Bike Shorts, Nov. 13, 2017

The November 7 KNBC Annual General Meeting went well. About 55 KNBCers showed up for pizza, beer and updates on club activities. All of the executive positions were filled by keen volunteers.

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

Royal Oak, 117 Centrepoint Drive

Please RSVP by Dec. 3 to: so we can have a good sense of overall numbers.

2. The Rides 15-19 November 2017

Note: Changes in the Tour Schedule may occur on short notice. When time permits, a Bike Shorts Extra will be issued. For the most up to date schedule, please consult the KNBC Calendar at and click on Tours and Events then Upcoming Events.

** Due to fickle fall weather, it is requested that, for the remainder of the cycling season, all rides be treated as remote starts and that you notify the tour leader that you plan on joining the ride.**

There are currently no rides scheduled

3. Proposed Kingston Bike Tour - June 2018

Monna is planning a  repeat of her 2014 trip to Kingston. It will be a hub and spoke, using Queens University for accommodation. Proposed dates are  04, 05, 06 and 07 June, (Mon - Thurs), with three nights accommodation and four days of cycling; two long and two short. Cost per person per night will be approx $60.

PLEASE NOTE - one 'long' route will be a loop on both sides (Canada and the US), of the St Lawrence River, taking a ferry to Wolfe Island to Cape Vincent, and back over the Thousand Islands Bridge, through Gananoque along the 1000 Islands Pkwy. We will be walking our bikes across the Thousand Islands Bridge (on a pedestrian walk way) and YOU CAN NOT BE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS TO DO THIS.

This will be an L-3 tour with a max of 20.

Please advise Monna-Leigh McElveny asap, if you are interested in participating in this tour:

4. Cycling in Florida

Michael McGoldrick would be happy to answer any questions and provide additional information to KNBC members who might be interested in going to Florida for a cycling trip.   Email:

5. Diversions

A) Friday Dec. 22 Anne of Green Gables the Musical 7:00 PM at Kanata Theatre

• $15.00 per ticket payable to Susan Monaghan. Contact Susan at 613-271-1777 to ask if any tickets are available, and instructions on how to order.

B) New book on order at the Ottawa Public Library

The Art of the Cycling Jersey by Chris Sidwells (2017)

With a foreword by the Editor in Chief of Bicycling magazine, The Art of the Cycling Jersey celebrates the cycling jersey in all its forms. Cycling enthusiast and author Chris Sidwells explores the most important designs in cycling history, as well as the teams, riders, and races where each piece was worn. Organized chronologically, this is the story of the cycling jersey from the first simple garments that early cyclists wore in the 1900s, to the technology-laden jerseys top riders and Tour de France winners wear today.

Cycling jerseys represent many different things. For a cyclist they must be functional. For team sponsors they must stand out and increase brand awareness. For cycling fans they help pick out their favorite riders and identify a race or competition leader. Jerseys show who is a world or a national champion, and in some races, jerseys represent a competitor's nationality.

But cycling jerseys have evolved into something bigger. They can evoke good times or bad times, success or failure. Above all, jerseys mark the great occasions of cycling and speak of its history, personalities, and style. With more than 200 color photographs and insightful commentary, The Art of the Cycling Jersey is a great gift and must-have book for any style-conscious, road-racing enthusiast.

C) Dave Walker cartoons about cycling