Retread April 24th

Retread:


Back when we published a magazine, an excerpt from our newsletter archive was included in a section called “retread”. We will be including several retread newsletters each month.
Please enjoy five great examples of Spring issues from years gone by.

OCA Newsletter from 1979

Featuring news from various cycling clubs, a sample of the Quinte Bicycle Club touring handbook and some information for cyclists taking part in the 1979 Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour.

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OCA Newsletter from March/April 1980

Featuring a letter to the editor section, club news, notes from the membership office and much more this newsletter is full of interesting news and events. It also includes articles on whether bicycles are a good alternative for urban areas, the story of a 16-year-old attempting to ride his bike around the world among others.

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OCA Newsletter from March/April 1981

This classic newsletter’s cover story is about a sponsorship opportunity to tour South China by bike with a full 16 day itinerary and accommodations. It also features the usual mix of great articles and vintage bicycle ads.

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OCA Newsletter from April 1982

This issue features a full page of information from Bloor Cycle, news releases and some articles. There’s also an article titled ‘Dr. Bike’ about the health benefits found in cycling among other interesting notes and news from the 1982 cycling world.

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OCA Newsletter from April 1983

Our final newsletter for this week, the 1983 April Newsletter has an article from July 1968 on tandeming techniques. Other articles include ‘So you want to ride at the ’84 Olympics? Here’s how’ and a report from the 1983 Good Friday Road Race. Be sure to check out the last page for some really vintage cycling pics from the 40’s!

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