Favourite Route Contest

OK .. we came up a bit short of 50 rides for our 50for50 event and so we think it would be great to have a contest to top us up to 50!

  • Got a special route you love?
  • A place you cycle to revive your spirits?
  • The route you always recommend to new cycling buddies?

Let us know and enter our contest!

We are looking for routes that are gravel to road, 50km (or less) to 150km (or more) and highlight the joys of riding through, around and near the cities and towns of the Rideau Lakes from Ottawa to Kingston.

Participate, get excited, get training and help us make this event one to remember!

See Contest Details on the RLCT webpage !


... think about what makes your favourite ride so special!

50 for 50 - What is it and why are we excited!

Since early this fall, a small dedicated group of OBC riders have been putting together a selection of the Best 50 rides between Ottawa and Kingston - to celebrate the OBC's 50th Anniversary and to honour the long tradition of the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour.

What can we do with these routes? Well - Ride Them of course!

We want everyone to get out there this cycling season and explore these routes and maybe find more and shake off the Covid Blues with some great riding  ... in what ever Covid restricted bubble we need!

Check out the details of this event on the RLCT webpage!

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OBC Announces New Board of Directors

Club to commemorate its 50th Season in 2021

Ottawa, December 22nd, 2020 – The Ottawa Bicycle Club today announced its new Board of Directors and Club President for the 2021 season.
Jim Brennan becomes the 20th President of the Club, having been selected for a two-year term at the recent Annual General Meeting held on November 16th.  Brennan will be joined by a Board team that will lead the club into its fiftieth continuous year of operations in 2021.  Portfolio assignments for the new Board of Directors were ratified at a meeting of the OBC Board of Directors held on December 7th.

OBC classic merino wool long-sleeve cycling jersey

Ahead of the coming 2021 season, the OBC is delighted to announce that we are offering our members an all-new, limited-production run of a classic merino wool long-sleeve cycling jersey.  

This very special premium jersey has been commissioned by the OBC to mark our golden anniversary year and will be produced by Cima Coppi of Oviedo, Spain, a high-end specialty cycling clothing manufacturer.

OBC Announces 50th Anniversary Club Kit

Hello members. As you may have read in the December Spokesperson the modern incarnation of the Ottawa Bicycle Club (OBC) is turning 50 next year. To commemorate our 50th year of operations the OBC has commissioned a special 50th anniversary kit for production in 2021.  This retro kit look was based on classic cycling team designs worn by cycling legends such as Fausto Coppi (for Team Bianchi) and Eddy Merckx (for Team Molteni). Order your kit from the OBC Team Store