Membership Survey for the 2019 Season

Happy New Year everyone! It may be cold and snowy outside but the NHCC Executive is busy planning for the 2020 season.  We need your help! We are always looking for ways to make our club better and we are always in need of ride leaders.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey.  While we plan over the winter months we use the survey to help bring you a great season of fun, fitness and friendship.
The survey is anonymous, unless you choose to identify yourself.  Thank you!  Click here for the link to the survey

Thursday Night Hike – December 5th

We will meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6:00 p.m. and then do a semi-urban hike of 5 to 8 kms. Afterward we sometimes pop into a local establishment for a beverage and wings. It’s always a good idea to wear a light or two on these evening hikes, but for the month of December let’s “festive it up” and wear battery operated Christmas lights (optional of course and only if you have them). We usually get a few reactions from passers by and it makes us super visible.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed off-season waiver (see right side of NHCC homepage).

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Deb Parks

Please leave a comment if you are able to join us. Thank you!

REMINDER Annual General Meeting October 24th

Don’t forget to attend the NHCC Annual General Members meeting at the HTM Insurance Building in Cobourg tomorrow evening – Thursday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m.  It’s free and we promise it won’t take long! So come on out and support your cycling club.  Get a sneak peak at a new jersey design in the works for 2020 and get your membership for next year at the lowest price available. Only $35.00!

We will also have a limited supply of in-stock jerseys available for purchase (old design only).  If you have been wanting a long-sleeved jersey for the colder weather this is time to get one!  There will also be nibbles and it’s FREE to attend – did I mention that already? – FREE!

See you there!

2019 NHCC Annual Meeting

Let’s get together on Thursday, October 24th  when we will be having our year-end Annual Meeting. We will be celebrating a very successful cycling season and conduct a little official business. We are trying something new this year and holding the meeting at the HTM Insurance building in Cobourg. We will be serving appetizers and beverages and there will be no charge to attend. Here are just a few great reasons to come out – renew your membership for 2020 at a special rate for one night only at $35, purchase a short sleeve jersey from our limited stock at a discounted price, get a sneak peak of the new NHCC jersey design for our 10-year Anniversary next year, support your cycling club and socialize with friends. A few presentations will be made and we are incorporating new bylaws (available here) for our club.

There is one director vacancy on the Board. This position is currently filled by a Board endorsed appointee who has accepted nomination for the 3-year term position. If any member would like to submit an application to the Board Nomination Committee for consideration, please email for an application package. No nominations will be accepted after October 20, 2019. Nominations will be not be accepted from the floor.

Place – HTM Insurance Meeting Room, 1185 Elgin St W, Cobourg, ON
Date & Time – Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:30pm

AGM Business
Welcome address (President)
Approval of Agenda and Minutes from 2018 AGM
Treasurer’s Report, Special Resolution: To waive a Review Engagement of the NHCC 2019 Fiscal Year (Financial Report Here)
Membership Report
Motion: To adopt new Bylaws

Informal Presentations
Off-Season activities

Off Season Weekend Ride – Saturday, October 5th

The “official” NHCC season may be over but the fun still continues….This will be a joint ride with the Ganaraska Freewheelers Club and it is out of town. Explore new roads and meet some new cycling friends!
DATE: October 5th 2019 (with a rain date of October 6th 2019)
TIME: 10:30 AM
ROUTE: Minden to Haliburton (rain option starting at Cobourg Community Centre)
START LOCATION:  Minden Rotary Park on Rotary Park Road just opposite Kawartha Dairy (see map)
RIDE LEADER: Sue Pott (Freewheelers Club)
ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Minden to Haliburton 63 Km with out and back options to suit. Bring some cash for lunch. This ride is dependent on participation. We require a minimum of 6 riders to proceed  so please leave a comment for this ride to proceed before October 3rd 2019 if you plan to come.

ALL LEVELS RIDE & SOCIAL – Wednesday, September 25th

Start time: 5:30pm (Ride), and 7:30pm (pub social)
Start location: Parking lot at The Mill
RSVP: We need to make sure they reserve enough space for us, so please leave a comment to let us know you’ll be around for the social portion. Friends and family are welcome too, just let us know! Thank you

Weekend Ride: Sunday, September 8th

We are going out of town again! As the cycling season winds down it is nice to get out and explore some new routes. Starting in Brighton with an option to extend a few kilometers, this is a 66 km route with an elevation of 314 m. Along the route there is a much recommended stop at Campbell’s Orchards for ice cream and/or treats! Bring some cash, water and smiling faces! Oh, and please let us know if you will be riding. Thank you!

Route:  ride with GPS link
Ride Distance: 66 km
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Ride Co-ordinator: Deb Parks
Start Location: Parking lot just West of the boat launch, bottom of Ontario St. in Brighton (see map)

Weekend Ride: Sunday, August 25th

This Sunday we are going long!  We are going out of town to explore some new roads!  We will start in Campbellford and cycle to Tweed.  Then explore a different return route back to Campbellford. This will be a long ride on a beautiful sunny day. Please bring snacks/lunch and fluids. We can stop at the park in Tweed for lunch, where there will also be options for food and refill water if needed.
Start Time: 10:00 am
Start Location: The parking lot on Saskatoon Avenue, which is at the north entrance to Ferris Provincial Park
Ride Co-ordinator: Deb Parks
Route: Link on Ride with GPS
Distance: 106 km