Re-launch of the Women’s Time Trials (WTT): Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Key details you need to know before registering:

Who: OBC women members. This event is open to all 2020 female OBC members, including new members who are looking to improve their cycling skills. It is not necessarily a race against others; you only need to race against yourself and the clock.

When: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 (and every Tuesday thereafter, likely ‘til September, TBC), starting at 6:30 pm (riders will be assigned and notified of their specific start times following online registration)

Where: Meet in the Aviation Museum parking lot (intersection of Aviation and Rockcliffe Parkways). Race distance will be approximately 9k NEW

How to register (advance registration latest by August 3, 12 noon):

1-Click on this link to register for the August 4 WTT: 
 https://www.webscorer.com/register?pid=1&raceid=218260

After August 4th, the link to register will be in the club calendar

 

2-Click on this link to electronically complete and sign the COVID-19 waiver form (download and forward the completed for to obcadmin@gmail.com):
https://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/story-2020-06-18 

We will provide you with a confirmation email and the event guidelines (also shown below). 

Note that registration is capped at three waves of 10 (maximum 30 participants).

Once registered:

What to bring: your bike (any type of bike you have as long as it is safe and fun to ride), and your helmet. Fancy race gear is not required.

Please show up at the start line a few minutes prior to your start time, and respect physical distancing (two bike lengths between riders, off to the side of the road, please).

For new riders – A small team of WTT volunteers will be in the parking lot of the Aviation Museum starting around 5:30 to answer questions (behind masks, of course - we ask that you wear one too when not riding).

How will it work?

  • There will be 3 waves of 10 riders with a 10 minute break between each wave.
  • There will be 30 seconds between each rider within a wave.
  • There will be no holder, but there will be a starter counting down. Start with a foot on the ground or do a track stand.
  • The turnaround will not be manned. There will be a sign before the turn, and a cone at the turn around point. Remember, the turn is your responsibility. Don't become a hood ornament!
  • Please call out your name and number at the finish. We will not be handing out stickers this year.
  • Seeding is (generally) fastest first to reduce passing (for those who've done a TT in the past, that's why you got a strange number!!).
  • No drafting!
  • Be respectful to other riders who are out on the parkway. Give space when passing!
  • Be aware of your surroundings: cars, people, animals, cracks in the road. Safety first!

This is our first crack at running a WTT under the Ontario Cycling Association's COVID guidelines. If you have any feedback, please drop us an email via obc.club.secretary@gmail.com .

Lastly, please respect gathering limits and distancing guidelines; let's keep the pre and post gathering to a minimum and help avoid a reputational risk for the club.

What you should get from this: enhancing your cycling skills, meeting new people, and having fun!
See you Tuesday.

Thank you for your support and participation!
Your WTT volunteers