Level 4 rides: Aug. 14 and 16

Tuesday August 14: Level 4 (44k)

We have just two hours and 17 minutes of daylight (yep, 7 minutes shorter than last week).  So, be sure your lights are charged and ready to go!

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:00
Sunset: 8:17pm
Route map: Centerton and Grafton 44km route option
Start location: Cobourg Community Centre

Thursday August 16: Level 4 (37k)

This is a really nice route with rolling hills and some fun & fast downhill. If you are a fairly strong Level 3 rider you’ll likely be able to do this! We’ll make a brief stop in Harwood to re-load water bottles. It’s a great 37km route and the hills won’t kill you!
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 8:14
Route Map: Link to route on Ride with GPS
Start location: Hamilton Township Offices parking lot (Burnham and Majestic Hills Rd.)

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Level 2 Rides: Aug 14 Cobrg & Aug 16 Grafton

Tues Aug 14, Level 2 Ride: Mill Social

Geoffrey will be taking us on the 28.7 klm ride we did earlier, but we will start and end at the Mill Parking Lot, Ontario St. and Elgin St in Cobourg so that those who can’t make the Wed social ride can socialize and those who can make Wed can get extra social:)

The route: Meet at The Mill parking lot Ontario St just north of Elgin. Head south on Ontario, R on University, L on Margaret, R on King, R on Burnham, L on Westwood, L on Carlisle, through New Amherst R up to Hwy 2, L on Hwy 2, R on Theatre Rd, R on Dale, L on Cornish Hollow, R on Ball, R on Ferguson, R on Racetrack, R on Dale, L on Division St N, R on Oliver’s lane, L on Ontario and back to the Mill.

Please bring Lights and Water since even with the early starts dusk comes early. Let us know if your are riding either ride in the comment section so we know we can expect you and if you can be sweep, please chime in.

Start Time: 6 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey
Start Location: The Mill Parking Lot, Ontario St just north of Elgin
Route Map: Link to route map on Ride With GPS

Thurs Aug 16 Level 2 Ride: St. Mary’s Grafton

Janine is taking us on a scenic excursion up to beauty which is north of Grafton.
Her route description: ” Meet at St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot, Hwy 2, Shelter Valley Rd, Vernonville Rd, Hwy 2, Wicklow Beach Rd, Lakeshore Rd, Station Rd, Old Danforth Rd back to St. Mary’s. 24K.”

Start Time: 6 pm
Ride Leader: Janine Turk
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot, Lyle St S, Grafton

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Floater Ride: Thursday this week!

The Floater Ride is moving to Thursday this week, and Maria will lead everyone to an area north of Brighton. Nice ‘n casual, the total distance will be 52km. Meet at the commuter parking lot off the 401. And bring a little $$ cuz there’s an opportunity to stop for coffee (or yummy delicious western sandwiches!) at Lolas in Brighton.

Start time: 10:00am
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko
Route map: “North of Brighton Longer Route” Link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: 401 commuter lot off the 401, across from McDonalds

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ALL LEVELS RIDE & SOCIAL – Wednesday, August 15th

We have received some feedback to change things up a bit for this month’s social, so let’s do that!  This time we will meet at Port Hope Town Hall.

As usual, there will be 4 designated pace-setters among the group, riding at each of the NHCC defined Levels (1-4).  All Levels Rides are a monthly opportunity for all NHCC members to get together, try a new level(optional) and meet other members.

With the days getting shorter, we will start at 6:00 pm and ride for 40 minutes (or less depending on your Level) then turn around and head back.  This ensures everyone finishes at the same time where we head indoors for drinks, some food and the social part.  The venue is a short stroll or ride from Town Hall to Turtle Johns, 64 John Street, Port Hope.

Time: 6:00–7:30pm (ride) 7:30-9:00pm (social)
Start location: The parking lot at Port Hope Town Hall

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Level 1 Ride: Monday, August 13th

Don’t forget your lights!
Start Time: 6:00
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko
Meeting Location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy Street, Cobourg

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Sunday Club Ride – August 12th

This Sunday we will meet at the Port Hope Town Hall and cycle to Bewdley.  A favourite 50km ride of the Freewheelers.  This route can be shortened in two spots to either 36km or 48km, or lengthened if you ride to the start from Cobourg.  We can make a traditional “nutrition stop” in Bewdley.  Please comment to let others know you are riding.

Start Time: 9:00 am
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall
Route: printable map   Link on Ride with GPS

Note: There is a bit of gravel on McLelland that is passable.  If anyone has an update on this or any other road conditions, please comment.  Thank you.

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L2+; L3 Monday August 13

Same routes as last week. Hopefully it doesn’t rain again.
Note: Earlier Start Times

Level 2+ (23km)

We will head north out of Cobourg and make our way to Division Street. I will not lie to you there are a couple of medium sized hills on this route but the ride down Division Street makes it all worth it.

Start Time: 6:00pm
Ride Leader: Mike
Route Map: L2+ 23km

Level 3: (44km)

Description: Another Ontario farmland jaunt!  We will head out along the lake front road then north to Osaca, west a bit and then wind our way back south and east to the lake shore road and home. Average speed will be within parameters and no one will be dropped!
Start Location: Westwood Park, Carlisle St. in Cobourg

Ride Leader:  Allan Dennis
Time: 6:00pm
Route: “APD Ridout Revenge”, Link to map on Ride with GPS
Ride Location: Kings Field, Victoria St. in Port Hope (west end)

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Ride Cancellation Notice: Late notice, but the weather is unpredictable that way it seems. David Hutzel has decided to cancel tonight’s ride due to impending bad weather.

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Ride Cancellation: There’s a severe thunderstorm watch in effect and the radar seems to indicate it will hit us mid-ride. We’ll err on the side of caution and CANCEL Level 4 tonight

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Friday Floater Ride: August 10

Short notice (we do apologize), but indeed there will be a Friday Floater ride tomorrow. We are going to meet at the Wicklow Beach Boat Launch parking lot and proceed toward Presqu’ile Park where we can tour around, get some ice cream and then come back. Or, if preferred we can decide to head to Lola’s in Brighton instead after Presqu’ile for a coffee and yummy treat. We can discuss tomorrow. This will be a flat-ish, easy-ish ride with the distance totalling about 55k.

Start time: 10am
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start location: Wicklow Beach Boat Launch

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