Bike Shorts Mar 11, 2019

19 Mar 2019 6:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Next issue of Bike Shorts will be March 25.

This week in Bike Shorts:

1. Diversions

Thursday, March 28 – Kanata Theatre 8 pm - A man for all seasons

Join club members for a social outing to see a play directed by our own Susan Monaghan.

Note there are still a couple of the discount $17 tickets available.

What: See a play called “A Man For All Seasons” directed by Susan Monaghan.  

Time and Date: Thursday March 28 Curtain time is 8:00 pm. Optional dinner at 6PM

Where: Kanata Theatre is located off Terry Fox Drive at 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata, ON, K2V 1A7

Price: Group discount price of only $17 (non-refundable- but you can exchange ticket for another play). There are 10 seats reserved at this price on a first come, first served basis. Afterwards the price is $23. There are few seats remaining and the limit is 18 so act fast. There is on optional pay your own dinner at a nearby restaurant before the play.

Après Show: After the play, join Susan and the cast for an après show party backstage where you will meet the actors and enjoy light refreshments.

Reservations:  Reserve now by emailing or phone 613-601-2833.

The Plot: How can one speak truth to a tyrant and survive? The year is 1534 and nobles and commoners alike are turning their backs on ancient, even sacred beliefs and bowing to the wishes of King Henry VIII in his quest to break with the Catholic Church and marry Anne Boleyn. Many will sign the “Oath of Supremacy” in order to court the favour of a red headed bully. Sir Thomas Moore cannot in good conscience comply.

More Information

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

Tickets on sale now. 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. Event runs from 6:15 to 9:30.

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

Who: This meeting is for all Tour Leaders, potential Tour Leaders and anyone else who may be tempted to lead an occasional ride this season.

When: Monday 1 April 7-9pm

Where: March Rd Sobeys, 840 March Rd, Kanata. The meeting will be in the Community Room (AKA Cooking Classroom).. 

Special instructions: If you have not already done so, now is the time to start thinking about when you are available and willing to lead rides in the first half of the season (April-July).  It’s also time to start thinking about what rides you would like to lead, because specific rides will not be pre-assigned in the calendar by the Tour Director.  Please review the ride library and your personal calendar, so you can come prepared to help fill up the KNBC ride calendar with wonderful rides.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send the KNBC Tour Director a list of dates you are available to lead rides, together with the following information:

Date / Ride Name / Start Location / Start Time / Distance / Level (L1-L5) / Ride description and special instructions. 

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or ride submissions, please contact KNBC Tour Director at:

Tuesday, April 9, KNBC Open House 7-9 pm Richcraft Recreation Complex

Spring and summer are just around the corner …..thinking about summer activities? Why not join a cycling club ….it can be a great motivator to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, meet new people and explore new venues to enjoy a coffee or lunch break. There are lots of rides to choose from so you can select your preferred speed and distance.

Come and meet the club executive, learn about the club's operation as well as planned day and multi-day cycling tours. Returning members can renew their memberships and help us welcome new potential members. New members and friends are very welcome. RSVP to the open house:

Video: Baring it all (safe cycling Australia) (x-rated somewhat)

Video: Pedal

Article: The unintended consequences of bicycle helmets

Article: Bike Handling Tips for Spring Conditions

2. Multi-day tours in 2019

Prince Edward County multi-day rides

Two multi-day rides around Prince Edward County (aka the Isle of Quinte) are planned for this summer. Some but not all parts of the rides will be similar, but they will have different tour leaders and one will be L2 and other L3.




Tour leader

Barrie Kirk

Monna-Leigh McElveny


12-15 Aug, 2019

24-27 Jun, 2019

Basic Itinerary

Mon Aug 12: drive down

Tues Aug 13: full day rides

Wed Aug 14: full day rides

Thurs Aug 15: half-day ride, lunch, and then drive home

Mon June 24 drive down and half-day ride.

Tues Jun 25: full day rides

Wed Jun 26: full day rides

Thurs Jun 27: half-day ride, lunch, and then drive home


Approx 180 km total biking distance over 2½ days

Yet to be finalized - however, the aim for short rides is 50-60km and 80-100km for the longer rides.

Other details

Stay in Picton (great B&Bs) *

All rides are hub-and-spoke.

This ride will be very similar to the ride that Barrie led in PEC in 2013, i.e. a relaxed pace. We will stop to see the sights and sample the beer / wine / cider / etc.

Maximum 16 riders.

Ride start/meeting place: War Memorial on Main Street (across the street from Tim Horton’s)

Stay in Picton (great B&Bs) *

All rides are hub-and-spoke.

This ride will be very similar to the rides that Monna has led in both Kingston and the Picton area. We will stop for local highlights and sample the beer / wine / cider / etc.

Maximum 16 riders

Ride start/meeting place: War Memorial on Main Street (across the street from Tim Horton’s)

Action items

1. Register with Barrie Kirk if you are interested

2. Book your accommodation asap -- this is peak season.

1. Register with Monna McElveny if you are interested

2. Book your accommodation asap -- this is peak season.

* Suggestions for accommodation close to the ride start point at the War Memorial on Main Street:

One Main Street B&B;  Sleepy Hallowell B&B;  Cindy's B&B; Bee and Bee Guest House B&B; Kathleen's Radical Kreations B&B; Ministers House B&B;  Brown's Manor B&B; Little Brick House B&B; The English Rose B&B; Edgewater B&B; The Nest B&B; Bay's End B&B; The Loft at Nine Gables B&B

Note: the geographic area known as Picton includes the rural area, so we suggest you ensure the B&B is in the town itself

Remember March 31, 2012 ??


Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC