2015 Annual General Meeting

The 2015 Randonneurs Ontario Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, September 13 at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Barrie.  Keep an eye on the Randonlist and Facebook page for information about the 2016 ride schedule and special plans for some rides as well as some social get togethers over the winter.

Welcome to the 2015/2016 Board of Directors:

President: Arthur Reinstein
V-P Brevets Administration: Peter Leiss
Treasurer:  David Thompson
Secretary:  Bob Macleod
V-P Huron:  Carey Chappelle
V-P Ottawa: Guy Quesnel
V-P Simcoe Muskoka: David Thompson (2)
V-P Toronto: Stephen Jones
Member at large (Ottawa): Peter Grant
Member at large (Toronto): Martin Cooper
Member at large (Huron): Christopher Cossonnet
Member at large (Huron): Dick Felton
Director of Communications – Webmaster:  Vytas Janusauskas
Director of Communications – Blogger:  Andrea Ferguson Jones

Devils Week 2015

Here’s the opportunity to get all your Paris-Brest-Paris qualifiers done in one week. We are offering four rides out of Markham so you can complete your series. The routes are all available in the Toronto Route Archive (http://randonneursontario.ca/routes/torroutes.html) and can be distinguished by the DW_ prefix on the name.

Woodville offers rolling hills through York and Durham regions. You may want to take the time for butter tarts in Little Britain

Carden Plain is a circumnavigation of Lake Simcoe though Newmarket, Barrie, and Orillia. Don’t miss on of Henk’s favourite Ontario attractions, the Kirkfield Lift Locks. (Seriously, they’re pretty cool.)

Oak Ridges Moraine traditionally starts in Erin Mills. For Devils Week, we’ve tweaked it a bit to start in Markham. For those that have done this ride before, this is a chance to see the Badlands in the daylight.

Haliburton Highlands is a tour of the cottage country north of Peterborough. Lakes and trees and rocks and water!

For those that are interested, accommodations are available at the Comfort Inn Toronto Northeast in Markham. The rate is $99 per night for both single or double occupancy. Contact the Comfort Inn directly at 1-866-477-6077 and reference CN278_Group.

All rides start at the Comfort Inn.

For more information, please contact Stephen Jones vp-toronto@randonneursontario.ca

On the other side of the world, the Kiwi Randonneurs had to get started early with their PBP qualifying rides with winter on the way so they ran their version in March.  They did their “Gran Turismo Series” over 8 days.  Here is a little taste: