Think you could be an Ride Leader? NHCC is looking for volunteers!

IMG_0504The strength and diversity of NHCC club rides depend on the commitment of volunteers. The NHCC is seeking interested ride leaders for the 2015 cycling season. The math is simple: The more ride leaders we have, the more rides the NHCC can offer. You do not need to be a super-fit cycling phenom, just a individual willing to plan routes and then show up and lead the way! For instance, you might be a level 2 rider and would like to see a ride some Saturday mornings. Why not be a Ride Leader and make it happen? Or maybe you are a Level 4 rider who’d love to tackle some crazy hills from time to time and take others with you.

You don’t have to be all experienced and confident (yet). Just leave it to us, we’ll get you ready to lead! Submit your name and once we have a few people, we’ll meet before the snow melts, go through some easy but fun training & orientation then start planning rides!

Complete the form below and let us know! (Don’t worry, there’s no commitment at this point….just an expression of interest)

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Toronto International Bike Show this weekend

Toronto International Bike Show 2015
Spring has almost sprung (despite the enormous degree of snow that remains) and that means it’s the Toronto International Bike Show. The Spring bicycle show is for those of you who are brave enough to battle the crowds in search of bargains, and just ogle all of the fancy new bikes. Now’s the time to leave comments and start making arrangements with one another to carpool, etc. if people are interested.

Location: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario (click here for map)
* Friday, March 6: Noon – 9 pm
* Saturday, March 7: 10 am – 7 pm
* Sunday, March 8: 10 am – 6 pm

Admission (includes HST)
Adults: $15
Ages 6-12 $10.00
Seniors $10.00
Ages 5 and under FREE
Family of 4 (max 2 adult) $40.00
3 Day Pass $30.00
2 Day Pass $25.00

Sooooo……how ’bout it? You going?

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Volunteers needed at Cycle Transitions

CT-logoCycle Transitions, your local “do-it-yourself” bicycle repair shop, is in need of a few more volunteers. Positions include Admin (sales or computer work) and Mechanics (working on bicycles). We’ll train you!

Join the team of fifteen current volunteers who cover 2 or 3 shifts a month. The shop is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings during the cycling season (Tuesday and Saturday only for winter). It’s gratifying work and the shop is a fun place to hang out.

About Cycle Transitions
Cycle Transitions assists members and guests repair and maintain their bicycles as well as refurbishing donated bicycles to sell at affordable prices. We also operate a Can-Bike program for safe cycling education.

If interested, can contact Rick Nonnekes (rnonnekes@gmail.com) or speak to him at the NHCC Membership Night tonight, February 25th.

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Evening Cross Country Ski/Snow Shoe; Saturday, February 28th

We’re going to have another evening cross country ski on the multipurpose Lang Hastings Trail this Saturday evening. For those who have snow shoes, you are also welcome to enjoy the outing. The trail is flat so it’s easy to navigate in the dark.

Date: Saturday, February 28th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: park along the sports field on Bay Street West in Hastings.
Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Please indicate if you will join us, and if you are interested in car pooling.

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“Coldest Night of the Year” Fundraiser walk on Saturday

Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser Port HopeThe Northumberland Hills Cycling Club has registered a team to participate in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser walk on Saturday Night. We’re hoping that members will come out and support this great cause, serving the hungry, homeless and hurting in our own community. The registration fee is $25, or you can waive the fee by fundraising $150. Between 6:00-8:00pm there will be a warm, light meal served to all walkers and volunteers. There are three distances to choose from! 2, 5, and 10km

If you can’t come out and walk, perhaps you could make a small donation to support this cause?

Join the team (click here)

Give to the team! Can’t make it to the walk…. (click here)

Start location: Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul St., Port Hope
Times: 5:15 Walk begins (arriver early to register)
Distance: 2, 5, or 10km

Click here for more information and details about the event.

 

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Membership Night: Wednesday February 25, 7-9pm

MembershipNightSpring is not that far away and we are gearing up! Membership Night at The Mill Restaurant is an opportunity to come out & see everyone, order a jersey, get your membership if you haven’t already and perhaps pick up a few cycling necessities. Everyone is welcome….members, friends, etc. Drop in for a beer, order up some wings, and just be social!

Jersey Fit Kit: All available sizes of jerseys will be available to try on. We’ll get those jerseys instock for cycling season! They are estimated to be $68 (tax included) and must be prepaid. We’ll also have some snazzy NHCC T-shirts ($15) on hand!

Memberships: The cost of a membership if purchased on Membership Night is just $40. After that, it’s going up to the regular rate again ($45)

Cycling gear and accessories: George from Port Hope Bicycle will be on hand with some essential gear that you might want to pick up in order to be ready to ride. If there’s anything in particular that you are interested in having him bring with him, just drop him a line: george@porthopebicycle.com

Date: Wednesday February 25, 2015
Place: The Mill Restaurant, upstairs
Time: 7–9pm

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Saturday Ski (February 14)

It looks as though Saturday will be the warmest day this weekend. If you want to go for a cross country ski, come on out and join us.

Date: Saturday, February 14th
Time: 1:00
Place: Northumberland Forest, parking lot off of Beagle Club Road

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Evening Cross Country Ski (or snow shoe or hike!)

We’ve cycled the Lang Hastings Trail but it’s an all season multi-purpose trail and the conditions are now good for a ski, snow shoe or hike. Since it’s flat, it’s easy to use after sunset. Please note that snow mobiles are also allowed to use the trail so if you have any lights that you can wear it’s a good idea to bring them

Date: Saturday, January 31st

Time : 6:00 pm

Place: at the trail on Bay Street West in Hastings. Once you enter Hastings on Hwy 45, Bay Street West is the first left after you pass the Ultramar and other gas Station. Drive west on Bay Street W. – the trail access is just where the road bends to the right. There is a sports field on the left immediately before the trail. You can park at the side of the road beside the sports field.

For those who wish to car pool from the lot at 45/401 in Cobourg, meet by 5:15.

Idea Person: Maria Siemiaszko (I’m skiing)

Please indicate whether you want to meet at the car pool or in Hastings so we look out for you, and which activity you’re interested in so that others will know if they’ll have any company

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Velotine Social and Dance Party (Hosted by the OCC)

Velotine-SmallThe fine folks at the Oshawa Cycling Club have kindly extended the invitation to their Velotine Social & Dance Party to those of us at the NHCC. If you are interested in attending and tickets are $20 or $25. Email Melissa for the link to the paypal site (no paypal account is required)

Date: Friday, February 13, 2015

If any NHCC’ers plan to attend and are interested in carpooling, use the commenting feature to let others know. Save on gas, ya know!

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Sunday Snowshoe (Sunday January 25th)

The Pine Ridge Hiking Club has a snowshoe hike planned for this Sunday from Maria’s house and if any NHCC members would like to join in, you are welcome to. If there isn’t enough snow for snowshoes, we’ll hike instead, in which case if you have icers and/or hiking poles it may be a good idea to bring them along.

Date: Sunday, January 25th
Time: meet to car pool at either the Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road in Port Hope by 9:15 or 45/401 car pool lot in Cobourg by 9:30
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

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