Level 2 Rides: Tuesday May 21 and Thursday May 23

Tues May 21 Level 2 Ride: Wicklow Beach

We will build our stamina and group riding techniques out in the quiet county atmosphere of Wicklow Beach Boatlaunch. If you need a lift for your bike to the start at the boatlaunch or if you can offer a lift for another please chime in in the comment section so that we can make sure everyone can participate.

Remember that it is cool still by the lake so you will need wool or fleece under a windproof layer. Bring water. This lovely ride near Lake Ontario is mostly flat so you can practice safe group riding techniques on gentle inclines.

Start Time: 6:30
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Wicklow Beach Boatlaunch, 133 Lakeport Rd, Colborne

Thursday May 23 Level 2 Ride: Cobourg to Archers Rd.

We will try again to defy the wind and actually make it out to Archer’s Rd. After a safety discussion we will head out from Sleep Country Parking Lot down Hwy 2 to Archer’s Road as far as the Railway bridge. There is one significant hill over the railroad tracks at the east end of town. There will be frequent breaks for water (bring some) catching your breath and socializing.

Start time: 6:30pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Diamond Head Industrial Park, 210 Willmott St. Cobourg

Level 2 Rides: Tues May 14 and Thurs May 16

Tuesday May 14 Level 2 Ride: Westwood Cobourg

We will do a slightly shorter-than-usual 17 km ride with a few moderate hills and frequent rests. The weather looks to be cold so make sure you have gloves, wind layers and wool/fleece underneath. Wondering what to wear? I will be wearing: Helmet, leather gloves, Hi-vis windproof jacket & pants, buff for neck protection, ear grips. Meeting at Westwood Park we’ll ride out to New Amherst, down Hwy 2 to Theatre Rd, then Telephone Rd., Burnham, Danforth, Ontario, then navigate a few in-town roads back to the start point.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Route map: Find the route using this link to Ride with GPS
Start Location: Westwood Park Parking Lot Carlisle St Between Westwood and Ewing

Thursday May 16 Level 2 Ride: Cobourg to Archers Rd.

We will try again to defy the wind and actually make it out to Archer’s Rd. After a safety discussion we will head out from Sleep Country Parking Lot down Hwy 2 to Archer’s Road as far as the Railway bridge. There is one significant hill over the railroad tracks at the east end of town. There will be frequent breaks for water (bring some) catching your breath and socializing. Clothing FYI: I will dress similar to Tues but may ditch the leather gloves and ear grips, depending on wind.

Start time: 6:30pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Diamond Head Industrial Park, 210 Willmott St. Cobourg

Level 2 Rides: Tues May 7 and Thurs May 9

Tues May 7 Level 2 Ride: Donegan Cobourg

We will try again to have the weather cooperate. We will meet at Donegan Park parking lot at the foot of D’Arcy St. Cobourg. After a short safety chat about signaling and protocols like “Car Back!” we will ride along Lakeshore up to Hwy 2 and take Willmott to the lakeshore again so that by the time we make Normar Rd. the Cobourg Cycling Club Time Trialers will have been long gone. We will go along Hwy 2 in the bike lane to Archer’s Rd and then back to Donegan via Hwy 2.

Helmets are a must. Water bottles highly recommended. If you are coming by car and have a foot pump you can come a bit earlier so we can make sure everyone’s tires are up to pressure.

There is a hill to get over the railroad tracks on Hwy 2 at the east end of town. We will be taking frequent breaks to get our breath, drink and socialize. I will be wearing a wool vest under a high visibility windproof jacket, a buff, cargo pants and gloves.

Start Time: 6:30
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Donegan Park parking lot 25 D’Arcy St. Cobourg.

Thurs May 9 Level 2 Ride: Wicklow Beach

We will build our stamina and group riding techniques out in the quiet county atmosphere of Wicklow Beach Boatlaunch. If you need a lift for your bike to the start at the boatlaunch or if you can offer a lift for another please chime in in the comment section so that we can make sure everyone can participate.

Remember that it is cool still by the lake so you will need wool or fleece under a windproof layer. Bring water. I will be dressed as for Tuesday. This lovely ride near Lake Ontario is mostly flat so you can practice safe group riding techniques on gentle inclines.

Start Time: 6:30
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Wicklow Beach Boatlaunch, 133 Lakeport Rd, Colborne

 

CANCELLED: Level 2 Ride, Thurs May2

CANCELLATION (Level 2 only): Darn! The weather just won’t co-operate*&%$##!&  Although it isn’t pouring, and technically we could ride, the temperature is 6 degrees with windchill. Riding safely in such cold weather requires specialized equipment: wool base layer tops and bottoms, thermal gloves and boots, windbreak booties, windbreak jacket and pants, thermal neck protection, ear grips etc. Although some may be hard-core enough to have this gear, we don’t want to exclude people. So let’s try again and hope for better next week.

NOTE: This cancellation applies only to Level 2. 

Level 2 Ride: Thursday May 2

Geoffrey HoneyMeet your Ride Coordinator: Geoffrey Honey
Geoffrey is a huge supporter of the NHCC, coordinating rides, imparting Safety Training and making the Level 2 rides an inclusive and rewarding experience for all. A certified CanBike instructor, Geoffrey knows the value of cycling safely and is happy to share his extensive knowledge.

Thurs May 2, Level 2 Ride

Finally we get to begin our Level 2 Season!! We will meet at the parking lot at Donegan Park, Darcy St. Cobourg. Please come a bit early so we can make sure everyone's tires are pumped up to the right pressure. After a round of name introductions and a very brief safety primer for new members & refresher for returning members, we will make our way along Lakeshore to East Cobourg and out Hwy 2 along the bike lanes to Archer's Road and back. There is a hill to get over the railroad tracks. We will stop frequently to catch our breaths and socialize.

Weather looks to be cold and maybe even rainy. Watch this spot for cancellations on the day of the ride. A wind layer and good warm fleece or wool underneath may help with windchill. Helmets are a must and water bottles are a good idea. I will be wearing a hi-visibilty windproof jacket and stay dry cargo pants. Since the bugs are coming out in spite of the cold, I will also wear a buff or a scarf for my mouth as we ride.

Start Time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:15 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Donegan Park parking lot, 25 D'arcy St Cobourg K9A 1R7

Level 2 Rides: Tues Sept 25 & Thurs Sept 27

Tues Sept 25, Level 2 Ride:

Let’s try again to do the ride that Janine loves and see if the weather cooperates this time. Geoffrey will lead. Starting at St.Mary’s Church Parking Lot in Grafton, up  Shelter Valley to Vernonville. Down Vernonville Rd. to Hwy 2, South On Wicklow beach Rd to Orchard, up Station, Canning Factory and back to the St. Mary’s Parking Lot. Chime in using the comment section if you can come so others know you are riding and we can expect you. Please let us know if you can sweep for this ride. I will have tickets for the AGM/Social, Oct 25, if you need them. $30

Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot. Lyle St. South Grafton

Thurs Sep 27, Level 2 Ride (Last Ride of Season)

Let’s try a variation of one of our most favourite rides up to Cornish Hollow, through Camborne and back down Danforth and back down Ontario St. Please chime in using the comments section to let us know you are coming. Let us know if you can sweep. I will have AGM/Social Oct 25 tickets.

Start Time: 5:30
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Cobourg Arena Parking Lot, Furnace St. Cobourg
Route Map:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2629519

CANCELLED 2 Ride:Thurs Sept 20

CANCELLED

We have not been able to beat the rain that is coming in the forecast:(
Cold and Wet is not Fun and not Healthy. Watch for next weeks postings for our last two Level 2 rides.

Thurs Sept 20, Level 2 Ride:

I am subbing in for Janine Turk so why don’t we do one of her (and our) favourite rides from St.Mary’s Church Parking Lot in Grafton, up  Shelter Valley to Vernonville. Down Vernonville Rd. to Hwy 2, South On Wicklow beach Rd to Orchard, up Station, Canning Factory and back to the St. Mary’s Parking Lot. Chime in using the comment section if you can come so others know you are riding and we can expect you. Please let us know if you can sweep for this ride.

Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot. Lyle St. South Grafton

Level 2 Rides: Tues Sept 11, & Thurs Sept 13

NOTE EARLIER START TIME: 5:30 pm !

Tues Sept 11, Level 2 Ride:

Pam takes us out again from King’s Field in Port Hope. “We will meet at King’s Field in Port Hope and mosey on out to the west, going a bit farther than before. There will be some hills. There will be gorgeous scenery. Could be fun! Be sure to have working lights because…well, you know, the daylight is sadly decreasing. :(”

Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
Start Location: King’s Field, Victoria St. Port Hope

Thurs Sept 13, Level 2 Ride:

Jim is doing another variation of ‘Baltimore and Back’. Here is his description: “Route: North on D’Arcy, to Elgin, East to Greer Road, North to Danforth, East to Nagel, North to Hircock, back on Nagel, East on Van Luven, then South on Meadowvale, Nagel, Hircock, Nagel, East on Danforth, South on Jarvis, East on Elgin, South on Workman, from Highway 2 follow Waterfront Trail back to Donegan Park. About 20 km. This route has a couple of hills but they are not steep.

On the way back on Danforth instead of going down Workman, there is the option of continuing on Danforth and doing Hill 60. Reminder: Make sure you have working lights

Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location: Donegan Park Parking Lot, 25 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg