Level 3 Rides: May 20 and 22

This week we are starting the Monday ride in Grafton with Mike Collins leading the way on a nice 40km route east of Grafton and includes Shelter Valley Rd. Wednesday we go a little shorter with a 35km route taking Kennedy, Beavermeadow and Harwood Road.

Level 3: Monday May 20

Ride Leader: Mike Collins
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:35pm
Route map(s): “Grafton East” link to map on Ride with GPS
Optional route choice (in the event of heavy winds): Grafton North then South link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Haldimand Memorial (Grafton) Arena

Level 3: Wednesday May 22

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:37pm
Route map: “Kennedy, Beavermeadow, Harwood Rd.” link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Hamilton Township Offices

Level 3 Ride: Monday, May 13

Level 3 Ride: Monday May 13

There is only one “regular” Level 3 ride this week since Wednesday will be an All Levels Ride. Monday will be a no drop 37km ride, with a sweep, catering for all L3 ability levels. Gentle ride up Shelter Valley, round the top end through Castleton, along a bit and then a glorious long downhill back to Grafton.

Ride Leader: Allan Dennis
Start Time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:28pm
Elevation gain: 227m
Route Map: “L3 APD – Ince’s Incremental Iteration” Link to route map on Ride With GPS
Start Location: St Mary’s Church car park, bottom end of Lyle St South, Grafton

Yet another Ride Cancellation Notice

RIDE CANCELLATION NOTICE: Here we go again….another ride cancellation! Forecasts are all over the place and its cold…and windy…and there’s a good chance of some rain. We’ll re-schedule this ride till next Sunday and hope somehow the sun shines through.

Sunday Ride: May 12 (Mothers Day)

We’ve got sunshine on the schedule for Mothers Day! For those that are around, we have three route options to choose from. 36, 43 or 64km. None of the routes have any crazy climbing so all are nice & easy (relatively speaking). We head out along the Lakeshore and turn north at different points depending on your chosen distance.

With so many people busy with their Mom’s this weekend we don’t have designated ride leaders so it’s very important to leave a comment to let others know you are planning to ride. From those riding, we’ll hopefully establish a leader for each of the groups. But just in case, everyone should either print the map or have access to it on your phones. The start point will be Sylvan Glen Conservation Area in Port Hope.

Start time: 10:00am
Route Maps: (36km) Short Route, (43km) Medium Route, or (64km) Long Route
Start location: Sylvan Glen Conservation Area

Level 3 Rides: May 6 & 8

The weather is looking reasonable for Tuesday as long as the rain stays away. Wednesday…..we’ll see.  We’ll do the ride that was cancelled last week on Tuesday, a nice and short 26km distance just to get your legs moving again after a long winter. Then on Wednesday we go a little longer, out to Port Hope and back for 36km. 

Monday May 6, Level 3

This route is 26km long. This 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: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30 pm
Route map: (26k) Baltimore and Back Route map on Ride With GPS
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St.

Wednesday May 8, Level 3

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Route: 36 km North Port Hope
Start location: Westwood Park (Carlisle Park between Ewing and Westwood)

Level 3 Ride: Wednesday May 1

anita macklin Meet your Ride Coordinator: Anita Macklin
Anita has been with the NHCC since day one! She is trained as a CanBike safety instructor, is the past-president and a founding member of the NHCC.

The weather has been just a little crazy lately, but let’s hope that it holds out for the first ride of the season this coming Wednesday. If necessary, ride-cancellation notices are posted on the website a few hours before the ride start.

What to expect on Level 3 rides: The key to Level 3 is that the pace and difficulty of the ride will be incrementally faster than Level 2 and incrementally slower than Level 4. There will be a ride leader setting the appropriate pace.

  • Road bike strongly recommended
  • Participants should be comfortable riding in a group formation, both single file and two-abreast
  • No one gets dropped; at the same time, pushing the pace will not be tolerated
  • Rides may include a mid-route break (daytime rides only), typically at a convenience store or similar
  • Distances for evening rides begin at around 25km
  • Speed (pace) for the season starts at around 20km per hour on flat pavement (faster or slower in response to hills and wind conditions)
  • Distances and speeds will increase as the season progresses

Note: There are maximum pace parameters for Level 3. The NHCC offers a Level 4 Ride (Tuesdays & Thursdays) designed to have no restrictions on pace so you can ride fast & wild (but safely, of course). 🙂

Wednesday May 1st, Level 3

This route is 26km long. This 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: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30 pm
Route map: (26k) Baltimore and Back Route map on Ride With GPS
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St.