COVID-19 Update

Hello Friends,

We wanted to reach out to let you know that the Northumberland Hills Cycling Club is committed to promoting safety to all of our members as well as Northumberland community.  We sincerely hope we can bring you some wonderful cycling this season by working closely with the public health authorities.  We plan to establish some guidelines and will share them with you as soon as we can.  However, things are changing all the time.

For now, here are a few things that have been cancelled or postponed.

Our membership night which was to take place this week has been postponed (circumstances permitting) until the end of April.

Our speaker series has been cancelled.

This is our 10 year anniversary and we were excited to have some social gatherings, but we won’t be planning anything until we are given the okay.

We hope that everyone is doing okay and weathering out this storm.  Facebook live Membership Night perhaps?  We have options! Stay strong, cycle on!

In the meantime our membership is open on line and by mail.  If you are hesitant and you would like to wait, you can do that too.  However, for the time being our Club is closed to Guest Riders.  Our season begins May 1st and things could be completely different by then! Until then, feel free to take advantage of our ride routes on Ride with GPS to get out and enjoy some fresh air.

Big virtual hugs to everyone and stay tuned!

Buy, Sell, Trade your bikes and/or other cycling gear

It’s that time of year when people start thinking about buying, selling, trading, or upgrading their bikes and other associated gear. Why not start here by leaving a comment with all of your details about what you are looking to sell/buy/swap? Please be sure to leave as much information as possible, as well as your contact information in the comment so that interested people can reach you. 

Thursday Night Hike March 19th – Cobourg

I am planning on doing an urban hike on Thursday evening and invite anybody that cares to join me.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed non-cycling waiver (see top right side of NHCC homepage).

Start Time: 6:00
Start Location: in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

Tuesday Morning Hike: March 17th

The hike will start from behind the Dutch Oven and head up through the the middle of town northwards towards the YMCA. We will return southbound along Ontario Street back to the Dutch Oven, where there will be a social for those who wish to participate.
Please do not attend if you are not feeling well or fall into any category that gives cause to exclude yourself.
Non members are welcome but must bring a signed waiver (found near the upper right corner on our homepage).
Date: Tuesday, March 17th
Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind the Dutch Oven
Hike Leader: Roy Martin
Distance: approx. 7km

Weekend Hikes: Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th

Both hikes start at 1:30 but have different meeting locations. The trails may be a mix of muck, ice, and snow so gaiters, poles, and icers may be useful to bring if you have them.

These activities are outside and we’ll practice our social distancing, but if you are not feeling well or fall into any of the groups who have been advised to take self isolation measures, please do not join us.

Date: Saturday, March 14th
Start Time: 1:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at Woodland
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Date: Sunday, March 15th
Start Time:1:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Thursday Night Hike March 12th – Cobourg

We will meet in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg and then do a semi-urban hike of 5 to 9 kms.

Last week we walked about 8 km and afterwards went to George and Orange for refreshments.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed non-cycling waiver (see top right side of NHCC homepage).

Start Time: 6:00
Start Location: in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

Thursday Night Hike March 5th – Cobourg

We will meet in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg and then do a semi-urban hike of 5 to 9 kms.

Last week we walked along the lake and afterwards went to The Ale House.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed non-cycling waiver (see top right side of NHCC homepage).

Start Time: 6:00
Start Location: in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

PS. I updated the post to correct the date.  It helps if I look at the right calendar.  🙂

 

Tuesday Morning Hike: March 3rd: A Walk on the Wild(er) Side

Let us meet at the Legion Fields parking lot and head east and south. Destination – Cobourg Bluffs. Scenic views. Fresh Lake Ontario breezes. This route is flat. As in NO hills flat. But given the weather forecast, we might run into snow, ice, water, crushed limestone, and pavement as your walking surfaces, so icers for your boots would be a good idea.
To get to the Legion Fields meeting point, from the south-most roundabout on D’Arcy Street take the east exit and drive straight ahead to the last parking area.
Coffee and social at the Dutch Oven to follow.
Date: Tuesday, March 3rd
Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at Legion Field ball diamonds
Hike Leader: Bill Glover
Distance: approx. 6km (about 1 1/2 hours walking time)

If you have not yet joined for 2020 or are joining us as a guest, please bring a signed waiver which can be found near the upper right corner of our home page

Weekend Skiing: Saturday and Sunday

There is a ton of new fluffy white snow out there! We have skis posted for Saturday and Sunday, so make sure you take note of the time for each day.

Date: Saturday, February 29th
Start Time: 10:30
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Ski Leader:. Maria Siemiaszko

Date: Sunday, March 1st
Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Ski Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

If you have not joined for 2020 or are joining us as a guest, please bring a signed waiver (found near the upper hand corner of our home page)