ICYMI: We’ve got rides both Thursday and Friday!

Just a reminder that there are two rides tomorrow evening! There’s also the Friday Floater ride as well! In case you missed it, here are the details:

1. Easy/Beginner Ride 
Date: Thursday Evening, June 23, 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Terrain: A
Pace: Slow/Leisurely (Level 1/2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy St., Cobourg

2. Building Mileage Ride
Date: Thursday Evening, June 23, 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate (Level 3)
Type of ride: Regroup
Start location: Westwood Park, on Carlisle between Ewing and Westwood

3. Friday Floater Ride
Date: Friday Afternoon, June 24, 1:00pm
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate (Level 3)
Type of ride: Regroup
Start location: Hastings, Corner of Water St. & Bridge St., across from Subway

RSVP: It’s important that we know how many people will ride.  You can RSVP two different ways.

  • Leave a comment right here on the website to say you are coming, or
  • If you have a Ride With GPS account (and know how to use it!) you can use the Event RSVP feature.  

It’s Friday Floater Ride Time! (Friday June 25th)

This Friday Randy is re-starting the Friday Floater Rides. They’ll be offered mostly on Fridays throughout the summer, and are usually a little out of town for a change of scenery. We usually maintain a Pace: C Moderate (Level 3) and the distances typically range between 40 and 70km. This week’s ride is 49k. As with almost any rides north of the 401, there are hills, though we try to avoid the biggest and craziest of them. One highlight of this week’s ride will be the Ranney Gorge Bridge that we’ll cross with our bikes—which can be a bit of a thrill!

RSVP Required (choose one of two methods to let us know!):

  1. Leave a comment here on the website to say you are coming
  2. View the Event on our NHCC Ride Calendar, then select RSVP

To view all of the upcoming rides and their details, please visit the Ride Calendar on the website. For more information about how we rate Pace, Terrain, and Type of Ride, view the NHCC Ride Descriptions

More Rides for this coming week! Go fast, or go slow…choose your ride!

We have added two more rides to this week’s calendar (Tuesday is a busy day!).  In addition to the previously announced rides that can all be found on the Club Ride Calendar, we have just added the following:

Presqu’ile and Murray Canal (Tuesday June 22, Morning)
For the EASY riders in the NHCC, we have the Presqu’ile – Murray Canal ride. It’s flat and it’s easy! We would start off from the harbour at the end of Ontario St. in Brighton and ride through the Park for the level one’s. (16 km) . Those wishing for a little more distance can carry on to the Murray Canal and back. (another 16 km—for a total of 32)

Date/Time: Tuesday June 22, 10:00am
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Terrain: A
Pace: Leisurely – Speeds approximately 18-22 kph
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Ontario St. Dock, in Brighton (Near Presqu’ile Park)

South Shore of Rice Lake (Tuesday June 22, Morning)
An interesting ride along the south shore of Rice Lake and ride through the three towns. Lovely countryside along the way. Good way to build up some kilometres and climbs. This will be a “Regroup Ride”, meaning we might spread out, and regroup at specific points along the way. This route can be shortened as needed.

Date/Time: Tuesday June 22, 10:00am
Ride Planner: Helmut Bock
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate, approx 20-23 kph
Type of ride: Regroup
Start location: Balls Mill Conservation Area Parking lot

How to RSVPOkay folks, this is important! Ride Planners need to know how many to anticipate so that they can arrange additional ride leaders if needed.  Also, just as importantly, other club members like to hear about others who will be riding  so they know they won’t be alone! Please leave a comment right here on the website, to let others know that you plan to ride and which ride you want to participate in!

Find all the Week’s rides and the details: Rides get posted on the Club’s Ride Calendar first.  After that, we post a message on the website announcing those rides.  The Club Ride Calendar can always be found on the NHCC website!  

Notice of change: 100km ride moved to Saturday

Hey everyone, we get that it’s Fathers this weekend….and the weather was previously thought to be rainy on Saturday, but alas the weather man has a changed his mind. Saturday looks wonderful, so we’re switching the 100km ride to Saturday. Don’t forget to RSVP if you are planning to ride.  Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click the ride you want to participate in, then click RSVP.  Easy easy!

Monday Evening “Maintenance Workshop & a Ride”

We will be offering three Workshop & Ride nights (Monday evenings) starting next week. These are designed for any member who might want to learn some basic bike maintenance and then go for an hour long rider afterward to practice some on-road skills for riding safely in a group.  Experienced members are encouraged to come on out and help! 

Week 1: Changing a flat tire
Week 2: How to lube your drivetrain
Week 3: Learning about different types of bikes, and adjusting the fit of your bike

Find all of the details (start time, location, etc), and RSVP on the Club’s Ride Calendar.

How to RSVP to a ride:

  1. View the NHCC Ride Calendar.
  2. While viewing the NHCC Club Calendar, click on the Ride you wish to participate in. The information will pop up and you should see an RSVP button that you can click. It’s that simple! Alternatively, leave a comment here on the website, we’ll count you in!

100km Ride on Sunday (and a time change for next weeks rides)

Sunday June 20th: Helmut has a Fathers Day ride planned for Sunday, since it appears to be the best day in the forecast.  It’s 100km, for you endurance riders! It’s a 9:00 start so that you can be back in time for dinner!

For ride planning purposes, its important that anyone planning to participates RSVP so that the Ride Planner can anticipate numbers.

How to RSVP to a ride:

  1. Find your ride on the Club’s Ride Calendar.
  2. Click on the Ride you wish to participate in. The information will pop up and you should see an RSVP button that you can click. Alternatively, leave a comment, we’ll count you in!

Note—New changes to next week’s rides:  There are changes to the previously announced Tuesday and Thursday rides next week, the most important of which is that they will take place in the Evenings at 6:00, rather than morning.  All the details are on the Club’s Ride Calendar!

New Rides have been posted on the Club Calendar for June 14-25th

We’ve got two different series of rides to roll out over the next two weeks. These are daytime morning rides, just to get started.  We’ll be adding more rides to the calendar, so stay tuned! 

Easy/Beginner Ride Series: This is a series of four rides that Dennis Benson will lead over the next two weeks, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Designed for both brand new members as well as those who enjoy a casual, leisurely pace. You will have the opportunity to learn some safe-riding techniques from Dennis, who is CanBike trained and knows just about everything there is to know about Safety! There usually isn’t a particular route associated with these rides, and they remain in-town and local to Cobourg.
Ride Planner: Dennis
Terrain: A
Pace: Leisurely
Type of ride: Group

Building Mileage Series: The second of the “Building Mileage” series of four rides over the space of two weeks on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. This one is 46km in distance. This is designed for experienced riders who are looking to just build up some base mileage—the speed and strength rides will come later! Its an all-round effort to get back in the saddle and start building base mileage. They will be “Regroup Rides”, meaning we might spread out, and regroup at specific points along the way.
Ride Planner: Anita
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate
Type of ride: Regroup

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP if you want to ride!—Due to COVID restrictions it’s important that Ride Planners know how many to expect so that they can plan accordingly. It’s easy! Ride details and the RSVP feature are here on the Club’s Ride Calendar. Just click on the ride you want to participate in, and the information will pop up with an RSVP button that you can click.

Hey Everyone—Yeeeeehawwwww! Let’s Roll!

Pump up the tires, lube the chain, make sure your lights are charged—the NHCC is riding on Saturday and also on Sunday! We’ve waited patiently, and the time has finally come.  These two rides will be out and back routes, allowing for riders of all levels to ride as long or far as you wish, separated into groups of 10 or less (to be determined at the ride start) in accordance with Ontario’s Stage 1 gathering limits. They’ll be nice casual, recreational rides to get ourselves rolling again!

In order to participate in Club rides:

  • You must be a club member (sorry, no guests at this time). If you aren’t a member yet, Join Here.
  • Please bring your mask and wear it while we assemble at the Ride Start. (You do not need to wear it while riding)
  • RSVP (important): Please RSVP by leaving a comment on the website, or emailing secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com to indicate which day you will ride (ride both if you want!).  It will help us enormously to do a little advance planning. 

For those who aren’t quite ready to ride yet—We understand, and respect your choice. We look forward to riding with you when the time is right!

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Route: Waterfront Trail Eastbound
Start time:
10:00am
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Start location: Donegan Park, Cobourg

Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Route: Waterfront Trail Westbound
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Start location: Carpool Parking Lot, Port Hope

NHCC Rides for the Week of April 4

The NHCC recognizes that for some there is immense value in having an outdoor activity to pursue so we are offering 3 rides this week. This week's rides will be capped with a limit of 5 participants each (including the Ride Planner) in keeping with COVID restrictions. RSVPs are required for all rides (see instructions below).
 
The safest way to ride your bike of course is still to ride solo, or with members of your immediate household. We are also conscious that not everyone will be comfortable riding with others at this time due to a wide range of reasons and we respect that. Be safe everyone!
Sunday April 4th, 1:00pm
“Sunday Super Easy Easter Ride” (Ride Planner: Dennis Benson)
Terrain:Pace: Slow Type of Ride: Group ride
Dennis and Janine will take a few people for an easy ride around the Town of Cobourg. It's an ideal ride for beginners, or those just looking for something easy! 
Start Location: The park on Carlisle St., between Ewing and Westwood 
 
Monday April 5th:, 2:00pm
“The Lovely Ride on the Lovely Route” 34km (Ride Planner: Randy Albon)
Terrain:Pace: Moderate Type of Ride: Group ride
One of our Club's favourites, this ride is most suited for experienced riders looking to just get back in the saddle after a long winter. We'll cruise along at a moderate pace (22-24km per hour) throughout the countryside, with a few hills here and there.
Start location: Centreton, at the Intersection of County Rds 22 and 23 (south side)
 
Wednesday April 7th:, 2:00pm
“A ride through farming country” 43km (Ride Planner: Helmut Bock)
Terrain:Pace: Moderate Type of Ride: Group ride
Check out some of the rural roads, as we head east on Community Centre Rd through the rolling hills of farm country and then down The Scott's Line and then return on Hwy 2 and Ontario St and Cornish Hollow.
Start location: Ball's Mill Conservation Area Parking lot (on Harwood Rd near Hwy 45)

How to RSVP for a ride:

  1. Desktop: Click on the Ride Calendar, double-click on your chosen ride, then in the new window that opens, locate and Click RSVP to enter your name and email
  2. Mobile Device: (See below)

Don't have Ride With GPS installed yet? You can email your RSVP to: info@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com

Dust off those bikes! We ride on Tuesday

We just can't pass up the opportunity to ride with the forecast showing 13 and sunny! For COVID19 reasons, the club will be making efforts to keep groups small. Multiple rides on the same day helps, and that's what we have in mind for Tuesday. A few housekeeping items first:

The necessaries

  • As with all things affected by COVID, so too will our rides be. COVID Protocols are in place and all members should familiarize themselves with them.
  • All members must have signed and returned a completed COVID Waiver.  If you didn't receive and return yours, please email us and let us know. We'll get it out to you zippy zap fast.
  • For the purposes of contact tracing, All riders must RSVP when you wish to join a ride. (see below)
  • Ride Planners reserve the right to limit numbers on their rides, so be careful to note if there is a maximum number of participants on a given ride.
  • Unfortunately, Guests are not permitted to ride with the NHCC for the time being. (sorry)
  • We have a new structure for how we define rides! Check it out!

NEW: How to RSVP for a ride (three options!)

  1. Preferred method RSVP on the Ride Calendar: Click on the Ride Calendar, double-click on your chosen ride, then in the new window that opens, locate and Click RSVP to enter your name and email
  2. Leave a comment on this post indicating the ride you will participate in.
  3. Email us via the Contact page (info@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com) of our website to indicate the ride you want to participate in.

Rides for Tuesday March 30, 2021

Date/time: Tuesday March 30th, 1:00pm
“Super Easy Sunshiny Ride” (Ride Planner: Dennis Benson)
Terrain:Pace: Slow Type of Ride: Group ride
This ride will be great for beginners! Dennis will cover some basic safety topics, then take a gentle route southward toward the lake. It will be a group ride and accommodate the speed of the slowest rider. 
Start Location: The park on Carlisle St., between Ewing and Westwood 
RSVP Required: Please use the ride calendar to sign up (maximum 5 participants)

Date/time: Tuesday March 30th, 2:00pm
“Early Season Gravel Ride” (Ride Planner: Helmut Bock)
Terrain:Pace: Slow Type of Ride: Group ride
An easy going 20-km route on the gravel roads just north of Beavermeadow Rd. Any fatter tire (greater than 35 mm) bike will do so if you have a hybrid, cross, gravel bike or mountain bike.
Start Location: Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 9636 Beavermeadow Rd. E
RSVP Required: Please use the ride calendar to sign up

Date/time: Tuesday March 30th, 2:00pm
“Back in the Groove Ride” (Ride Planner: Anita Macklin)
Terrain:Pace: Leisurely Type of Ride: ReGroup ride
Being the first ride of the season for many, this will be a leisurely ride to work out the winter kinks, and get back in the groove. There are two routes to choose from, if you want to make it 25 or 41km in length.
Start Location: Hamilton Township Offices, Majestic Hills Road
RSVP Required: Please use the ride calendar to sign up