Rides tomorrow cancelled

We know you are a hardy, enthusiastic lot of cyclists willing to brave the elements, but we are going to set you free tomorrow. We are cancelling the Sunday rides to Presqu’ile and will re-schedule them.

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Monday, June 29th: Level 1 ride

Monday’s ride will be led by another of our official new ride leaders, Colin Banfield. He’s planning a route heading to the east end, and true to his field of expertise will check the weather radar beforehand in case of potential inclement conditions.

Time: 6:30 pm
Start Location: parking lot behind the Dutch Oven
Ride Leader: Colin Banfield

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Wednesday July 1st: All Levels Ride and “Marinoni” movie

Looking for something to do on Canada Day? We’ll have an All-Levels Ride in the evening to inspire you, and get you thinking. Then afterward there is a special screening just for the NHCC of the inspirational Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame documentary at The Loft in Cobourg. ($10 per person). Note about parking: downtown Cobourg may be at a premium on Canada Day so we encourage people to arrive at the film by bicycle. There is a bike rack available.

Giusseppe Marinoni is the legendary Italian-Canadian frame builder and cyclist who at 75 attempts to set the world record for longest distance cycled in one hour for his age group. The Loft is a small, specialty film house in Cobourg with a great atmosphere and location.

Start time (Ride): 6:00pm
Start location: The parking lot on Carlisle between Westwood and Ewing
Film Location: The Loft, 201 Division St., upstairs
Start time (Movie): 8:00pm
Movie cost: $10
Coordinator: Anita Macklin

The route will be an out-and-back route that everyone can ride at whatever pace they wish. You will ride for 45 minutes then turn around and come back, everyone finishing at 7:30, just in time for the movie.

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Saturday, June 27th: Level 2+ ride

We have an enthusiatic group of newly minted ride leaders, and one of them, Roberto, has offered to lead a ride this Saturday. With more ride leaders we have the potential to post more rides, for all levels, so a big thank you to all of our volunteers!

Date: Saturday, June 27th

Time: 10:00

Start Location: the park at Westwood and Carlisle

Level: 2 plus (a little more distance and a little faster pace, but this route is pretty flat)

Map: this is along the Waterfront Trail so none required

Ride Leader: Roberto Almeida

Please help Roberto plan for this ride by letting him know if you will be there.

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Wednesday June 24: Level 2 Ride in Port Hope

This week’s level 2 ride is being lead by Pamela Tate, and she’ll take you out in the Port Hope area for something a little different. Meet at the Gilmer’s Home Hardware parking lot under the big Gilmer’s sign. The level of difficulty for this ride will be a standard level 2:  so you can expect somewhere between 25 and 30km for distance and no crazy hills. (may include a few little inclines that can’t really be avoided in our area)

Start time: 6:30
Start location: Gilmer’s Home Hardware parking lot
Ride Leader: Pamela Tate

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Sunday, June 28th: Levels 1 and 2 Presqu’ile Ride

This Sunday we’ll head out for a ride in the Presqu’ile area. The roads in the park have been repaved so we’ll enjoy a smooth as well as scenic ride! The ride will have 2 options, those wishing a shorter distance will meet at the boat launch parking lot just east of the park, while riders wanted a longer ride with a couple of little hills will meet at an earlier time in Colborne and meet the Level 1 riders at the boat launch. Bring fluids, a snack, and some money as there’s usually an opportunity for ice cream (although the fudge at the light house is always popular!)

Level 1
Time: 11:00
Meeting Place: boat launch parking lot east of Presqu’ile Park
Ride Leader: Dennis Benson

Level 2
Time: 10:00
Meeting Place: Keeler Centre parking lot, Colborne
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Please take note of the start time and location for the ride you wish to do, and let us know if we’re to expect you!

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Sunday June 28, 2015: 100km ride to Presqu’ile and Back

2012 NHCC Ride to Presqu'ile

Previous NHCC Ride to Presqu’ile Park

This Sunday is the first Century Ride of the season. You can however, make it a 50k by turning around in Colborne and returning to Cobourg. For 100k, we ride to the lighthouse at Presqu’ile Park then return home. Take a lunch-break at a restaurant in Brighton, or stay on the move by bringing some sustenance with you (aka portable snack foods) and lots of water.

Century Rides are not about speed, it’s about going the distance. How long does it actually take to ride 100km? If you don’t stop for lunch, between 4 and 5.5 hours. Level 3 travels together, likely at a slower pace, and level 4’s may break off into groups according to ability.

Time: 9:00am
Start Location: The parking lot behind the Dutch Oven
Skill level: Levels 3 and 4
Route map: Waterfront Trail (signed route—no route map necessary)

Leave a comment to let others know your plans regarding distance and lunch.

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NHCC 2015 Early Season Club Feedback

Just two minutes of your valuable time, honest! 3 itty bitty questions (4 if you feel up to it) to let us know what’s working for you in the NHCC and what’s not. We really do care about your experience and want to fine-tune things if needed! We promise that all responses are totally anonymous. (Unless of course you tell us your name)


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Thursday June 25: Level 3/4 Ride

Three distances to choose from! Regardless of what distance you choose, it’s primarily uphill for the first half and downhill for the second half. All three routes are the same for the first part and the last part. The difference being in the middle:

36km riders turn right at 17k onto Speechly, everyone else goes left.
56km riders turn right at 26km onto Broomfield, 69km riders continue straight.

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The Arena on Furnace St. in Cobourg
Ride Coordinator: Anita Macklin
Route Maps:
36km printable route map here, or link to Ride with GPS
56km printable route map here, or link to Ride with GPS
69km printable route map here, or link to Ride with GPS

Please let others know you are riding and what distance you hope to do, it helps others plan! Really!

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Monday, June 22: Level 1 ride

Summer is officially here! Let’s kick it off with a ride in along the beautiful lakefront in the Wicklow area. No traffic lights and very few stop signs to contend with!

Date: Monday, June 22
Time: 6:30
Meeting Place: Wicklow Beach parking lot
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

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