This is it folks, the final evening ride of 2016 season! We’re gonna make this one count, make it fun, and if you want we can head into Boston Pizza afterward to eat a little something. Limited daylight hours mean just a 60 minute ride. By the way, we won’t be going super fast or speedy, so if level 3 riders will be quite suited for this ride too if you want to squeeze in one last evening ride!
Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Boston Pizza parking lot
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Route: We’ll surprise ya!
We’ll have tickets available at the All Levels Ride tonight if you are planning to attend. Otherwise, read on!
For convenience, (and because we know some people just don’t really like using the mail) we have established other convenient ways to purchase your ticket for the 2016 NHCC AGM & Social ($30, Wed. Nov. 9) with ticket locations in both Cobourg and Port Hope.
Buy them in person in Port Hope or Cobourg (get ’em instantly):
From: Debbie Parks-Robertson
Where: Smiths Creek Antiques, 27 Walton St. Port Hope
When: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays, 10:30-5:00
From: Jim Berg in Cobourg
Where: 261 George St., Cobourg
When: Monday – Thursday, 9:00–3:00
Mail (takes a little time): Print out and send the following form with your payment:
2016 AGM Ticket order form
Here’s a date for the calendar! On Wednesday November 9, 2016 we’ll be having our year-end AGM (Annual General Meeting) & Social. We’ll be celebrating a hugely successful cycling season and of course conduct a little official AGM business. There will be a super buffet dinner at The Best Western in Cobourg, a few presentations to be made, there will be a new shipment of jerseys for sale, and you’ll have the opportunity to renew memberships for 2017 at a special rate for one night only, $35.
This is the first unofficial fall ride for 2016.
The forecast isn’t looking very good (weather permitting) but you never know it might clear-up.
Ride Leader: Mike
Ride Start: Parkette on Carlisle
Route: Route map
Hey NHCC members, it’s the time of year when a number of people are looking to sell bikes, upgrade, or otherwise make changes to their cycling gear. If you send us a few pictures, information about the bike and your preferred contact information we’ll get it posted for you right here on our website!
If any member is interested in upgrading their hybrid to a road bike, here’s a 2012 Specialized Allez Sport. It has an aluminum frame with carbon fibre front forks, has only been on the road for about 180km, and is a 54cm bike. Likely suitable for someone who is 5’6″-5’8″, give or take a little. Price: $750
Contact: Rebecca at 289-251-0393 (call or text)
Now that Fall is here, it’s a great time to think about a little bike maintenance to keep that trusty bicycle in great shape for next season. Cycle Transitions is offering a series of workshops that you might want to add to your calendar!
Thursday, September 29: Gearing: How to gear properly for road conditions.
Thursday October 13: Electric Bikes: A demonstration model and discussion of electric bike merits. Doug Radford, president of Go Pedelec Canada will present a model of his locally based company.
Thursday October 27: Bottom Brackets: Identify the types, and learn how to maintain, repair and change.
Thursday November 3: Winter Prep: Prepare your bike for winter storage, or better yet, usage!
Start time: 7:00pm
Refreshments: cookies/doughnuts, juice/coffee/tea, fruit
Cost: FREE for Cycle Transitions members and $5 per workshop for non-members.
About Cycle Transitions:
Cycle Transitions is a Do-It-Yourself Bicycle Shop right here in Cobourg that is more than just a shop! There are mechanics on-hand to assist you and help you to learn how to do it yourself, there are educational courses and workshops throughout the year, and you can order cost-effective bicycle parts through them. It’s a great value! $35 for a yearly single membership, or sign up the whole family for just $55.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get that answer to you lickety split!
It’s probably pretty obvious, but tonight’s Level 1 ride is rained out. We’ve had a great season with only one (or two?) other rain cancelations so we’ve been fortunate that way, but the season’s last evening ride will not happen tonight. Stay dry and warm and we’ll post some daytime and weekend rides when possible.
It has been a great season so come out and join us for the last ‘official’ level 3 of 2016. The sun is setting at 6:57 so the ride will be a 1/2 hour out and 1/2 hour back. The route is TBD but you can be sure that Roberto will make it interesting.
Time: 6 pm
Ride Leader: Roberto
Start Location: Parkette on Carlisle
Come join us for the last ‘official’ level 2 ride of the season! Roberto says we are “going to Port Hope and back”. He is going to give more detail of the route in the comment section. We are starting at the Westwood Park on Carlisle St. in Cobourg. It is getting dark earlier, so please remember your lights.
Also please chime in and let us know what pace you are interested in, ie. level 2 or 2+. Geoffrey will be riding toward the back at a level 2 pace.
Start time: 6pm (18:00)
Ride leader: Roberto Almeida
Start location: Westwood park on Carlisle St Cobourg
CANCELED. This will be the last Monday evening ride this season! We’ll do as much as we can of the West End Dead End Tour that we can in an hour. Make sure your lights are on your bike!
Tickets for the NHCC Social, Dinner, and AGM on November 9th will be available for sale. $30 each.
Date: Monday, September 26th
Meeting Location: park at Westwood and Carlisle
Ride Leader: Dale Pierce
Cancellation notice: At the risk of getting rained on (as radar suggests may be the case) we are going to cancel tonight’s ride and hope that next Thursday will be a little better. Stay home and stay dry!