We know you are a hardy, enthusiastic lot of cyclists willing to brave the elements, but we are going to set you free tomorrow. We are cancelling the Sunday rides to Presqu’ile and will re-schedule them.
Monday’s ride will be led by another of our official new ride leaders, Colin Banfield. He’s planning a route heading to the east end, and true to his field of expertise will check the weather radar beforehand in case of potential inclement conditions.
Time: 6:30 pm Start Location: parking lot behind the Dutch Oven Ride Leader: Colin Banfield
Looking for something to do on Canada Day? We’ll have an All-Levels Ride in the evening to inspire you, and get you thinking. Then afterward there is a special screening just for the NHCC of the inspirational Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame documentary at The Loft in Cobourg. ($10 per person). Note about parking: downtown Cobourg may be at a premium on Canada Day so we encourage people to arrive at the film by bicycle. There is a bike rack available.
Giusseppe Marinoni is the legendary Italian-Canadian frame builder and cyclist who at 75 attempts to set the world record for longest distance cycled in one hour for his age group. The Loft is a small, specialty film house in Cobourg with a great atmosphere and location.
Start time (Ride): 6:00pm Start location: The parking lot on Carlisle between Westwood and Ewing Film Location: The Loft, 201 Division St., upstairs Start time (Movie): 8:00pm Movie cost: $10 Coordinator: Anita Macklin
The route will be an out-and-back route that everyone can ride at whatever pace they wish. You will ride for 45 minutes then turn around and come back, everyone finishing at 7:30, just in time for the movie.
We have an enthusiatic group of newly minted ride leaders, and one of them, Roberto, has offered to lead a ride this Saturday. With more ride leaders we have the potential to post more rides, for all levels, so a big thank you to all of our volunteers!
Date: Saturday, June 27th
Start Location: the park at Westwood and Carlisle
Level: 2 plus (a little more distance and a little faster pace, but this route is pretty flat)
Map: this is along the Waterfront Trail so none required
Ride Leader: Roberto Almeida
Please help Roberto plan for this ride by letting him know if you will be there.
This week’s level 2 ride is being lead by Pamela Tate, and she’ll take you out in the Port Hope area for something a little different. Meet at the Gilmer’s Home Hardware parking lot under the big Gilmer’s sign. The level of difficulty for this ride will be a standard level 2: so you can expect somewhere between 25 and 30km for distance and no crazy hills. (may include a few little inclines that can’t really be avoided in our area)
Start time: 6:30 Start location: Gilmer’s Home Hardware parking lot Ride Leader: Pamela Tate
This Sunday we’ll head out for a ride in the Presqu’ile area. The roads in the park have been repaved so we’ll enjoy a smooth as well as scenic ride! The ride will have 2 options, those wishing a shorter distance will meet at the boat launch parking lot just east of the park, while riders wanted a longer ride with a couple of little hills will meet at an earlier time in Colborne and meet the Level 1 riders at the boat launch. Bring fluids, a snack, and some money as there’s usually an opportunity for ice cream (although the fudge at the light house is always popular!)
Level 1 Time: 11:00 Meeting Place: boat launch parking lot east of Presqu’ile Park Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Level 2 Time: 10:00 Meeting Place: Keeler Centre parking lot, Colborne Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko
Please take note of the start time and location for the ride you wish to do, and let us know if we’re to expect you!
This Sunday is the first Century Ride of the season. You can however, make it a 50k by turning around in Colborne and returning to Cobourg. For 100k, we ride to the lighthouse at Presqu’ile Park then return home. Take a lunch-break at a restaurant in Brighton, or stay on the move by bringing some sustenance with you (aka portable snack foods) and lots of water.
Century Rides are not about speed, it’s about going the distance. How long does it actually take to ride 100km? If you don’t stop for lunch, between 4 and 5.5 hours. Level 3 travels together, likely at a slower pace, and level 4’s may break off into groups according to ability.
Time: 9:00am Start Location: The parking lot behind the Dutch Oven Skill level: Levels 3 and 4 Route map: Waterfront Trail (signed route—no route map necessary)
Leave a comment to let others know your plans regarding distance and lunch.
Just two minutes of your valuable time, honest! 3 itty bitty questions (4 if you feel up to it) to let us know what’s working for you in the NHCC and what’s not. We really do care about your experience and want to fine-tune things if needed! We promise that all responses are totally anonymous. (Unless of course you tell us your name)
Three distances to choose from! Regardless of what distance you choose, it’s primarily uphill for the first half and downhill for the second half. All three routes are the same for the first part and the last part. The difference being in the middle:
36km riders turn right at 17k onto Speechly, everyone else goes left.
56km riders turn right at 26km onto Broomfield, 69km riders continue straight.