Bike Shorts, Sept. 10, 2018

 This week in Bike Shorts:

1. The Rides (September 11 - 17)

2. Safety Tip from Monna - Don't be Distracted

3. Carp Destinations

4. Movie and Dinner Night - Thurs. 13 Sept

5. Diversions

6. Request from Canada Science and Technology Museum

7. 2018 Membership directory

8. RidewithGPS Club Account


1. The Rides (September 11-17)

Changes in the tour schedule may occur at short notice.  Please check the Club Calendar on the website ( ) prior to heading to a start location.  Should you have any questions or require more information, contact the KNBC Tour Director at:

Full details on all rides can be found on the KNBC Club Calendar on the KNBC website. The KNBC Calendar, containing the most up to date info on your rides, is located at

Tour leaders are reminded to contact the Tour Director ASAP, if any changes are required to their ride.

 Wednesday, 12 September

10:00 *L3 - Lanark - 68km
10:00*L4 - Lanark - 68km
17:45 L1-5 Wednesday Evening Mystery Ride and Social

Friday, 14 September10:00 

*L3 - Champlain Lookout - 51.5 km

Saturday, 15 September

09:30 L4 - Wakefield - 117km
10:00 *L3 - Iroquois/Morrisburg - 72.8 km

Sunday, 16 September

09:00 *L2 - Rockliffe Ramble - 55-ish km*
10:00 *L3 - Brockville - 100km
13:00 L1 - Carp -

2. Safety Tip from Monna - Don't be Distracted 

We all need to be more safety focused, especially when riding in groups.

It is imperative, when riding as part of a group - everyone focus on "seeing", what is around and in front of them. Potholes, road hazards, changing terrain etc MUST be pointed at (and called out), and the speed (and distance between riders), needs to be adjusted accordingly.  

If you must answer your phone, check the map, refer to your GPS, PLEASE shoulder check to confirm there is no one directly behind you, signal to stop, and pull off the road (when safe to do so). The two-second (or even two-minute) distraction is not worth the resulting trip to the hospital.

3. Carp Destinations

This just in from Lori Henley ....

Just wanted to let the Tour Leaders know that the Ridge Rock Brewery in Carp is planning to open next Saturday, Sept. 15 (according to the neighbourhood network).  It will probably end up being a destination similar to Alice’s since they will have a full menu.

 Another destination is the KIN winery in Carp.  We visited there yesterday and they have a marvelous little tasting room with an outdoor patio area overlooking the vineyards and the valley.  It’s so relaxing sitting there in the beautiful setting.  Tastings are 3/$5 but if you buy any wine they waive the fee.  I’m thinking of a starting point in Carp so that people can buy wine, cycle to their car and scoot back over to pick up their order. I would give them a heads up call to let them know a group of cyclists are dropping by and checking that it is OK to bring our snacks/lunch out to the sitting area.


4. Movie and Dinner Night: Thursday 13 Sep:
Thursday 13 Sep:  Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle, 6:45 at Landmark Cinemas 24 Kanata. Dinner at The 3 Brewers (they have a movie/dinner deal), at 5:30.Please RSVP to Monna at so that reservations can be made at The 3 Brewers.

5. Diversions

New Evidence That Grandmothers Were Crucial for Human Evolution:

Thursday, Sept. 13, Cycling Safely - The ABC's of Awareness (free)

Bushtukah’s Stittsville store, 5607 Hazeldean Rd.

Bushtukah is pleased to present this free clinic to help you stay safe on the roads this summer by ensuring that drivers and other riders on the road notice you. The ABCs of Awareness—Always on, Biomotion, and Contrast—are presented here in a good, better, best hierarchy. Using daytime running lights is a good way to be noticed, but a combination of daytime running lights, highlighting your body’s moving parts, and choosing gear that contrasts with the environment is the best option. The more of the ABCs you practice on every ride, the more you’ll stand out. Spaces are limited RSVP with the link below.

Sunday, Sept. 16, Bushtukah S.W.E.E.T. Activity Day at Camp Fortune (Women only event)

10:00am - 4:00pm

This is a women’s focused event. You will have the opportunity to participate in three different activities from the list below. Each activity will be led by an experienced instructor ready to show you the basics or give you some new tips. Tickets are $25.00 plus tax with a healthy lunch included. Any proceeds from the event (tickets sales less expenses) will be donated to a local charity. Tickets are now on sale at:

 'S.W.E.E.T Activity Day Ticket Purchase'

Activities: Yoga, Orienteering, Trail Running, Race Walking, Nordic Walking, Mountain Biking- Bike required, Fat Bike- Bike required, Hiking, Road Biking- Bike required, Outdoor Strength & Fitness class, Geocaching and Camping Basics.

Saturday, Sept. 22, Bicycle Film Festival. Presented by EnviroCentre

5-10 pm, Hooley’s Pub, 292 Elgin St.

Join EnviroCentre for the 18th Annual Bicycle Film Festival, a celebration of bicycles through film, art and music. There are 34 diverse films from 13 countries: Canada, Italy, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Columbia, Nepal, South Africa, Singapore, Japan, and America.

Program 1 - 5:00 pm - Cinematic Bike Shorts

Program 2 - 8:00 pm - Urban Bike Shorts

General admission tickets are $15, and $10 for students and seniors (includes both programs). Secure bike parking area is available. Intermission slideshow provided by XO VELO: bicycle fashion, culture, and art. Hooley's Pub offers beer, wine, cider and a delicious menu that includes vegan options

6. Request from Canada Science and Technology Museum

Cameron Roberts is a curatorial researcher at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, working on updating the museum’s account of the history of cycling and cycling communities in Canada, particularly over the last 30 years or so. This research will be used to inform future collecting and exhibit development. With that in mind, he is hoping that KNBC can help the museum learn more about the history of road cycling, in our club, and the region, He would therefore be grateful if we could put him in touch with someone in our club who is knowledgeable about this history, or who has access to relevant documents, such as newsletter archives. If you think you might be able to help because you have a great memory and knowledge of KNBC activities over the years, then please let me know.

7. 2018 Membership directory

The 2018 Membership directory is available in the members’ only section of the website. You will need the login and password you were sent when you joined to access this document.

8. RideWithGPS Club Account

The KNBC RideWithGPS Club Account is ready for Club members to use.  To gain access to the club account simply use the following link.

As a reminder, if you want to take advantage of the Club Account, you will first need to have a free basic personal account.  If you do not have one, clicking on the above link will take you through that process. An information video and basic tutorial showing how to use the features can be found by clicking on the following link.

The video is very clear and thorough.  If after watching the video you have questions on gaining access to the account, please contact KNBC Tour Director at:


Peter MacDowall, Tour Director, KNBC