Month of July , 2016

Civic Holiday - Office Closed Monday, August 1st

The OBC Club House is open today, Sunday, July 31st and closed tomorrow, Monday, August 1st.  Enjoy the long weekend everyone!

Calling All Easy Riders!

An Easy Rider? What's that, you might ask. Well, it is a rider who likes to roll at a gentle speed, around 20km/h; someone who likes to chat, inspect country gardens and take a civilized break at the halfway point at a bakery or coffee shop. If that is you, then Easy Riders are what the OBC is looking for.

Four rides have been organized for this summer on a trial basis; two in July and and two more in August as follows:

Sunday, July 10: Departure from Billings Bridge. Destination: Blackburn Hamlet. Distance 47km. Travel Time: It depends.

Sunday, July 24: Departure from Hilton Garden Inn. Destination: Take another bite coffee shop and bakery in Manotick. Distance: 50km. Travel Time: Unknown.

Sunday, August 14: Departure from Andrew Haydon Park. Destination: Aquatopia in Carp. Distance: 56km. Travel Time: We'll see.

Sunday, August 21: Departure from Moussette Park in Hull. Destination: La Cigale ice cream shop in Old Chelsea. Distance 45km. Travel Time: Not sure.

Members must register with the OBC office to participate in these rides in order to supply a group leader. A minimum of 6 riders is required to offer these special rides.

André Gauthier
Touring Director 

July Spokesperson

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

OBC BBQ at Baxter Conservation Area

And now for something completely different! Yes, the great OBC BBQ is coming soon. Book your calendars for Sunday, July 17th, 2016. It starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes to about 2:00 p.m.Meet us at the Baxter Conservation Area (at the corner of Dilworth and Rideau Valley Drive South). The Baxter Conservation Centre is located 6.5 km due south of Kars. At this junction, go south on Carter Road, along the Rideau River to the end and look for the Interpretive Centre (about 1 km). BBQ sausages or veggie burgers, vegetables, snacks, and refreshments will be served. Look for the OBC banner and signs. For those of you who bring the family, there is a unsupervised beach and changing area. Welcome! We look forward to seeing you.

George Gonis - OBC Social Director