Level 3 Group Ride: Monday August 19th

It’s going to be one of those warm & humid evenings, perfect for a group ride, and we have about 2hours and 10 minutes to complete this 45km route, starting in Port Hope. We’ll leave at 6:00 sharp to make sure we’re back by sunset. Please ensure your lights are charged and ready to go.

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:00
Sunset: 8:09pm
Route: 45km “Bishop Gundulph’s Folly” link on Ride With GPS
Start location: King’s Field (Ball Park on Victoria St South) East End Port Hope

Level 2 Rides: Tues Aug 20 and Thurs Aug 22

Tues Aug 20, Level 2 Ride: St. Mary’s Grafton, 6pm

Note, Tuesday’s ride is a “Steady” ride with more stops and a more moderate Level 2 pace.

David Hutzel is taking us out Grafton way so we can cool down a bit by the lake. Here is his description of the ride: “We’ll start again from St. Mary’s church parking lot and head south on Station road. Turning left at the stop sign at Orchard Grove we’ll follow the lakefront route past Wicklow Beach to Lakeport where we’ll turn around and follow the same scenic route back to the finish. A distance of mostly flat 23k but with regular stops for hydration and regrouping, we’ll be back before you know it.”

****Please bring your lights!!! we are having earlier sunsets. No Lights? No Problem! Cycle Transitions the awesome Cobourg Community Bike Shop has lots of affordable lights! *****

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Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: David Hutzel
Start Location: St. Mary’s church parking lot, Lyle St South Grafton

Thurs Aug 22, Level 2 Ride:Donegan Park Cobourg, 6pm

Baltimore and Back Version 2

Jim Berg is doing the Thursday “Training Ride” (that is, gradually building up stamina for hills and or longer distances or speed within the Level 2 parameters with slightly fewer rest stops so that riders can condition themselves to move to L3 if they wish).

Route: North on D’Arcy, to Elgin, East to Greer Road, North to Danforth, East to Nagel, North to Hircock, back on Nagel, East on Van Luven, loop through Baltimore and then South on Meadowvale, Nagel, Hircock, Nagel, East on Danforth, South on Jarvis, East on Elgin, South on Workman, from Highway 2 follow Waterfront Trail back to Donegan Park. About 23 to 25 km.

This route has a couple of hills but they are not steep. For these hills, slow and steady works very well.

On the way back on Danforth instead of going down Workman, there is the option of continuing on Danforth and doing Hill 60.

Reminder: Make sure you have working lights.

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg

Level 1 Ride: Monday August 19th

This ride will start from the parking lot at the Port Hope High School. It will be an easy level one ride with lots of stops to rest and rehydrate. The summer is winding down, and days are getting shorter. Come on out and enjoy the warm summer evening!

Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:00 pm
Sunset: 8:08 pm
Start Location: Port Hope high school parking lot at 130 Highland Dr.

Weekend Ride: Sunday, August 18th

The Sunday ride this week will be a simple out and back route.  There are two starting locations and times depending on how far you want to ride. If you would like to ride a little longer meet up in Cobourg at Westwood Park on Carlisle (between Ewing & Westwood) and follow the Waterfront Trail into Port Hope.  For those wishing to skip the hills out of downtown Port Hope and make it a shorter ride meet at King’s Field in Port Hope.  Head west along Lakeshore and turn around whenever!  This ride will be suitable for most levels.  Please comment here so that you can buddy up with another rider of your ability. No maps needed for this one as we will be following the Waterfront Trail.
Start Time: 9:30 a.m. Westwood Park, Cobourg; 10:15 a.m. King’s Field, Victoria St., Port Hope

Friday Floater Ride; August 16

Keeping it local this week, and giving the “daytime” crowd the opportunity to do the Beagle Club Alderville route at a “Friday Floater” pace with plenty of sunshine. It’s a beautiful route with fantastic views and plenty of rolling hills. Mike and Freda will lead the group. 

Ride Leaders: Mike and Freda
Start time: 10:00am
Route map: Beagle Club-Alderville Centerton Route Map Link on Ride with GPS
Elevation gain: 387m
Start location: Beagle Club Trailhead parking lot (Northumberland Forest)

Thursday August 15: Level 4 self-navigated

We have always done the Beagle Club route clockwise, but just to make things a little different we are going around counterclockwise this time. We have 2 hours and 16 minutes of daylight for this 42 km route, so it’s a good distance that will leave a little wiggle room in the event of the-flat-that-happens-when-you-least-expect-it.

It’s important to leave a comment letting others know you’ll ride so people can plan accordingly for these self-navigated routes. Note the start time is 6:00pm

Ride Leader: Self-navigated
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 8:16pm
Route map: Beagle Club-Alderville Centerton Route Map Link on Ride with GPS
Elevation gain: 387m
Start location: Beagle Club Trailhead parking lot (Northumberland Forest)

Reminder 6pm Start L2 Westwood Tonight!

6pm!!! Start L2 Westwood Park Cobourg Tonight!

The website is now correct.

Yes, we are starting at 6 pm! for tonight’s L2 ride from Westwood. The light is dwindling and we are increasing distance so there is a scissors crisis between overall time and overall light. Bring your lights too to be extra safe!

Wednesday August 14: Levels 3 and 4 Rides

IMPORTANT: Please note the new start time of 6:00pm

Level 3 Group Ride: We are going to take a counterclockwise route around Cobourg this time, and in the latter half, while flying down Burnham St., at the 32km mark (Kennedy Rd) you can make a decision about whether or not you want to tackle Bickle Hill (it only adds a half km of distance!).  If so, turn off at Kennedy. If not, you just continue down down Burnham reconnect with the others at Dale and Theatre Rd. 

Level 4: This week’s Level 4 follows the same route as Level 3 For the first 32km point then it diverts up Kennedy in order to take in Bickle Hill Rd. This is the group where you can set whatever pace you like! It’s likely that the group will stay together, but breaking into smaller units according to pace preference is certainly an option. And if it’s just too fast, you can simply slow down and wait for the Level 3 Group Ride to catch up.  

Ride Leaders: Mike Collins (Level 3),  Self-navigated (Level 4)
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 8:17pm
Route map (Level 3):
45km Cobourg Counterclockwise on Ride With GPS
Route map (Level 4): 46km Cobourg Counterclockwise (With Bickle. Extension) on Ride With GPS
Elevation: 384m (L3), 431m (L4)
Start location: Westwood Parkette on Carlisle St., just east of Ewing

Level 3 Group Ride: Monday August 11

It’s going to be a fairly long route, but with a 6:00 start time we should finish it before the sun sets. Do remember to have your lights on your bikes though, the sun sets at 8:20pm, giving us 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete the ride. The elevation for this route is not insane, (not flat either, but hey….we do the best we can!), so it should be a nice easy go.

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:00
Sunset: 8:20pm
Elevation:  357m
Route map: 48km “Go Fourth (B)” Route map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall

Saturday, September 21st: Discover L&A Ride

The Discover Lennox & Addington Ride has been going on for several years and is a fun opportunity to explore some of the Lennox and Addington area. This event is meant to be a more casual pace with stops along the way to partake of local treats and take in some local sights and history. A number of NHCC members have enjoyed this ride in the past and if anyone is interested in it, early bird registration ends August 15th. Even after that date the price is very reasonable.

Check out the details on the link. https://lennox-addington.on.ca/explore/discover-la-ride
If you register and want to get together with other NHCC folks, leave a comment below.

Date: Saturday, September 21st
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location :  MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company, 1915 County Road 2, Bath