Randonneurs Ontario


Ottawa Chapter is hosting 2018's DEVIL'S WEEK!

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.

Accommodations Details

All rides are scheduled to start from the Comfort Inn West Ottawa

Comfort Inn
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.

Cancellation Policy:

  • if a room reserved with the group and is cancelled after May 1, they will be charged for 1 day accommodation.
  • if after May 1 fewer than 10 rooms have been booked under the group plan, then all reservations (both existing and new) revert to the higher room rate $159.99 ($188/night tax incl.). However in this case, there is no penalty for cancellation if cancelled prior to 4pm the first night of the booking.
All reservations are to be made directly with the motel and mentioning "Randonneurs Ontario" as the group. Reservations can be for all or part of the reserved date range but check-in and check-out dates must be explicitly stated when booking. Reservations are to be made either by phone (613-592-2200) or e-mail:

Please let me know if you have booked a room. Guy Quesnel VP Ottawa Chapter -- Randonneurs Ontario

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