"Sometimes ambitious, always social!"
Welcome to all returning members and those joining for the first time!
KNBC is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization for recreational bicycle touring. The club emphasizes the social, recreational, adventurous, and fitness aspects of cycling. We usually, but not always, run day tours from starting points in the western part of Ottawa and tour areas west of the city. We also offer weekly evening Wednesday night shorter rides starting from Centrepointe. Several times a year we organize weekend tours based in areas that are an easy drive from the city (e.g. Kingston). We offer rides in five different speed and distance categories from relaxed to high octane based on distance, speed, frequency of stops and difficulty of terrain. If you find yourself unsure of which one to try first, we would recommend trying a slower one for the first ride.
KNBC also hosts a number of club social events including a summer picnic, a holiday social at the end of the summer cycling season and a Winter Social. Other events are also often organized such as winter moonlight cross country skiing or snow shoe treks in Gatineau Park.
If you are new to the club, we encourage you to participate in our orientation course which will introduce participants to safe group riding practices and etiquette, basic/fundamental riding skills, and signals learning session which takes place on the bike in a controlled setting such as a parking lot or section of pathway. Club membership also includes the opportunity to take the CAN-BIKE 4 course at a minimal cost. This course is taught by a certified CAN-BIKE 4 instructor and will help all riders hone their skills and increase their confidence on their bike.
Information about scheduled rides, Can-Bike courses, orientation to group riding and related cycling news items appears in Bike Shorts, which is published on Mondays.
Regular new membership fees are $35; fees for renewing members are $30. Our fees include liability insurance arranged through a private insurer (GameDay Insurance).
The fastest way to join the Kanata-Nepean Bicycle Club (KNBC) is to join on-line. This has the advantage of saving us time re-entering information and moving funds around. The advantage for members is that you can pay for the membership online with your credit card. As well, you would get faster access to your membership card, your online profile and a variety of member services.
If you would like to pay by e-transfer, please contact us for instructions.
One last payment option is to:
1. Download from the website the application form and waiver. Complete, print, sign and date both forms
2. Include a cheque payable to "Kanata-Nepean Bicycle Club" for $30 if you are a renewing member or $35 if you are a new member.3. Mail this application, the waiver, and your cheque to:
KNBC Membership Director
631 Tennant Way, Manotick, ON, K4M 1C7
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC