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    Opinicon Road in the spring.

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    Bridge over the Rideau; Burnt Hills Rd.

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    Waiting out the rain in North Hatley QC.: 2011 week-long tour.

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    Showing the colours at the annual Bath Canada Day Parade.

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    Have your cake and eat it too! Happy 40th KVC party.

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    Swing break just south of Beaver Lake.

The Road Ahead  : Upcoming Rides

Latest News

Note: for details of above events, click on that event.

KVC Century Ride - Sept. 13th

Download the attached poster, kvcentury2015poster or click on this link for more information about this event. http://kvctours.wix.com/limestone-century.

DO THE ISLAND!

In September the KVC will be riding to Prince Edward County, staying at Isaiah Tubbs Resort, and sampling the wares at various wineries and/or restaurants in the County. Dates are 5 to 7 September, staying overnight on the 5th and 6th. (For those of you who like stats, it's 67 km to the Resort.) Interested?
The tour will start at Collins Bay on the Saturday, and riders should be at the Resort early in the afternoon, leaving time to relax on the beach. Winery tours will take up some time on Saturday, or, alternately, check out the shopping, the art, or the beach. Monday will see departure from the Resort and a tailwind-assisted ride back to the start. The terrain is pretty flat and you can set your own pace.
Ride leader, Tracy McDonough, says, "This is a self-supported ride, meaning you will need to carry all of your overnight gear with you (if you happen to know someone who is willing to be a "sag" or to drive up with some people's gear - please get in touch!). You can find out more about the resort at www.isaiahtubbs.com.
"For winery tours: optional for those staying at Tubbs, but highly recommended! Alternately, you can bike up for the day Sunday, September 6th, to join in on the tours. More info coming on this at a later date.
"Questions? Email Tracy at tracy.mcdonough2@gmail.com."

Connecting with the Somersault Event Series

The Kingston Velo Club and the Somersault Event Series share among other things a passion for active recreation that is accessible to all. Therefore, KVC and Somersault have taken the step this year to cross-promote, and to support one another with the hope of introducing our events to a wider audience, many of whom may find interest in our respective offerings. See their site for details and dates of events: http://somersault.ca/index.html.

2015 Cycling Season

Download the attached to see the following articles and pictures in pdf: kvc-notes-from-board-feb2015

HELP PLAN THE 2015 SEASON   By Rosemary Lysaght, KVC Secretary

EVERYONE RIDES: KVC OFFERS A VARIETY OF CYCLING OPPORTUNITIES By Hal Cain, Tour Director

BE A RIDE LEADER IN 2015!  By Tracy McDonough, KVC Board Member

CYCLING THROUGH HISTORY By Margaret Wild, President KVC

KVC AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Kingston Velo Club was held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Club (RCHA), 2nd floor, 193 Ontario Street. 21 members enjoyed a potluck dinner with refeshments from the bar upstairs. A new board was constituted with 5 new and 5 continuing members. For details see kvc-agm-minutes-2014 (Draft only, to be approved at 2015's AGM).

Velo Notes

Issues of 2015 velo notes are sent out every week or two to members. If you are a member and are not receiving the newsletter, contact paul.rappell@sympatico.ca.

Here are some sample velo notes about club activities from 2014:   velo notes_jun19th,   velo-notes_jun5th.  

JERSEYS

If you're interested in a club jersey, send an e-mail Robert (rtolley@theiet.org) to see if  one in your size is still available.  Only $65 for members ($80 for non-members).


DISCOUNTS

Local cycle stores offer discounts from 10% to 15% to KVC members, click on sponsors on this page.

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.

 

2015 Membership Application Information

  • The 2015 KVC membership year runs from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016.
  • 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. FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT, SEE THE MEMBERSHIP PAGE.

THE FORM:

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