The Road Ahead : Upcoming Rides
7th Annual KVCentury: A One-Day Bicycle Tour
- Sunday, 15 September 2013
The KVCentury is a one-day bicycle tour with the choice of three distances (100 miles, 100 kilometers, or 40 kilometers) designed as a fun challenge for cyclists. This event, organized by the Kingston Velo Club, is a personal challenge in a non-competitive (not a race) and supported event. Please join us for this tour and invite friends and family!
All routes start and end in Portsmouth Village, Kingston. Heading east on King Street from the start, riders will pass by the Kingston Pen, continuing through downtown Kingston, and across the LaSalle Causeway Bridge. Then, turning north on Hwy 15, riders cross over Hwy 401 before turning west to go by the southernmost lock of the Rideau Canal, Kingston Mills. Progressing west over to Perth Road and then north, the routes turn west again at Shannon’s Corner in Glenburnie. A short distance on Unity Road, the 40-km route turns south on Cole Hill Road heading south back into Kingston. The 100-mile and 100-km routes remain the same until they reach the village of Odessa. The 100-mile route keeps heading west through the town of Napanee to Hwy 49 where it turns south and crosses over into Prince Edward County, down to Picton, and then back to Kinston via the Loyalist Parkway. The 100-km route, after Odessa, meanders over and down to the village of Bath before turning east and back to Kingston on the Loyalist Parkway.
This is an open-start event, meaning that riders can start when they like – as long as it’s between 7:30 a.m. & 9 a.m. Pre-ride check-in and same-day registration begins at 7 a.m. Riders are to check back in on their returns and are encouraged to stay around to welcome other riders who finish after they do, and perhaps a drink a pint! All participants should to be back no later than 5 p.m., when on-route support ends.
There will be check-points / rest-stops on each route approximately every 20 to 30 kms. These stops will have water, snacks, and friendly faces to great riders and help with other needs. In addition to the periodic rest-stops, a SAG (support and gear) vehicle will be patrolling the routes to help cyclists who may have problems along the way, including a lift back to the start if needed.
The Registration & Fees:
Registration for this event is by completing the Registration Form and payment of event fee. Before September 7th, the fee is $20 for KVC Members & $25 for non-KVC Members. After September 7th the participation fee is $25 for KVC Members & $30 for non-KVC Members. Registration forms may be are available at area cycle shops, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Net proceeds will go to Cycle Kingston (www.cyclekingston.ca), a registered charity organization that promotes cycling and cycling safety.
The Additional Information:
This is a rain or shine event. The routes are NOT closed to other traffic and riders need to be aware of and follow common rules of the road and traffic laws. As per Club policy, riders under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult responsible for the minor. All riders under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian sign a registration/release form. All riders must wear a helmet.
Please contact Hal Cain, KVC Tour Director at email@example.com or 613-548-3514.
KVC CENTURY - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
The annual KVC Century is coming up - 15 September (Sunday). After last year's first "open" century, this is going to be an even bigger one!
This year's entry fee is $20 for members, $25 for non-members, before 7 September. After that date, it will be $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
The ride will have an open start from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Note that support ends at 5:00 p.m., by which time we expect everyone to have arrived back at the Portsmouth Tavern. In addition to the 100 mile ride, we will have 100 km and 40 km rides.
So ... We'll need a group of dedicated KVC members to staff checkpoints, be prepared with water and other items, and generally keep things running smoothly. This is a big KVC event - let's do it well!
Interested? Let Hal Cain know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS ON NEW JERSEYS
In case you haven't heard, the brand-new KVC jerseys are here! If you ordered one, e-mail email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange pickup. If you want one, send an e-mail and we'll see if there's one in your size. We ordered thirty-six, and have pre-sold about half, so it's a good chance that there's one in your size. The price is right, too - $65 for members ($100 for non-members).
For businesses offering discounts to club members, click on sponsors above
KCAT City Cycling Map Available
The Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT) and Public Health have published a Kingston urban cycling route map.
Direct link to a PDF of the map is here.
2013 Membership Application Information
- The 2013 KVC membership year runs from April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014.
- The annual fee for a regular membership is $25.
- Family memberships are $35. (A "family" is up to two adults – 18 years and older – and/or any number of persons under 18 years old all residing at the same address.)
Download, print and complete the application form and liability waiver found in the PDF document below. Mail with your payment (payable to the "Kingston Velo Club") to our Post Office address.
- PDF Format : KVC Membership Application & Waiver
- Word .doc Format : KVC Membership Application & Waiver
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