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  • 19 Mar 2019 7:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday April 1, KNBC Tour Planning Meeting, 7-9 pm at the March Rd. Sobeys Community Room

    Who: This meeting is for all Tour Leaders, potential Tour Leaders and anyone else who may be tempted to lead an occasional ride this season.

    When: Monday 1 April, 7-9pm

    Where: March Rd. Sobeys, 840 March Rd, Kanata. The meeting will be in the Community Room (AKA Cooking Classroom)

    Special instructions: If you have not already done so, now is the time to start thinking about when you are available and willing to lead rides in the first half of the season (April-July).  It’s also time to start thinking about what rides you would like to lead, because specific rides will not be pre-assigned in the calendar by the Tour Director.  Please review the ride library and your personal calendar, so you can come prepared to help fill up the KNBC ride calendar with wonderful rides.

    If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send the KNBC Tour Director a list of dates you are available to lead rides, together with the following information:

    Date / Ride Name / Start Location / Start Time / Distance / Level (L1-L5) / Ride description and special instructions. 

    If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or ride submissions, please contact KNBC Tour Director at: tour-director@knbc.ca


  • 19 Mar 2019 6:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Next issue of Bike Shorts will be March 25.

    This week in Bike Shorts:

    1. Diversions

    Thursday, March 28 – Kanata Theatre 8 pm - A man for all seasons

    Join club members for a social outing to see a play directed by our own Susan Monaghan.

    Note there are still a couple of the discount $17 tickets available.

    What: See a play called “A Man For All Seasons” directed by Susan Monaghan.  

    Time and Date: Thursday March 28 Curtain time is 8:00 pm. Optional dinner at 6PM

    Where: Kanata Theatre is located off Terry Fox Drive at 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata, ON, K2V 1A7

    Price: Group discount price of only $17 (non-refundable- but you can exchange ticket for another play). There are 10 seats reserved at this price on a first come, first served basis. Afterwards the price is $23. There are few seats remaining and the limit is 18 so act fast. There is on optional pay your own dinner at a nearby restaurant before the play.

    Après Show: After the play, join Susan and the cast for an après show party backstage where you will meet the actors and enjoy light refreshments.

    Reservations:  Reserve now by emailing daveaudette3@gmail.com or phone 613-601-2833.

    The Plot: How can one speak truth to a tyrant and survive? The year is 1534 and nobles and commoners alike are turning their backs on ancient, even sacred beliefs and bowing to the wishes of King Henry VIII in his quest to break with the Catholic Church and marry Anne Boleyn. Many will sign the “Oath of Supremacy” in order to court the favour of a red headed bully. Sir Thomas Moore cannot in good conscience comply.

    More Information  http://www.kanatatheatre.ca

    Sunday, March 31, Sporty Women Encouraging and Empowering Together (SWEET) event Bushtukah Westboro store (Women’s only event)

    Tickets on sale now. Sells out every year.

    The SWEET night is all about inspiring women of all ages and abilities to get active. There will be inspiring guest speakers, a short fashion show, local experts to chat with, sweet treats, awesome door prizes and we send everyone home with a loot bag! This is a women’s event so all of the experts, speakers and staff are women. Event runs from 6:15 to 9:30.

    https://shop.bushtukah.com/articles/bushtukah-events-clinics-pg1973.htm

    Monday April 1, KNBC Tour Planning Meeting, 7-9 pm at the March Rd Sobeys Community Room

    Who: This meeting is for all Tour Leaders, potential Tour Leaders and anyone else who may be tempted to lead an occasional ride this season.

    When: Monday 1 April 7-9pm

    Where: March Rd Sobeys, 840 March Rd, Kanata. The meeting will be in the Community Room (AKA Cooking Classroom).. 

    Special instructions: If you have not already done so, now is the time to start thinking about when you are available and willing to lead rides in the first half of the season (April-July).  It’s also time to start thinking about what rides you would like to lead, because specific rides will not be pre-assigned in the calendar by the Tour Director.  Please review the ride library and your personal calendar, so you can come prepared to help fill up the KNBC ride calendar with wonderful rides.

    If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send the KNBC Tour Director a list of dates you are available to lead rides, together with the following information:

    Date / Ride Name / Start Location / Start Time / Distance / Level (L1-L5) / Ride description and special instructions. 

    If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or ride submissions, please contact KNBC Tour Director at: pmacdowall@icloud.com

    Tuesday, April 9, KNBC Open House 7-9 pm Richcraft Recreation Complex

    Spring and summer are just around the corner …..thinking about summer activities? Why not join a cycling club ….it can be a great motivator to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, meet new people and explore new venues to enjoy a coffee or lunch break. There are lots of rides to choose from so you can select your preferred speed and distance.

    Come and meet the club executive, learn about the club's operation as well as planned day and multi-day cycling tours. Returning members can renew their memberships and help us welcome new potential members. New members and friends are very welcome. RSVP to the open house:https://knbc.ca/event-3289261

    Video: Baring it all (safe cycling Australia) (x-rated somewhat)

    https://www.facebook.com/SafeCyclingAustralia/videos/336427336969368/

    Video: Pedal

    https://vimeo.com/237284378?ref=fb-share&1=

    Article: The unintended consequences of bicycle helmets

    https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/cardiobrief/65801?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com

    Article: Bike Handling Tips for Spring Conditions

    https://www.ilovebicycling.com/bike-handling-tips-for-spring-conditions/

    2. Multi-day tours in 2019

    Prince Edward County multi-day rides

    Two multi-day rides around Prince Edward County (aka the Isle of Quinte) are planned for this summer. Some but not all parts of the rides will be similar, but they will have different tour leaders and one will be L2 and other L3.

    Speed

    L2

    L3

    Tour leader

    Barrie Kirk

    Monna-Leigh McElveny

    Dates

    12-15 Aug, 2019

    24-27 Jun, 2019

    Basic Itinerary

    Mon Aug 12: drive down

    Tues Aug 13: full day rides

    Wed Aug 14: full day rides

    Thurs Aug 15: half-day ride, lunch, and then drive home

    Mon June 24 drive down and half-day ride.

    Tues Jun 25: full day rides

    Wed Jun 26: full day rides

    Thurs Jun 27: half-day ride, lunch, and then drive home

    Distance

    Approx 180 km total biking distance over 2½ days

    Yet to be finalized - however, the aim for short rides is 50-60km and 80-100km for the longer rides.

    Other details

    Stay in Picton (great B&Bs) *

    All rides are hub-and-spoke.

    This ride will be very similar to the ride that Barrie led in PEC in 2013, i.e. a relaxed pace. We will stop to see the sights and sample the beer / wine / cider / etc.

    Maximum 16 riders.

    Ride start/meeting place: War Memorial on Main Street (across the street from Tim Horton’s)

    Stay in Picton (great B&Bs) *

    All rides are hub-and-spoke.

    This ride will be very similar to the rides that Monna has led in both Kingston and the Picton area. We will stop for local highlights and sample the beer / wine / cider / etc.

    Maximum 16 riders

    Ride start/meeting place: War Memorial on Main Street (across the street from Tim Horton’s)

    Action items

    1. Register with Barrie Kirk if you are interested
    barrie.kirk@gmx.com

    2. Book your accommodation asap -- this is peak season.

    1. Register with Monna McElveny if you are interested
    monnaleigh@hotmail.com

    2. Book your accommodation asap -- this is peak season.

    * Suggestions for accommodation close to the ride start point at the War Memorial on Main Street:

    https://m.bbcanada.com/ontario/south_eastern_ontario/picton?owners_rooms=&calendar_start=&calendar_end=&sort=owners_featured+desc&se=0&cf=0&cm=0&pag=20

     http://prince-edward-county.com/cat/bb/

    One Main Street B&B;  Sleepy Hallowell B&B;  Cindy's B&B; Bee and Bee Guest House B&B; Kathleen's Radical Kreations B&B; Ministers House B&B;  Brown's Manor B&B; Little Brick House B&B; The English Rose B&B; Edgewater B&B; The Nest B&B; Bay's End B&B; The Loft at Nine Gables B&B

    Note: the geographic area known as Picton includes the rural area, so we suggest you ensure the B&B is in the town itself

    Remember March 31, 2012 ??


    _________________________

    Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC


  • 26 Feb 2019 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bike Shorts will now be published every 2 weeks over the winter.  Next issue will be March 11.

    1. Diversions

    Monday March 4 - Movie: The Bikes of Wrath, 7 pm Odeon Cineplex South Keys Cinema https://tickets.demand.film/event/6882

    March 31 Sporty Women Encouraging and Empowering Together (SWEET) event Bushtukah Westboro store (Women’s only event)

    Tickets go on sale on Feb. 27. Sells out every year.

    The SWEET night is all about inspiring women of all ages and abilities to get active. There will be inspiring guest speakers, a short fashion show, local experts to chat with, sweet treats, awesome door prizes and we send everyone home with a loot bag! This is a women’s event so all of the experts, speakers and staff are women.

    https://shop.bushtukah.com/articles/bushtukah-events-clinics-pg1973.htm

    Bushtukah 2019 SWEET Ambassadors Program Applications. Deadline March 1

    https://bushtukah.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/bushtukah-2018-s-w-e-e-t-ambassadors-program-applications/

    Tour Planning Meeting– Monday 1 April, 7-9 pm at the March Rd Sobeys Community Room

    The tour planning meeting for the first half of the season is scheduled for Monday 1 April, 7-9 pm, at the March Rd Sobeys Community Room. The store is located at 840 March Rd, Kanata. This meeting is for all tour leaers, potential tour leaders and anyone else who may be tempted to lead an occasional ride this season.  More details will follow in future Bike Shorts. For now, simply circle that date on your calendar and start thinking about routes you would like to do (and when you would like to lead them).

    Video: Watch This Mountain Biker Fly Through Narrow City Streets in Valparaíso, Chile (3:20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFuSjk7jv_M

    Video: Bicycle snow plow (1:00) https://youtu.be/IWOg2OWhj0s

    Video: Small robot riding a bike (:39) https://www.facebook.com/likecyclingtoday/videos/844985239176179/

    Publication: Cycling in Ontario Guide 2019

    The 7th annual edition is 40 pages and printed in both French and English. Visit OntarioByBike.ca/2019 to view online or download a copy. 

    Article: reTyre, le pneu de vélo “seconde peau” pour rouler dans la boue et dans la neige

    https://www.neozone.org/auto-moto/retyre-le-pneu-de-velo-seconde-peau-pour-rouler-dans-la-boue-et-dans-la-neige/

    There is also a video on this page which shows how it works.

    Article: Biking Ontario’s cottage country

    http://bikecottagecountry.ca/the-view-from-the-saddle-in-ontarios-cottage-country/

    Clothing: Cycling women in their sixties

    https://teespring.com/shop/EqualCyclingSixtiesW#pid=87&cid=2325&sid=front

    _____

    Multi-day tours in 2019

    If you are planning a multi-day tour in 2019, please let me know (president@knbc.ca) so we can start to put tentative dates of events in the calendar and in Bike Shorts.  I will not be organizing a trip to Niagara, but most of the work has already been done so someone (moderately brave) could take it on.

    The club has done trips to Ottawa Valley (Barry’s Bay, Pembroke), Kingston, Mt. Tremblant, Niagara, Hudson to Montreal, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Prince Edward County (Picton), Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Just look at a map.

    __________________________

    Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC

  • 11 Feb 2019 7:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bike Shorts will now be published every 2 weeks over the winter.  Next issue will be Feb. 25. You can expect to receive some emails in the next few weeks.  Some are Bike Shorts and some are membership renewal notices.  Please keep an eye out for these emails.  Please respond where requested.

    This week in Bike Shorts:

    1. KNBC business

    2. Diversions

    3. Cycling tours

    1. KNBC Business

    2019 KNBC budget finalized

    KNBC directors have approved the budget for 2019.  We continue to be in good shape financially, allowing the club to keep membership fees low again this year.  For those interested in the details, the approved budget will be posted on the members’ only section of the KNBC web site, under “Member Services”.

    2. Diversions

    Tuesday Feb. 12 – OK Cycle and Adventures Tours presentation on France

    Ottawa City Hall. Richmond room. Doors open at 6:30. Session starts at 7:00. There will be a special presentation from  Harry Wilson, editor of Canadian Geographic Travel and deputy editor of Canadian Geographic.  Rsvp with katherine@okcycletours.com

    Monday March 4 - Movie: The Bikes of Wrath, 7 pm Odeon Cineplex South Keys Cinema

    https://tickets.demand.film/event/6882

    Screening will go ahead as enough tickets were bought.

    Theatre March 28 – Kanata Theatre

    Join club members for a social outing to see a play directed by our own Susan Monaghan.

    Note there are still a couple of the discount $17 tickets available.

    What: See a play called “A Man For All Seasons” directed by Susan Monaghan.  

    Time and Date: Thursday March 28 Curtain time is 8:00 pm. Optional dinner at 6PM

    Where: Kanata Theatre is located off Terry Fox Drive at 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata, ON, K2V 1A7

    Price: Group discount price of only $17 (non-refundable- but you can exchange ticket for another play). There are 10 seats reserved at this price on a first come, first served basis. Afterwards the price is $23. There are few seats remaining and the limit is 18 so act fast. There is on optional pay your own dinner at a nearby restaurant before the play.

    Après Show: After the play, join Susan and the cast for an après show party backstage where you will meet the actors and enjoy light refreshments.

    Reservations: Make your reservation now by emailing daveaudette3@gmail.com or phone 613-601-2833.

    The Plot: How can one speak truth to a tyrant and survive? The year is 1534 and nobles and commoners alike are turning their backs on ancient, even sacred beliefs and bowing to the wishes of King Henry VIII in his quest to break with the Catholic Church and marry Anne Boleyn. Many will sign the “Oath of Supremacy” in order to court the favour of a red headed bully. Sir Thomas Moore cannot in good conscience comply.

    More Information  http://www.kanatatheatre.ca

    Article: The 12 emotional stages of winter cycling

    https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/healthnutrition/the-12-emotional-stages-of-winter-cycling/

    Article: Why Strength Training is Important for Cyclists

    https://www.ilovebicycling.com/why-strength-training-is-important-for-cyclists/

    Article: An Italian city will pay residents to ride bikes

    https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/01/bike-to-work-bari-italy-pay-cycling-commuters/581167/?utm_source=atlas

    Article: What happened when Oslo decided to make its downtown basically car-free?

    https://www.fastcompany.com/90294948/what-happened-when-oslo-decided-to-make-its-downtown-basically-car-free

    Article: The 15 types of cyclists we all hate

    https://www.icebike.org/cyclists-hate/

    Video: Wrapping your feet like a jacket potato for winter cycling

    https://www.facebook.com/globalcyclingnetwork/videos/2086991398058753/

    2. Cycling tours

    KNBC does NOT show any preferences for any touring companies. There are too many of them.

    Grand Tour Desjardins, Vélo Québec  - Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, August 3-9, 2019

    http://www.veloquebecvoyages.com/e/destination-bike-adventure-the-grand-tour

    Cycling Cabot Trial, Velo Cape Breton : July 26-29, 2019

    https://www.velocapebreton.ca/events/cabot-trail-in-4-days-2019?q=node%2F234

    France 2019 May 20 - June 6 - trip cancellation

    The organizers very much regret to advise you that we have decided not to proceed with this trip at this time. We have not been able to meet the minimum number to qualify for the Air Transat group rate, which means that we cannot guarantee space for our bikes on both legs of the flight, and at least one of the flights only has space for 15 bikes.

    If anyone wishes to proceed on their own, Tom has done all the route planning and Tim can give you the list of hotels which had been booked.  If you book using booking.com you can cancel up to a few days before.

    Tom and Steve are prepared to try to put on this trip in the August/Sept time period.  If you would be interested please send them a message at either Thomas.seniuk@sympatico.ca or stevecaron1@rogers.com

    _____

    For more ideas, go to KNBC website - member services – links. See LOCAL GRANFONDOS & OTHER CYCLE TOURS as well as COMMERCIAL BIKE TOUR COMPANIES.

    Multi-day tours in 2019

    If you are planning a multi-day tour in 2019, please let me know (president@knbc.ca) so we can start to put tentative dates of events in the calendar and in Bike Shorts.  I will not be organizing a trip to Niagara, but most of the work has already been done so someone (moderately brave) could take it on.

    The club has done trips to Ottawa Valley (Barry’s Bay, Pembroke), Kingston, Mt. Tremblant, Niagara, Hudson to Montreal, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Prince Edward County (Picton), Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Just look at a map ;)

    __________________________

    Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC


  • 28 Jan 2019 7:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bike Shorts will be published every 2 weeks over the winter.  Next issue will be Feb. 11.

    The KNBC Winter Social was well attended on Saturday. Big thanks go to Janet Clark, Dave Audette, Pete Blancher, France Brulé, Zita Gervais and Stéphane for organizing the event, greeting folks, and accepting membership information. Also thanks to the following people and organizations who donated prizes for the evening and/or contributed to the trivia game: Janet Clark, Dave Audette, JoJo Chapman, Linda Kennedy, Ron Simard,  Maureen Edwards and Michael McGoldrick, Bushtukah, G.M. Bertrand  Bicycles and the host restaurant ALE.  Look for some photos on the club’s FB page and on the web page.  https://www.facebook.com/knbc.ca/

    This week in Bike Shorts:

    1. KNBC website

    2. Diversions

    3. Cycling tours

    1. KNBC website

    We hope everybody has had a chance to check out the new website, change their passwords, and log in. If you haven’t, it’s a simple procedure.

    Go to https://knbc.ca and click the Log In button at the top of the page.

    Then click the Forgot password link beside the Log in button. You’ll be asked to enter your email address and an antispam code. Use the email address Bike Shorts was sent to.

    The system will now send you an email with an encrypted link to a change password page. (This is just to make sure it’s really you changing your password). Look for that email, and click the link. 

    Once you complete the password change, log in and see all the Member Only content.

    Now you’ll be able to renew your membership online, keep your member profile up to date, print your membership card and even install the mobile app on your phone.

    We wanted to include a Bike Safety document when you registered. It is attached for your information.  BIKE SAFETY.doc

    As always, contact the webmaster@knbc.ca if you have any problems.

    2. Diversions

    Friday Febuary 9, Winter bike to work day

    https://winterbiketoworkday.org/

    Monday March 4 - Movie: The Bikes of Wrath, 7 pm Odeon Cineplex South Keys Cinema

    https://tickets.demand.film/event/6882

    Need to sell 20 more tickets in next 25 days to ensure a screening.

    Theatre March 28 – Kanata Theatre

    Join club members for a social outing to see a play directed by our own Susan Monaghan.

    What: See a play called “A Man For All Seasons” directed by Susan Monaghan.  

    Time and Date: Thursday March 28 Curtain time is 8:00 pm. Optional dinner at 6PM

    Where: Kanata Theatre is located off Terry Fox Drive at 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata, ON, K2V 1A7

    Price: Group discount price of only $17 (non-refundable- but you can exchange ticket for another play). There are 10 seats reserved at this price on a first come, first served basis. Afterwards the price is $23. There are few seats reaming and the limit is 18 so act fast. There is on optional pay your own dinner at a nearby restaurant before the play.

    Après Show: After the play, join Susan and the cast for an après show party backstage where you will meet the actors and enjoy light refreshments.

    Reservations: Make your reservation now by emailing daveaudette3@gmail.com or phone 613-601-2833.

    The Plot: How can one speak truth to a tyrant and survive? The year is 1534 and nobles and commoners alike are turning their backs on ancient, even sacred beliefs and bowing to the wishes of King Henry VIII in his quest to break with the Catholic Church and marry Anne Boleyn. Many will sign the “Oath of Supremacy” in order to court the favour of a red headed bully. Sir Thomas Moore cannot in good conscience comply.

    More Information  http://www.kanatatheatre.ca

    Article: A compelling case for protected bike lanes

    https://www.planetizen.com/news/2019/01/102443-compelling-case-protected-bike-lanes

    Article: Bike elevator makes steep hills a little more manageable

    https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2014/04/bike-elevator-take-you-steep-hills/8774/?utm_source=nl__link5_012519&amp;silverid=NDEzODQ4MTMwMTg5S0

    Video:  The bike race went through someone's house!

    https://www.bicycling.com/news/a20048087/rock-cobbler-race-goes-through-house/

    https://www.facebook.com/bicyclingmag/videos/10156940692221670/

    Volunteer your house? Wouldn't that be interesting!

    Video: Amsterdam: Two, three days in the city (4:11)

    https://youtu.be/4dmN7YR-NR4

    Product: Nutrition

    https://www.infinitcanada.com/store/pc/home.asp

    2. Cycling tours

    KNBC does NOT show any preferences for any touring companies. There are too many of them.

    Grand Tour Desjardins, Vélo Québec  - Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, August 3-9, 2019

    http://www.veloquebecvoyages.com/e/destination-bike-adventure-the-grand-tour

    Cycling Cabot Trial, Velo Cape Breton : July 26-29, 2019

    https://www.velocapebreton.ca/events/cabot-trail-in-4-days-2019?q=node%2F234

    France 2019 May 20 - June 6

    KNBC members Tom Seniuk, Steve Caron and Tim Sparling have planned another cycling trip in the south of France travelling from Toulouse to Marseille.  About half the trip is along a route we did a few years ago while the other half is new.  The plan is to depart Montreal on 20 May, returning from Marseille on 6 Jun.  We will spend one extra day in Toulouse upon arrival, have our day off in Orange and spend one day in Marseille.

    The flyer describing the route is attached.  France cycling trip 2019 - flyer.pdf This trip would be suitable for L3-L5 riders, although L2 riders who like to ride 100 kms would also enjoy the trip. 

    The group will be capped at 14.  If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact Tim at sparling@sympatico.ca

    ____

    For more ideas, go to KNBC website - member services – links. See LOCAL GRANFONDOS & OTHER CYCLE TOURS as well as COMMERCIAL BIKE TOUR COMPANIES.

    Multi-day tours in 2019

    If you are planning a multi-day tour in 2019, please let me know (president@knbc.ca) so we can start to put tentative dates of events in the calendar and in Bike Shorts.  I will not be organizing a trip to Niagara, but most of the work has already been done so someone (moderately brave) could take it on.

    The club has done trips to Ottawa Valley (Barry’s Bay, Pembroke), Kingston, Mt. Tremblant, Niagara, Hudson to Montreal, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Prince Edward County (Picton), Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Just look at a map ;)

    __________________________

    Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC


  • 14 Jan 2019 4:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bike Shorts will now be published every 2 weeks over the winter.  Next issue will be Jan 28.

    You can expect to receive a number of emails in the next few weeks.  Some are Bike Shorts, some are membership renewal notices and finally some are about the winter social.  Please keep an eye out for these emails.  Please respond where requested.

    This week in Bike Shorts:

    1. Winter Social

    2. Diversions

    3. Cycling tours

    1. Winter social, Jan. 26, Amberwood Lounge & Eatery

    Saturday January 26, 2019  KNBC Winter Social  6 pm start

    Amberwood Lounge & Eatery or just ALE for short, 54 Springbrook Dr Stittsville

    By now, you will have received an invitation to register for our annual KNBC Winter Social. Thank you to those who have confirmed that they will be attending the KNBC Winter Social. If you have not had a chance to register yet, there still is time - ONLY 3 days left. Registration will close January 17, 2019 so do not delay!

    Please go to https://knbc.ca/event-3142909 to register for the event. 

    Bring a friend, a partner, a spouse(s?).  This is a great way to get to know club members. We hope to see you there and we encourage all members and their partners, including newer members, to come out and enjoy this event.

    If you have any comments, questions, have items you would like to share for door prizes, please contact Janet Clark contact@knbc.ca

    2. Diversions

    Article:  The Best Cycling Podcasts

    https://www.ilovebicycling.com/the-best-cycling-podcasts/

    Article: The Best Biking Road in Canada

    https://www.mountainroar.com/blogs/news/one-of-the-best-biking-trips-in-canada

    Article: Drive Sharper, Live Longer, Look Sexier and 42 Other Reasons to Ride A Bicycle In 2019

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2018/12/31/drive-sharper-live-longer-look-sexier-and-43-other-reasons-to-ride-a-bicycle-in-2019/#2bb5ed55663e

    Movie possibly coming to Demand Films: The Bikes of Wrath

    https://ca.demand.film/the-bikes-of-wrath/?utm_source=Demand.Film+Master+List&utm_campaign=1565239296-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_18_05_35_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1a8fd6b54e-1565239296-226025689&mc_cid=1565239296&mc_eid=0b11cbf168

    Book: Cycling Paradises: 100 Bike Tours of the World's Most Breathtaking Places to Pedal (2018)

    Discover the best places to bike in this carefully curated guide to seeing the world on a bike. Organized by terrain - urban, mountain, on-road, scenic - each tour was constructed by leading French cycling expert Claude Droussent.  Ottawa Public Library call # 910 DROUS

    Book: Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious (2018)

    "Kugel takes the modern travel industry to task, determined to reignite humanity’s age-old sense of adventure that has virtually been vanquished by the spontaneity-obliterating likes of Google Maps, TripAdvisor, and Starwood points. Woven throughout with vivid tales of his perfectly imperfect adventures, Rediscovering Travel explains―often hilariously―how to make the most of new digital technologies without being shackled to them. For the tight-belted tourist and the first-class flyer, the eager student and the comfort-seeking retiree, Kugel shows how we too can rediscover the joy of discovery." Ottawa Public Library call # 306.4819 KUGEL

    Video: RBC Whistler GranFondo (4 min.) - For inspiration

    https://youtu.be/68DdOmX2In0

    Video: Bike built like a car to handle different terrains

    https://www.facebook.com/MakingMadShow/videos/376522166244000/

    3. Cycling tours

    KNBC does NOT show any preferences for any touring companies. There are too many of them.

    Cycling Trips with Trek Travel: Feb. 12, 2019 7-8 pm

    Bushtukah, Richmond Rd. store

    https://tockify.com/bushtukah.events/detail/133/1550016000000

    Grand Tour Desjardins, Vélo Québec  - Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, August 3-9, 2019

    http://www.veloquebecvoyages.com/e/destination-bike-adventure-the-grand-tour

    Cycling Cabot Trial, Velo Cape Breton : July 26-29, 2019

    https://www.velocapebreton.ca/events/cabot-trail-in-4-days-2019?q=node%2F234

    For more ideas, go to KNBC website - member services – links. See LOCAL GRANFONDOS & OTHER CYCLE TOURS as well as COMMERCIAL BIKE TOUR COMPANIES.

    Multi-day tours in 2019

    If you are planning a multi-day tour in 2019, please let me know (president@knbc.ca) so we can start to put tentative dates of events in the calendar and in Bike Shorts.  I will not be organizing a trip to Niagara, but most of the work has already been done so someone (moderately brave) could take it on.

    The club has done trips to Ottawa Valley (Barry’s Bay, Pembroke), Kingston, Mt. Tremblant, Niagara, Hudson to Montreal, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Prince Edward County (Picton), Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Just look at a map ;)

    __________________________

    Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC


  • 31 Dec 2018 6:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bike Shorts will now be published every 2 weeks over the winter. Next issue will be Jan. 14.

    This week in Bike Shorts:

    1. Winter Social

    2. Diversions

    3. Cycling tours

    1. Winter social, Jan. 26, Amberwood Lounge & Eatery

    **Tomorrow you will be receiving an invitation to register for our annual KNBC Winter Social**

    Back due to popular demand, we will be holding our annual KNBC Winter Social once again at Amberwood Lounge & Eatery in Stittsville. Their chef has worked up another gourmet menu for us to enjoy. The cost, including tax & tip, is $46 and includes hors d’oeuvres (new!) during cocktail hour, starter salad, choice of 3 entries, dessert, tea and coffee. See https://knbc.ca/event-3142909 for full menu and event details. 

    Please keep watch for the email that will be sent individually to members, tomorrow on January 1, 2019 with a link to register and pre-pay on-line. Taking your feedback from those who attended last year to reduce payment times at event, our new website allows us to offer this feature whereby you pay on-line in advance!

    We hope to see you there and we encourage all members and their partners, including newer members, to come out and enjoy this event.

    If you have any comments, questions, have items you would like to share for door prizes, please contact Janet Clark social@knbc.ca

    2. Diversions

    Jan. 13, 2019 Fat Bike Demo day. Ottawa Mountain Bike Association ($$)

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-fatbike-demo-day-presented-by-ombaavmo-tickets-53538648539

    Article: The unexpected beauty of China’s bicycle graveyards – in pictures

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2018/may/01/unexpected-beauty-china-bicycle-graveyards-share-bikes-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_fb

    Article: Avoid holiday weight gain with cycling

    https://www.ilovebicycling.com/avoid-holiday-weight-gain-with-cycling/

    Article: America’s 10 best new bikeways of 2018 (includes 2 Canadian cities)

    https://peopleforbikes.org/blog/americas-10-best-new-bikeways-of-2018/

    Too late for xmas: Lumos Kickstart Helmet

    https://lumoshelmet.co/products/lumos-helmet

    Video: S’cool bus

    https://www.facebook.com/brutnature/videos/720150735029890/

    3. Cycling tours

    KNBC does NOT show any preferences for any touring companies. There are too many of them.

    Cycling and hiking in Portugal with OK Cycling:  Jan. 15, 7 pm Ottawa City Hall

    Held in conjunction with the Portugal Tourism Board, join OK Cycling to discover the Mediterranean lifestyle and countryside, and why you must go! This information evening is being held on Tuesday, January 15 in the Richmond Room of the Ottawa City Hall at 110 Laurier Avenue West in Ottawa. The presentation starts at 7 pm, doors open at 6:30.  Sessions are free but registration is required. Please email katherine@okcycletours.com to register.

    For more touring ideas, go to KNBC website - member services – links. See LOCAL GRANFONDOS & OTHER CYCLE TOURS as well as COMMERCIAL BIKE TOUR COMPANIES.

    Multi-day tours in 2019

    If you are planning a multi-day tour in 2019, please let me know (president@knbc.ca) so we can start to put tentative dates of events in the calendar and in Bike Shorts.  I will not be organizing a trip to Niagara, but most of the work has already been done so someone (moderately brave) could take it on.

    The club has done trips to Ottawa Valley (Barry’s Bay, Pembroke), Kingston, Mt. Tremblant, Niagara, Hudson to Montreal, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Prince Edward County (Picton), Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Just look at a map ;)

    __________________________

    Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC


  • 17 Dec 2018 8:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bike Shorts will now be published every 2 weeks over the winter.

    Next issue will be Dec. 31.

    The Holiday Meet & Greet on December 5 was well attended once again. Gifts were provided by Cyclelogik, Starbucks (Bells Corners), and by club members Virginia, Cynthia, Monna and Janet. Some photos available of the KNBC Facebook site.

    This week in Bike Shorts:

    1. New KNBC website

    2. Winter Social

    3. Diversions

    1. New KNBC website

    We hope everybody has had a chance to check out the new website, change their passwords, and log in. If you haven’t, it’s a simple procedure.

    Go to https://knbc.ca and click the Log In button at the top of the page.

    Then click the Forgot password link beside the Log in button. You’ll be asked to enter your email address and an anti spam code. Use the email address Bike Shorts was sent to.

    The system will now send you an email with an encrypted link to a change password page. (This is just to make sure it’s really you, changing your password). Look for that email, and click the link. Once you complete the password change, log in and see all the Member Only content.

    Now you’ll be able to register and pay online for our Winter Social (Invitation coming soon), renew your membership online in January, keep your member profile up to date, and even install the mobile app on your phone. As always, contact the webmaster@knbc.ca if you have any problems.

    2. Winter Social

    Saturday January 26, 2019 KNBC Winter Social 6 pm start 

    Amberwood Lounge & Eatery or just ALE for short, 54 Springbrook Dr Stittsville

    MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR! 

    Back due to popular demand, we will be holding our annual KNBC Winter Social once again at Amberwood Lounge & Eatery in Stittsville. Their chef has worked up another gourmet menu for us to enjoy. The cost, including tax & tip, is $46 and includes hors d’oeuvres (new!) during cocktail hour, starter salad, choice of 2 entries, dessert, tea and coffee. See below for full menu details. 

    Please keep watch for an email that will be sent individually to members on January 1, 2019 with a link to register and pre-pay on-line. Taking your feedback from those who attended last year to reduce payment times at event, our new website that is being developed is allowing us to be able to offer this feature to pay on-line in advance! You can also pay in advance by e-Transfer or cheque. Payment and registration will close on January 17, 2019.

    Here’s what some people said about last year’s event held at ALE:

     “Delightful gathering of friends” “Awesome evening and venue” “Great prizes, great people”

    So we hope that you will come again, and if you have not come to our winter social event before - start the New Year right and sign up to attend this great party with your biking community friends. 

    If you have any comments, questions, have items you would like to share for door prizes, please contact Janet Clark social@knbc.ca

    ALE Winter Social 2019 Menu

    Chef’s Choice hors d’oeuvres served during cocktail hour (NEW!)

    Salad - Beetroot, Red Apple, Watercress, Walnuts and Pecorino Cheese with Maple Cider Dressing

    Entrées

    • Classic Roast Turkey with Bacon, Cranberry Chutney, Maple Roasted Winter Vegetables,     Herb Stuffing and Mini roasted Potatoes

    OR

    • Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Sweet Balsamic Plum Sauce, Warm Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad and Butternut Squash Mash

    OR

    • Vegetarian option -  Pan Seared Gnochi with Mushrooms, Garlic, Brussel Sprouts and Almond Cream Sauce

    Dessert: Mint Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream                               

    Tea and coffee

    Menus can be modified to accommodate special dietary requirements, including gluten-free.

    3. Diversions

    Dec. 20, the Bike Ottawa Ride during the Holiday Light Season

    Check their FaceBook page for updates

    https://www.facebook.com/BikeOttawa/

    Jan. 13, 2019 Fat Bike Demo day. Ottawa Mountain Bike Association

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-fatbike-demo-day-presented-by-ombaavmo-tickets-53538648539

    Jan. 16, Women's Basic Bike Mechanics – 6 pm

    Bushtukah, 5607 Hazeldean Rd., Stittsville

    https://www.facebook.com/events/502338733583809/

    Calling all Snowshoers!

    We are once again hoping to have a great winter season. So if you are interested in getting out please get on the list and we will send out a message every week as to where and when to meet.

    Email Eileen or Mary at nailsbyeileen@rogers.com or maaftink@rogers.com

    Map: Winter cycling map from Bike Ottawa

    https://maps.bikeottawa.ca/winter/

    New Resource to Focus on Results, Accountability for Safe Mobility

    https://visionzeronetwork.org/resources/vision-zero-core-elements/

    Video:  Biking the Arnhem-Nijmegen Cycle superhighway (4:25)

    https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/06/cruising-a-superhighway-built-for-bikes/531246/

    Multi-day tours in 2019

    If you are planning a multi-day tour in 2019, please let me know (president@knbc.ca) so we can start to put tentative dates of events in the calendar and in Bike Shorts.  I will not be organizing a trip to Niagara, but most of the work has already been done so someone (moderately brave) could take it on.

    The club has done trips to Ottawa Valley (Barry’s Bay, Pembroke), Kingston, Mt. Tremblant, Niagara, Hudson to Montreal, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Check out the library of multi-day tours in the members’ area of our new website.  It is gradually being updated.  Lots of club experience planning trips, let me know if you need assistance president@knbc.ca

    It can be as easy as looking at a map of Quebec or Ontario ;)

    __________________________

    Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC


  • 28 Nov 2018 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bike Shorts will now be published every 2 weeks over the winter. Next issue will be Dec. 17.

    This week in Bike Shorts:

    1. KNBC Holiday Meet & Greet Wednesday Dec.  5, 2018, 6 pm start

    Royal Oak, 117 Centrepoint Drive

    Please RSVP Today to Janet Clark  social@knbc.ca

    Final reminder, it is still not too late. You are invited to come out and share some holiday cheer and get together with the KNBC cycle crowd. 

    2. Diversions

    Calling all Snowshoers!

    We are once again hoping to have a great winter season. So if you are interested in getting out please get on the list and we will send out a message every week as to where and when to meet.

    Email Eileen or Mary at nailsbyeileen@rogers.com or maaftink@rogers.com

    Article: Why we need to talk about car aggression

    https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/8/30/why-we-need-to-talk-about-car-aggression?utm_content=bufferab8df&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR1DPOQwuBwFUO4ni0aLzUehz4BKrQaDiJjYd7cGt7bL6COXE7lQQjpRrCI

    Article: Train your core for better cycling

    https://www.ilovebicycling.com/train-core-better-cycling/

    Article: Cyclists spend 40% more In London's shops than motorists

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2018/11/16/cyclists-spend-40-more-in-londons-shops-than-motorists/?utm_content=buffer6f864&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer#101e19b7641e

    TVO show called Life-Sized Cities

    Available on line at TVO.org. Episodes on Cape Town, Mexico City, Copenhagen, Milan so far. The host is a cycling advocate from Copenhagen and author of a book in the Ottawa Public Library called Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism .


    It is an interesting show about social change activities from the ground up. Plus a nice show for checking out cities you might have thought of visiting.

    https://tvo.org/programs/the-life-sized-city

    Multi-day tours in 2019

    If you are planning a multi-day tour in 2019, please let me know (president@knbc.ca) so we can start to put tentative dates of events in the calendar and in Bike Shorts.  I will not be organizing a trip to Niagara, but most of the work has already been done so someone (moderately brave) could take it on.

    The club has done trips to Ottawa Valley (Barry’s Bay, Pembroke), Kingston, Mt. Tremblant, Niagara, Hudson to Montreal, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Just look at a map ;)

    __________________________

    Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC


  • 19 Nov 2018 3:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bike Shorts will now be published every 2 weeks over the winter. 

    Next issue will be Dec. 3.

    This week in Bike Shorts:

    1. KNBC Holiday Meet & Greet
    2. Diversions

    1. KNBC Holiday Meet & Greet Wednesday Dec.  5, 2018, 6 pm start

    Royal Oak, 117 Centrepoint Drive

    Please RSVP by Dec. 2 to Janet Clark  social@knbc.ca

    You are invited to come out and share some holiday cheer and get together with the KNBC cycle crowd. We will be holding our annual KNBC Holiday Meet & Greet at the Royal Oak at 117 Centrepoint Drive starting at 6 pm.

    With most of us with our bikes tucked away for the season, why don’t you come and join your fellow KNBC’rs for a bit of holiday cheer.

    Hope to see you - if not before - at the KNBC Holiday Meet and Greet.

    Missing a pair of glasses? Walking into walls, lamp posts? Tripping over pets?

    On Nov. 6, AGM evening, a pair of glasses was left near the KNBC Clothing table.  Linda Kennedy has custody of the glasses. If you think that they are your glasses please contact Linda: clothing@knbc.ca

    2. Diversions

    Discounted group rate for Gatineau Park Winter passes for 2019 (Deadline Nov. 30)

    KNBC is now registered with Demsis.ca as a club eligible for a group discount for winter passes (Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow biking).

    Instructions: Access NCC website by following this link http://ccn-ncc.gc.ca/

    At the « Home » page, bring your curser on « Places to visit » and select « Gatineau Parc ». Click on one of the two offers « Buy Your Winter Pass »

    You need to create a new account even if you have bought their pass last year, it is a new system. Choose the pass according to the appropriate category and click on « Select product ».

    Under « Profile » you will find a roll down menu with all the names you registered. Select the Person for the pass you chose.

    Don’t forget to open the « terms and conditions » and agree. The tab « Terms and conditions » will be green, you can add this pass to your cart.

    To add more passes to your cart, you can use the roll down menu below « Profile » and select another member in the same pass category.

    If you want another category, click on « Home » and make another selection. After adding all the passes to your cart, click on « View cart ».

    Finally under Coupon Promo Code enter the following: KNBC18

    Proceed to checkout.

    ***DO NOT share this code. It is only for KNBC members.

    I have a pdf of the procedures in English and French. Email me if you need one.  president@knbc.ca

    Calling all Snowshoers!

    We are once again hoping to have a great winter season. So if you are interested in getting out please get on the list and we will send out a message every week as to where and when to meet.

    Email Eileen or Mary at nailsbyeileen@rogers.com or maaftink@rogers.com

    Video: Drone picks up bicycle

    https://rumble.com/v6pgwh-drone-picks-up-bicycle.html

    Ottawa Valley Rail Trail

    https://thewedge.live/2018/10/18/carleton-place-cuts-a-milestone-ribbon/

    Article: How and why I became a bike convert

    https://www.smileandconquer.com/biking-saves-money/?fbclid=IwAR1KxIJP918xJviRNlTw5XDWORl9wQ5cZZ_IF_zYlbsIk8LXx2dAQO09XRE

    Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, May 5, 2019

    Registration is now open.

    https://www.bike.nyc/events/td-five-boro-bike-tour/

    If interested, contact Susan Monaghan. She loved it! monagsue@sympatico.ca

    Library Book: Cycling Paradises

    Claude Droussent (2018) Cycling Paradises.

    On order at Ottawa Public Library

    From family-friendly urban sightseeing tours to epic rides off the beaten track, the destinations featured here range from easy bike tours of Paris to more challenging adventures in diverse locales like Utah's Zion National Park, the Ecuadorean Andes, or Mt. Snowdonia in Wales. Included also are some of the world's favorite cycling destinations: Normandy's lush countryside, the historic Hudson River Trail, an exotic Phnom Penh-to-Laos trail along the Mekong River. Explore the hills of Tuscany with stops for regional cuisine and great art and architecture, or soak up the local color on the Bolivia-to-Peru loop along the shores of Lake Titicaca. Each tour comes fully illustrated including details about length, estimated duration, elevation, difficulty, and points of interest.

    Multi-day tours in 2019

    If you are planning a multi-day tour in 2019, please let me know (president@knbc.ca) so we can start to put tentative dates of events in the calendar and in Bike Shorts.  I will not be organizing a trip to Niagara, but most of the work has already been done so someone (moderately brave) could take it on.

    The club has done trips to Ottawa Valley (Barry’s Bay, Pembroke), Kingston, Mt. Tremblant, Hudson to Montreal, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Just look at a map ;)

    __________________________

    Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC

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