Toronto lawyer and bicycling advocate, David Shellnut has recently published an article advising cyclists on what to do in the event they are involved in an accident. Very interesting read.
The OSCC executive have reviewed the Risk Management Plan as it pertains to Tri-Bikes. Although the Risk Management Plan states NO Tri-Bikes on group rides, we have agreed to allow them if you do not have an alternate road bike. The stipulation is you must not ride on the aerobars in the pack and must have easy access to your brakes at all times. It is not the intent of the OSCC to dis-allow participation on our group rides, however given the diversity of the group, e.g. skills and ability, safety is of utmost importance.
The Canadian Mental Health Association of Grey Bruce is encouraging the community to jump on their bikes to raise awareness for mental health in the 5th annual Ride Don’t Hide event on Sunday June 24, 2018.
Ride Don’t Hide started in 2010, Michael Schratter, a Vancouver school teacher and columnist, cycled around the globe to raise awareness and funds for mental illness. This has been a very successful endeavor. CMHA hopes to make this into a nationwide annual event, where riders will cycle for change from the negative stigma which shadows mental illness.
This year’s Ride Don’t Hide will be held on Sunday June 24, 2018 starting at Kelso Beach Park in Owen Sound with routes for every skill level. Participate in the 100k, 80k, 50k, 25k routes along one of the most beautiful scenic routes in Ontario along Grey Road 1. An all accessible in-park route is also available for families, individuals and those that wish not to ride on the road. A BBQ lunch, entertainment & all kinds of fun activities will also be offered on this day.
Sign up your team today! Top team to raise the most funds wins bragging rights & the Top Team Trophy. The sooner you sign up the better your chances of winning. Plus for every $100 donated each participant also wins a ballot for a chance to win a Norco bicycle from Martin’s Bicycle Shop. For Kids 12 & under, every $20 donation gets a ballot to win a kid’s bike from Bikeface!!!
Join the movement today at: www.ridedonthide.com
Bikes Mean Business!
Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options is working with Ryerson University, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management students, on a research project that will provide greater insight into the participation, impacts and benefits of cycle tourism in Ontario.
If you have a few minutes, please take the time to complete their short online survey.
Survey Link —> http://bit.ly/OntarioBikeSurvey
The survey is open until March 9. We thank you in advance!
We are very pleased to learn that former club member Robert Starrs is now in college but still very competitive in cycling and is racing at the elite level. Robert has a GoFundMe page for offsetting some of his many extra costs associated with cycling at this level. If you are interested in supporting Robert in his cycling, the following is a link to Robert’s GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/thecyclingpursuit Go Robert Go!!
We have a confirmed date for our Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck. We are going to have a road ride and a mountain bike ride before.