Bike Shorts March 25, 2019

26 Mar 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

This week in Bike Shorts:

1. Diversion

2. Multi-day tours

1. Diversions

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

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

This event is now sold out.  The club has one extra ticket for sale if any female club members are interested. Contact Virginia.

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

Wednesday April 3 - Movie: The Bikes of Wrath, 7 pm Odeon Cineplex South Keys Cinema

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

Winner of the "People's Choice Award" at the Banff Mountain Film Competition 2018 THE BIKES OF WRATH Five Australians attempt to cycle 2600 kms from Oklahoma to California in honour of the westward migration undertaken by John Steinbeck’s classic 'The Grapes of Wrath's' Joad family. The first showing in Ottawa was sold out, so now there is another showing. Screening will go ahead if enough tickets are bought.

Article: 4 key advocacy actions bike clubs can take in 2019

https://medium.com/share-the-road-cycling-coalition/4-key-advocacy-actions-bike-clubs-can-take-in-2019-42515066050c

Article: Guilty until proven helmeted

https://www.outsideonline.com/2391240/guilty-until-proven-helmeted

Article: Watch bike advocates vent about the silliest anti-bike lane arguments

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/03/bikelash-national-bike-summit-bicycle-lanes-streetfilms/585082/

Innovation: A bike that floats

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-boat-sportsmen-show-1.5059166

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

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Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC