Sunday Oct. 19: 30k Ride, Beta-test, and Pizza

The weather is looking not too bad for Sunday, and the NHCC has been asked if we would beta-test a chip device and app that tracks distance, speed and location. So, how about it? We will just do a nice and easy ride, no speeding involved. And when it’s all said and done, Port Hope Bicycle is going to provide pizza. :) The route will be the 30k Glorious Ganaraska Route (Northumberland Tourism) and it’s level of difficulty is not crazy, making it suitable for Levels 2+ to 4. If it’s a little on the chilly side for you, be sure to layer up, and bring a printout of the route map with you.

Start time: 10am
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall
Ride Leader: George Hussey
IMPORTANT: To ensure enough pizza for everyone, pleeeeease RSVP by leaving a comment.

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2014 NHCC Year-End Social and Annual Meeting

It’s that time again! We get together celebrate the past year of cycling, enjoy some great food, do a few awards and other fun stuff at our Year-End Social and Annual Meeting. This year we’re taking it to a new venue, the Best Western. It’s always a highlight of the year for the NHCC! Plus, you get to see everyone without their spandex and helmets on.

You’ll enjoy a great buffet and an evening of fun and social atmosphere. We’ll also conduct a little boring biz by electing a few people to the Board and run some numbers by everyone. And as usual, we have a few awards to give out too.

2015 NHCC Membership Special : For those in attendance at the Year -End Social and Annual Meeting, we will offer 2015 memberships for just $35.

IMPORTANT: Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance so that we can provide a final confirmation of numbers to the Best Western. Please print out this form and include with your payment

Tickets: $25
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2015
Location: Best Western Hotel, Ballroom B
Time: 6:00pm

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NHCC Call for Board of Director nominations

The NHCC Annual General Meeting is approaching in November (date to be announced) and we are looking for interested individuals willing to invest some time, expertise, and enthusiasm in helping the NHCC continue to grow and become even more awesome! It’s an opportunity for those who love cycling and what the NHCC represents, to get involved and help us further our goals by being elected to the NHCC Board of Directors.

The Board consists of 5 Directors who meet 4-6 times annually, typically at a director’s home. Some club business may be conducted via email from time to time if appropriate. Once assembled, the Board will decide on a meeting schedule that’s most convenient for it’s members. You may also be asked to get involved in various activities where your expertise and interests could really assist.

There are 2 positions open for the 2015 Board of Directors, each for a term of 3 years.

We are looking for individuals who may have one or more of the following skills:

  • Cycling and related skills including safety training, first-aid, ride leader experience, and/or cycle touring experience
  • Administrative, legal, accounting, or other related skills
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Website management and communication skills
  • Not-for-profit corporation compliance experience
  • Geographic representation
  • Previous board experience
  • Prepared to take on Board officer positions (ex. president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer)
  • A keen interest in volunteering and willingness to learn

Making a Nomination

If you feel that either you or someone else has the spirit to truly make a difference, please complete the nomination form below:

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Wednesday Oct. 15: Hike Nite, 6pm

The hike is on, rain or shine. Heck, even if it rains, thats what raincoats and boots are for!

Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall
Hike leader: George Hussey

Please leave a comment to let George know you will be there.

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Sunday Morning Ride, Oct. 12: To Orono for Coffee!

If you aren’t partaking in Turkey festivities and can swing it, George is leading a ride on Sunday morning. No particular route planned, but coffee in Orono was mentioned. We’ll start in Cobourg at 10, picking up the others from Port Hope around 10:30 at the Town Hall. We’ve got some sunshine in the forecast and not too cold. Do leave a comment to let others know that you plan to ride though, and where you will start from.

Start time: 10:00am, 10:30 Port Hope Town Hall
Start location: The park on Carlisle between Ewing and Westwood
Route: To be determined en route
Ride leader: George Hussey


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Wednesday, October 8: Hike Nite

Everyone seemed to enjoy it last week and most if us saw areas of Port Hope we never knew existed. We saw gigantic fish, hills and valleys, and a little wilderness. We will meet again on Wednesday and head out into parts unknown (or known). :)

Time: 6pm
Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: George Hussey

Let George know if you are planning to attend. Leave a comment, please.

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Sunday October 5th: All Levels ride, Lang Hastings Trail

It’s off-season (somewhat) so that’s when we start to do things a little different. Weather permitting we’ll ride the Lang Hastings trail, a crushed limestone multipurpose trail. One way to the Peterborough end of the trail is just over 30km, but riders can do the entire distance there and back or turn around at any point. 

Please note the afternoon start. With the weather predicted to be cooling off again, it’ll hopefully give a chance for any fog to burn off and the temperature to warm up. Bring lots of fluids and a snack. If anyone wants to drop in at Banjos afterwards, make a comment on the site. 

Date:  Sunday, October 5th
Time: 1:00 pm
Meeting Place:  parking lot south of Banjos in Hastings, south of the bridge (west side), Hwy 45
Ride Leader: Maria Garrett

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Wednesday October 1st: Off Season Hike Night

Since an evening ride is no longer an option, we will instead offer the opportunity to do something a little different. Meet at 6pm at the Port Hope Town Hall with some comfortable shoes cuz we are going for a Hike! Yes, a Hike! Nothing to strenuous, just a little walking and social time. Keeps our bodies moving and it’ll be fun. If it turns out to be of interest to members, we’ll consider making it a regular event.

Time: 6pm
Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: George Hussey

Because it’s a new activity and we’d like to know how many are interested, please leave a comment indicating that you plan to attend.


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Toronto International Bicycle Blowout : Sat. Oct. 18, 2014

bike-showThe Toronto International Bicycle Fall Blowout Sale is coming up. It’s a one day only, 7 hour year-end clearout sale. It might be an opportunity for you to pick up a snazzy new bike! There are some great bargains to be found if you do your research in advance and know exactly what you are looking for.

Saturday October 18th, 2014
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: $5 (Children under 5 are free)
Location: Exhibition Place: Direct Energy Centre, East Annex, Hall F, Door 33, North entrance next to Ricoh Coliseum (Hockey Arena)

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Stolen Bicycle Alert

Last night some members of the Ganaraska Freewheelers have had the unfortunate experience of having their bicycles stolen from their shed. The bicycles had less than 300km on them and are in excellent condition. We are asking all in the cycling community to keep a watchful eye out for these bicycles in the event that they appear for sale online or somewhere else. There is a small reward being offered.

Description of items:

Bicycle #1: Black with red Giant Anthem 29 (29” wheels) s/n GY013889
Bicycle #2: White Giant Anthem 3 (regular 26” wheels) s/n GP112388
Helmets: 1 men’s White Giro Vente & 1 white Bontrager Solstice (very small).

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If you have any information regarding their disappearance, please email us at

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