Whether you just bought your first bike, have been biking on your own for a few months or are an experienced cyclist, the Ottawa Bicycle Club has something for you. The OBC is dedicated to providing high quality recreational and competitive cycling opportunities for cyclists of all ages.
The OBC offers a full calendar of weekly group rides and weekend-getaway cycling tours, including road, gravel and women’s-only rides during the cycling season and Zwift virtual rides over the winter months.
Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour
The OBC’s largest and best-known event is the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour (RLCT), normally held the second weekend in June, where cyclists of all levels ride through picturesque countryside between Ottawa and Kingston.
The RLCT has attracted up to 2000 cyclists from all over North America for an unforgettable cycling experience.
The OBC runs a youth development and racing program that has produced nationally-ranked competitors. The OBC Youth Program is structured to meet the needs of athletes and families, while providing quality coaching.
For gravel lovers, the OBC hosts the Almonte Paris-Roubaix Cyclosportif in spring and offers weekly time trials, held on Tuesday (women’s-only) and Thursday (open) evenings, for those who prefer smoother roads.
The OBC offers a number of clinics designed to help members ride safely in a group with a high level of skill, comfort, and fun. For safety reasons, new members are encouraged to complete a free half-day clinic prior to their first OBC group ride to learn group riding techniques.
From casual discussions to sharing experiences and learning helpful tips and tricks from other members, club socials are simply meant to be a way for us to get to know each other… OFF the bike!