Women's Time Trials

The WTT series has been modified for 2021 https://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/story-2021-07-14


The women’s time trial series was created in 1989 as a way of encouraging the development of female cyclists by providing them with their own time trial series. Today, participants in the WTT series range from recreational participants to serious racers of all ages and abilities.

The series is run by volunteers and as such we are always looking for extra hands to help out. Devoted partners and friends are needed as time-keepers, bike holders and course marshals. All riders are encouraged to recruit new participants and volunteers, or by helping out themselves.

After each week’s event, hopefully after COVID-19, the riders can again gather at a local restaurant for drinks, supper, and an exchange of ideas.

Schedule

Tuesdays, starting first Tuesday in May until last Tuesday in August

Registration: Online
Race time: 6:00pm (changes to 5:00 pm when the days become short)

Registration

May - Aug: Online pre-registration is required; registration links are provided at the OBC weekly updates.

The Course

The course is "out and back" along Eastern Parkway. Start line is on the Sir George Etienne Cartier parkway, access via the Aviation multi-use pathway.

Since May 2020: 9 km

Results

Requirements

  • Liability waiver must be signed prior to event
  • Bicycle in good working order
  • Helmet
  • OBC membership card or proof of OCA insurance

Liability Waiver

The NCC Liability waiver must be read and signed, prior to participation in the first time trial event. Under-18 riders must have a parent or guardian co-sign the waiver before they can participate. 

Fees

  • Since 2020, this event was offered to OBC members only (included in membership fee).

Age Categories

We use the standard CCA (Canadian Cycling Association) racing categories, which use age as of Dec 31 of the current year

  • Master A = 30 to 39 
  • Master B = 40 to 49
  • Master C = 50 to 59
  • Master D = 60 to 69
  • Master E = 70 to 79
  • Master F = 80 to 89

We also have

  • Minime = Under 15
  • Cadet = Under 17
  • Junior = Under 19
  • Senior = 19 to 29

For more information, to volunteer to help out at the women’s time trials, or to discuss issues or concerns, please contact:

Emily Graves
WTT program lead director
emily.graves@ottawabicycleclub.ca