Bike Shorts, Dec. 17, 2018

17 Dec 2018 8:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Bike Shorts will now be published every 2 weeks over the winter.

Next issue will be Dec. 31.

The Holiday Meet & Greet on December 5 was well attended once again. Gifts were provided by Cyclelogik, Starbucks (Bells Corners), and by club members Virginia, Cynthia, Monna and Janet. Some photos available of the KNBC Facebook site.

This week in Bike Shorts:

1. New KNBC website

2. Winter Social

3. Diversions

1. New KNBC website

We hope everybody has had a chance to check out the new website, change their passwords, and log in. If you haven’t, it’s a simple procedure.

Go to and click the Log In button at the top of the page.

Then click the Forgot password link beside the Log in button. You’ll be asked to enter your email address and an anti spam code. Use the email address Bike Shorts was sent to.

The system will now send you an email with an encrypted link to a change password page. (This is just to make sure it’s really you, changing your password). Look for that email, and click the link. Once you complete the password change, log in and see all the Member Only content.

Now you’ll be able to register and pay online for our Winter Social (Invitation coming soon), renew your membership online in January, keep your member profile up to date, and even install the mobile app on your phone. As always, contact the if you have any problems.

2. Winter Social

Saturday January 26, 2019 KNBC Winter Social 6 pm start 

Amberwood Lounge & Eatery or just ALE for short, 54 Springbrook Dr Stittsville


Back due to popular demand, we will be holding our annual KNBC Winter Social once again at Amberwood Lounge & Eatery in Stittsville. Their chef has worked up another gourmet menu for us to enjoy. The cost, including tax & tip, is $46 and includes hors d’oeuvres (new!) during cocktail hour, starter salad, choice of 2 entries, dessert, tea and coffee. See below for full menu details. 

Please keep watch for an email that will be sent individually to members on January 1, 2019 with a link to register and pre-pay on-line. Taking your feedback from those who attended last year to reduce payment times at event, our new website that is being developed is allowing us to be able to offer this feature to pay on-line in advance! You can also pay in advance by e-Transfer or cheque. Payment and registration will close on January 17, 2019.

Here’s what some people said about last year’s event held at ALE:

 “Delightful gathering of friends” “Awesome evening and venue” “Great prizes, great people”

So we hope that you will come again, and if you have not come to our winter social event before - start the New Year right and sign up to attend this great party with your biking community friends. 

If you have any comments, questions, have items you would like to share for door prizes, please contact Janet Clark

ALE Winter Social 2019 Menu

Chef’s Choice hors d’oeuvres served during cocktail hour (NEW!)

Salad - Beetroot, Red Apple, Watercress, Walnuts and Pecorino Cheese with Maple Cider Dressing


  • Classic Roast Turkey with Bacon, Cranberry Chutney, Maple Roasted Winter Vegetables,     Herb Stuffing and Mini roasted Potatoes


  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Sweet Balsamic Plum Sauce, Warm Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad and Butternut Squash Mash


  • Vegetarian option -  Pan Seared Gnochi with Mushrooms, Garlic, Brussel Sprouts and Almond Cream Sauce

Dessert: Mint Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream                               

Tea and coffee

Menus can be modified to accommodate special dietary requirements, including gluten-free.

3. Diversions

Dec. 20, the Bike Ottawa Ride during the Holiday Light Season

Check their FaceBook page for updates

Jan. 13, 2019 Fat Bike Demo day. Ottawa Mountain Bike Association

Jan. 16, Women's Basic Bike Mechanics – 6 pm

Bushtukah, 5607 Hazeldean Rd., Stittsville

Calling all Snowshoers!

We are once again hoping to have a great winter season. So if you are interested in getting out please get on the list and we will send out a message every week as to where and when to meet.

Email Eileen or Mary at or

Map: Winter cycling map from Bike Ottawa

New Resource to Focus on Results, Accountability for Safe Mobility

Video:  Biking the Arnhem-Nijmegen Cycle superhighway (4:25)

Multi-day tours in 2019

If you are planning a multi-day tour in 2019, please let me know ( so we can start to put tentative dates of events in the calendar and in Bike Shorts.  I will not be organizing a trip to Niagara, but most of the work has already been done so someone (moderately brave) could take it on.

The club has done trips to Ottawa Valley (Barry’s Bay, Pembroke), Kingston, Mt. Tremblant, Niagara, Hudson to Montreal, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Check out the library of multi-day tours in the members’ area of our new website.  It is gradually being updated.  Lots of club experience planning trips, let me know if you need assistance

It can be as easy as looking at a map of Quebec or Ontario ;)


Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC