Reminder of the Ski Waxing Clinic Tuesday evening

While we wait for snow to re-populate the ski trails, don’t forget about the ski waxing clinic tomorrow night (details here) at Cycle Transitions. It’s a great opportunity to learn a little ski maintenance, both traditional and waxless. Trust us, once you wax those babies you’ll be zipping through the trails like there’s no tomorrow!

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Sunday, January 15th: Lakefield speed skating oval

Despite some warm weather and damage caused by a snowmobiler this week, the oval has reopened. If you want to come for a skate, you can have some company starting at 11:00.
Date: Sunday, January 15th
Time: the oval hours will be 11 to 3:00. A couple of us plan to be there for 11:00
Location: Lakefield Speed Skating Oval, 2 Queen Street, Lakefield

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Tuesday, January 17th: morning hike

Dennis will lead this week’s hike which will head west to the Monk’s Cove area before heading back to Craft Food House for the customary coffee and social.

Date: Tuesday, January 17th
Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Craft Food House
Hike Leader: Dennis Benson

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Tuesday, January 10th: morning hike

The Tuesday morning hikes are starting up again this Tuesday.  The group will meet at The Mill parking lot for a hike of approximately 7km in the neighbourhoods north of the 401. Coffee and social to follow at Craft Food House.

Date:  Tuesday, January 10th

Time:  9:30

Meeting Location:  parking lot at The Mill

Hike Leader:  Roy Martin

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Sunday, January 8th: Skating at the Lakefield Speed Skating Oval

The speed skating oval has just opened for the season! If you’ve never checked it out , it’s a 400m outdoor speed skating track which offers free public skating and the opportunity to rent speed skates if you wish to try them out. There is a warm up hut with a wood stove and portapotty facilities. Rental price for skates was $5 (cash only) last year.  The oval is open to the public tomorrow from 11:00 to 3:00. I plan to be there when it opens at 11:00 tomorrow and skate for maybe a couple of hours or so. I’d advise bringing a drink and snacks if you plan to stay a while. If anyone wants to, we can always visit a local spot for hot chocolate afterwards. It’s a bit of a drive so if you’re interested in car pooling please indicate so in the comment section.
Date: Sunday, January 8th
Time: 11:00
Place: Lakefield Speed Skating Oval, 2 Queen Street, Lakefield (beside the water tower)

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Friday, January 6th: cross country ski

Until some significant snow falls we’ll stick to the flatter areas for an approximately 1 hour ski.
If the Speed Skating Oval in Lakefield opens this weekend, watch for a post to head out there (likely for Saturday).
Date: Friday, January 6th
Time: 1:30
Meeting Location: parking lot Beagle Club Road
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko

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Thursday, January 5th: cross country ski

There’s still snow in the forest and with a bit more expected tonight it should be OK for a ski.
Date: Thursday, January 5th
Time: 11:00
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club Road
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko

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Sunday, January 1st: New Year’s Day ski

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The snow is great and we’ve been having a lot of fun out there so what better way to welcome 2017 than to cross country ski?
The start time will be later so everyone can recover from the festivities.
If you want to join us, please comment below. I think I should be able to make it on time, but in case my guests stay longer, I may be late and will try to join up with you. If I don’t already have your cell number, please email it to: nhcycling2010@gmail.com and I’ll text you if things change. It’s also nice for everyone to know if they can expect some company on the trails.

Date: Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Time: 2:00
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko

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Saturday, December 30th: cross country ski

Say goodbye to 2016 with a ski in Northumberland Forest!

Date: Saturday, December 30th
Time: 11:00
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko

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December 29th and 30th: cross country skiing

If you’re off this week and raring to get out we’ll ski in the Northumberland Forest Thursday and Friday (and most likely Saturday and Sunday…). The tracks are still a little icy but the skiff of snow this morning has helped a bit and there should be more on the way. We’ll stay off the bigger hills until the we get a thicker layer of snow so if it’s your first time out this year, we’ll take it easy.

Dates: Thursday, December 29th and Friday, December 30th
Time: 11:00
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko

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