Monday, June 15th: Level 1 ride and ice cream run

This coming week the Town of Cobourg celebrates Active Transportation Week, and to help kick it off we invite all NHCC members and the public for an ice cream run!
Paul Mills will be at Donegan Park at 6:00 for guests to sign waivers.

Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: ride starts at 6:30
Start Location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy Street, south of King Street
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

The Cobourg Active Transportion Committee has a week full of fun activites planned to get everyone out and moving with bike rides and walks. Check out the Town of Cobourg website for a full list of what’s going on. As members of NHCC, we appreciate the benefits of cycling for fun, fitness, friendship, and a a viable method of transportation. Support Active Transportaion Week and spread the word!

Sunday, June 14th, Level 3 and 4

Sunday’s ride will be a repeat of Thursday’s. Payne has gravel at the north end by the new solar farm but we rode it today and it was OK. If you’d prefer to avoid it, you can keep riding on Community Centre Road into Baltimore and catch Nagle from there.

Date: Sunday, June 14th
Time: 10:00
Start Location: Donegan Park
Ride Coordinator: there may not be a ride coordinator on site Sunday, but seeing how Level 3 and 4 riders are expected to have a map and be self sufficient, you can figure it out 🙂
Map: “It’s All Downhill From Here” printable route map here.

Thursday, June 11th: Levels 3 and 4 ride

The weather actually looks good for Thursday so we’ll give the “It’s All Downhill From Here” ride another attempt. As Klaus has mentioned, there are opportunities to shorten or lengthen the ride if we want.

Date: Thursday, June 11th
Time: 10:00
Start Location: Donegan Park
Map: “It’s All Downhill From Here” printable route map here
Ride Coordinator: Maria Siemiaszko

Let me know if you plan to ride because if no one can make it I’m going to ride in Trent Hills instead.

Cancelled: Monday, June 8th: Level 1 ride

Anyone who was out on the first ice cream run this year on May 16th will no doubt remember the horrible “improvement” to the path through Peace Park. Paul Mills took a couple members of town council out for a bike ride there and now we have reports of a proper improvement, so Monday’s ride will include a ride to see for ourselves!

Date: Monday, June 8th
Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Dutch Oven
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Wednesday, June 3: Mixed Levels ride

If you can’t make Mike’s wonderful ride in the evening (or want to get in all the riding that you can!), come for a spin along the Waterfront Trail early in the afternoon. It’ll be a 2 hour ride east out of Cobourg – 1 hour out and then turn back. How far and fast we go will depend on who’s out so it’s good to know who will be coming. we may even split into groups if there are several like minded people riding at different levels.

Date: Wednesday, June 3rd
Time: 12:30
Location: Donegan Park
Map: none needed – we’ll follow the Waterfront Trail east
Ride Coordinator: Maria Siemiaszko

Please indicate which level you think you’d like to ride at.

Wedding Photo Op with Anita and Randy

As we all know, two of our founding members, our current president Anita Macklin and past president Randy Albon will be getting married at Victoria Hall this Friday, June 5th. Another of our founding members, Paul Mills is organizing a group photograph of the happy couple and as many NHCC members as possible right after the nuptials. Paul has asked Brenda Nutter to take the photograph. Brenda is one of our members, and for those who aren’t aware of this, a very accomplished and renowned photographer who has travelled the world taking stunning photographs.

For anyone who is able to, please come to Victoria Hall, wear your jersey and bring your bike (if you can), and a big smile! We’ll form an honour guard as the newlyweds emerge from Victoria Hall. Paul will arrange for the bikes to be watched during the ceremony if you’d like to go into the Old Bailey to witness the ceremony.

Date: Friday, June 5th
Place: Victoria Hall
Time: 3:45 – assemble in front of Victoria Hall (wedding is at 4:00)
Please come to honour a couple who have done so much for this terrific club!

Tuesday, June 2nd, Level 1 ride, ice cream run, and more!

Sunday’s weather certainly hasn’t been  ideal riding weather and Monday’s looks a little iffy so we’ll postpone our ride until Tuesday. This won’t be any ordinary Level 1 ride! There’s a good possibility of invited dignitaries, live music at our ice cream stop at Dairy Dreams, lively discussion of local cycling issues, and more! Don’t miss this special ride – no matter what level you usually ride at, come for a short spin around town and learn what’s going on!

Date: TUESDAY, June 2nd
Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Dutch Oven
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

We’ll be pulling into Dairy Dreams at 7:30 so if you can’t make the ride, feel free to join up with us for ice cream and ???

Sunday, May 31st: Levels 3 and 4 ride

Update: Ride cancelled due to weather

As per our usual custom, Sunday’s ride will be a repeat of Thursday’s.  The ride leaves Donegan Park, and once we’re reached Orchard Road and County Road 25 just north of Colborne, the 54km riders turn south and head back to Cobourg while the 80km riders keep going to Brighton.

For those with the time and inclination to grab a bite to eat, there’s a Tim Hortons at the turn in Colborne, or Lola’s Coffee House in Brighton for those going the distance.  For those who’d like to make a stop, let the others know so people can find who they might ride with.

Date: Sunday, May 31st
Time: 10:00
Start location: Donegan Park, D’arcy Street, Cobourg
Maps: Printable 54 or 80km map here or view it on Ride with GPS
Ride Coordinator: Anita Macklin