Hamilton Township Commuter Cycling Plan

Hello fellow cyclists.  There will be a Public Information Session at the Baltimore Recreation Centre at 6:00 pm on Thursday March 5th, regarding the Hamilton Township Commuter Cycling Plan.  The Township of Hamilton is developing a Commuter Cycling Master Plan to better accommodate the commuter, resident and tourist cycling needs of the community. The Plan aims to support and foster cycling use in and around the community, with the goal of creating an integrated cycling network that is comfortable for a wide range of users.
Plan to attend and have your say!
On March 5th learn more about the plan and provide comments. All input received will be used in the development of the final Commuter Cycling Plan to be presented to Township Council in March 2020.

Date of public information session: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Road, Baltimore, ON K0K 1C0
For more information:  https://www.hamiltontownship.ca/en/recreation-and-leisure/whats-happening.aspx

Tuesday Morning Hike: February 25th

We’ll meet at The Mill parking lot and head north through residential areas. Please note that there will be some elevation gain north of the 401.
Coffee and social at Dutch Oven to follow.
Date: Tuesday, February 25th
Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at The Mill
Hike Leader: Roy Martin

Distance: approx. 7-8 km

Saturday, February 8th: Morning Snow Shoe, Evening Cross Country Ski

With fresh snow on it’s way, we’ll head outside Saturday to enjoy a couple of outdoor activities!
In the morning, the Pine Ridge Hiking Club will be snow shoeing on the Leckey Property, part of the Northumberland Land Trust and all are welcome to join. The terrain is moderate and there are 4 or 6km options. If you wish to carpool, the hiking club will be leaving the Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road in Port Hope at 9:30 a.m., or the commuter parking lot at 45 and 401 at 9:50 a.m.. If you wish to meet at the property, it is at the end of Kelly Road which runs off of Morganston Road, north of Castleton.

Date: Saturday, February 8th
Start Time: 10:15 a.m.
Meeting Location: see above for car pool options but be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before departure time, or at the end of Kelly Road
Snow Shoe Leader: Maria Siemiaszko
Distance: approx. 4 or 6km

The full snow moon is this weekend and we’ll enjoy it with a full moon ski on the Lang Hastings Trail. It is a flat, wide, and obstacle free trail which makes it suitable for a night ski. Because this is part of the Great Trail, other activities are allowed, including snowmobiling so dig out the Christmas lights and any other lights and reflective clothing/items you have to make ourselves visible. We may explore the trail to the east first so if you can’t make the 6:00 p.m. start time but want to join us, let us know in the comments and we can make sure we come back to pick you up at 7:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 8th
Start Time: 6:00 (or you can join us at 7:00 if we know to come back for you!)
Meeting Location: parking lot just south of Banjos, Hastings
Ski Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Stay tuned for a probably Sunday afternoon cross country ski at Beagle Club. Post to follow soon!

Thursday Night Hike – February 6th

We will meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6:00 and then do a semi-urban hike of 7 to 9 kms.

After the hike, we usually go out for refreshments and a snack.

Last week we went up some hills and downs some hills as we wandered around Port Hope.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed waiver (see right side of NHCC homepage).

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

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

Buy, Sell, Trade your bikes and/or other cycling gear

It’s that time of year when people start thinking about buying, selling, trading, or upgrading their bikes and other associated gear. Why not start here by leaving a comment with all of your details about what you are looking to sell/buy/swap? Please be sure to leave as much information as possible, as well as your contact information in the comment so that interested people can reach you. 

Membership Survey for the 2019 Season

Happy New Year everyone! It may be cold and snowy outside but the NHCC Executive is busy planning for the 2020 season.  We need your help! We are always looking for ways to make our club better and we are always in need of ride leaders.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey.  While we plan over the winter months we use the survey to help bring you a great season of fun, fitness and friendship.
The survey is anonymous, unless you choose to identify yourself.  Thank you!  Click here for the link to the survey

Weekend Skiing: Saturday and Sunday

There is a ton of new fluffy white snow out there! We have skis posted for Saturday and Sunday, so make sure you take note of the time for each day.

Date: Saturday, February 29th
Start Time: 10:30
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Ski Leader:. Maria Siemiaszko

Date: Sunday, March 1st
Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Ski Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

If you have not joined for 2020 or are joining us as a guest, please bring a signed waiver (found near the upper hand corner of our home page)

Thursday Night Hike February 27th – Cobourg

We will meet in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg and then do a semi-urban hike of 7 to 9 kms.

After the hike, if there is interest, we will go for electrolyte replenishment.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed off-season waiver (see right side of NHCC homepage).

Start Time: 6:00
Start Location: in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

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

Sunday Morning Snowshoe: February 23rd

Meet at the Woodland parking lot for a snowshoe on whatever trails we decide upon. Bring fluids and a snack.
If you haven’t joined for 2020 yet or are joining us as a guest, please bring a signed waiver, found on the upper right corner on our homepage.
Date: Sunday, February 23rd
Start Time: 10:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at Woodland, Northumberland Forest
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Thursday Night Hike February 20th – Cobourg

Please note change of town for this hike.

We will meet in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg and then do a semi-urban hike of 7 to 9 kms.

After the hike, we usually go out for refreshments and a snack.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed off-season waiver (see right side of NHCC homepage).

Start Time: 6:00
Start Location: in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

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

Tuesday Morning Hike: February 18th

Rick will lead the group on a hike to the Pebble Beach area. Some of the route will be along the lakeshore, some though neighbourhoods.  For those interested, you can go for coffee at  Craft afterwards.

Date: Tuesday, February 18th

Start Time: 9:30

Meeting Location: parking lot behind Craft Food House

Hike Leader: Rick Nonnekes

Distance: approximately 6km

Non members are welcome, but please bring a signed waiver (found near the upper right corner on our home page)

Sunday, February 16th: Silent Lake Cross Country Ski

You are invited to join a group planning on skiing around Silent Lake in the provincial park by the same name this Sunday. The distance is 16.5km and the trail is moderate in difficulty with hills and turns. The trail is usually groomed and track set but due to equipment failure this has not been done since February 11th. However, park staff advise that it should still be in good shape and that quite a few skiers have been out on it this week.
There is a warm up hut with a wood stove at the 10km point where we can stop for lunch. Dress in layers, bring lots of fluids, lunch and snacks. There is a heated comfort station at the day use parking lot so you may want to also bring a change of clothes for the ride home.
The fee for a parking pass is $17 per vehicle. If you wish to carpool, please indicate this in your comments.
For those you want to come out but want to a shorter ski or to snowshoe, that’s certainly an option but you will need to organize your group.
Date: Sunday, February 16th
Start Time: 10:00
Meeting Location: parking lot of day use area, Silent Lake Provincial Park
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko
Distance: 16.5km

Guests are welcome but need to bring a signed waiver found near the upper right corner of our home page. This also applies to anyone who hasn’t purchased their 2020 membership yet.