Bike Shorts, Feb. 10, 2020

20 Feb 2020 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Bike Shorts will be published less often over the winter. Next issue will come out on March 2. You are very welcome to suggest content. Just send your info to bikeshorts(at)

KNBC Winter Social

There was a great turnout for the winter social at Amberwood Lounge and Eatery (ALE) on Saturday Feb. 8. Big thanks to Janet and her team of Pete, Dave, Mary-France, Peter and Sandra for making it a very pleasant evening. There was a 5 minute slide show of photos going back to 2002 and numerous door prizes. 


Feb. 25 (Tues), KNBC workshop: Snapshot or photograph?

Time: 7-9 pm

Location: Evergreen Craft Ales, 21-767 Silver Seven Road, Kanata

KNBC member, Frank Schilder is presenting a workshop on taking better photos with your camera or smartphone.  The workshop is being held in a very new microbrewery in Kanata, Evergreen Craft Ales.  Come for the presentation and/or come for the beer.  There is a limit of 35 spaces.

Wanted: Assistant KNBC Club Clothing Manager

Wanted: Assistant KNBC Club Clothing Manager to help take and place orders for club custom cycling kit. Volunteer will become familiar with the clothing styles and options and ordering procedure, and will meet lots of club members in the process!  Two ordering opportunities are offered each year which entail a few weeks of busy-ness answering questions and taking orders and payments, followed by 4-5 weeks  waiting for delivery, then another week or two of managing distribution of the items to their owners - and then, six months later, do it all again. Please let Linda Kennedy know if you are interested in helping out. Send e-mail to clothing(at)

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Cycling gadgets

The Olumins is a unique bike tail. It's a light that has a distinctive design like its circular form, extreme grip, multitude of features and is very bright. Olumins was designed to keep you safe and visible.

The Olumin™ is the smart 12-LED tail light built for safety and visibility during the day or night! Like a car, it detects when you are breaking to emit a bright light alerting others you're stopping.

Equipped with 6 smart sensors, Olumins™ automatically starts when you ride, and stops with your static for 60 seconds. Choose from 5 different brightness levels and modes.


Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC