Bike Shorts, July 15, 2019

22 Jul 2019 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

1. The Rides (July 16-22)

2. Safety tip from Monna

3. Diversions

4. KNBC Photo Contest


Tour Director news

1. The Rides (July 16-22)

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. 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

Please do not sign up for a ride if you do not intend to respect the speed level at which it is being offered.

July 17 L2 - Fitzroy Harbour - 78.4 km

July 17 L3 - Fitzroy Harbour - 81.6 km

July 17 L4 - Fitzroy Harbour - 81.6 km

July 17 L1 - L5 Wednesday Evening Mystery Ride

July 20 L2 - Swan on the Rideau - 78 km

July 20 L3 - Champlain Lookout - 51.5 km

July 20 L4 - Osgoode-North Gower - 84.5 km

July 20 L1 - Lunch Ride - 25 km

July 21 L1 - 2 Rivers and a Canal - 68.5 km / 45 km

July 21 L2 - Pointe Gatineau - 51.5 km

July 21 L3 - Swan on the Rideau - 78 km

2. Safety tip from Monna – Be careful when riding on multiuse pathways

Multiuse pathways can actually be more dangerous than being on the road. When riding on the pathways - you need to be mindful of all the unpredictable eclectic traffic: pedestrians, baby strollers, toddlers, senior citizens, dog walkers, joggers, roller-bladers, wheelchairs, and Canada geese.

  • Respect the speed limit of 20 kilometres per hour; however if user volume is high - SLOW down, especially when passing;
  • Passing speed should be no more than a 3-5 KPH speed difference. This means passing walkers at about 8 KPH;
  • If you wish to go faster - go on the road;
  • Always ride in single file;
  • Ring your bell and call out "passing on your left" as you pass other pathway users, however; don't assume the person will hear you;
  • Do assume every path user will behave erratically, and stop, move out, or change direction without warning. Kids and dogs are always dangerous, but just assume everyone will be;
  • Be courteous; and
  • Always go slow when around any other path user. Always.

3. Diversions

Article: How to Maintain Proper Cycling Posture

Article: photos of the world's best and worst cycling infrastructure

Article: Reasons to try group riding this year

In case you have not ridden yet with the club this year (hey new members)


We have received some pretty amazing photos for the first round of our photo contest. Please keep them coming.

We are a good looking group of cyclists that travel in many beautiful communities on our club rides. I am sure you have 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 second round of our club photo contest. Deadline is August 5.

Portraits of your bicycles OR shots wearing the KNBC cycling jersey.

Maximum size either by dimensions (8 X 10 inches) 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.

Please email photos to:


Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC