Bike Shorts, June 24, 2019

1 Jul 2019 4:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

1. The Rides (June 25 – July 1)

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: 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 

June 26

L3 - Champlain Lookout - 51.5 km

L1 - L5 Wednesday Evening Mystery Ride

June 29

L2 - Norway Bay - 80.4 km

L3 - Norway Bay - 80.4 km

June 30

L1 - Aylmer - 45 km

L4 - Brockville - 118 km

July 01

L2 - Ashton - 59.5 km

L3 - Ashton - 59.5 km

Should you have any questions or require more information, contact the KNBC Tour Director at:


2. 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 = 6:15 pm 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 ;-).

3. Safety tip from Monna – Shoulder check before moving or changing directions on your bike

With the increased presence of electric (silent) vehicles on the road, it is vital that we get in the habit of shoulder checking BEFORE we move or change directions on our bikes.

Additionally, a shoulder check (unlike a 'mirror check'), will serve to communicate to pedestrians, cyclists or motorists behind you, that you are about to do something, and helps them anticipate your intentions.

When group riding, this essential verification enables you to confirm there is nothing or no one directly behind you, and can greatly assist in preventing an accident.

4. KNBC Photo contest

We have a volunteer to run a photo contest to showcase the skills and aesthetics of our KNBC members. We are a good looking group of cyclists that travel in many beautiful communities on our club rides. I am sure there are many cool photos you have on our phones that have been taken during club rides. There is nothing more beautiful than the sight of smiling cyclist commuting on two wheels; share them and let us see!  You could win a prize and have your photo placed on the front of our new jazzy website.

Themes for this first round: Portraits of cyclists (head shots) OR close-up shots of bikes or bike-related equipment

Maximum size either by dimensions (1200 x 1800 pixels) or file size (max. 6 mb)

Format: jpeg

Colour or Black & White

In your submission: include your last name in title of photo file and indicate where you took the photo.

Photos must have been taken in 2019

Please remember that KNBC strives to achieve high standards of safety and courtesy among its members; please take this into consideration when taking your photos.

Submission Deadline:  July 15th

Email your photos to: