Bike Shorts, May 27, 2019

3 Jun 2019 4:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Tour Director news

1. Registration for Day Tours

2. The Rides (May 28-June 3)

3. Tour Leader Training - Saturday 15 June 7-9 pm

4. Tour Planning Meeting - Friday June 28, 7-9 pm

5. Wednesday Evening Mystery Rides

6. Safety tip from Monna

7. Diversions

8. KNBC website

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Tour Director news

1. Registration for Day Tours

Registration for day tours is fast and easy. We ask that you RSVP for any ride you will be attending. It does not matter if the ride is remote or not. Those intending to attend any ride, regardless of the start location, will be asked to RSVP, using the "Register” button in the ride details. To avoid instances of people registering too far in advance and then forgetting about it, registration for each ride will only become available/active 2 weeks prior to the ride date. After you register for a ride, you will automatically receive an email giving you full details about the ride for which you registered. You may also receive notices by email from your tour leader, if there are any last minute changes, cancellations, special instruction etc. This has proven to be an excellent feature of the new website and has been extremely well received by participants and Tour Leaders alike.

2. The Rides (May 28-June 3)

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. Typically, Bike Shorts Extras will not be sent out for cancellations or short notice ride additions. Instead, cancellations and additions will be reflected on the calendar, as soon as the Tour Director or Assistant Tour Director is notified. Additionally, if a ride gets cancelled or changed, you will be notified by email, providing you have registered on it using the “Register” button.

Tour leaders are reminded to contact the Tour Director at: tour-director@knbc.ca 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 https://knbc.ca/page-18460

29 May 2019

L1 - L5 Wednesday Evening Mystery Ride

1 June 2019

L3 - Mill of Kintail - 82.5 km

2 June 2019

L2 - Byward Market - 59 km

L3 - Fitzroy Harbour - 76.5 km

L4 - Portage-du-Fort - 118.5 km

L5 - Portage-du-Fort - 118.5 km

Should you have any questions or require more information, contact the KNBC Tour Director at: tour-director@knbc.ca

3. Tour Leader Training - Saturday 15 June 7-9pm

Where: Community room of "Brown's Your Independent Grocer", 1251 Stittsville Main St, Stittsville.

Date: Saturday 15 June

Time: 7-9pm

Details: Back by popular demand, tour leader training is scheduled for Saturday 15 June in the community room of Brown's Your Independent Grocer, 1251 Stittsville Main St, Stittsville.

Who: This training is highly recommended for new tour leaders, potential tour leaders and anyone else who may be tempted to lead an occasional ride this season. It is also very useful for those who have been a tour leader for some time and would like a refresher.

RSVP: This event is now on the KNBC calendar. If you are planning to attend, simply go to the event on the Club calendar and register by using the register button.

If you have any question about this, please do not hesitate to contact the KNBC Tour Director at tour-director@knbc.ca

4. Tour Planning Meeting - Friday June 28

When: Friday June 28, 7-9pm

Where: Community room of "Brown's Your Independent Grocer", 1251 Stittsville Main St, Stittsville.

RSVP: This event is now on the KNBC calendar. If you are planning to attend, simply go to the event on the Club calendar and register by using the register button.

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.

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 Second half of the season (July-September). It’s also time to start thinking about what rides you would like to lead. 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.

Here is a link to the KNBC Library of Day Tours https://knbc.ca/page-18435

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 and # as it appears in the Club Library;
  • Start location;
  • Start time;
  • Distance;
  • Level;

If you have any question about this, please do not hesitate to contact the KNBC Tour Director at tour-director@knbc.ca

5. Wednesday Evening Mystery Rides

Please join us on Wednesday evenings at Centrepointe for impromptu tours of 90 to 120 minutes, followed by socializing at the Royal Oak pub. L1, L2, L3 L4 and L5 speed groups will be arranged at the start depending on turnout.

Registration not required. Simply show up and look for the fun loving group of KNBC cyclists.

Start = 6:15pm behind the Royal Oak Pub 117 Centrepointe Drive.

Please Note: These are impromptu rides. As such, they are not formally organised and have no pre-determined leader(s) or routes. That's all part of the "mystery" and what makes these rides such a fun hit. They are also weather dependent. Generally speaking, if the weather looks very questionable, there is a good chance there will be reduced numbers (if any) of the tour leaders showing up to volunteer to lead a group.

Since they are impromptu, they appear as a standing entry in the calendar -meaning they are never really formally cancelled, because they are never really formally organised. Members are expected to use their own judgement in deciding to attend or not.

If you get there and discover the weather is not good enough for cycling, you can always skip the ride and go straight to the social part at the Royal Oak ;-).

6. Safety tip from Monna – Health Emergency Information

Members who have severe food (or other), allergies, and carry anaphylaxis medication (i.e. EpiPen), are requested to advise Tour Leaders accordingly at the start of a ride, along with any pertinent information, and where the EpiPen is located.

Additionally, members should advise their Tour Leader of any injuries or health issues that may affect or limit their performance.

To obtain a free durable plastic emergency contact card: https://freeemergencycontactcard.com/

7. Diversions

Tuesday, June 4, 7-9 pm, Organizing and leading a multi-day tour

Want to go on a multi-day tour? Organize it!

Come out and learn how easy it is to organize a tour and meet fellow club members who can help you do this. Learn about resources already on the club’s website. KNBC members who have organized and/or lead multi-day tours will discuss the steps involved in creating a multi-day tour. These are very popular with KNBC members. They all fill up very quickly and are a great way to get to know other members.

When: Tuesday, June 4

Where: 3 Brewers, Kanata Centrum

Time: 7-9 pm

RSVP: This event is now on the KNBC calendar. If you are planning to attend, simply go to the event on the Club calendar and register by using the register button.

Questions? Please contact Geoffrey president@knbc.ca

Monday, June 10, New Members Welcome event, 3 Brewers, Kanata Centrum, 7-9 pm

The KNBC executive would like you to join us for a new members welcome evening.

RSVP: This event is on the KNBC calendar. If you are planning to attend, simply go to the event on the Club calendar and register by using the register button.

There will be brief presentations about the club and lots of socializing.

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15, Multi-day tour Hudson-Montreal

This is a first notice of this tour organized and lead by Steve Caron. It is listed in the event calendar. If interested please contact Steve.

Article: Poland unveils glow-in-the-dark bicycle path that is charged by the sun

https://www.higherperspectives.com/poland-bike-path-sun-2632207093.html

Article: E-Bikes for an Aging Population

https://www.planetizen.com/news/2019/05/104358-e-bikes-aging-population

Video: Danny Macaskill: Danny daycare (4:10)

https://youtu.be/jj0CmnxuTaQ

Video: Chainless bike shaft – Future of cycling?

https://mashable.com/video/chainless-bike-shaft-driven-ceramicspeed/?jwsource=em

It’s your club – make stuff happen! Looking for a volunteer(s) to take charge of a modest monthly photography contest

It has been suggested several times that the club should run a photo contest to showcase the skills and aesthetics of our members. Lots of examples from other bike clubs to be inspired with. If interested, please contact Geoffrey president@knbc.ca

8. KNBC Website

Road ID reminder - new dogtags

As mentioned last week, we have a discount code for RoadID that’ll get you 20% off your entire order, good till June 17. Just put in KNBC19. They have just released their new ‘dog-tags’, so if you don’t want to wear anything on your wrists, this could work for you.

https://www.roadid.com

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Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC