Bike Shorts Feb. 25, 2019

26 Feb 2019 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Bike Shorts will now be published every 2 weeks over the winter.  Next issue will be March 11.

1. Diversions

Monday March 4 - Movie: The Bikes of Wrath, 7 pm Odeon Cineplex South Keys Cinema

March 31 Sporty Women Encouraging and Empowering Together (SWEET) event Bushtukah Westboro store (Women’s only event)

Tickets go on sale on Feb. 27. Sells out every year.

The SWEET night is all about inspiring women of all ages and abilities to get active. There will be inspiring guest speakers, a short fashion show, local experts to chat with, sweet treats, awesome door prizes and we send everyone home with a loot bag! This is a women’s event so all of the experts, speakers and staff are women.

Bushtukah 2019 SWEET Ambassadors Program Applications. Deadline March 1

Tour Planning Meeting– Monday 1 April, 7-9 pm at the March Rd Sobeys Community Room

The tour planning meeting for the first half of the season is scheduled for Monday 1 April, 7-9 pm, at the March Rd Sobeys Community Room. The store is located at 840 March Rd, Kanata. This meeting is for all tour leaers, potential tour leaders and anyone else who may be tempted to lead an occasional ride this season.  More details will follow in future Bike Shorts. For now, simply circle that date on your calendar and start thinking about routes you would like to do (and when you would like to lead them).

Video: Watch This Mountain Biker Fly Through Narrow City Streets in Valparaíso, Chile (3:20)

Video: Bicycle snow plow (1:00)

Video: Small robot riding a bike (:39)

Publication: Cycling in Ontario Guide 2019

The 7th annual edition is 40 pages and printed in both French and English. Visit to view online or download a copy. 

Article: reTyre, le pneu de vélo “seconde peau” pour rouler dans la boue et dans la neige

There is also a video on this page which shows how it works.

Article: Biking Ontario’s cottage country

Clothing: Cycling women in their sixties


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, Prince Edward County (Picton), Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Just look at a map.


Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC