Wednesday Night Hike: Feb. 10, 6:00pm in Port Hope

For all you folks who chickened out staying indoors last week for fear of rain, it simply didn’t materialize. We had a great time, exploring the nooks and crannies of Port Hope. Did you know there’s a fence hidden away that’s completely covered in vinyl LPs? We amused ourselves by looking over what must have been someone’s decidedly no-longer-worthy music tastes. So, we’ll do it again this week—go about 6-9km for our evening hike/walk. You’ll burn calories heading up all those hills! Feel free to bring a friend. There are no fees involved in our hiking/walking program, we only ask that you bring a signed waiver.

Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall Parking lot
Hike Leader: Pamela Tate

Put on some warm comfy shoes, eat dinner a little earlier and come on out. We always have great conversation and we love welcoming new people.

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Tuesday, February 10th: morning walk

Rick will lead the group on Tuesday’s hike in the east end which will include the Lucas Point area.  Afterwards everyone can head into town for coffee and socializing at Harden and Huyse.

Date: Tuesday, February 10thTime: 9:30
Meeting Place: parking lot at Donegan Park
Walk Leader: Rick Nonnekes

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Pre-Order your NHCC clothing for 2016

With all this crazy warm weather cycling season is sure to be just around the corner. And this year, we’re expanding our line of NHCC clothing to respond to requests for sleeveless jerseys, and also long-sleeved jerseys. While we’re at it, we’ll throw in socks too! Or, if you’d just like a fresh new short-sleeved jersey, we’ve actually reduced the cost to $65.

Note for Sleeveless, Long sleeved, or Socks: There are minimum quantities required before we order. We must have a minimum number of 6 units per style. Women and Men are considered different styles. For example, we must have for 6 Womens Long-sleeve jerseys in order to proceed with Long-sleeved jerseys. We cannot mix & match Women’s & Men’s.

Short sleeve jerseys (Semi-Relax fit): ($65)
Sleeveless jerseys (Standard pro-fit): ($60)
Long sleeve warm jerseys (Standard pro-fit): ($80)
NHCC Socks: ($15)

The Pro-Fit of the sleeveless and long-sleeve jerseys is a closer fit than our regular short sleeve jerseys. Please keep in mind when choosing your size. View the Garneau Sizing Chart here.

Use the order form below, or if you can’t view the order form below, please use this link: We will collect payment once the order has been finalized and processed.

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Tuesday, February 16th: morning walk

Another week, another part of town to explore! Roy will lead the group north of the 401 and around where some of the other half lives. After the fresh air and exercise, there will be some coffee drinking and more chatting at Harden and Huyse. Let everyone know that you’re coming by leaving a comment below. They really want to know whether they can expect the pleasure of your company, and the more the merrier! Feel free to bring a friend or two, just bring along a guest waiver.

Date: Tuesday, February 16th
Time: 9:30
Meeting Place: The Mill parking lot, northeast corner of Elgin and Ontario Streets
Walk Leader: Roy Martin
Distance: 7 km

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Sunday, February 7th: hike

Maria is leading a hike for the Pine Ridge Hiking Club this Sunday in the Warkworth area and if anyone from NHCC would like to join us, guests are always welcome. It will be a 12km hike on rural gravel roads, a section of unmaintained road, and a couple of side trails to check out an old boy scout camp by Salt Creek and then over to enjoy the view from Mitchell Mountain. Bring a lunch and a drink. You can meet up to car pool with the PRHC and will probably recognize some familiar faces! They do leave right on time so it’s best to get there 10 minutes before departure time. It won’t be a super fast paced hike.

Date: Sunday, February 7th
Meeting Place(s): Home Hardware Parking Lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope before 9:15, or Hwy 401/45 commuter parking lot, Cobourg, before 9:30
Distance: 12km
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

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Wednesday Feb. 3, Evening Walk/Hike at 6:00pm

The weather isn’t too promising at the moment, but hey…let’s see how it goes. We’ll meet in the parking lot tomorrow night at 6:00pm and venture out going up, over, and around the streets of Port Hope. The conversation is always entertaining, and the people are a great bunch to get to know.

By the way, all are welcome. It’s not necessary to be a member of the NHCC in order to participate in the off-season activities. We do however, ask that non-members bring a signed waiver to give the the activity leader for insurance purposes.

non-cycling waiver

Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall Parking lot
Hike/Walk leader: Jim Berg

If you plan to participate, please leave a comment here and let us know.

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Cross Country Skiing: Saturday Jan. 30, 1:00pm

Lots of new puffy white stuff in the forest, so we’ll make the most of it. You know, happy people were skiing this past week even after all that rain when Cobourg was looking a little sparse. Being further north there’s always plenty of snow in the forest and Saturday looks like the best day this weekend for weather.

So, dig out the skiis and come on out. We will probably cover between 5 and 8 km over an hour and a half. Don’t worry if you think you can’t keep up. There are no experts here, especially when Anita is leading the way. 😃

Start time: 1:00pm
Start location: Northumberland Forest, Beagle Club parking lot
Your Fearless Ski Leader: Anita Macklin
Level of Difficulty: Ummmm….easy!

Please let us know you are coming by leaving a comment. It helps us to do a little advance planning.

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Tuesday, February 2nd: morning walk

What better way to celebrate Groundhog Day than to get outside and see whether you can see your shadow? Colin is going to lead the group on a walk through older sections of the west end of Cobourg, followed by a coffee and social.

Date: Tuesday, February 2nd
Time: 9:30
Meeting Place: the Henley Arcade (make sure you admire the mural which includes a couple of bicycles while you are waiting)
Walk Leader: Colin Banfield
Distance: approximately 7km

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Wednesday January 27: Evening Hike/Walk 6:00pm

The days are getting longer and the “official” start of our cycling season is just 100 days away! Okay, so it does sound like a lot, but if you wanna start getting in shape there’s no better time than now. We meet at 6:00, then head out for what sounds like a simple little walk but you will indeed get your heart rate up and burn off some winter calories. Plus, it’s just plain fun. Better than watching TV with a bag of chips.

And if that isn’t convincing enough, let us tell you that we don’t just stay on the streets…we typically head off-road at some point during the hike and discover new places that even long-time Port Hopers didn’t really know were there.

Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall Parking lot
Hike Leaders: Jim Berg and/or Pam Tate

Soooooo, you coming? If so, do the cool thing and leave a comment letting us know so that we can anticipate numbers.

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Tuesday, January 26th: morning walk about town

There’s a nice group of people that enjoy a walk around Cobourg Tuesday mornings and you’ll have a good time if you can join them! Bring a little money for a coffee and social afterwards.

Date: Tuesday, January 26th
Time: 9:30
Meeting Place: Harden and Huyse, Division Street, Cobourg
Walk Leader: Bruce Bellaire

Come on out for some fresh air, exercise, and company!

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