As more information comes out regarding COVID-19, the Ottawa Bicycle Club is committed to keeping an open dialogue with all members. The OBC is doing its part in promoting the safety of all of its members as well as the greater Ottawa community.
Following advice from public health authorities as well as the OCA and the Canadian Cycling Association, the OBC has decided upon the following measures in the interest of member safety:
Effective immediately, the club office will be closed to walk-ins. This will last until April 30. Members will still be able to contact the OBC by calling us during our regular office hours (613-230-1064) or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members and prospective members will continue to be able to do business with the OBC online through CCN Bikes.
The following OBC events and activities scheduled to take place between now and April 30 have been postponed. In some cases we may be able to offer a virtual (on line) session. Where new dates are feasible they will be announced as soon as the situation permits.
- Tuesday and Sunday group rides
- Tuesday women's time trials and Thursday open time trials
- All youth program meetings and training sessions
- Spring group leader meeting
- The Advanced Skills clinic sessions
- The Group Riding clinics
- The Almonte-Roubaix
We continue to prepare to run the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour as well as the Northumberland and Westport tours. However, a final decision regarding these events is pending until we know more from public health authorities. As a precaution, we've paused registration for these events. Once a final decision is made, registration will be modified accordingly.
The March executive meeting and April board meeting will both go ahead but will be held via teleconference on their respective dates.
You may also wish to check the Canadian Cycling Association and OCA websites for the status of other events under their umbrellas.
We'd like to thank you for your understanding during this difficult time and for the efforts you are making in supporting the safety of all.