Participating in special cycling events can be a way to keep yourself motivated throughout the season. They are a great way to challenge yourself to ride longer distances and discover new routes.

Club members usually post these events to the “Members Only” Facebook page to see if there is any interest in trying to ride as a club.

Note that registration fees for these events are NOT included in CFC membership fee.

Ottawa GranFondo
Saturday, July 18, 2020
This is an event that attracts large numbers of cyclists. Routes start at the Richcraft Leisure Centre in Kanata and head to Constance Bay, Fitzroy Harbour, Carp & beyond. There are 5 distance options:
1) CortoFondo – 65 km  2) MedioFondo – 100 km  3) PiccoloFondo – 150 km
4) GranFondo – 180 km  5) SuprFondo – 235 km

The CN Ride for CHEO
Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Postponed until later this year due to COVID-19

(Please visit CN Ride for CHEO website for updated information about this year’s Ride)

This fundraiser for the CHEO is suitable for recreational through to experienced riders. Walk or cycle routes from 2 km to 70 km. Register before March 15 and fundraise $150 for an early bird draw. Registration early bird is $40.

Les Defis du Parc
Saturday, September 12 – 13, 2020
Located in La Maurice National Park, Shawinigan:


Thousand Islands Gran Fondo
Saturday, September 13, 2020
This event is a great opportunity to cycle somewhere different. There are 3 distance options available:
1) The Big Loop – 160 km
2) Gananoque to Kingston – 120 km
3) Gananoque to Gananoque – 90 km

The Big Loop is a very scenic route on a mix of bike paths and road; however, the peloton rides at the advanced level. To stay with the group, you need to be able to ride 30+km/hr. Strong intermediate riders looking for a challenge can also do The Big Loop but be prepared to ride solo. The shorter routes are good for Intermediate and Novice riders. Ride support and post-event meal is excellent.

Beau’s Oktoberfest Charity Ride
Saturday, September 21, 2020
A number of CFC members rode in the 2017 edition of this fundraiser for the United Way. The event offers a number of route options including a 115 km ride starting at Kundstadt Sports in the Glebe out to Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co in Vankleek Hill. Read the United Way 2017 event summary.

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