Bike Shorts, May 31, 2021

7 Jun 2021 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Quote of the week: “Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” — Mark Twain

1. The Rides (June 1-7)

Changes in the tour schedule may occur at short notice. Please check the Club Calendar on the website, as well as your email, prior to heading to a start location. Cancellations and additions will be reflected on the calendar, as soon as the Tour Director is notified. Additionally, if a ride gets cancelled or changed, you will be notified by email. Tour leaders are reminded to contact the Tour Director at: if any changes are required to their ride. Full details on all rides can be found on the KNBC Club Calendar of rides and events on the KNBC website. The KNBC Calendar, containing the most up to date info on your rides, is located at

Wednesday June 2: L3 - Dunrobin Shores - 64 km

2. Safety tip from Monna – Try to ride straight as possible when in a group

When riding in a group, it is very distracting and dangerous (to both the riders and motorists behind you) if you meander back and forth from the edge of the road. Try to ride in as straight a line as possible. If road width, conditions and traffic permit, the ideal position is 3' from the curb or the edge of the asphalt (or car doors). This will give you manoeuvrability when required, and will help keep you clear of grates and most debris.

3. Diversions

Ride options: Cycl-o-route

Three different loops along the river.

Bytowne Cinema news:

Book on cycling: Sarah Dykman (2021). Cycling with butterflies: My 10,201-mile journey following the monarch migration Ottawa Public Library 595.789 DYKMA

Video: Artistic cycling (7:38):

Video: Kathleen Edwards’ Tiny Desk (Home) Concert (owner of Quitters Coffee in Stittsville):

Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC