This is a really nice route with rolling hills and some fun & fast downhill. If you are a fairly strong Level 3 rider you’ll likely be able to do this! There is some great scenery around Rice Lake. We’ll make a brief stop in Harwood to re-load water bottles. It’s a great 37km route and the hills won’t kill you!
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start location: Hamilton Township Offices parking lot (Burnham and Majestic Hills Rd.)
Route Map: Link to route on Ride with GPS
Tomorrow is the second installment of the county’s cycling safety & tourism video shoot and they could use a few more volunteers. If you missed your shot at fame the last time, it’s your opportunity!
The locale for this video shoot will be at the corner of Dejong and Honeywell Hill Rd. and will require about 1.5 hours of your time. A couple of minor requirements:
- Please wear brightly colored clothing without identifiable logos (i.e. no NHCC jerseys)
- Be aware and plan to adhere to cycling safety guidelines
- Start time: 9:30am
If you are able to participate or have any further questions, please let Angela know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In one week from today there is a special (non-club) event happening in Cobourg that might be of interest to fellow cyclists. The Bikes, Beards and Bandshells Tour is performing at Victoria Park. It sounds like a fun evening of fun and entertainment!
The Tour will take an eclectic group of independent Canadian musicians from the beautiful 1000 Islands, along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, through idyllic Prince Edward County and along the edge of Lake Ontario to Cobourg. The group will cycle almost 300 km without a support vehicle, hauling a full bicycle-powered sound system and instruments with them and playing free, pedal-powered concerts in bandshells, amphitheatres and gazebos along the route.
Start time: 7pm
Location: Victoria Park Bandshell
Just a quick note to let everyone know that daylight hours are shrinking quickly so we are going to start all evening rides at 6:00pm.
Pam’s leading the group for the Tuesday evening Level 2 ride. Don’t forget to get there by 6:00 as we’re starting evening rides earlier because it’s getting dark earlier (sob!). Get out and enjoy these evening rides while we can still have them!
Date: Tuesday, August 23rd
Level of Difficulty: Level 2
Meeting Location: Canton church parking lot
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
If anyone wants to come out near Warkworth way for a Level 3/4 ride, we’re doing about 50km, or more if we feel like it! The route will head out towards Wooler on some roads the club doesn’t usually ride so it’ll be a change of scenery and some different hills to climb.
Date: Tuesday, August 23rd
Meeting Location: southwest corner of County Road 25 and Concession Road 1 West
Level of Difficulty: 3 to 4
Ride Coordinator: Maria Siemiaszko
Roberto will be leading this ride.
The ride will start at the parkette on Carlyle St.
Start Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Parkette on Carlyle St.
Bike Up Northumberland is fast approaching! This is fun ride supporting our local hospitals for anyone who can ride a bike, but like all good things, requires a team of people to make it a success. We could use more volunteers to hand out water and snacks and cheer participants on at the stations along the way, or to ride sweep for each of the distances (5, 10,25, 50, 100km). If you like to be a part of this community event, taking place September 10th, please leave a comment below, send us an email, or contact Maria Siemiaszko directly.
Dale has come up with a nice flatish Port Hope area route for this evening. It’s becoming dark quite a bit earlier these days so we will begin the Monday evening rides at 6:00 starting today. The humidity has broken and it should be a beautiful evening for a ride!
Date: Monday, August, 22nd
Meeting Location: Home Hardware parking lot, Port Hope
Level of Difficulty: 1
Ride Leader: Dale Pierce
It worked out well last week, so we’ll do it again (route planning, that is). We will leave tomorrow open to suggestions. Roberto will take the lead at 10am to get a ride going! Get the discussion started by using the comment feature to suggest a route option. It’s your chance to suggest your favourite route!
Ride Leader: Roberto Almeida
Start time: 10am
Start location: to be determined (read the comments)
Route: to be determined (read the comments)