The buck starts here

OVCATA volunteer members OVCATA is a volunteer-run organization, with annual expenses of up to $4,000. We use the money for event organizing, managing a website, advertising, organizational registrations, and office services and supplies. In 2023, for instance, we organized the successful Cashing In On Cycle-Tourism conference that resulted in the formation of a working group to Trail Town development on the Algonquin Trail. Roads across Renfrew County have been upgraded for safety as a result of our work.

We hope you feel as we do that we're getting a lot back for having OVCATA as an organized voice for active transportation. Please participate and donate to help build a strong voice in the Valley for active transportation and cycling.


OVCATA is a voice for cyclists and all active transportation enthusiasts in the Ottawa Valley, advocating for safety and good conditions, bringing people together, and encouraging participation.

2023-24 Directors of OVCATA

Title Name
Co-Chair Ron Moss (Laurentian Valley)
Co-Chair Bob Peltzer (Bonnechere Valley)
Secretary Andris Kalnins (McNab-Braeside)
Treasurer Debbie Fiebig (Renfrew)
Members Debbie Macdonald
Ish Theilheimer (Golden Lake)
Michael Shulist (Round Lake)
Dan Mancuso (Braeside)
Deanne Farrar (Combermere)

Robert Howe of Barrys Bay provides legal advice and support.