NEW - Cycling Thursdays


From: Graham Fawcett
Email: moc.duolci|ttecwafmaharg#moc.duolci|ttecwafmaharg
Mobile/SMS: +1 613 298 5615

A schedule of weekly cycling activities has been planned, mostly for the Ottawa-Carleton area, with some also out of town. Participants should come with a properly working bicycle, safety equipment (helmet, mirror, rear red light (if possible)) and a lunch, unless otherwise indicated. Water for hydration is also highly recommended.

Chosen routes will avoid, as much as possible, roads that have speed limits of greater than 60 kph. Participants should confirm their presence by email to me the day before the event at the latest. I also reserve the right to cancel due to weather or other causes. Cancelled events will be rescheduled. Maps to the start points and the routes themselves will be sent out the day before.

As much as possible, there will be coordination between participants for travel and transport of bikes to start points. There will be opportunity for lunch together after the rides.

Here’s my proposed schedule. Any date can be changed, as long as it’s a Thursday. Some alternate Sundays are shown. Anyone interested in participating should let me know as soon as possible for each event.

UPDATE Air Quality

Due to the continuing poor Air Quality Index on Thursday June 29, the group ride is postponed until this coming Sunday, as previously announced. If the weather and/or poor air continues, or there is no interest, this event will be postponed until Aug 03. The schedule for the remainder of July will remain unchanged.

UPDATE inclement weather- cycling events will be Cancelled during inclement weather.

Thursday July 06 - 10 Islands in the Stream - from Ingleside to Long Sault, via the Long Sault Parkway. (Alternate date: Sunday July 09)
Tentative Start point: Tennis court Parking lot on Farran Drive, near Beech St., Ingleside. Note: travel time to Ingleside approx. 1.5 hours from Orleans.
Time: 10:00 (weather permitting)
Distance / duration: approximately 28km / 2 hours, not including lunch at O’Neill’s Pub in Long Sault.
From: Graham Fawcett
Email: moc.duolci|ttecwafmaharg#moc.duolci|ttecwafmaharg
Mobile/SMS: +1 613 298 5615

Thursday July 13 - The Prescott-Russell Trail Link to Navan’. Alternate date: Sunday July 16)
Start point: Anderson Rd. Parking Lot, just south of the roundabout on Renaud Rd.
Time: 10:00 (weather permitting)
Distance / duration: approximately 25km / 1.5 hours. Lunch together afterwards by arrangement

Thursday, Jul 20 - No event

Thursday July 27 - Perth to Sharbot Lake on the Trans-Canada Trail’. (Alternate Date: Sunday July 30)
Start point: Tay River Trailhead, Hwy 7, just beyond Harper Rd. west of Perth on Hwy 7.
Time: 10:00 (weather permitting)
Distance / duration: 36 km / 2.5 hours one-way.
Lunch: Public Park / Railway Museum

August Schedule to Follow


NOW Sunday July 2nd Thursday June 29 - The Leitrim-Osgoode Multi-Use Pathway - Field, Farm and Forest'
Start point: 6584 Harvest Grove Drive, Greely.
Time: 10:00 (weather permitting)
Distance / duration: 33 km / 2.5 hours, not including early lunch at the Red Dot or in a public park in Osgoode.