FAQs

Below are listed Frequently Asked Questions that may offer you answers to some of your questions. If any question is not answered, please click the "contact us" tab and we will answer any other questions:

Q: What is 613 Cycling?

A: 613 Cycling is an Ottawa based non-profit cycling club with a mission of building on an already great local cycling community.

 

 

Q: Why should I join 613 Cycling?

A: We like to think there are three main reasons to join our club:

1. Great people - As much as our club is about riding bikes, its also about hanging out with other great people that also like to ride there bikes.
2. Organized rides - While riding alone can be great, its often more fun to ride with others. We try and do some of the heavy lifting to organize rides and trips to get as many people out together as possible. We also encourage all our members to organize rides themselves. The strength of our club comes from our members.
3. Insurance - Like it or not cycling has risks. We often ride on roads and paths with cars, other cyclists and pedestrians. What you may not know is that in the event of an accident everyone in a group is liable. One of the main reasons we register with the OCA is that this provides the club and all its members with insurance while on club rides. It's by far the least fun reason to be in a club, but we think it's worth mentioning.  

Q: What type of riding does 613 Cycling support?

A: Our main emphasis is on road/gravel cycling and racing, but we will also participate in Cyclocross and Mountain Biking.

Q: Do you offer a group ride?

A: Yes! Our Saturday road rides start from Bushtukah (203 Richmond Road) beginning in April and run rain or shine (but will be cancelled for extreme weather) until late October. We also offer many other rider throughout the week, though the schedule tends to be more flexible week to week. 

 

Q: How do I join 613 Cycling?

A: You can now purchase your membership online here. For insurance purposes it is also required to register with the Ontario Cycling Association for an affiliate membership, citizen’s permit, or UCI race license. During this step, you can select “613 Cycling” and the OCA will email you your membership card.

Q: How do I get my hands on some of your kit?

Our beautifully stylish club kit is available to purchase here to all members. We try to run several kit orders a season. Don't hesitate to reach out about when our next order might be going through.

Q: Do I need a UCI race license to be a member?

A: The OCA requires that each member have either an Affiliate Membership, Citizen's Permit, or UCI licence through the OCA as they provide the insurance for all events and club rides. This will protect you in the case of any injuries or accidents sustained during OCA sanctioned events (our group rides, clinics, etc.).

  • A Citizen’s Permit also offers you the opportunity to participate in other cycling events outside of ours including local races.
  • The UCI race license offers you the opportunity to participate in any international cycling event and UCI sanctioned racing, including the Ontario Cup Race Series.

 

Q: What other events do you offer?

A: Check out our events page for details on other events we will be attending.