Monday, May 12th: Level 1 Ride

Hopefully the forecast thunderstorms will be over by the time 6:30 rolls around. This time we will meet in the parking lot behind the Dutch Oven in downtown Cobourg. Although the days are getting longer, it is important to know that the Highway Traffic Act requires cyclists to have lights on their bicycles 30 minutes before sunset: a white one on the front and a red one on the back. There are lights to “be seen” and lights “to see”, all of which we’ll talk about prior to the ride.

Notes: Helmets are mandatory, bring your membership card, and if you mailed in your forms, your cards will be available for you at the ride.

Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Difficulty: Level 1
Sunset: 8:28pm (lights required at 7:58)
Start location: Parking lot behind the Dutch Oven (enter from Albert St.)
Ride Leaders: Maria Garrett

Level 1 Ride, Monday, August 12th

We’ve been enjoying some stellar riding weather so lets take advantage of it while we can!  Although this is a level 1 ride and we will stay in town and cruise at a chatting pace, any level rider is welcome to join us.  The daylight hours are becoming noticeably shorter so don’t forget your lights!

Time:  7:00 pm

Location:  parking lot behind the Dutch Oven

Ride Leader:  Maria Garrett

Monday Night Level 1 Ride

If the rain stays away, we’ll meet at the west side of the Furnace Street Arena for a casual ride around town.  Since it’s a little cool, we won’t make this one an ice cream ride, but bring a drink for hydration and don’t forget your bike lights.

Time: 7:00pm
Location:  Furnace Street Arena, west side
Ride Leader: Maria Garrett

Level 1 Ride, Monday, July 8th

After a break for Canada Day, we will resume our Level 1 ride this week.  For those who are curious as to what a Level 2 ride is like, we’ll offer a chance for you to try it at your own pace this Wednesday (we’ll discuss this more at the ride on Monday). It’s always important to stay hydrated, especially with the hot weather we’ve been having so don’t forget to bring a drink – and your lights.

Time:  7:00 pm

Location:  Parking lot behind the Dutch Oven

Ride Leader:  Maria Garrett

Level 3-4 Monday Morning Ride

This is a ride for those interested in a few hills at a 3 to 4 level. We’ll see what time constraints anyone may have when we meet, any hills we may have our hearts set on, and take it from there.
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Furnace Street Arena (west side)
Ride Leader: Maria Garrett

No Level 1 Ride Monday, July 1st

There will be no Level 1 ride this Monday, July 1st.  In trying to keep our routes as flat as possible we can’t avoid the downtown area and it will be very busy with Waterfront Festival and Canada Day celebrations.  We’ll resume our Monday evening rides the following week.  Of special note for those wondering if they can do a Level 2 ride, we’ll have a special opportunity for you to try what it’s like on Wednesday, July 10th.  Watch for more information on this ride.

Happy Canada weekend!

Monday, June 24th, Level 1 Ride: Ice Cream Run

With another warm day forecast for Monday, we’ll fit in an ice cream run so bring a little money if you’d like a treat.  We’ll create our own gentle breeze while enjoying a nice ride in our lakeside community – what better way to celebrate summer?

Start time:  7:00 pm

Start Location:  The arena on Furnace Street

Ride Leader:  Maria Garrett


Monday, June 17th, Level 1 (easy, easy) ride

We’ll hope for the best with the weather and attempt our no-drop ride again this week.   The route will be flat, in town,and a figure 8 configuration so we’ll stop in where we’ve started after the first loop for those who may need to get home earlier.  Please have lights on your bicycle.

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Cycle Transitions, 739 D’arcy Street, Cobourg (across from the CCC, parking behind the building)
Ride leader:  Maria Garrett

Level 1 Ride, Monday June 10th, 7:00 pm

We’ll be doing our usual level 1 ride format of two loops that leave from and arrive back to the same spot but note that we’ll be meeting at a different location this week.  Don’t forget to put lights on your bike.

Start time:  7:00 pm
Start location:  Cycle Transitions,  739 D’Arcy Street (across from the CCC) in the parking lot behind the building
Difficulty:  Level 1 (easy, easy)   A flat route in town at a relaxed pace with no one getting dropped.
Ride Leader:  Maria Garrett