March 2021 Newsbrief

The Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society        March 2021,  Volume 38, Issue #3

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2021 Victoria Hub & Spoke

registration opens 1 March 2021 5:00 pm

The Victoria Chapter is organizing two Hub & Spokes for July 2021. Please go to the CCCTS website to view the information. The events will take place from July 19 to 23, 2021 and from July 26 to 30, 2021. We are focusing on members who DO NOT live in the Greater Victoria area. Space is limited to 16 riders per Hub & Spoke. The lottery is open from March 1 to 31, 2021. Should we not fill the spots by March 31st, we will open the Hub & Spoke for local members.

There are only 16 spots for each week. We will use local ride leaders from the Victoria area. The sweeps will be riders from the individual groups.

We are hoping to use the University of Victoria’s dormitories for accommodations. However, if this doesn’t work, we will go to Plan “B” meaning motels.

Please contact Donna Kerkhoven at or at 250-858-2779, if needed.

2021 CCCTS Hub and Spoke Rides: Seven Rides are BC based with an opportunity for more.

Will YOU consider leading a new 16-person Hub & Spoke Ride later this year?

2021 Ride Dates
(chrono order)

H&S Ride Name & Hub Location

Ride Leader(s)

Registration Opening Date

Max. # of Cyclists

‘2021 Staying Safe Guidelines’


Full Ride details on the CCCTS website.

May 17 – May 21

May Sorrento / Shuswap

Sorrento, B.C.

Maureen Weston
(Board Member)

2020 Lottery List


Ride is full with 2020 registrations carried over.


E. Townships, Bromont, Quebec

Nel Ahmed, NCR Chapter members

2022 – TBC

2022 – TBC


June 22 – June 26

June Shuswap – North Okanagan,
Sorrento, B.C.

Jeanetta & George Zorn (Brd Member)

2020 Lottery List


Ride is full with 2020 registrations carried over

June 28 – July 2

June – July Shuswap

Sorrento, B.C.

Doris Maron

(Board Member)

2020 Lottery List


Ride is full with 2020 registrations carried over

July 19 – July 13 Week 1

Victoria, B.C.

Week 1

Donna Kerkhoven and Victoria Chapter members

March 1 to

March 31, 2021


2 Rides, 1 registration process. Non-Victoria Chapter CCCTS members will be given first access to registration during March.

July 26 – July 30
Week 2

Victoria, B.C.

Week 2

Donna Kerkhoven Victoria Chapter members

March 1 to
March 31, 2021


August 30 – Sept. 2

B.C. S. Gulf Islands,

N. Pender Is. B.C.

Diane Swindell

2020 Lottery List


2020 registrations carried over. May be some openings.

Sept. 6 – Sept. 10

June Shuswap – North Okanagan,
Sorrento, B.C.

Jean McDonald,

Paula McGahon, and Charlotte/Bill Eberlein

April 5 to April 12, 2021 Lottery period. Registration closes April 22.

16 (24)

If Covid 19 restrictions ease, the max. # of participants may be increased to 24 from a registrations wait list. Increase to be confirmed by Aug. 2, 2021.

Nov. 12 – Nov. 19

Florida Gulf Coast, St. Pete Beach, FL

Linda Graupner, Tim Musclow, Peter Wood,
Chris Hayes

2020 Lottery List


Postponed from 2020.

Women are Leading all of the CCCTS Rides in 2021. Thank you!

Total: 128 (136)

Rpt. to Feb. 25, 2021

Thanks to the Hub & Spoke Ride Leaders who are working to host 2020 COVID postponed and new rides for 2021!

Want more 2021 Hub & Spoke Rides? Here’s an opportunity to lead a new ride:

Sorrento Centre has the three weeks available in September to serve as a comfortable base for cycle touring and hiking in the Shuswap – North Okanagan. September is a fine month for cycling in the Shuswap! Contact George Zorn, H&S Dir. to discuss at 250-832-9335,

  1. Sept.: 13 to 17
  2. Sept.: 20 to 24
  3. Sept.: 27 to Oct. 1


For Sale

Cannondale 500 Optimo touring bike ( small), 27 speed with 52/42/30 front ring and 10-25 9-speed rear cassette. Carbon front fork, Shimano Tiagra shifters, Shimano SPD pedals and Cannondale brakes.  New 700×28 Continental Gatorskin tires. Comes with Cateye Strada cycling computer, Bontrager clip on/off fenders, and Voyager rear pannier rack. Willing to deliver in Ottawa /Gatineau area.

Asking $550

Contact CCCTS member Bob Cavan at


Winter Riding Pants.

I have 1 pair of winter cycling winter waterproof pants that I bought on line.  They were posted as an Men’s XL but would probably fit a man who takes a Small or Medium.  Sold one pair to a woman who fits  a medium and they fit her well.
The measurements are:  Waist 32-34, Leg length 40, Inseam 31
They have never been worn and still have the tags on them.  They have a riding chamois in the gusset. I am asking  $60 OBO
Located in the Victoria area.
Contact Alex Laird  250-384-8398


One day the border will be open again and when it is, Seattle to Missoula would be a great camping tour.



New Members

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Thomas Winkler Sooke BC
Anne White Kelowna BC

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