Last call for tickets to the AGM and Social Soiree on Thursday, October 25th!

This is it, folks! Our AGM is fast approaching.  You can secure your ticket for next Thursday night’s (October 25th) event by contacting us at and we will sort out how to get it to you. It’s only $30 for a great buffet meal and an evening of celebrating with friends. If you are thinking “Hey, I didn’t really ride much, so I better stay home” we’re here to say “Come on out anyway! We would love to see you.” Just let us know how many are coming so we can convey the necessary information to the Best Western staff who will ensure enough food for everyone!

Special 2019 Membership rate only at the AGM! Be sure to bring along $35 with you on the evening of the event in order to get your 2019 membership for the best price you’ll ever see!


ALL LEVELS RIDE & Social – Wednesday, September 19th

It’s the third Wednesday of the month already and that means it’s an All Levels ride! This will be the final All Levels ride of our official 2018 cycling season.  However, stay tuned because there will be plenty of other rides to look forward to. As usual, we have one route, one start time.  Sunset will be at 7:14 pm so we will just do a simple 60 minute ride. 30 minutes out, turn around and ride 30 minutes back at whatever pace you feel like doing! By the way, friends and family are more than welcome to join us at The Mill after the ride for the social!

Start time: 6:00pm (Ride), and 7:15pm (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. Thank you!

Level 3 Ride – Wednesday, September 12

Allan Dennis, aka The Old Sapper, will lead a ride up Cornish Hollow, Racetrack Road and Community Centre Road.  So a bit of this and that.  The route can be altered as we feel fits the group and time available.  Please leave a comment so that Allan knows who is coming.

Start Point: Cobourg Arena, Furnace Street
Time: 5:30 pm
Leader: The Old Sapper
Route: Shellscrape Serenade Link to ride with GPS

2018 NHCC AGM & Social – Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, October 25th, 2018 we’ll be having our year-end AGM (Annual General Meeting) & Social.  All are welcome – both members and non(potential)-members.  We’ll be celebrating a very successful cycling season and of course conduct a little official club business. There will be a great buffet dinner at The Best Western in Cobourg, a few presentations will be made, there will be cycling jerseys for sale, and you’ll have the opportunity to renew memberships for 2019 at a special rate for one night only, $35.

Tickets by pre-sale only, from our ride leaders (not available at the door):

Tickets: $30
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Location: Best Western Hotel, Ballroom B
Time: 6:00pm (Dinner served 7:00pm)

ALL LEVELS RIDE & SOCIAL – Wednesday, August 15th

We have received some feedback to change things up a bit for this month’s social, so let’s do that!  This time we will meet at Port Hope Town Hall.

As usual, there will be 4 designated pace-setters among the group, riding at each of the NHCC defined Levels (1-4).  All Levels Rides are a monthly opportunity for all NHCC members to get together, try a new level(optional) and meet other members.

With the days getting shorter, we will start at 6:00 pm and ride for 40 minutes (or less depending on your Level) then turn around and head back.  This ensures everyone finishes at the same time where we head indoors for drinks, some food and the social part.  The venue is a short stroll or ride from Town Hall to Turtle Johns, 64 John Street, Port Hope.

Time: 6:00–7:30pm (ride) 7:30-9:00pm (social)
Start location: The parking lot at Port Hope Town Hall

Sunday Club Ride – August 12th

This Sunday we will meet at the Port Hope Town Hall and cycle to Bewdley.  A favourite 50km ride of the Freewheelers.  This route can be shortened in two spots to either 36km or 48km, or lengthened if you ride to the start from Cobourg.  We can make a traditional “nutrition stop” in Bewdley.  Please comment to let others know you are riding.

Start Time: 9:00 am
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall
Route: printable map   Link on Ride with GPS

Note: There is a bit of gravel on McLelland that is passable.  If anyone has an update on this or any other road conditions, please comment.  Thank you.

Sunday Club Ride – August 5th – Hilly Hundred revisited

Let’s try this again.  The forecast looks okay for Sunday.  If my power holds true I create thunderstorms when I schedule a long hilly ride and this one’s got lots of them – hills that is!  It is a tough one, but let’s give it a try and see some new scenery west of Port Hope.

In Orono there’s a nice restaurant called the Firehall Bistro where we can grab a bite to eat or just re-load drink bottles.

For anyone wanting to do a shorter ride, or if the forecast is not favourable, simply ride only as far west as Osaca.  Turn south on county road 65 and weave your way south to meet up with the route again on the Waterfront Trail. Approx. 60km

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: The arena parking lot on Furnace St in Cobourg
Route map: “Hellacious Hilly 100k” printable route map here, or link to Ride with GPS

Please use the comment section below to get the conversation going about who’s riding, pace, distance, and who’s planning to stop for a quick lunch break etc.

Saturday Club Ride – July 28th

This weekend we will ride on Saturday and Maria is taking us 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, so please bring snacks/lunch and plenty of fluids. Riders can stop at the park in Tweed for lunch, where there will also be options to fuel up 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
Route: Link on Ride with GPS
Distance: 106 km
Après ride – if anyone is interested we can go for food/drinks at a local establishment in Campbellford.