We had a moderately-active bicycling program this year, with thirteen outings planned and one of those cancelled due to a forecast of substantial rain. We went to a range of locations, moving farther afield as the summer progressed. We bicycled along rivers, through the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau and the village of Old Chelsea, out to some of the beaches, and spent time bicycling around Blue Sea Lake on the paved Véloroute des Draveurs up near Maniwaki, north of Gatineau. On our second outing (to Petrie Island), we had to make several detours to go around parts of the Ottawa River that had made it inland a little ways.
One cyclist suffered minor injuries during one of the outings this season.
I look forward to more bicycling with the Club next year. Our trips this year were on the order of 35 - 45 km, some slightly shorter, some slightly longer.
I want to thank Marion Perry, Jenn Jackson, and Jim Burgess for joining me in leading one or more of our twelve bicycle outings throughout the season.