Cycling Organizations
For a starting point to regional club pointers…

Ontario Cycling Association The provincial governing body for the sport of cycling in Ontario.
The Vehicular Cyclist Website supporting the idea that cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles.
Citizens For Safe Cycling Cycling advocacy in the Ottawa area.
A Cross-section of Eastern Ontario Cycling Clubs
CKAP, Canadian Kilometer Achiever Program World-wide, $30 and you are a life member; enter and keep track of your annual distances pedaled.
Randonneurs Ontario Long distance cycling events run to a strict time schedule.
Ottawa Bike Club One of the largest cycling clubs in Canada encouraging cycle racing, cycle touring and recreational cycling.
IMBA Canada International Mountain Bike Association in Canada. Mountain bike trails in Ontario are listed.
West of Quebec Wheelers A club for cyclists who like to race, ride, and occasionally socialize.
Tekne Cycle Club A club for cyclists who like to race and ride together.
Gearheads A cycle shop in Petawawa which sponsors a cycle racing group.
Kanata Nepean Bicycle Club Club stressing the social, health, and recreational aspects of cycling.
Racing Events, Results, Equipment, Training, People
Eastern Ontario cyclocross series Ten weekly races held at eastern Ontario locations during the fall and a popular race held in the early spring.
Pedal Magazine
Women’s Cycling A collection of helpful articles on training, diet, and equipment.
Velo News Reporting of world-wide cycling events, the latest in technology.
Canadian Cyclist Up to date reporting of cycle race results with an emphasis on Canadian events and people.
Power Calculator Put in data from your ride and your power output is calculated.
Cycle Touring
CrazyGuyOnABike Perhaps the resource for touring just about anywhere in the World. Thousands of journals and millions of photos of tours which can be searched by location.
GoBiking Rides and resources in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.
Ontario By Bike Listings of tours, map resources, etc. for Ontario.
Atlantic Canada Cycling Information and tours in the Atlantic provinces.
Velo Quebec Offers supported tours in Quebec and elsewhere. Part of the website is devoted to La Route Verte in Quebec.
Cycle Canada Organized tours throughout Canada.
Tour du Canada Annual sagged tour from Victoria to Signal Hill in St. John’s running since 1988.
CANBICUBA Canadians biking Cuba, sagged cycling tours in Cuba since 2001.
CTC Cyclists touring Club, UK. Organizes mostly guided tours in the UK, Europe, and elsewhere in the world. There is an excellent forum on a wide variety of topics including touring.
Adventure Cycling Association A non-profit organization generating cycle tour routes and supporting documentation (maps, gpx files) for self-guided and supported tours throughout the USA.
PAC Tour Pacific-Atlantic Cycling tour. Completely supported and sagged harder core tours (80-100mi. Per day) in the US.
Bicycle Maintenance
Park Tool Park tool makes bicycle specific tools of all sorts. Their website also gives details on maintenance of all parts of the bicycle and is kept up to date, eg. disk brakes.
Sheldon Brown If you want to cold set the rear stays of a steel bike from 126mm to 135mm look here. And much more good maintenance advice.
Some Blogs
Ottawa Velo Outaouais Descriptions and maps of many routes in this general area.
Off The Beaten Path Articles on bike geometry, tire rolling resistance, all with a randonneuring/touring slant.
Dave Moulton’s Blog Musings on a wide range of topics (including cycling) of an Englishman racer, steel frame builder, and author.
Bike Snob NYC Only a New Yorker could write this stuff! Warning, some coarse language.

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