It’s summer vacation time! Well, at least for some lucky folks. We just wanted to take a moment and let y’all know what to expect for month of July so that you can mark your calendars and start planning. The regular evening rides will continue as they always have, and so will Sunday morning rides. We do have the following for you to note:
- Morning start time for July and August: To beat the heat, we begin any morning rides at 9:00am.
- July 17th: Hellacious Hilly 100km ride will be happening for those who are looking for something a little more challenging than the Presqu’ile 100.
- July 20th: The monthly All Levels Ride will take place, starting and stopping at Franks Pasta and Grill in Cobourg. 6:30 for the ride and 8:00 for the wings, beer and hullabaloo portion that follows afterward.
The forecast shows a high of 25°C and lots of sunshine! What better way to fill your evening than with a ride to Harwood for ice-cream! Or, if that’s not your style, you could just re-load water bottles and zip back. In any case, it’s about 55k and a 6:00 start time. Please note that there is no designated ride leader for this one (cuz she’s outta town, cycling from Ottawa to Montreal!) so the group will need to just self-lead.
Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: The arena on Furnace St.
Route Map: Printable 55k map/cue sheet or link to it on Ride with GPS
Since there’s no ride leader, do leave a comment to let others know you plan to ride. It’s nice for each other to be able to anticipate how big the group might be.
Correction Notice: The email address to volunteer for the cycling video was incorrect. Please use this email to contact Angela.
Northumberland Tourism is doing a little video shoot and need some volunteers to be cycling stars in their video. It’s your chance at fame!
They are looking for models to cycle in three different locations (Port Hope, Rice Lake, and Grafton areas). They would like both male and females, of varying ages.
If you are interested and available sometime in July or early August and can help out with this, please contact the production coordinator Angela Johnson who will make arrangements with you.
The Second Annual Home Hardware Bike Up Northumberland! joint-event fundraiser ride will take place the morning of Saturday, September 10th in support of Northumberland County’s two hospital foundations (Northumberland Hills Hospital and the Campbellford Memorial Hospital). Proceeds will be used toward the purchase of life saving medical equipment. NHCC’s founding member and past president Randy Albon is serving as co-chair for this year’s event.
Distances for all abilities: There will be 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100km distance options to choose from, all following the Waterfront Trail making it suitable for a fun family event or fulfilling a goal.
Early bird registration closes this Friday, but special family registration rates are available, and if you raise $150 in pledges, registration fees are waived.
Registration and detailed Information, click here!
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering the day of the event, please contact the volunteer coordinator Maria Siemiaszko via the NHCC.
For this ride, Allan Dennis will take the Level 3 group out for a 38km ride. Meet at Donegan Park then head out from there! Hey, while you’re at it, leave a comment letting Allan know you are planning to ride so he can anticipate numbers.
Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Donegan Park, Cobourg
Route: “It’s all downhill from here” route map
If Hurricanes don’t prevail, we will be completing Colin’s original ride from Carlisle Park up Ont to Dale and up Mc Lelland to Bethel Grove, Jibb and back home. We will ride in two groups if we get enough chirping/ chiming in on the “comments section” as to level 2 and 2+. Please let us know which you intend to ride. I am thinking Roberto will take the 2+ group and I (Geoffrey) will lead the second (if we don’t get waylaid by excitement like last week. Congratulations again to Roberto and Ruth-Anne on their recent marriage!
Start Time:18:00 (6pm)
Ride Leader: Roberto Almeida
Start Location: Park on Carlisle St Cobourg
Enjoy the cooling breezes, glimpses of the lake, and no traffic lights! This week’s ride will be along the lake and a few side roads in the Wicklow area.
Meeting Location: boat launch parking lot at Wicklow Beach
Level of Difficulty: 1 (easy, easy)
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko
It’s a busy weekend and a lot of people are away. However, this Sunday we’ll take the Waterfront Trail westbound over to Port Hope and continue along the lakeshore turning around at any point you want. This means you can make the route long or short, it’s your choice. No route map necessary for this ride since it’s the Waterfront Trail and we are all familiar with it.
There is no designated ride leader for Sunday. Everyone is expected to travel together in groups according to pace and desired distance. Prior to departure on Sunday morning, please organize with others to establish who you will ride with.
Start time: 10:00am
Start location: King’s Field (baseball field) in Port Hope (Victoria St. just south of the lights at Toronto Rd. and Ridout St.)
Please comment below if you are coming and the approximate distance you might be interested in. Leaving a comment helps others plan accordingly.
Today we want to congratulate Roberto and Ruth-Anne on their upcoming marriage tonight! We at the NHCC are excited for you and wish you all the best for future happiness and togetherness.