Level 2 Rides July 16 and July 18

Tues July 16 Level 2 Ride: St. Mary’s Grafton

David Hutzel is taking us out Grafton way so we can cool down a bit by the lake. Here is his description of the ride: “We’ll start again from St. Mary’s church parking lot and head south on Station road. Turning left at the stop sign at Orchard Grove we’ll follow the lakefront route past Wicklow Beach to Lakeport where we’ll turn around and follow the same scenic route back to the finish. A distance of mostly flat 23k but with regular stops for hydration and regrouping, we’ll be back before you know it.”

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Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: David Hutzel
Start Location: St. Mary’s church parking lot, Lyle St South Grafton

Thurs July 18 Level 2 Ride: Sylvan Glen Pt. Hope

Pam will try again to take us through the lovely countryside north of Port Hope. Here is her description: “We will try again for the route scheduled for last week. Hopefully the temperature won’t be so hot and we can stay farther away from the lake without expiring. There will be hills. We will enjoy them to the fullest!” Please chime in using the ‘comment’ button so we can know to expect you!

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
Start Location: Sylvan Glen parking lot (on Sylvan Glen Rd north of Dale Rd in Port Hope)

Level 2 Rides: Tues July 9 and Thurs July 11

Tues July 9, Level 2 Ride: Westwood Cobourg

Just a reminder that Level 2’s Tuesday’s rides are a “Steady” Ride (that is, lower end of the average speed and distance, more moderate hills with more frequent stops).

We will start at Westwood Park parking lot and head out west up Theatre Rd and further west to Hamilton Rd. North to Dale, east until Theatre Rd again and loop back the way we came. This is an undulating but manageable course. We will take frequent stops to catch our breath and socialize. Please chime in using the comment section so we can know to expect you! Don’t forget water and helmets.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Westwood Park parking lot, Carlisle St, between Ewing and Westwood.

Thurs July 11, Level 2 Ride: Donegan Park Cobourg

Just a reminder that Level 2’s Thursday rides are a “Training Ride” (that is, gradually building up stamina for hills and or longer distances or speed within the Level 2 parameters with slightly fewer rest stops so that riders can condition themselves to move to L3 if they wish).

Jim Berg will be taking us out along the waterfront trail. His ride description: “This is an out and back on a fairly flat route (only 3 hills) following the Waterfront Trail east to the Nawautin Nature Sanctuary and returning on the same route. Approximately 25 km.”

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Start Time: 6:30pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location: Donegan Park parking lot, D’Arcy St Cobourg

Level 2 Rides: July 2 and July 4

Tues July 2, Level 2 Ride: St.Mary’s Grafton

David Hutzel will be taking us easterly for this glorious ride. Here is his description:

“Meeting at St Mary’s church/school parking lot we’ll head south to Chub beach. Following Chub beach Rd to the dead end and U-turn back up to Orchard Grove Rd where we’ll turn right and follow the Lakefront trail to Wicklow Beach. After another rest and regroup we’ll head back to our starting point. A leisurely 20k mostly flat except at the end. The route is quite scenic along the water but it can be cooler, dress accordingly. Water is a must have and sunscreen and perhaps an insect repellent would be advisable.

CAUTION, there may be areas of sand or other debris hazards on the road from flooding.” David Hutzel

Start Time: 6:30pm
Ride Leader: David Hutzel
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church parking lot, Lyle St South Grafton

Thurs July 4,Level 2 Ride:Sylvan Glen Pt.Hope

Pam Tate will be taking us through the lovely countryside north of Port. Hope. Here is her ride description:

“We will meet at Sylvan Glen Conservation Area parking lot on Sylvan Glen Rd north of Dale Rd in Port Hope. I’m not going to lie, this loop includes some hills but we’ll make some short stops to catch our breath and for re-hydration. Don’t forget your helmet and water bottle (preferably filled). We’re into summer now so let’s get out there and have some fun!” Pam Tate

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
Start Location: Sylvan Glen Conservation Area parking lot, Sylvan Glen Rd, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V5

Level 2 Rides: June 25 and 27

Tuesday June 25: Level 2 Ride

We will start a Donegan Park parking lot at 6:30 have our quick safety chat and make our way through town. By the time we are up to Hwy 2, the Cobourg Cycling Club racing time trials gang will have cleared and we can proceed at a more moderate but Level 2 pace out to Archer’s Road. and back. We will try to take advantage of the daylight to make a little more kilometer-age. Please chime in using the ‘comments’ button so we know to expect you!

Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start time: 6:30pm
Start Location: Donegan Park parking lot,

Thursday June 27: Level 2 Ride

Janine Turk will be taking us over some of the most scenic bits of the roads north east of Grafton. She will be starting at St. Mary’s church parking lot on Lyle St. South in Grafton. Remember to bring water and keep your tire pressure up. Chime in using comments if you plan to ride so Janine can plan to watch for you. Also chime in if you can sweep for the ride.

Ride Leader:  Janine Turk
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Route Description: Hwy 2 to Shelter Valley Rd., Broomfield Rd and back. Peaceful country ride.
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church parking lot, Lyle St South, Grafton

Level 2 Rides Tues June 18 and Thurs June 20

Tues June 18, Level 2 Ride: Cobourg Westwood

We will take advantage of the weather forecast to head out and up Theatre Rd to Dale Road and east to Division and back down a glorious downhill back into town using Oliver’s Lane and Ontario St. I will be wearing a Hi-Vis wind jacket and cargo pants. Please chime in if you plan to ride.

Start Time: 6:30
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Westwood Park Cobourg, Carlisle between Ewing and Westwood

Thurs June 20, Level 2 Ride: Pt. Hope King’s Field Waterfront Trail

Pam Tate will be leading us in Port Hope. Here is her description: “We will meet at King’s Field and repeat the ride we did last Tuesday, heading west on Lakeshore Rd for an out-and-back ride. Depending on the wind and the desires of the group, we may add a little loop part way back. Don’t forget water bottles and helmets!” Please chime in using the comment section if you plan to ride.

Start Time: 6:30pm
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
Start Location: King’s Field parking lot, Victoria St. Port Hope

Level 2 Rides: Tues June 11 and Thurs June 13

Tues June 11, Level 2 Ride: King’s Field Pt. Hope

Pam Tate will be taking us from King’s Field in Port Hope out west on the Waterfront Trail and back. This ride offers breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and an amazingly rural climate. Bring your Helmet and enthusiasm. Chime in using comments so Pam can know to expect you. Chime in too if you can sweep.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
Start Location: King’s Field parking lot, Port Hope

Thurs June 13, Level 2: St. Mary’s Grafton

Janine Turk will be taking us over some of the most scenic bits of the roads north east of Grafton. She will be starting at St. Mary’s church parking lot on Lyle St. South. Remember to bring water and keep your tire pressure up. Chime in using comments if you plan to ride so Janine can plan to watch for you. Also chime in if you can sweep for the ride.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader:  Janine Turk
Route Description: Hwy 2 to shelter valley rd, Broomfield rd and back. Peaceful country ride.
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church parking lot. Lyle St South Grafton Ont.

Level 2 Rides: Tues June 4 & Thurs June 6

Tues June 4, Level 2 Ride: Cobourg Cornish Hollow

We will make steady climbing up into the most beautiful tree lined farm lanes just north of Cobourg and feel the wind in our hair as we whisk down Division St North. The weather forecast calls for cold in the single digits with the wind chill so wool under windproof material is highly recommended. FYI, I will be wearing a wool vest & socks, a buff and ear-grips, leather gloves and wind break jacket and pants. We will meet at the Mill so people may have a chance to socialize/warm up after the ride. Please chime in using the comment section if you plan to ride.

Start Time: 6:30
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: The Mill Parking Lot, NE corner of Elgin and Ontario Cobourg.
Route Map: Route Map

Thurs June 6, Level 2 Ride: Westwood Dale

We will start our training by attempting some moderate hill climbing (with lots of time to stop and catch breath and socialize). This route also has some beautiful farmland scenery and is well worth the effort. Please chime in using the comment button if you plan to ride.

Start Time: 6:30pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Westwood Park parking lot, Cobourg Carlisle between Ewing and Westwood.
Route Map: Westwood Park, New Amherst, Hwy 2, Theatre Rd, Dale Road, Danforth, Ontario, Through town and back to Westwood Park

Level 2 Rides: Tues May 28 & Thurs May 30

Tuesday May 28, 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? Forcast says 13, feels like 11, so I will be wearing: Helmet, leather gloves, Hi-vis windproof jacket & pants, wool vest, 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. Please chime in if you using the comment section so we know you are coming and can look out for you.

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 30, 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 will ditch the leather gloves, wool vest and ear grips, depending on wind. Please chime in if you using the comment section so we know you are coming and can look out for you.

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