Month of February , 2017

OBC Social Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

HMCS Bytown Officers' Mess, 78 Lisgar, doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Paul and Ingrid's Pyrenean Traverse - Take 2

August - September 2013

Over 10 days, the French "Raid Pyrenean Touriste" starts on the Atlantic coast and traverses 26 cols, many made famous by the Tour de France, to arrive at the Mediterranean, paralleling the Spanish border. The ride is almost all on the French side of the Pyrénées, with excellent mountain views. The route is often in remote countryside, passing through quaint, small villages. This was a challenging, beautiful, sometimes grueling ride, involving daily ascents of 1500m - 2500m; it climbed many classic ‘hors categorie' cols including Col d'Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet, and Port de Pailhères.

There will be pictures and stories. Come share our French journey.


OBC X-C Ski Social Reminder Wednesday, February 22nd

Welcome to our final OBC Cross-country Ski Social this winter!  Please meet in the P10 parking lot in Gatineau Park at 6:15 p.m.  We will ski up the Fortune Parkway and turn west at the T-junction toward the Champlain Lookout.  We will meet at the Huron Cabin at about 7:15 p.m. to 7:30ish. If you like, bring a snack wrapped in tin foil to warm up on the stove and something to drink. If you can, please bring an item to share with each other (e.g., a can of cashews, a bag of chips, an assortment of vegetables with dip) Door Prizes will be given out and we will have a great time as always! Non-members are welcome!.

Happy Family Day! Monday, February 20th

 Office will be closed Monday, February 20th for Family Day.  Enjoy the long weekend.

RLCT Registration filling up

RLCT Registration filling up

So far, almost 700 cyclists have registered for the RLCT. There are four great routes to choose from. Which route is your favourite? Remember, early bird pricing ends March 31, 2017. Consider joining the Ottawa Bicycle Club where you can enjoy our group rides starting in early April! Registration information and on-line registration are both on our Registration page.

Virginia Tour – single spot remains

Virginia Tour 2017 is just about full.  A single spot for a female OBC member remains. Please contact the tour organizer as the registration form is now closed. For details see the Virginia page.

Westport Tour filling up quickly.

Please register soon for the Westport Tour if you are thinking about booking a room with two beds because there is only one left. There still a few rooms available with Queen size beds.

Virginia Tour Registration Closes Tuesday, February 14th

Important Reminder - Your registration for Virginia Tour 2017 is due 14 February 2017. A few spots remain. For details see the Virginia page.

February Spokesperson

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

RLCT Registration open for 2017

RLCT Registration is now open!!! Despite the white snow and cold temperatures, your RLCT Committee is busy planning the 46th annual Tour! We hope you join us to ride this year!

Registration information and on-line registration are both on our Registration page.