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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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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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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Monday Sept. 29: Bike Maintenance Workshop

We’re not ready to stop riding yet, but before the season is over for most folks we’re offering a workshop on how to clean and maintain your bike. Many of you bought beautiful new bikes this summer, but if you haven’t done a thing with it yet, you probably should have! New or not so new, we’ll learn how to clean our bikes, clean and lubricate the chain, and change a flat tire. This is a hands on workshop so bring your bike and get ready to get your hands a little dirty!

Date: Monday, September. 29th
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Location: Cycle Transitions, 739 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg (Across the street from the Cobourg Community Centre, entrance at rear (west) side of building.
Workshop Leader: Maria Garrett

Important: RSVP required. Space is limited so pre-registration is mandatory. Leave a comment to indicate that you plan to attend.

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Sunday September 28: Sunshiny ride and lunch at Rhinos

All riiiiiight! The forecast is 25C for Sunday and sunshine! Summer seems to be giving us a second chance. It will be a great opportunity to ride up to Bewdley, have lunch on the outdoor patio (you’ll have to do the 72k route) and then coast home, mostly downhill. You gotta do the uphill first though. :) If you want to stay for lunch at Rhinos, bring a few extra $ with you, leave a comment so we can make sure that adequate space is reserved.

Start time: 10am
Start location: The park on Carlisle between Westwood and Ewing
Route map (62k): Printable route map here or view it on Ride with GPS
Route map (72k): View it on Ride with GPS

Let us know if you are riding, but more importantly if you plan to get lunch at Rhinos.

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Thursday September 25: Ride at 10am

We did this one a while ago, but folks really enjoyed it so we will do it again. We can’t lie….it’s a hilly one, but there are two distances to choose from. You’ll head along the Lakeshore, travel north to the 7th line (we all know how hilly that is!) then decide if you want to head over to Bewdley or skip out on a little distance and take the shorter route.

Start time: 10am
Start location: The park on Carlisle between Westwood and Ewing
Route map (62k): Printable route map here or view it on Ride with GPS
Route map (72k): View it on Ride with GPS

I know, we say it all the time, but please leave a comment if you hope to ride.

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Port Hope ride: Wednesday Sept. 24 6:00pm

The Port Hope ride is on! It’s going to be sunny, and overall just a lovely fall evening. Since there are fewer riders coming out now that the season is getting closer to the end, please leave a comment indicating that you plan to ride. George is your ride leader tonight and he’d love to know how many to expect!

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Port Hope Town Hall
Ride Leader: George

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Monday Sept. 22: Level 1 ride at 6:00pm

We are going to start in our slightly out-of-town spot that gets us out onto those lovely country roads. The sun officially sets at 7:09pm this evening, so lights will be required for all those riding, as of 6:39pm.

Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Wicklow Beach
Ride leader: Maria Garrett

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Thursday Sept. 18: Ride from Donegan Park 10am

If you missed it last Sunday, we’ll do it on Thursday. Shelter Valley Road. Massey Road has newish gravel for about 2-3 kms but it’s rideable, just be cautious. Otherwise, it’s a good route and there’s sunshine in the forecast.

Start time: 10am
Start location: Donegan Park
Route map: Printable route map here, or view it on Ride with GPS

Please let others know you are riding tomorrow. The Thursday group is typically quite small so it’s good to know you won’t be standing there alone at the park waiting. :)

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