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

ALL LEVELS RIDE & SOCIAL: Wednesday, August 21st

It’s time for another All Levels Ride and Social!  We will start and end our ride at The Mill Restaurant & Pub on Ontario Street in Cobourg.  The route will be an out and back .  We will ride for 45 minutes (or less depending on your Level) and then turn around and head back the same way.  Everyone will finish around the same time for the optional social part.  We will head into The Mill and relax on the pub patio for drinks, food and social time.  Please comment if you are riding or socializing so that we can let the venue know.  Hope to see a great turn out!

Additional info about our all levels ride – there will be 4 designated pace-setters among the group, riding at each of the NHCC defined Levels (1-4). Just pick the level you want to try, and follow that pace setter to see what riding at that level really feels like. If you change your mind mid-ride, no problem, just slow down and wait for a group that’s riding at the speed you like. The All Levels Ride is ideal if you think you’d like to feel what the other levels are like without committing.

Time: 6:00–7:30pm (ride) 7:30-9:00pm (social)
Route Map: Link to Ride with GPS
Start location: The Mill Restaurant, Cobourg.
PLEASE NOTE – RAIN DATE WILL BE THURSDAY, AUGUST 22nd

Weekend Ride: Sunday, August 18th

The Sunday ride this week will be a simple out and back route.  There are two starting locations and times depending on how far you want to ride. If you would like to ride a little longer meet up in Cobourg at Westwood Park on Carlisle (between Ewing & Westwood) and follow the Waterfront Trail into Port Hope.  For those wishing to skip the hills out of downtown Port Hope and make it a shorter ride meet at King’s Field in Port Hope.  Head west along Lakeshore and turn around whenever!  This ride will be suitable for most levels.  Please comment here so that you can buddy up with another rider of your ability. No maps needed for this one as we will be following the Waterfront Trail.
Start Time: 9:30 a.m. Westwood Park, Cobourg; 10:15 a.m. King’s Field, Victoria St., Port Hope

Weekend Ride: Sunday, August 11th

We will meet at the Furnace Street Arena in Cobourg and ride the Rice Lake Ramble.  There will be three ride distances to choose from:  85 km, 74 km or 58 km. Please comment to let others know you are going to ride and buddy up with a distance of choice. I hope to see all those smiling faces again!

Start Time: 10:00 am
Route Start: Cobourg Memorial Arena on Furnace Street
Ride Co-ordinator: Deb Parks

Ride with GPS Route options: 58 km Route, 74 km Route, 85 km Route

LONG WEEKEND: No scheduled Rides

Another glorious long weekend is upon us! It’s the Civic Holiday this coming Monday and as usual the roads around Northumberland County will be quite busy and many of us go away. There are no scheduled rides for Friday, August 2nd, Sunday, August 4th or Monday, August 5th. We will be back to regularly scheduled rides on Tuesday, August 6th.

Have a wonderful and safe long weekend everyone!

Weekend Ride: Sunday, July 28th

We will meet at the Port Hope Town Hall and ride the Hope to Hamilton route.  This route is 50 km but can be shortened to 36 km or skimmed a bit to 48 km if you wish.  Those who would like to ride longer than 50 km can meet and ride in from the Canadian Tire parking lot in Cobourg.  This will add on 8 km each way (total 66 km).  Bring some cash to make the traditional “nutrition stop” in Bewdley.  I hope to see your smiling faces and the sun shining! Please comment to let others know you are riding.

Start Time: 9:15 am at Canadian Tire Cobourg, or 10:00 am at Port Hope Town Hall.
Route: Link on Ride with GPS
Ride Co-ordinator: Deb Parks

Weekend Ride: Sunday, July 14th

Three distance options for a beautiful sunshiny bicycle ride this Sunday morning! We will start at the Sylvan Glen Conservation area in Port Hope.  Distances are 35 km, 43 km or 64 km.  If you are planning to ride, please comment and include your preferred distance.  Please come prepared with a map, lots of water and some extra cash in case we stop for a treat.

Start time: 10:00 am
Ride Co-ordinator: Debbie Parks
Route maps:  35K Route  43K Route  64K Route
Start Location: Sylvan Glen Conservation Area, Port Hope (map below)

Happy Canada Day

As we celebrate Canada Day this coming long weekend the roads around Northumberland County will be quite busy and many of us go away. It has been decided NOT to schedule any NHCC club rides during our long weekends this summer. Therefore, there will be no scheduled ride on Friday, June 28th, Sunday, June 30th or Monday, July 1st.

Have a wonderful and safe long weekend everyone!