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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.

Please note that Breakfast Tickets for Algonquin Residents (Saturday morning breakfast) must be paid for as part of the registration process.  Saturday morning breakfast tickets cannot be purchased on the event weekend.


Two days. Four routes. 200 to 420 kms. 2,000 riders.


  • One of Canada's longest-running cycling events, now in it's 46th year 

  • Celebrate Canada's 150th by riding between two historic Upper Canada cities: Ottawa - the nation's capital - and Kingston - the first capital of the Province of Canada.  This ride takes you through picturesque towns and villages along the Rideau Lakes waterway to the shores of Lake Ontario.

  • Are you up for the challenge? The Rideau Lakes Cycling Tour will add plenty of mileage to your odometer. Total weekend distances range from 200 to 420 kms. That's back-to-back metric centuries and back-to-back double metric centuries!

  • Four routes:

  1. Century: 200 km total. 100 km & ~300 m elevation gain daily
  2. Classic: 340 km total. 170 km & ~620 m elevation gain daily
  3. Cruise - 348 km total. 174 km & ~540 m elevation gain daily
  4. Challenge - 420 km total. 210 km & ~1,000 m elevation gain daily
  • Everything included, just bring your bike and ride! We take care of route maps, rider support, full-service rest stops, luggage transfer, accommodations in Kingston*. And group meals - dinner on Saturday, breakfast and a welcome-back BBQ on Sunday. Also available: pre-ride accommodations in Ottawa on Friday evening.

     *For those who don't need meals & accommodations in Kingston, we offer a reduced registration package.


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