OSCC is offering first aid training to ride leaders or sub ride leaders. If interested please contact Joanne Barber for further details. A link re training is provided below: https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/first-aid-tips-and-resources/first-aid-app
We can log virtual rides!
I entered my name on two rows in the spread sheet: one for virtual and one for in real life.
Remember, if you have a Strava account you can link to it from your name.
Registration for the Bruce Peninsula Gravel Gran Fondo is now open.
October 2nd, 2022.
Now that Ontario is in Step 1 group rides can start.
The Risk Management document has been updated.
We must pre-register for a ride to ensure that the public gathering limit (currently 10) is not exceeded at the meeting place.
We must ride 3 meters apart.
Ontario has approved Phase 2 startup and the OCA has approved recreational rides of up to 10 cyclists.
Prior to the ride you need to join the club by going to “REGISTER NOW” on the OSCC webpage and by electronically signing the OCA Covid Waiver. The waiver can be found on the OSCC Web – Forms Page OSCC 2020 Adult and Youth waivers.
Also, physical distancing is required, a gap of 2 meters either in direction of travel for single pace line or a 2 meter gap on the diagonal for a double pace line.
Unfortunately the OCA at this point is not allowing Time Trials to occur.
I discovered the following on my ride today.
10 Side Road east of Highway 10 is now gravel.
30 Side Road from about Participation Lodge to Concession 10 is also gravel.
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.
Here is what remains at Runner’s Den if anyone wants to buy a Christmas present.