Month of June , 2016

Canadian Cycling Championships start this weekend!

The 2016 Global Relay Canadian Cycling Championships presented by Lexus start this coming Saturday, with the Road Races at Tunney's Pasture. Come on out and watch the racing under the OBC tent!

Bring your family and friends to see a number of Canada's up and coming (Junior and Under 23 year old) and top racers (Elite) vie for the champion's Maple Leaf Jersey!

As always, it takes a large crew to make an event like this happen - and we still need a few more hands. Click here ( to join the team.

Registrations for Lac Saint Jean Saguenay and Saint Jean sur Richelieu now Closed!

Thank you all for your registrations for the above mentioned Tours.  I hope everyone has a great time on the Tours and that we have great weather for July!


Vermont Tours Deadline Approaching - June 27th, 2016

Registrations for both the Vermont Inn-2-Inn and Vermont Weekend Tours are filling up fast but there is still room.  Deadline for registrations is Monday, June 27th.  More details and application forms are on the OBC website under Touring - Vermont Tours; or contact the OBC Office.

Mont Tremblant SECT Tour September 17-18, 2016 : Registration Open

All the details are set.  Your registration includes 1 night at the Residence Inn Marriott at Mont Tremblant,  1  breakfast, a post-ride wine and cheese, and transportation of luggage from St-Rémi d'Amherst to the hotel on Saturday and back to St-Rémi d'Amherst on Sunday.

Register soon!    

Additional information and registration forms on the  Mont Tremblant SECT Tour page.

Vermont Tours Reminder

The Vermont tours are filling up. There is still room for you on either or both tours but act soon. We have to confirm with the hotels by mid-June and fees increase by $25 following June 15th.

RLCT 2016

Thanks to all the hard working volunteers for another successful Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour.  Congratulations to all the participants who endured rain on Saturday and punishing head winds on Sunday.  See you next year!

RLCT Weekend Weather Notice

All RLCT riders take note: the weather forecast for Saturday in both Ottawa and Kingston calls for a chance of rain combined with cool temperatures. Strong head-winds are likely both days (with gusts over 20 kmph). Under these conditions, even light rain showers can easily bring on hypothermia.  Be prepared and bring extra clothing and protection to make your ride enjoyable and safe.
Your RLCT Committee

RLCT Weekend! Office Closed

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour weekend has finally arrived!  Please note that there will be no office hours this weekend.  We will resume regular hours on Monday, June 13th 3-8pm.  Have a fun & safe Tour everyone!

RLCT 2016

It's June and you will be cycling the Tour in less than one week. Are you ready?

If you are feeling a little cheated on training time, please do not change your route selection to the shorter Century Route. Bib numbers have now been ordered and assigned according to your registered route. Only the unique bib numbers assigned to the Century route will allow you and your luggage to be checked-in at Conlon Farms in Perth. For all other routes you must check-in at Algonquin to receive your bib # and luggage transport to Queens.

Here is what you need to know for the Tour weekend to be enjoyed by all.

Safety Reminders - Refresh your knowledge of:

  1. Safety Tips and Cycling Etiquette

  2. Preparations

  3. The Weather

Rider/volunteer etiquette reminder

  1. Be kind and respectful to all

  2. Appreciate your fellow riders and volunteers

  3. Take care of the Tour's beautiful surroundings: use garbage & recycling facilities to keep areas clean.

Enjoy Your 2016 RLCT!

Adirondack Quickie August 26 - 28 2016 : Registration Open

All the details are set - a simple Saturday dinner has been set-up on-site.  Your registration includes 2 nights motel-style accommodation, 2 motel-style breakfasts and the simple dinner for Saturday night.  Register soon!    

Additional information and registration forms on the  Adirondack Quickie page.

June Spokesperson

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