Friday Floater Ride: 40-50k starting in Brighton

It’s Randys Friday Floater Ride and this one’s starting out of town for something a little different. It’ll be around 40-50k, starting in Brighton so huge hills are not anticipated. This will be a Level 3 ride and start at the YMCA in Brighton. 

Friday June 22

Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 10am
Start location: YMCA in Brighton, 170 Main St.

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Level 4 Rides: Tuesday June 19, and Thursday June 21

Tuesday June 19, Level 4 (44k)

Yup, get ready for it! Jen’s taking you up Bickle Hill. But then she’ll go easy on you after that. It’s not so bad, just 401m total elevation.
Ride Leader: Jen Poole
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:57pm
Route map: (44k) “Jens-Y-Ride” Printable route map or link on Ride with GPS
Start location: Parking lot at Cobourg Dog park on Ontario St.

Thursday June 21, Level 4 (46k)

Yes indeed, we enjoyed this ride so much last week we’ll do it all again for those of you who missed this route. It’s a beauty!
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:57pm
Route map: (46km) Beagle Club-Alderville-Centerton printable map or link on Ride with GPS
Start location: Beagle Club Trailhead parking lot (Northumberland Forest)

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AMENDED POST -NEW Level 2+ and Level 3 Rides: Monday June 18

Please disregard previous Level 3 post
NEW! LEVEL 2+ Ride
Member feedback has told us that we needed to create a transition ride that will bridge L2 and L3.   These rides will occur on Mondays and have a max. distance of 35 km and a average speed of 18 – 20 km/hr

Monday, June 18th

LEVEL 2+ Ride
This 26km ride will depart from the arena on Furnace Street at 6:30 pm. We will head north to Baltimore (via Division/ Ferguson/ Racetrack) and then head back to Cobourg (via Nagle)

Ride leader: Mike
Start time: 6:35 pm
Route map: (26k) Baltimore and Back printable route map or Link on Ride With GPS
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St.

LEVEL 3 Ride
The route for this ride is the same as the L2+. The L3s will go out first to be followed by the L2+s.
This ride is 26km long. We will depart from the arena on Furnace Street at 6:30 pm. We will then head north to Baltimore (via Division/ Ferguson/ Racetrack) and then head back to Cobourg (via Nagle)

Ride leader: Roberto
Start time: 6:30 pm
Route map: (26k) Baltimore and Back Printable route map or Link on Ride with GPS
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St.

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Level 2 Rides, Tuesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 21st

Tuesday, June 19th

Tuesday’s ride is a 23 km route starting in beautiful Grafton
Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: St. Mary’s parking lot, Grafton
Ride Leader: Janine Turk
Route: Link on Ride with GPS and printable route map

Thursday, June 21st

Thursday’s ride leaves King’s Field in Port Hope and heads west along Lakeshore Road. There will be some not-too-difficult hills which will build strength and lots of spectacular scenery. As usual, we will pause a few times for hydration/check in, and nobody will be left behind.
Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: King’s Field at Victoria Street and Ridout, Port Hope
Ride Leader: Pam Tate

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ALL LEVELS RIDE & SOCIAL – Wednesday, June 20th

It’s that social time again!  We had a great turn out last month so let’s repeat our venue and route.   All Levels Rides are a monthly opportunity for all NHCC members to ride together, with the option to try out one of the other levels on an out-and-back route where nobody gets lost.

There will be 4 designated pace-setters among the group, riding at each of the NHCC defined Levels (1-4). Just pick the level you want to try, and follow that pace setter to see what riding at that level really feels like. If you change your mind mid-ride, no problem, just slow down and wait for a group that’s riding at the speed you like. The All Levels Ride is ideal if you think you’d like to feel what the other levels are like without committing.

It’s easy: We ride for 45 minutes (or less depending on your Level) then turn around and head back the same way you went. This ensures everyone finishes at the same time for the optional social part where we head indoors for drinks, wings, social time and meeting others.

Time: 6:30–8:00pm (ride) 8:00-9:30pm (social)
Start location: The parking lot at Franks Pasta and Grill

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Monday June 25 – L2+ and L3


This route is  25km long.  The route has two medium climbs (one on Telephone Rd. and one on Dale) but the rest of the ride follows rolling terrain.

Ride leader: Mike McLellan
Start time: 6:30 pm
Route map: (25k) Cobourg West Printable route map or  Link on Ride with GPS
Start location: Westwood Park ( on Carlisle St.)


A steady (37Km) ride through the beautiful Shelter Valley. A gentle climb all the way up and a pleasant long steady run back down. What more could you ask for!

Start Location: St. Mary’s car-park, Lyle St South, Grafton

Time: 18:30

Route: L3 APD – Shelter Valley Breach

Ride Leader: The Old Sapper (aka Allan)

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Sunday, June 24th – Sunday Long Club Ride

Okay, let’s do it! Our second 100 km club ride of the season and it’s a challenge!  We will meet at the arena in Bewdley and cycle around Rice Lake – 106 km and a good mix of hills and great views.  Bring money, snacks and water!
Start time: 9:00 am
Start location: Bewdley Arena, 7060 Lake Street, Bewdley
Route: printable route map  Link on Ride with GPS

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CANCELLED – tonight’s Level 1 Ride

Monday, June 18th – Level 1
The skies are dark in Port Hope.  With a 60% chance of rain and the thunderstorm watch still in effect for our start time, I am cancelling tonight’s Level 1 Ride.

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Level 1 Ride – Monday, June 18th

Monday, June 18th

Let’s have a repeat of last week’s fun ride. Debbie will be leading a Port Hope ride that goes from Beatrice Strong Public School down to the lake and back on quiet residential streets.
Ride Leader: Debbie Parks
Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: Beatrice Strong Public School, note this change to the SOUTH parking lot since the north parking lot was busy with ball games going on in the park, 90 Roseglen Road North, Port Hope

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Sunday, June 17th – A Shorter Club Ride

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day so to free up your day we’re having a shorter club ride.  We will meet at King’s Field in Port Hope at 9:00 am.  We’ll ride out Lakeshore Road to the west, past Port Granby as far as the railroad tracks.  Then we will turn around and come back.
If anyone would like to extend the ride, you can cycle in from Cobourg or cycle further to the west than the rest of the group.
This ride and route is suitable for those Level 2 riders who would like to try riding a little further. There are some hills but no significant climbs.  There will be stops as needed.  As usual, this Sunday ride will be a no drop ride.  So give it a try!
Apres ride at Coffee Public downtown Port Hope if anyone is interested.
Start Time: 9:00 am
Start Location: Kings Field Port Hope
Ride Distance: The core group will ride 35 km

Next Sunday we might tackle a 100 km ride around Rice Lake! Who’s with me?

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