Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR Course: Saturday, April 1, 2017

You just never know when an accident will happen and a little first-aid knowledge is a good thing. For anyone who would like to take a Red Cross Emergency First-aid & CPR course (Instructor: David Hutzel), we we be organizing the delivery of a course on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The cost is $75 per participant (payable to the instructor) and limited to a class size of 12. If we exceed that number, we may add a second course date.

*The course is open to both members and non-members*

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Location: Cycle Transitions, 739 D’Arcy St., Cobourg
Cost: $75 per participant (payable to the instructor on day of course)
Registration: Registration by email to

IMPORTANT: CanBike instructors only: Your instructor qualification requires that you have a current, valid first aid qualification on record with Cycling Canada. Please check to see if your first aid needs to be renewed! Subsidized fees are available for Active CanBike instructors.

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Membership Night! Thursday March 30, 2017 at 7:00pm

It’s just around the corner, everyone! Cycling Season is almost here, and with that comes NHCC Membership Night at The Mill Restaurant. Bring a friend (or several), or just come on your own, everyone is welcome. We’ll have jerseys on hand for sale, you can get your membership for just $40 and you can meet and yak with our ride leaders. They’ll be on hand to answer questions and let you know what to expect. Everyone is welcome….members, non-members, friends, etc. Drop in for a drink, order up some munchies, and just be social!

NHCC jersey styles

NHCC Jerseys will be available! Sleeveless ($60), Short Sleeve ($65), Long sleeve ($80). This is your chance to get one early in the season and be ready to roll.

After Membership Night the special membership rate will end and the regular rate will apply ($45)

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Place: The Mill Restaurant, upstairs
Time: 7–9pm

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Open Call for Ride Leaders for 2017

Here ya go, your opportunity to make a difference! The strength and variety of our NHCC ride schedule is 100% reliant on volunteers. We are looking to for ride leaders for the 2017 cycling season. More ride leaders means more variety and more rides for everyone. What we really want to establish is a pool of ride leaders for each of the given levels that we can call upon to make sure that all the rides are covered.

You don’t need to be a super-fit cycling phenom. What makes you qualified? Heck, just a willingness to help out a little, and have a little safety training behind you (kinda essential, and which we’ll provide). Even if you can lead just an occasional ride here and there, we’d be thrilled. The proposed ride schedule for 2017 is as follows:

Monday evenings: Level 1
Tuesday evenings: Level 2
Wednesday evenings: Level 3
Thursday evenings: Level 4
Sunday mornings: Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
Weekday and other rides: scheduled based on ride leader availability. Just let us know what you want!

You don’t need to be all skilled and confident yet—we’ll get you there! It’s not a big deal to be a ride leader: you just think about a route in advance then lead the way!

So, how about it? There’s no obligation at this point, we’re just seeking an expression of interest on your part!

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Tuesday, March 21st: morning hike

Please note that the meeting location for the hike is not the usual spot, but the coffee and social time following will still be at Craft Food House. The hike will take in residential areas in the northwest part of town.

Date: Tuesday, March 21st
Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: west end of Northumberland Mall, near the Scotiabank entrance
Hike Leader: Roy Martin

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Tuesday, March 14th: morning hike

Paul is going to lead the group through residential areas in the east end. Social time and coffee at Craft Food House to follow.
Date: Tuesday, March 14th
Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Craft Food House
Hike Leader: Paul Mills

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Have you ever wondered what to pack for a multi-month cycle tour?

Okay, so there’s no skiing to speak of…and it’s too cold to ride our bicycles, so how about contemplating some cycle touring? If you’re curious about how to pack for a multi-month cycle tour, you might find the following video of interest (thank-you to Rodger for forwarding it to us).

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Tuesday, March 7th: morning hike

Date: Tuesday, March 7th
Start time and place: 9:30 am, parking lot behind Dutch Oven
Hike leader: Colin Banfield
Route: East Cobourg residential streets between King East and Lakeshore, and Victoria Beach area
Distance: 7.5km

Social at Craft House cafe to follow

You never know what or who you will run into.

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Toronto International Bicycle Show, March 3-5, 2017

Toronto International Bike Show logo The Toronto International Bicycle Show is this weekend! It’s that time of year, when we all start to think a little (or a lot) about getting the bike out, checking it all over and getting it ready to ride. Maybe you wanna pick up another bike to add to your growing stash of bikes! Hey, there are bargains to be had at the Bike Show and there are usually a few people heading to it and would be happy to travel together so if you think you might go, leave a comment and see if anyone’s interested in carpooling.

Date: Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 3–5, 2017
Location: Better Living Center, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Buy Tickets online (save $2 before Friday): Buy Tickets Here

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Tuesday, February 28th: morning hike

Bruce plans to lead the group along a creek and through some parkland in the west end so be prepared for some mud! The distance for the hike will be approximately 6 to 7 km. Social time to follow at Craft.
Date: Tuesday, February 28th
Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Craft Food House
Hike Leader: Bruce Bellaire

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Tuesday, February 21st: morning hike

The hike will head north after leaving the parking lot behind Craft Food House, then veer west before returning along the board walk. Coffee and social time at Craft to follow
Date: Tuesday, February 21st
Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Craft Food House
Hike Leader: Roy Martin

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