The 2021 NHCC AGM & Social Festivity

This is the official notice of our upcoming AGM, where we conduct a little official club biz, then get down to the best stuff, our Social Festivity where we’ll see happy smiling faces, muse about how much we love cycling, re-connect with friends we may not have seen for a while. You’ll meet the Directors for 2022 and you can ask whatever Club questions might be on your mind in an informal setting!  And hey, there’ll be free refreshments (that alone makes it worthwhile!), and you can renew your memberships at the special AGM rate of $35.

Date: Tuesday November 30th, 2021
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Baltimore Recreation Centre
Agenda: Click here for the Agenda

RSVP (important): We need to know how many people are coming so that we can adequately plan refreshments! You can let us know via a number of ways!

Alternate methods to RSVP:

Evening Hike! Thursday November 18, 6pm

It’s a regular weekly thing—Our Thursday evening hike.  We have a reputation for moving pretty quick on these hikes, but this week we will slow down the pace a little to accommodate those who might enjoy a little slower. GUESTS are now welcome! All they need to do is bring along a signed 2021 Off-Season Waiver!  

Date: Thursday November 18, 2021
Time: 6:00pm
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall
Planners: Randy and Anita
*All participants (including guests) must be fully vaccinated*

Please RSVP to let us know you will come. 

  1. The better way! Use Cycle Club—either login to Cycle Club on the web, or download the app and go from there. If you haven’t already done so, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  2. Still valid: Leave a comment on the website.

Thursday November 11: Evening Hike in Port Hope (Bring a friend!)

Let’s hope it doesn’t rain for Thursday’s Evening Hike! And for those who aren’t all that familiar with the Evening Hike, we can tell you that we walk briskly up and down those hills, and get a workout! Sometimes a few of us venture into a local establishment afterward (optional, of course) for a little refreshment—meaning, beer, soft-drinks, heck…maybe even fries! That’s of course, only if you are COVID-comfortable in doing so!

Hey!! The NHCC is once again welcoming GUESTS who may participate in up to 3 NHCC non-cycling activities as long as they bring along a signed 2021 Off-Season Waiver!  

Date: Thursday November 11, 2021
Time: 6:00pm
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall
Planners: Randy and Anita
*All participants (including guests) must be fully vaccinated*

Please RSVP to let us know you will come. 

You can RSVP two different ways:

  1. The easiest way! Use Cycle Club. Either login to Cycle Club on the web, or download the app and go from there. If you haven’t already done so, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  2. Still valid: Leave a comment right on the website, we’ll count you in!

Advance Notice of the Level 3 Urban Ride Weekend (Toronto)

For planning purposes, this is an early notice that on the weekend of August 21 we are developing a two-day Level 3 urban riding event that will see us riding in Toronto, exploring the fabulous cycling paths, trails and urban routes that the city has to offer. 

Getting there

  • GO Train: Park at the Oshawa GO station where we could board the train with bicycles, then we assemble in front of Union Station for the ride start at 12:00noon.
  • Driving: If anyone prefers to drive, the ride will start in front of Union Station on Front Street.

Routes

We have some preliminary routes worked out.  These may change of course, but it gives an overview of what to expect!

Overnight Option

With two days of riding, some participants may decide to make independent arrangements for overnight accommodation making it a great getaway! Once we know how many are coming, we’ll circulate the list so that people can choose to make plans with others.

**COVID requirement: All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID in order to participate.

If you have any questions or comments, please use the comment feature to let us know!

RSVP: Please submit your name to secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com if you are interested (no commitment yet)

Rides for Week of August 9–14 (Including Saturday)

We have five weekday rides, and one on Saturday for a total of six rides this week.  One notable difference from other weeks is that there is no Friday Floater—instead we are testing out a Saturday Floater for a change! 

1. Tuesday August 10th: (Level 2) Morning Ride
Start time: 9:30am
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length of Ride: 1.5 – 2 hours (No route provided)
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start location: St. Marys Church parking lot in Grafton (103 Lyle St. South, Grafton)

2. Tuesday August 10th: (Level 2) Evening Ride
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Heather Read
Distance: 30-35km (no route provided)
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Kings Field, 28 Victoria St. S, Port Hope

3. Wednesday August 11th: (Level 3) Evening Ride
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner:  Bill Glover
Distance: 37km
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Kings Field, 28 Victoria St. S, Port Hope

4. Thursday August 12th: (Level 2) 
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length: 1.5 – 2 hours
Terrain: B 
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy St., Cobourg

5. Thursday August 12th: (Level 4) 
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Distance: 44km
Terrain: C
Pace: Level 4
Type of ride: NON-Group
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

6. Saturday August 14th: (Level 3) SATURDAY Floater, “The ‘Shwa to Port Union”
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Distance: 78km 
Terrain: A
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Lakefront West Parking Lot, 1200 Skae Dr., Oshawa (Intersection of Skae and Phillip Murray Ave.)

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect (COVID gathering limits apply) You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

Sunday Ride Tour: Moving (again) to Next Sunday!

Thee’s not enough participation to run the Wine Tour tomorrow, so it’s moving to next Sunday August 8th. Hopefully that will allow more people to plan!

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect. You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

ICYMI: The Friday Floater Ride

There really was something for everyone today! Friday Floater Ride—The “Rock & Lock & Roll Route”—featuring amazing people to ride with, a mammoth size boulder, great flat trail, wildflowers everywhere, cottages, waterfront, and a totally summer-feeling at Redleys on Oak Lake where they have THE BEST FRIES, onion rings and ice cream! What more could we ask for, honestly!

Weekday Rides for July 19-23

We have six rides on the schedule for this week so far. Of particular interest is the Friday Floater Ride, the “Rock and Lock and Roll Route” which re-scheduled from a few weeks ago.  It’s a route that just about anyone in the club can enjoy with the first half being almost dead flat off-road trail.  You can go as far as you’d like then turn around and come back, making it whatever distance you want (up to 34km), or do the whole route (50km) for a mix of trail and road. 

1. Tuesday July 20th: (Level 3/4) Camborne to Bewdley
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Distance: 46km
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate (Level3), or Fast (Level 4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices

2. Tuesday July 20th: (Level 2) Donegan Park to Grafton
Start time: 9:30am
Ride Planner:  Dennis Benson
Length: 1.5-2 hours
Terrain: B
Pace: Leisurely (Level 2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy Street in Cobourg

3. Wednesday July 21st: (Level 3/4) Evening Ride for Distance
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Debbie Parks
Distance: 46km
Terrain: C 
Pace: Moderate (Level3), or Fast (Level 4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Sylvan Glen, on Sylvan Glen Road in Port Hope

4. Wednesday July 21st: (Level 1) Easy Tour of Cobourg
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Jim Breckenridge
Length of Ride: 1.5-2 hours
Terrain: A
Pace: Easy (Level 1)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Peace Park on Forth St., in Cobourg

5. Thursday July 22nd: (Level 2) Evening Ride, in and around Cobourg
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length of time: 1.5 – 2 hours
Terrain: B
Pace: Leisurely (Level 2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Westwood Park, on Carlisle between Westwood and Ewing

6. Friday July 23rd: (Level 2, 3, or 4) Friday Floater Ride, “The Rock and Lock and Roll Route”
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Distance: choice of 34 or 50km 
Terrain: B
Pace: Mixed Levels
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Lower Trent Trail Parking lot, 70 Lock Rd, Trenton

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect (COVID gathering limits apply) You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!