Community Rides in communities across Renfrew County this spring

To promote cycling, the Silver Chain Challenge and cycling safety, and to introduce itself, this year OVCATA is launching a series of Saturday or Sunday morning community rides. In each community, there will actually be two rides, one starting around 8:30 for experienced riders, and a family ride starting at 10. The rides will start and end at the same place. The plan is to end at 11, enjoy some refreshments and talk cycling. A real bonus is that Ontario's Ministry of Transportation is sponsoring the rides, paying for publicity, free bumper stickers that promote the 1-metre rule, and other safety literature. Please spread the word and come out. Here's a list of places and dates planned so far, with tentative start and end points:

May 7 - Eganville - Legion Field

May 28 - Renfrew - Ma Te Way Park

June 18 - Barrys Bay - Zurakowski Park

June 25 - Petawawa - Petawawa Civic Centre

July 1 - Downtown Pembroke Summer Medley Festival   (See Events list, below)

July 8 - Tour de Whitewater - (See Events list, below)

We are still working on including Arnprior and Deep River in the list. Check out ovcata.ca for latest details.

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May 2020

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December 2019

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August 2019

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June 2019

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April 2019

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June 2018

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March 2018

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December 2017

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October 2017

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June 2017

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April 2017

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