The Saturday group ride program will again feature rides with remote start points. It begins during the first weekend in May and goes through until the end of September. We will miss a few Saturdays as there is a conflict with other club events.
Full schedule with departure locations, destinations, distances and maps are in the Club Calendar and at the bottom of this page.
The OBC weekly rides are members-only events. To ensure that only members take part, ride coordinators and group leaders will ask you to show a valid membership card at the start of each ride. Make sure to have your card handy and enjoy the ride!
The Saturday rides have distances varying from 100-140kms are designed for the more experienced and stronger riders and are not intended for Rambler riders. A Touring 1 group will only be organized if the numbers are sufficient, but you should expect a Touring 2 level ride. Naturally, the longer route requires a minimum of Touring 2 ability. All riders will be expected to have taken one of our free Group Riding Clinics on their first outing regardless of their cycling skills.
The starting points are usually within a 30 to 45 minutes drive from the city. However, this year we have included a few (about once a month) starts which will require a 1 to 1-1/4 hours drive. Be aware, because of the driving distance, the ride may be cancelled due to inclement weather, i.e. weather report with over 60% possibility of precipitation. Unfortunately, this is very difficult to pin down in advance. Check the calendar the evening before the ride, it will be updated with the status.
The Saturday rides often include a restaurant lunch stop. Alternately, there is usually a store nearby for those who prefer to purchase a snack. Of course, as in any ride, it is always a good idea to carry a few of your own favourite snacks.