CANCELLED – Sunday Club Ride – Hellacious Hilly Hundred (or less)

Did someone say hills? This one’s got lots of them and it isn’t for the squeamish. The second half is easier though and you’ll get a break as we return on the Waterfront Trail. I overheard talk at the Social last evening that this ride is not as hard as the Rice Lake Century ride (we will reschedule that one for August or September). It’s actually quite a pleasant ride, and we see some new scenery.

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.

ALL LEVELS RIDE & SOCIAL – Wednesday, July 18th

It’s that social time again!  We keep having a great turn out so we are again repeating our venue and route.   All Levels Rides are a monthly opportunity for all NHCC members to ride together, with the option to try out one of the other levels on an out-and-back route where nobody gets lost.

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, simply slow down and wait for a group that’s riding at the speed you like. It’s a great chance to try out a new level.

We will ride for 40 minutes (or less depending on your level) then turn around and head back to the start. This ensures everyone finishes at the same time for the optional social part where we head to Frank’s patio for drinks, wings, social time and meeting others. Hope to see everyone there!

Time: 6:30–8:00pm (ride) 8:00-9:30pm (social)
Start location: The parking lot at Franks Pasta and Grill

Sunday Club Ride July 15th – Joint Ride with the Ganaraska Freewheelers

The Ganaraska Freewheelers are hosting a joint ride with the NHCC on Sunday, July 15th starting at the Cobourg Community Centre at 10:00 am.

There are choices to shorten the route to either 25km or 48km, by choosing interconnecting roads along the route, or doing the full 55+km.

After the ride come and relax, refresh and refuel at Boston Pizza at the Northumberland Mall.

Ride Host: Ganaraska Freewheelers
Start time: 10am
Route map:  printable route map or Link on Ride with GPS
Start location: Cobourg Community Centre

Please leave a comment to let us here at the NHCC know that you plan to ride.

An Invitation to Cycle Tour!

The Ganaraska Freewheelers are extending an invitation to join them for a weekend tour to Ottawa, August 10 to 12, 2018.

They have put together a wonderful 2-day exploration of our National Capital Region on scenic bike paths. You’ll enjoy beautiful scenery and some fine Canadian architecture in one of Canada’s greatest cities.  Join your friends from the Freewheelers for this fun-filled weekend!

Remember too that friends and family members are welcome – they’ll just need to sign a waiver and pay a small fee if they plan to ride.

The 2-day tour is fully described on their main page: https://ganaraskafreewheelers.com/ottawa-2018/.

Holiday Weekend Club Ride June 30th or July 1st

Happy Canada Day everyone! We do not have a regularly scheduled Club Ride on a long weekend, since many are often away. However, if anyone would like to ride (either Saturday or Sunday), feel free to comment here and set something up.
Start Time: 9:00 am or whenever
Start Location: TBD
Route: TBD

ALL LEVELS RIDE & SOCIAL – Wednesday, June 20th

It’s that social time again!  We had a great turn out last month so let’s repeat our venue and route.   All Levels Rides are a monthly opportunity for all NHCC members to ride together, with the option to try out one of the other levels on an out-and-back route where nobody gets lost.

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.

It’s easy: We ride for 45 minutes (or less depending on your Level) then turn around and head back the same way you went. This ensures everyone finishes at the same time for the optional social part where we head indoors for drinks, wings, social time and meeting others.

Time: 6:30–8:00pm (ride) 8:00-9:30pm (social)
Start location: The parking lot at Franks Pasta and Grill