The series starts on Saturday, June 2th with the DW_Chenaux 200 which explores both side of the Ottawa River valley. We will leave the urban area of Kanata by riding north west and in a few kilometres be in the farm lands of the Ottawa Valley. After climbing a few hills we will descend to the Ottawa River shore at Braeside and then follow the river to the hydro dam at Chenaux where we cross to Quebec. There will opportunity for a pint at Gavin's Tavern at Quyon before the ferry ride back to Ontario. Remember to bring some cash for the ferry crossing.
Sunday, June 3th will be the DW_Vennachar 300. The route start with a relatively flat ride to Arnprior at the junction of the Madawaska and Ottawa Rivers. The route then climbs through the Calabogie Highlands reaching it's highest point along Buckshot Lake Road. From there the route slowly descends to the final control at Balderson. From Balderson to the finish is a flat ride.
Monday, June 4th, a REST day.
Tuesday, June 5th will be the DW_Athens 400. The route will be west into the Lanark Highlands and then south to skirt Frontenac Provincial Park before returning to the flat lands of the Ottawa Valley.
Wednesday, June 6th will be a REST day.
Thursday, June 7th, the DW_Bancroft 600 starts along the Rideau Canal cruise route passing south of Big Rideau Lake before returning to the hills at Jones Falls. From then on the route will be steady up and down through the granite hills of the Canadian Shield to the overnight in Barrys Bay for some well earned sleep. The pedal back to Ottawa on Friday, June 13th will take us out of the hills and back to the valley to officially complete DEVIL'S WEEK.
All rides are scheduled to start from the Comfort Inn West Ottawa
222 Hearst Way
Kanata, ON K2L-3A2
Date Range: Friday, June 1 to Saturday, June 9 (8 nights).
Room Type: All rooms are double occupancy on the ground floor with direct outdoor access.
Room Rate : $139.99/night (+13% HST+4%MAT = $164.50/night)
NOTE: This rate will increase to $159.99/night unless we get 10 confirmed room bookings prior to May 1, 2018.
Please let me know if you have booked a room. Guy Quesnel VP Ottawa Chapter -- Randonneurs Ontario