HubBub Helmet Mirrors! Plus tips for solo riding during COVID19

HubBub Helmet Mirrors

Hey boys and girls, Randy has been in touch with Oshawa Cycling Club’s Richard Oldfield who is ordering Hub Bub Helmet Mirrors from the US for their members and has kindly extended the opportunity for NHCCers too! It’s a one-time pre-paid purchase (no returns) for just $30 CDN (contactless, e-transfer only) Available in grey, white and yellow, they attach to your helmet and are rigid and secure. Here’s how to get yours:

  • $30CDN E-transfer $30 to Randy by Sunday May 3, 9:00pm (randyalbon@gmail.com) PREPAID orders only!
  • COLOR: The default colour will be grey unless you indicate a preference for white or yellow.
HubBub Helmet Mirror

Solo Riding during COVID19

With restrictions around group riding and the temporary suspension of our regular season, many are braving Solo Rides. In the interest of safety we have a few reminders to make your rides a little safer while on the road alone.

  • Wear bright, reflective clothing, the brighter the better! Solo riders are less visible on the road than groups. 
  • Have a red rear light on at all times (see point above!)
  • Carry a tire repair kit. Flats happen! Consider both a CO2 cartridge and also a manual pump for air.
  • Follow a route, carry a cell phone, and let someone know where you are going. To help you navigate, club members can cell phones to use the audio turn-by-turn navigation on routes from the NHCC route library on Ride with GPS. (note: routes can be downloaded for use without data!)
  • Use a rear-view mirror mounted to your helmet, glasses, or bike for added ability to see behind you.

How to use the Ride With GPS Club Account (NHCC Members only)

One benefit of NHCC membership is the turn-by-turn voice navigation available on any route from the Club’s Ride with GPS Route Library. If you are a current NHCC member, here are the instructions for how to use the feature!

If you are not yet a member, the good news is that all memberships purchased for 2020 will be valid for whatever this season may bring, PLUS extend all the way until the end of next year, 2021!

Update

We are certainly facing a stiff headwind these days. Although we hoped for a return to some kind of normalcy, current restrictions on group events has left the NHCC Board of Directors little choice but to postpone the start of our 2020 cycling season.

The good news is that the Northumberland Hills Cycling Club is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and membership still has its rewards! The NHCC Board has made the decision to extend all current and subsequent 2020 membership purchases through to the end of next year’s 2021 season.

We are still hopeful to resume an active, although much shorter, season when circumstances permit.  Be safe everyone!

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!

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