Level 2 Rides: Tues Sept 17 and Thurs Sept 19

Tues Sept 17 Level 2 Ride: St. Mary’s Grafton

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).

David Hutzel is taking us from St. Mary’s in Grafton, out along the Waterfront Trail to the Keeler Centre in Colborne. Please remember your lights and be prompt so we can make the most of the available daylight. Chime in using the comment button so we can know to expect you.

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

 

Thurs Sept 19 Level 2 Ride: 210 Willmott St. Cobourg

Surprise! Geoffrey Honey is leading the “Training” ride because all of our Training Ride Leaders are not available. As with our Thursday tradition, there will be some hill (2 long slow ones) involved but we will stop to catch our breath at the top. Since I am unaccustomed to leading such rides much panting and huffing and puffing may be heard on my part.

We will start at the parking lot at the industrial complex at 210 Willmott St. (Sleep Country), head out on the Waterfront Trail to Grafton. Turn up Station Rd back to Hwy 2. Head back to Cobourg but turn right up the Gully Rd hill then whisk down the Danforth Rd to Brookside and Hwy 2 back to Cobourg.

Bring lights, water, helmet, bike and determination and I will take care of the rest:)

Start time: 6pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Willmott Industrial Plaza parking lot (Sleep Country) 210 Willmott St. Cobourg.

CANCELLED! : LEVEL 2,TUES SEPT 10TH RIDE

Sigh… Another Tuesday… Another forecast with off and on showers throughout the ride. Dwindling Daylight, Cold and Rain. We can’t win with the weather this season.., but at least, unlike parts of Nova Scotia, we have power. Better luck next ride. Stay safe, dry and warm,

Geoffrey, Level 2 Ride Co-ordinator, NHCC

Level 2 Rides, Tues Sept 10 and Thurs Sept 12

Tues Sept 10, 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. At Telephone Road the second time we will take the pulse of the group and add a bit of kilometer-age (or not). This is an undulating but manageable course. We will take frequent stops to catch our breath and socialize. Please chime in using the comment button so we can know to expect you! Don’t forget water, helmets and lights!

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Westwood Park parking lot, Carlisle St, between Ewing and Westwood.

 

Thurs Sept 12, Level 2 Ride: Donegan Park Cobourg

Jim Berg will be leading us in Thursday’s “Training Ride” (fewer stops, bit quicker pace and total klms to build to Level 3)

Here is his description: “Baltimore and Back Version 2

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, loop through Baltimore andthen 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 to 25 km.The ride length will be determined by how light it is.

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: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg

Level 2 Rides, Tues Sept 3 and Thurs Sept 5

Tues Sept 3, Level 2 Ride: Donegan Park Cobourg

Tuesday nights rides are “Steady Rides”, a more moderate Level 2 pace, more frequent stops for catching breath, having water and socializing. Level 1 riders who have been wanting to expand, may try our Level 2. We will take care of you!

Petra will take us out along Lakeshore and the Waterfront Trail to Grafton. Depending on stamina maybe as far as Station Rd.

Start Time: 6pm
Ride Leader: Petra Hartwig
Start Location: Donegan Park, parking lot, D’Arcy St Cobourg

 

Thurs Sept 5, Level 2 Ride: Sylvan Glen Pt. Hope

Thursday’s Level 2 Rides are “Training Rides”. While staying within the Level 2 parameters, they are on the upper range of speed and distance, there are fewer stops, but we continue to stay in a group.

Pam is taking us to beautiful Port Hope countryside. Hereis her description: “We’ll do a nice loop, distance to be determined by who shows up, through gorgeous countryside, enjoying the evening light and one another’s company. We will ride our hearts out (but not too fast!) until the sun starts sinking in the west. Don’t forget your lights!”

Start Time: 6pm
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
Start Location: Sylvan Glen Conservation Area Parking Lot, Sylvan Glen Rd, Port Hope, just north of the Dale Rd.

 

 

Level 2 Rides, Tues Aug 27 and Thurs Aug 29

Tues Aug 27, Level2 Ride: Westwood Cobourg

****Note New 6pm Start Times****

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. At Telephone Road the second time we will take the pulse of the group and add a bit of kilometer-age (or not). This is an undulating but manageable course. We will take frequent stops to catch our breath and socialize. Please chime in using the comment button so we can know to expect you! Don’t forget water, helmets and lights!

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Westwood Park parking lot, Carlisle St, between Ewing and Westwood.

 

Thurs Aug 29, Level2 Ride:King’s Field Port Hope

Pam Tait will be leading the Thurs “Training Ride”= fewer stops, more hills and building to L3. Hereis her description:

Description: We are going to do the same loop as last time BUT there will be an added loop to extend the distance by about 10km. I know that sounds like a lot but at least half of it is pretty flat – absolutely no big hills – and the other half we’ll be coasting downhill. It won’t be that big a deal. Honestly. So come on out if you want to push yourself just a bit more (because it IS getting to the end of the season and we’re all in better shape than we were a short few weeks ago). We will stop as needed to hydrate and recover the will to live. ALSO…there will be a surprise at the end of the ride which will definitely make it all worthwhile. Enough said. :D”

Ride Leader: Pam Tait

Start Time: 6pm

Start Location: King’s Field Port Hope, Victoria St

 

Level 2 Rides: Tues Aug 20 and Thurs Aug 22

Tues Aug 20, Level 2 Ride: St. Mary’s Grafton, 6pm

Note, Tuesday’s ride is a “Steady” ride with more stops and a more moderate Level 2 pace.

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.”

****Please bring your lights!!! we are having earlier sunsets. No Lights? No Problem! Cycle Transitions the awesome Cobourg Community Bike Shop has lots of affordable lights! *****

Please chime in using the Comment button so we can look out for you!

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: David Hutzel
Start Location: St. Mary’s church parking lot, Lyle St South Grafton

Thurs Aug 22, Level 2 Ride:Donegan Park Cobourg, 6pm

Baltimore and Back Version 2

Jim Berg is doing the Thursday “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).

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, loop through Baltimore and 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 23 to 25 km.

This route has a couple of hills but they are not steep. For these hills, slow and steady works very well.

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: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg

Reminder 6pm Start L2 Westwood Tonight!

6pm!!! Start L2 Westwood Park Cobourg Tonight!

The website is now correct.

Yes, we are starting at 6 pm! for tonight’s L2 ride from Westwood. The light is dwindling and we are increasing distance so there is a scissors crisis between overall time and overall light. Bring your lights too to be extra safe!

Level 2 Rides, Tues Aug 13 and Thurs Aug 15

Tues Aug 13, Level2 Ride: Westwd Cobourg

****Note New 6pm Start Times****

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. At Telephone Road the second time we will take the pulse of the group and add a bit of kilometer-age (or not). This is an undulating but manageable course. We will take frequent stops to catch our breath and socialize. Please chime in using the comment button so we can know to expect you! Don’t forget water, helmets and lights!

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Westwood Park parking lot, Carlisle St, between Ewing and Westwood.

 

Thurs Aug 15, Level 2: Kings Field Pt Hope

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).

Pam will be showing us some of the best of Pt Hope area. Here is her ride description:

“We will try again for the loop we should have done last time – west on Lakeshore, north at Willow Beach Rd, go all the way to the 4th Line where we’ll head east again, crossing County Rd 10 to Sylvan Glen where we’ll turn south and go back to our start. About 25km. This route is a bit more challenging than most of the rides so far this year and there are a few more difficult hills but we can do it! And I promise not to lose anyone this time!”

Start Time: 6pm

Ride Leader: Pam Tate

Start Location: King’s Field on Victoria St, just south of Ridout

 

Level 2 Rides: Tues Aug 6 and Thurs Aug 8

Tues Aug 6, Level 2 Ride: St. Mary’s Grafton

Note, Tuesday’s ride is a “Steady” ride with more stops and a more moderate Level 2 pace.

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.”

****Please bring your lights!!! we are having earlier sunsets. No Lights? No Problem! Cycle Transitions the awesome Cobourg Community Bike Shop has lots of affordable lights! *****

Please chime in using the Comment button so we can look out for you!

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

 

Thurs Aug 8, Level 2 Ride: Donegan Cobourg

Jim Berg is taking us scooting along the Waterfront Trail. Here is his description: “The long term forecast is for a fairly hot day, so we will stay near the lake. This is an out and back on a fairly flat route (only 3 hills) basically following the Waterfront Trail east to the Nawautin Nature Sanctuary and returning on the same route. Approximately 28 km.”

****Please bring your lights!!! we are having earlier sunsets. No Lights? No Problem! Cycle Transitions the awesome Cobourg Community Bike Shop has lots of affordable lights! *****

Please chime in using the Comment button so we can look out for you!

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location: Donegan Park Parking Lot, D’Arcy St Cobourg.