Thursday Night Hike: November 15th

We will meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6:00 and then do a semi-urban hike of 5 to 8 kms. Last week we found the “Record Collection”, had lots of laughs and ended up at Nookie’s Soul Kitchen after the hike. These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed off-season waiver!

Date: Thursday, November 15th
Start Time: 6:00
Meeting Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

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Tuesday Morning Hike/walk/explore: November 13, 9:30am

Forecast for Tuesday: 3°C and possible precipitation. Bundle up and we’ll be just fine! Meet at 9:30am in the parking lot behind the Dutch Oven and we’ll head west along the Boardwalk, and down Pebble Beach & beyond. Anticipating about 6-7km. Bring a few $$ if you want to go into the Dutch Oven for a coffee and some goodies afterward.

Exploration leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 9:30am
Start location: Parking lot behind Dutch Oven

Let us know you are coming, leave a comment please.

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Sunday, November 11th: Afternoon Hike

Rick and Maaike have offered to lead a hike on Sunday. It will follow the Oak Ridges trail with a return loop along Dunbar Road. We will begin and end at the Morris Road parking lot on Hwy 45. The hike will be about 8 or 9 kms and take between 2 and 2.5 hours. It has some challenging climbs.

Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: Morris Road parking lot (on the right side of 45 just before Beagle Club Road)
Hike Leaders: Maaike Berg and Rick Nonnekes

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Dave Trattles Presentations: Both evenings are fully booked. It’s looking like quite a popular event! If you are interested in adding your name to the cancellation list for one of the nights, we’ll let you know if a spot becomes available. Email us at nhcycling2010@gmail.com
Thanks everyone!

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Thursday Night Hike, November 8th

We will meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6:00 and then do a semi-urban hike of 5 to 8 kms. Afterwards, we can go to a nearby establishment for a hot or cold beverage. These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed off-season waiver (see right of NHCC homepage)

Start Time: 6:00
Meeting Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

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Special Presentation by Dave Trattles: New date added, Friday the 16th

We have had tremendous response to the free Dave Trattles presentation and have already reached the 25 person limit for the Wednesday event. So, we are adding a second date just two days later on Friday the 16th! All the same details, including the pre-show Indian dinner option. 

Date: Friday November 16, 2018
Dinner (optional): 6:00pm ($20 pp)
Presentation start time: 7:00pm

RSVP: We can accommodate up to 25 people. Please let us know you if you’d like to come and also let us know if you plan to partake in the pre-show Indian dinner. Email us at nhcycling2010@gmail.com. We’ll reply to your RSVP with the address.

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Special Presentation by Dave Trattles: Bicycle touring, photography, and making community as you travel

On the evening of Wednesday November 14th members of the NHCC and the Ganaraska Freewheelers are invited to a unique presentation by photojournalist guest Dave Trattles at Randy & Anita’s home, in the “Person Cave” (FREE).   We have one evening planned, for up to 25 people. If there is enough interest we’ll consider adding a second event.

About Dave:
Dave knows cycling and slow journalism: for 25 years he has been traveling by bicycle through 75 countries, and working as a social documentary photographer (National Archives of Canada, Canadian Geographic, Macleans, Elle). This presentation will be about why you should travel by bicycle and what happens when you do – shared largely through stories that will have you out there in the world, living a specific time and experience.

Along the way, Dave reveals the joy of human relations. By learning who the people are and how they live their lives, rather than focusing on what they are doing, he will share stories about ordinary people who do extraordinary things (Muslim girl boxers of Calcutta, German cowboys, cheese rollers of Sicily, Tomato throwers of Bunol, marathoners of Calcutta..).

This evening, Dave Trattles will inspire you to get in touch with your own life force – to go out into the world on your bicycle and express your own individuality, your own richness – and to engage deeply in the lives and experiences of others.

Pre-show Indian Dinner (optional, $20 pp): For those interested in a little Indian cuisine, we are putting together a simple Indian Food buffet style dinner sourced from Cobourg’s new “Taste of Agra” restaurant. A few tasty dishes, with vegetarian and mildly spiced entrees along with naan and rice. 

Date: Wednesday November 14, 2018
Dinner: 6:00pm (optional) ($20 pp)
Presentation start time: 7:00pm

RSVP: We can accommodate up to 25 people. Please let us know you if you’d like to come and also let us know if you plan to partake in the pre-show Indian dinner. Email us at nhcycling2010@gmail.com. We’ll reply to your RSVP with the address.

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Two-week FREE Y Trial for NHCC Members

Here you go folks, this is where you make that commitment to maintaining all that cycling fitness you just gained over the summer. The Y is offering NHCC members a FREE 2-week Trial Membership for active NHCC 2018 Members rom Monday November 5th to Monday November 9th (inclusive). Just take in this email notification on your phone or print it out, and they’ll get you going! They offer yoga classes, cyclefit, lots of weight machines to make your muscles scream. A great big thank-you to the Cobourg YMCA for this!

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Weekend Hikes: Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th

It looks as though it’ll dry up for the weekend so let’s head out to Northumberland Forest for a hike each day. We’ll meet in the parking lot at Beagle Club as there is plenty of parking, but will be hiking on the trails across the road. Both days we’ll be out approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Bring hydration and a snack. To keep it simple, meeting location and start time is the same for both days.

Dates: Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th
Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

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Tuesday, November 6th Morning Hike

After a great first hike, we’ll keep it going with another one this week! Bruce says “we will head East, working our way along the lake shore to Coverdale. From there we will turn north and head back to our starting point along the Kerr Street trails.”

Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Craft Food House
Distance: between 6 and 7km
Hike Leader: Bruce Bellaire

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