Level 1 Rides: May 20 and 22

Level 1 Ride: Monday, May 20

This ride will start from the parking lot, in front of Gilmer’s Home Hardware Store at 177 Toronto Road in Port Hope.  We will head east and then south.
Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:30 pm
Sunset: 8:35 pm
Start location: The parking lot in front of Gilmer’s Home Hardware Store in Port Hope.

Level 1 Ride: Wednesday, May 22

Ride leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:30 pm
Sunset: 8:37pm
Start location:  Parking lot on Albert Street behind the Dutch Oven and Craft Food House

Level 1 Ride: May 13

Believe it or not, the days are getting longer, even if we don’t have warm sunny weather to go with it. Almost one minute more every day! Sunset on Monday is at 8:28pm, meaning almost 90 minutes before lights need to be on bikes. FYI, the Highway Traffic Act requires that bicycles have lights turned on 30 minutes before the sun sets until 30 minutes after sunrise. If you haven’t already installed a light on the front and back of your bike please do so. Dennis will be happy to discuss types of lights at the start of the ride if you unsure.

Level 1: Monday, May 13

Ride leader:  Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:30 pm
Sunset: 8:28pm
Start location:  Parking lot on Albert Street behind the Dutch Oven and Craft Food House

Level 1 Rides: May 6 & 8

A few reminders about Level 1 rides. If you are new to cycling or haven’t cycled in many years, Level 1 is the place to start. We discuss the Highway Traffic Act and what is expected from cyclists. You will learn how to ride safely and confidently in traffic.

Level 1 offers instructional rides for new cyclists at a leisurely steady pace but in a relaxing environment. Safe cycling practices and bike handling skills are developed. Experienced cyclists sometimes participate in order to enjoy a slower social ride and the opportunity to mentor others.

  • Any type of bike goes—mountain bike, hybrid, road bike, beach cruiser.
  • Easy, fun pace, lots of social talk time.
  • No fancy spandex bike shorts required!
  • Experienced ride leader to show the way.
  • No experience necessary (though you need to know how to actually ride your bike)
  • Best for those who have no idea how far they can ride.
  • Distances between 10 and 20 km total distance at a nice slow pace.
  • Learn group riding techniques (from a recreational perspective).
  • Frequent stops as needed. May sometimes stop for ice-cream, freezies, or soft-drinks.
  • You will never be abandoned on the road.
  • Experienced riders to encourage you along

These are fun rides. Great for any age, any fitness level, and any bike. Helmets are essential! (We never compromise safety).

Level 1: Monday, May 6

Ride leader:  Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:30 pm
Start location:  Diamond Head Industrial Mall at 210 Willmott Street, Cobourg

 

Level 1: Wednesday, May 8

Ride leader:  Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:30 pm
Start location:  Donegan Park, D’Arcy Street, Cobourg

Level 1 Ride: Wednesday May 1

Dennis BensonMeet your ride coordinator: Dennis Benson
Dennis has been a member of the NHCC since it’s first year of operation. He is a certified Can-Bike Instructor and has years of cycling experience and is very supportive of new cyclists.

What to expect on Level 1 rides. If you are new to cycling or haven’t cycled in many years, Level 1 is the place to start. We discuss the Highway Traffic Act and what is expected from cyclists. You will learn how to ride safely and confidently in traffic. So come join us for fun, fitness and friendship!

Level 1 offers instructional rides for new cyclists at a leisurely steady pace but in a relaxing environment. Safe cycling practices and bike handling skills are developed. Experienced cyclists sometimes participate in order to enjoy a slower social ride and the opportunity to mentor others.

  • Any type of bike goes—mountain bike, hybrid, road bike, beach cruiser.
  • Easy, fun pace, lots of social talk time.
  • No fancy spandex bike shorts required!
  • Experienced ride leader to show the way.
  • No experience necessary (though you need to know how to actually ride your bike)
  • Best for those who have no idea how far they can ride.
  • Distances between 10 and 20 km total distance at a nice slow pace.
  • Learn group riding techniques (from a recreational perspective).
  • Frequent stops as needed. May sometimes stop for ice-cream, freezies, or soft-drinks.
  • You will never be abandoned on the road.
  • Experienced riders to encourage you along

These are fun rides. Great for any age, any fitness level, and any bike. Helmets are essential! (We never compromise safety).

Level 1: Wednesday May 1

Ride leader:  Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:30 pm
Start location:  Diamond Head Industrial Mall at 210 Willmott Street, Cobourg