Bike Shorts, July 22, 2019

30 Jul 2019 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

1. The Rides (July 23 - 29)

2. Safety tip from Monna

3. Diversions

4. KNBC Photo contest


1. The Rides (July 23 - 29)

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.

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.

Participants in a ride are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the ride departure time, slightly earlier if you need time to take your bike off your car. It takes time to distribute the directions and sign in for the ride, which is necessary so the tour leader knows who is on the tour. The tour leader will also make some introductory remarks concerning the route and safety tips. Members will introduce themselves, and then you'll be on your way.

July 24 L2 - Buckingham - 82.2 km

July 24 L4 - Big Rideau Lake - 75 km

July 24 L1 - L5 Wednesday Evening Mystery Ride

July 27 L2 - Pakenham - 88 km

July 27 L3 - Wakefield- 94 km

July 28 L3 - Merrickville 81.5 km

July 29 L2 - Champlain Lookout - 65 km

Tour leaders are reminded to contact the Tour Director at: if any changes are required to their ride.

2. Safety tip from Monna –Don't be Distracted

We all need to be more safety focused, when riding in groups. It is imperative to pay attention to what is around and in front of us. Potholes, road hazards, uneven or changing terrain etc., MUST be pointed at (and called out), AND the speed (and distance between riders), needs to be adjusted accordingly.

If you must answer your phone, check the map, refer to your GPS, PLEASE shoulder check to confirm there is no one directly behind you, signal to stop, and pull off the road (when safe to do so). The two-second (or even two-minute) distraction is not worth the resulting trip to the hospital for you or your fellow cyclist.

3. Diversions

Charity Ride: August 17-18 MS ride Metcalfe-Cornwall

It is the 30th Anniversary of the MS Bike ride.

There is a promo code for registering for the MS Bike and it is MSB2019 and it’s $10.00 off of registration.

Movie: Peleton against plastic. Mon, Aug 26, 2019 7:00 pm, South Keys Cinema

Plastic is choking our planet. Don’t dwell on it, let’s act. Embark on an odyssey as two Aussies and a bunch of eco guardians ride bicycles from Hanoi to Bangkok meeting proactive locals tackling plastic pollution.

Article: Got your card handy? This library will let you check out bikes for free

4. KNBC Photo Contest

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 for submission 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