Registration for RLCT 2024 is now closed!

The Ottawa Bicycle Club uses CCN Bikes to manage the memberships and registrations for events. Please review the information below before proceeding to the CCN Bikes registration site.  

What’s included – Your registration, includes updated GPX maps of all routes, luggage transportation to and from Kingston, on route services either from cyclists on all routes or by vehicles and emergency services on the supported routes as available, police supervision of critical intersections, water and toilets at official rest stops, directional signage on supported routes, and a ride T-shirt (unless you tell us you don’t want one.)  For those doing the Classic Route, refreshments are also provided at Last Duel Park in Perth.  Accommodation and meals (dinner and breakfast) at Queen’s University is included with the Full Tour package.    For the 51st edition of the RLCT, the registration will  include a BBQ at Queen’s for those who arrive early in the afternoon.   You can find the full details of the registration fees on the costs page.

OBC Membership – A $50 discount in the registration fee for the tour is offered to all OBC members. This is done automatically by CCN Bikes, but you must be an OBC member before starting the RLCT registration process.

Youth registrations – All participants who are under 18 years of age at the time of the tour, must be accompanied by a designated adult while riding or at Queen’s University. The adult must be identified at the time of registration.   The Youth Program registration is available only to cyclists and coaches who are registered with the OBC Youth Program.

Start/Finish Points – For safety reasons, the number of riders at the start and finish locations is limited. In the registration process you will be asked to identify your start location, which is anticipated to be your finish location as well. You will also be asked to identify the route down to Kingston. You can find detailed information about routes on the routes page. The RLCT will offer a bus on Saturday evening returning to Perth and Ottawa.

Accommodation and Meals at Queen’s University – We are now using the rooms in the newer buildings, which have two single rooms with a shared washroom.  We only place one person in each room.  If there are travelling with people who are also staying at Queen’s and which to be colocated with them, please identify those persons at the time of your registration.  All such registrations are best done at the same time. For accommodation in Ottawa (Algonquin) or Perth please go to the Accommodation Page.  You will also be asked about any food allergies.

Special Needs – Persons with special needs are asked to identify themselves and specify the nature of those needs.

Special Bikes – If you are planning to ride a tandem or recumbent or E-bike, please fill in that information so that we can provide you with suitable accommodation. Note that our repair vehicles may not be able to service or transport E-bikes.

Personal Information – In addition to your contact information, we will require information on your emergency contact. We also ask you to share your cycling experience.

Volunteering – Assistance is needed before, during and after the event. Go to volunteering page for more information, you will be asked during registration if you are willing to volunteer. See the volunteer page.

Waivers – At the end of the registration you will be asked to sign (electronically) a number or waivers, these are a legal requirement of Ontario Cycling. Each participant, whether riding or not is required to sign off on these waivers. For more information see the waivers page. (which will be added soon)

Cancellations and Transfers – Once you have completed the registration you will be asked if you want to purchase cancellation insurance through CCN Bikes (Refund Protect – around 15%). We urge you to read the conditions of that policy very carefully. The Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour will allow cancellations, but the refund will be less any incurred costs (e.g. facility deposits) and administrative charges. Transfers (buying and selling of registrations) are not permitted as there are waivers and other administrative, liability and insurance issues. For this reason the OBC will not acknowledge any registrations that are bought or otherwise transferred to persons other than those officially registered.