Open Call for Ride Leaders for the 2018 Cycling Season

Here ya go folks, it’s your opportunity to make a difference! The strength and variety of our NHCC ride schedule is 100% reliant on our volunteers. We are looking for ride leaders for the 2018 cycling season. More leaders means more rides! What we want is to establish a pool of ride leaders for each level that coordinators can call upon to make sure that all rides are covered. New for 2018: Each of the ride levels has two scheduled ride nights per week this year!

We’ll train you. You don’t need to be super-fit or super-experienced. What makes you qualified? Being an NHCC member (of course)! And heck, just a willingness to help out a little, and have a little safety training under your belt (really, that part’s essential, but we’ll get you trained up with a few ride-leader-training days before the season gets underway). Even if you can lead just an occasional ride here and there, we’d be thrilled to have you lead. The proposed ride schedule for 2018 is as follows:

Monday evenings: Level 1, and Level 3
Tuesday evenings: Level 2, and Level 4
Wednesday evenings: Level 1, and Level 3
Thursday evenings: Level 2, and Level 4
Sundays: Varied ride levels
Weekday morning rides: Varied ride levels

You don’t need to be all skilled and confident yet—we’ll get you there! So, how about it? There’s no obligation at this point, we’re just seeking an expression of interest on your part! We’ll take it from there.

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Monday, February 26th: Rafting Presentation at the Loft

This is not an official club event but since we’re an outdoorsy and adventurous bunch there may be some who would be interested in a free presentation at The Loft by Canadian River Expeditions and Nahanni River Adventures owner Neil Halting. It would be nice if anyone interested in going would leave a comment below.  There’s always the opportunity to make this more of a social event if you want to arrange to meet up for dinner and drinks beforehand!

Date:  Monday,  February 26th

Time:  7:00

Location:  The Loft Cinema, 201 Division Street, Cobourg

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Wednesday February 21: Wednesday Night Hike

Okay, so it’s going to be a little on the soggy side, but if you just dress for the weather at least you won’t be cold. Umbrellas are our friends! Meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall and we’ll explore. We’ll probably cover about 7-8km. Of course we can’t resist a little drink afterward….just sayin.

Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike leaders: Randy and Anita

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Tuesday, February 20th: morning hike

Roy is going to lead the group on a hike covering the residential areas in a northwest direction after leaving The Mill. This will also include some woods and commercial area. We will retire to Craft afterwards for coffee and social.
Date: Tuesday, February 20th
Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at The Mill
Distance: approximately 7km
Hike Leader: Roy Martin

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Sunday, February 18th: afternoon ski

There’s bound to still be plenty of snow on the trails and tomorrow seems like the best chance for skiable conditions. If you’re willing to give it a try, comment below so we know to expect you.
Date: Sunday, February 18th
Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Ski Leaders: Anita Macklin and Maria Siemiaszko

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Wednesday Night Valentines Hike, Feb 14

It’s Valentines day and it’s going to be a nice 2c, so bring your other half, or just a friend and hike with us as we weave and explore the streets of Port Hope. We usually head into some local establishment afterward to reflect on how fast we walked while and enjoy some sort of bevvy & snacks.

Start time: 6:00pm
Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike leader: Jim Berg

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Tuesday, February 13th: Morning Hike

This week the Tuesday morning hike will be in Port Hope. The group will meet in the parking lot south of the town hall then head up Dorset Street, over to the Port Hope High School area, and return via the Highland Drive area and Cavan Street. The social afterwards will be at either Coffee Public or Dreamers.
Date: Tuesday, February 13th
Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: Port Hope Town Hall, south side
Hike Leader: Colin Banfield

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Sunday, February 11th: Cross Country Ski

We’re back to the forest for some skiing on Sunday. There will be a Level 1 type ski offered by Anita again .Thanks Anita, this option is much appreciated!
Date: Sunday, February 11th
Start Time: 12:00
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Ski Leaders: Anita Macklin and Maria Siemiaszko

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Saturday, February 10th: Snow Shoe

The conditions are excellent for snow shoeing so we’re going to break some trails on a private property just north of Castleton. The Leckey property is part of the Northumberland Land Trust and the owners have given permission for a group of us to snow shoe on their scenic land which encompasses hill top views, forest, and fields. If you want to car pool please say so in the comments and hopefully rides can be arranged. Don’t forget to bring water and a snack would be a good idea.

Please let us know if you are coming so we can give the owners an idea of how many people will be showing up. The township plows the road up to the barn and we are asked to park close to the barn. Do not park in front of the garage as it can get icy and vehicles slide towards it!

Start Time: 12:30
Meeting Location: address will be given upon response
Distance: approximately 6km
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

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Wednesday February 7: Evening Hike Port Hope

We’re heading back to Port Hope for our Wednesday hikes. Jim will meet everyone at the usual spot and we’ll cover the hills and sights around town. At the moment there is a special weather statement about the potential for 5-15cm of snow for Wednesday so do monitor the situation. If anything changes we’ll let you know.

Time: 6:00 pm
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

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