We probably won’t be doing regular rides in October, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to try to get out! Cross your fingers for a gorgeous day Saturday, October 22nd because we want to go for a ride in the Milbrook area followed by a visit to the Pastry Peddlar ( a unique bike shop and restaurant owned by a cyclist) for a bite to eat, then kill a little time before participating in “A Shadow Walk of Milbrook”, put on by the 4th Line Theatre. Whew, that sounds like a busy but fun day!
“A Shadow Walk of Milbrook” weaves a chilling and hilarious tale as we are led through the streets and pathways of Milbrook to explore the paranormal and local stories of ghosts and demons. That should get us ready for Hallowe’en! (boo!). Tickets are $20, available at: www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca or 705 932 4445 or 800 814 0055.
Join us for any or all of the activities, but if you want to go on the ghost walk it’s recommended that you purchase your ticket as soon as possible before they sell out. Some dates for the walk are already 50% sold out.
The Pastry Peddlar may close at 5:00 that day but they haven’t actually decided yet and may stay open until 6:00. We’re hoping a healthy number for a reservation will help persuade them to do so which would tie in nicely with the walk starting at 7:00. A ride time hasn’t been established yet as we are still working out these details.
So, although this is still a ways off, if you do get a ticket and would like to go for dinner, please comment so we can think about making that reservation!
We’re going to get together at Randy & Anita’s house for a spooky hike followed by a spooky potluck. All NHCC members (and partners) are welcome to participate. If you need the address of the house, email and we’ll send it to ya! email@example.com
So, round up some hiking shoes, dress in your scariest attire and plan on venturing out for a road-hike (maybe a little off-road). Bring a little something yummy and delicious to share with everyone!
Date: Saturday October 29
Time: Hike at 4:00, Potluck at 6:00
Location: Randy and Anita’s house
RSVP: Please leave a comment or email us to let us know you’ll be coming. It helps us plan!
Our annual social event of the year, the AGM & Social is a little over two weeks away. There will be a great buffet at the Best Western, and we’ll take the evening to celebrate cycling with the NHCC, discuss new directions for next year, get a great deal on membership for 2017, and purchase a jersey too! We’ll also elect a few new directors and do a little official but necessary biz.
By the way, friends and family are welcome. Tickets must be purchased in advance! Cost: $30
Buy them in person in Port Hope or Cobourg:
From: Debbie Parks-Robertson
Where: Smiths Creek Antiques, 27 Walton St. Port Hope
When: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays, 10:30-5:00
From: Jim Berg in Cobourg
Where: 261 George St., Cobourg
When: Monday – Thursday, 9:00–3:00
Mail (takes a little time): Print out and send the following form with your payment:
2016 AGM Ticket order form
With the changing of the seasons we’re transitioning from biking to hiking. It’s going to be warm but wet tomorrow so Roy is inviting whomever would like to go for a hike to meet him at the Yacht Club parking lot at 9:00 followed by coffee and social time at Harden and Huyse. Just comment below to let him know to expect you
Date: Tuesday, October 18th
Meeting Location: parking lot at the marina
Hike Leader: Roy Martin
Not much in the way of cycling is happening on our roads lately, but there is a cycling film, Murphy’s Law at The Loft in Cobourg on Sunday evening. It would be great if a number of us were to make it out to the event and maybe even meet for dinner beforehand! Check out the information here.
Yes indeed, the timing is just perfect, NHCC jerseys have arrived! We have sleeveless, short sleeved and long-sleeved versions. If you reserved one last month, just get in touch and make arrangements to pick it up. We also have a few extras in case you somehow missed it. There are fabulous long-sleeved ones that are going to be ideal any day now as the evenings are going to be cooling down significantly.
Short sleeved: $65
Long sleeved: $80
Contact: Anita at 905-269-6815 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The weather is way to nice to put the bikes away. I have moved up the start time so we can get the route in with plenty of day light left. There will be a ride leader provided for the L2 and L3s.
RSVP: Please leave a comment to let us know you plan to ride.
Ride Start: Parkette on Carlisle
Start time: 5:30pm
Ride Leaders: Level 3, Mike; Level 2, TBD
Route: 25km route map here
This is the first unofficial fall ride for 2016.
The forecast isn’t looking very good (weather permitting) but you never know it might clear-up.
Ride Leader: Mike
Ride Start: Parkette on Carlisle
Route: Route map
Hey NHCC members, it’s the time of year when a number of people are looking to sell bikes, upgrade, or otherwise make changes to their cycling gear. If you send us a few pictures, information about the bike and your preferred contact information we’ll get it posted for you right here on our website!
If any member is interested in upgrading their hybrid to a road bike, here’s a 2012 Specialized Allez Sport. It has an aluminum frame with carbon fibre front forks, has only been on the road for about 180km, and is a 54cm bike. Likely suitable for someone who is 5’6″-5’8″, give or take a little. Price: $750
Contact: Rebecca at 289-251-0393 (call or text)
This is it folks, the final evening ride of 2016 season! We’re gonna make this one count, make it fun, and if you want we can head into Boston Pizza afterward to eat a little something. Limited daylight hours mean just a 60 minute ride. By the way, we won’t be going super fast or speedy, so if level 3 riders will be quite suited for this ride too if you want to squeeze in one last evening ride!
Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Boston Pizza parking lot
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Route: We’ll surprise ya!