Please read the KNBC Tour Etiquette before showing up for your first tour. Our rides have a wide range of distances and speeds. We suggest you choose rides that match your endurance and biking speed.
The official up-to-date schedule of KNBC's rides and tours is found in the club's calendar. It will provide you with any recent additions, cancellations, or other changes to the ride schedule. To avoid any surprises, always check it before heading out on a club ride or tour. For guidance on how to register, please read our FAQ.
For the convenience of members, the weekly ride schedule is also presented in the Monday Bike Shorts. However, schedules change frequently, so always check with the online calendar.
Tours leave on time, so please arrive at least ten minutes prior to the indicated departure time.
Tours that show KTC as a starting point refer to the Kanata Town Centre, 150 Katimavik Rd, in the parking lot near Kanata Opticians. Centrepointe starts are from the vicinity of 101 Centrepointe Dr, which is the parking lot behind the Royal Oak (just south of the City of Ottawa building on Centrepointe Dr).
Distances quoted are either known, or in the case of estimates, they are believed to be within plus or minus 10%.
You can tell from the ride Location field whether the ride is remote or not. i.e. Not starting from Kanata Town Centre or Centrepointe. When you register for a ride, the Tour Leader will get an email notification and know that you are coming. If the ride is cancelled, the start moved, or the start time adjusted, they will be able to contact you. Club members needing a drive may contact the tour leader to help you arrange a ride or check the attendance list and contact somebody on it for a lift. Clicking on a name will take you to the member directory entry for that member.
|Category||Distance (increasing over season)||Speed (flat surface, no wind)||Stops||Terrain|
| L1||40-65 km||18-20 km/h||frequent||mainly flat|
|L2||55-80+ km||21-23 km/h||occasional||flat, rolling, hilly|
|L3||70-100+ km||24-26 km/h||occasional||flat, rolling, hilly|
|L4||70-100+ km||27-29 km/h||limited||flat, rolling, hilly|
|L5||100+ km||30+ km/h||limited||flat, rolling, hilly|