OBC Club House Closed Sunday, March 26

The office will be closed Sunday, March 26th, reopen on Monday, March 27th 3-8pm.

Northumberland Registration Open

Northumberland May 19 to 22, 2017  -Spring Riding in southern Ontario!

The annual OBC tour to Coburg is once again scheduled for the May long weekend at the Breakers Motel, we check in on Friday and usually finish on Monday morning with easy quick rides before heading home. Previous  year's trips have been a great success, with sunny days, cool evenings and the BBQ at the ready for Saturday and Sunday evening meals. Tour participants have been rewarded with cool mornings and warm daytime temps along the various routes. The lake is waiting just a few feet away from our rooms for those of you who are adventurous enough to take a dip after your days ride.  Friday evening is usually set aside for a dinner out with the tour participants and discussions on the various riding options for the next few days.  The touring area around Coburg is ideal for the spring training required for preparation of our upcoming longer rides, with many of the routes in the 100 K range and a few hills to practice our group riding skills.

We're looking forward to meeting with all of you in this most enjoyable early season touring event!

Additional information and on-line registration available on the Northumberland page.

4th Annual Bushtukah Bike Night

Please join Bushtukah and the OBC at the Annual Bushtukah Bike Night, March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

4th Annual Bushtukah Bike Night-  A Celebration of the Cycling Season Ahead

Join us Sunday March 26th 2017 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at our Westboro (203 Richmond Rd) location for a celebration of all that's new and cool with bikes for 2017. Space is limited RSVP to bbn@bushtukah.com

Vermont Weekend Registration Open

Vermont weekend ( Aug 4 to 7) 2017

The Vermont Weekend has been a very popular tour, with as many as 150 members spending the long August civic holiday weekend exploring the roads of the state from a base in one its small colleges.  In recent years we've been staying in more upscale accommodation and there are more competing tours on the OBCs calendar, so the participation has dropped, but there is still nowhere else within a day's drive where the cycling is as good..

This year, we're going once again to the Brandon Inn, in Brandon, VT.  It's a lovely, comfortable Inn, on the west side of the ridge of mountains that splits the state.  Those who have stayed here before have been nearly unanimous in asking to return!

Additional information and on-line registration available on the Vermont Weekend page.  

Vermont Inn to Inn Registration Open

Vermont Inn to Inn (Aug 7 to 13) 2017

This year`s Vermont Inn to Inn takes place Monday August 7th to Sunday August 13th. We have made arrangements with two inns: the first three nights will be in Norwich, Vermont and then the last three in North Woodstock, New Hampshire.

Additional information and on-line registration available on the Vermont Inn to Inn page.

Advanced Skills Clinic 2017

Starts Monday, April 24, 6:30pm in the Council Chamber at Ben Franklin Place

Being a better rider does not mean being a faster rider. For those of you who have already taken the group riding clinic and/or have some experience riding in groups, this advanced clinic will help you to improve the skills you already have and to develop additional skills and confidence to enjoy your cycling at a level you may not have thought possible.

Finger Lakes Registration Open

Friday June 23 - Sunday June 25, 2017

We will be staying at Inn at the Finger Lakes in Auburn, NY which is about a 4 hour drive from Ottawa.

The cycling routes offer beautiful views of the nearby lakes. While many roads are quiet, they also tend to be hilly, similar to riding in Gatineau park. The nearby town of Skaneateless is a great place to enjoy coffee, bakery goods or ice cream by the lake.  

There's a Friday afternoon ride starting at 1pm, for those who can make it & early check in 11am. Maps will be provided and tour participants should meet outside the inn to form groups.

The cost per person includes Fri. & Sat. accommodation and 2 continental breakfasts. There is a happy hour from 5-7pm on Fri. Dinners are not included but there are restaurants within easy walking distance.

Additional information and on-line registration available on the Finger Lakes page.

OBC Trip to Forest City Velodrome (FCV) March 24-26 Register Now!

Interested in track riding? You should be ... It's incredibly fun, develops your cycling skills, and is rapidly growing in popularity in North America. But the best thing is it gives you an opportunity to interact and ride with people of all ages, backgrounds and skills levels - Something that's pretty much impossible in other cycling disciplines. The track infield is a very social place. Hard to believe?

Registration Now Open for the OBC Youth Program

All riders (including parents who accompany riders) must be members of the Ottawa Bicycle Club, and bring their membership cards with them at all registered events. The online registration process includes:

  1. Purchase an OBC Membership, if not already done
  2. Purchase the OCA Membership, if not already done
  3. Complete the online registration form  for each child 
  4. Select the learning events desired for each child
  5. Confirm the OBC Privacy and Data Usage Consent
  6. Complete the OCA youth waiver and send it to the Ontario Cycling Association as instructed.

More information on the OBC Youth Program page.

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.

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