The Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour, from Ottawa and Perth to Kingston on Saturday and back on Sunday, attracts over 2000 riders each year and is wholly organized and supported by Ottawa Bicycle Club volunteers.
The majority of riders come from Ontario and Quebec but there are also entrants from many other provinces, the United States and occasionally, even from abroad.
This year is the 41st year the ride has taken place and the 38th that amateur radio has provided communications support for the ride.
IRONDames Grace Armstrong, Marla Ashmore, Andrea Buzza, Valerie Lush, Cindy Mattie, Pat Shaw and Brenda West are excited about the challenge of riding 196K to 354K over two consecutive days this early in the cycling season!
Here’s hoping for clear skies and moderate temperatures this weekend, as last year it poured rain!