for our most valued customers at our Westboro Location, 203 Richmond Rd only.

Spring VIP Savings Night Discounts:

Rideau Lakes 93% Sold Out!

Rideau Lakes now 93% sold out. Register today! If you miss out on Registration, we still need volunteers! Check out the RLCT Volunteer Positions webpage and/or contact Laura at the Club Office for more details! The Tour's success depends on YOU, the volunteers.

Weekend cancellations

Saturday's Group Riding Clinic and Sunday's rides from Billing Bridge are cancelled for this chilly weekend.
See you next week for a clinic at the Experimental Farm or for a ride to Manotick or Kars.
Happy Easter!

André Gauthier
Touring Director

Finger Lakes - June 26 - June 28

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 and maps will be provided.

Additional information and application forms are on the Finger Lakes page.

Paris-Roubaix Cyclo 2015 - Sunday, April 12th - Almonte

The Ottawa and Almonte Bicycle Clubs Present the 2015 Paris-Roubaix in Almonte, Ontario. For details, please visit

April Spokesperson

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