This week’s Hikes! Tuesday Afternoon and Thursday Evening

We have two different hikes this week, two totally different styles! On Tuesday afternoon (1pm) we meet at the Northumberland Forest for a forest experience and the Thursday evening (6:30pm) in the parking lot on Albert St (10 Albert St). we will start from downtown Cobourg for an urban hike—which often leads to a beverage at a local establishment afterward. Last week for instance, we discovered that the new brewery in Port Hope has great beer! You can find all the details and also RSVP on the Cycle Club app! 

GUESTS are now welcome! All they need to do is bring along a signed 2021 Off-Season Waiver!  

Please RSVP by either:

  • Logging in to Cycle Club either on the web, or on your mobile device and go from there. If you aren’t setup yet, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  • Leave a comment on the website to say you are coming!

Annual General Meeting: Tuesday November 30 (Evening)

This is just a little pre-announcement so that you can put the Annual General Meeting & Social on your calendars.  We’ll be holding it the evening of Tuesday November 30th (around 6:30), at the Baltimore Recreation Centre. This one is in-person, and the venue is huge enough that everyone can spread out however far you need to feel comfortable! This year we will reflect on 10-Years of the NHCC.

Plan to come on out for the evening! In addition to the required business of electing Directors for the Board and a few other official biz things, we’ll have yummy refreshments, there’ll be those groovy new Club Jerseys to purchase, and of course for this night only, current club members will be able to renew memberships for the best price of the year—$35!

Hey! It’s a Social—all members of the NHCC are welcome to attend, and you are also invited to bring your significant other, who by the way, may also get a membership for $35!!

Let the NHCC Evening Hikes begin!


We are now in off-season mode, which means that cycling gives way to other pursuits, like Evening Hikes!  Tonight we will start with the first of our regularly planned Thursday evening Hikes. We meet at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6pm, then head out for a walk—up, down, and around the hills of Port Hope, covering somewhere between 5-8 km over the space of 2 hours. Dress in layers….we tend to keep a brisk pace. And bring headlamps….cuz you just never know where we’ll end up. 

All NHCC members are welcome! Please RSVP to let us know you will come. 

You can RSVP two different ways:

  1. The easiest way! Use Cycle Club. Either login to Cycle Club on the web, or download the app and go from there. If you haven’t already done so, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  2. Still valid: Leave a comment right on the website, we’ll count you in!

Thursday Afternoon (October 7), 1pm ride (Level 3)

The “regular” season has ended and we are in off-season mode now, but the weather doesn’t get any better than this! Off-season means that we don’t regularly schedule rides, but rather they are weather and ride-leader dependent.  This Thursday afternoon we are going for some distance (not speed) and hoping to do about a 75km ride starting at the boat launch in Brighton just east of the entrance to Presqu’ile.

You can RSVP two different ways (as usual).

  1. The easiest way! Use Cycle Club. Either login to Cycle Club on the web, or download the app and go from there. If you haven’t already done so, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  2. Still valid: Leave a comment right on the website, we’ll count you in!

Weekday Rides: September 20th to 24th

We have just two weeks remaining of our regular cycling season! When we switch into “off-season” mode it will be a matter of weather-dependency and you’ll also start seeing some other activities such as hiking, and cross-country skiing.  But for now, let’s ride! We have a few rides already posted and more may appear on the calendar as the week progresses.  For all the up-to-date ride info, you’ll need to refer to Cycle Club either on your phone or via a web browser. More rides could be added as the week progresses!

Monday September 20 (Helmut): Gravel Ride: 10:00am, Woodland Trailhead, 199-101 Woodland Rd., Roseneath
Monday September 20 (Anita):
(Level 3 and 4) Evening Ride: 5:30pm Evening Ride, Kings Field in Port Hope
Tuesday September 21 (Dennis): (Level 2) Morning Ride: 9:30am at Westwood Park
Thursday September 23 (Dennis): (Level 2) Morning Ride: 9:30am at Donegan Park

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect You can RSVP two different ways.

  1. The easiest way! Use Cycle Club to RSVP. Either login to Cycle Club on the web, or download the app and go from there. If you haven’t already done so, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  2. Still a valid way to RSVP: Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

If you encounter any tech difficulty with the new system, let us know, we’ll walk you through it! Secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com.

Weekend Rides: Sept. 18 and 19

We have two rides this weekend! On Saturday afternoon Randy is leading a road ride from Hastings out toward Campbellford and Healey Falls (72km) and on Sunday morning Helmut will be leading his fabulously fun Gravel Ride! Here is the short & simple info:

Saturday September 18: (Level 3—72km) Afternoon Ride: 11:00am, starting in Hastings (NE corner of Water and Bridge St.)
Sunday September 19: Morning Gravel Ride, 10am, Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 9636 Beavermeadow Rd.

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect You can RSVP two different ways.

  1. The easiest way! Use Cycle Club to RSVP. Either login to Cycle Club on the web, or download the app and go from there. If you haven’t already done so, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  2. Still a valid way to RSVP: Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

Weekday Rides for the week of September 13-17

This week’s rides have been posted! Here’s a quick summary of what’s happening. All the details about time, start location, and further information is all found at Cycle Club, either on the web, or via the app on your mobile phone.

Monday September 13: Morning Gravel Ride: 10am Woodland Trailhead, Northumberland Forest
Tuesday September 14: (Level 2) Morning Ride: 9:30am at Westwood Park
Tuesday September 14: Gravel Ride: 10:00am, McDonald Road Parking lot, 1km north of Centreton
Thursday September 16: (Level 2) Evening Ride: 5:30pm, St. Marys Church in Grafton
Thursday September 17: (Level 3) Evening Ride: 5:30pm, Centreton, across from the Library

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect You can RSVP two different ways.

  1. The easiest way! Use Cycle Club to RSVP. Either login to Cycle Club on the web, or download the app and go from there. If you haven’t already done so, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  2. Still a valid way to RSVP: Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

If you encounter any techs difficulty with the new system, let me know, I’ll walk you through it! Secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com.

Weekday Rides for: September 6–12

The days are getting shorter, so rides are starting earlier in the evening.  Be sure to have your lights charged up and on your bikes! Sunset this coming Thursday is 7:32pm!  Advance notice! 

NEW THIS WEEK:

  1. The NHCC is now using the Cycle Club platform to announce club rides and also for members to RSVP. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to register (free) for an account in order to RSVP for rides, view who will be riding, etc.
  2. This coming Sunday will be the first of our weekly Sunday morning Gravel Rides with Helmut. You can view the information about this coming Sunday on Cycle Club!

Below is the weekly summary of our Club Rides for this coming week.

Please note: **All participants for this week’s rides must be fully COVID vaccinated**

1. Tuesday September 7th: (Level 2) Morning Ride
Start time: 9:30am
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length of Ride: 1.5 – 2 hours (No route provided)
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start Location: Westwood Park, on Carlisle St., between Westwood and Ewing

2. Wednesday September 8th: (Level 1) Morning Ride
Start time: 9:30am
Ride Planner:  Jim Breckenridge
Length: 1.5-2 hours (No route provided)
Terrain: A
Pace: Level 1
Type of Ride: Group
Start location: Peace Park, Cobourg

3. Thursday September 9th: (Level 2)  Evening Ride
Start time: 5:30pm
Ride Planner:  Dennis Benson
Length: 1.5-2 hours (No route provided)
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 2
Type of Ride: Group
Start location: Diamond Head Industrial Mall parking lot, Wilmott St., Cobourg

4. Thursday September 9th: (Level 3)  Evening Ride
Start time: 5:30pm
Ride Planner: Debbie Parks
Distance: 34km
Terrain: C 
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start Location: Park across from the Centreton Public Library

5. Friday Floater Ride in PEC
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Bill Glover
Distance: 72km
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area

6. Sunday Gravel Ride
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Helmut Bock
Distance: 22km
Terrain: C
Pace: Not to crazy fast!
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 9636 Beavermeadow Rd. E

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Use the new Cycle Club App
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

NEW: The NHCC will use the “CycleClub” app starting next week

Important for Active Members: For the remainder of 2021, if you are planning to Ride or participate in off-season activities: Starting the week of September 6th the NHCC will change the way that rides and other events are announced as well as the way you respond to say you will come to an event.   We will be using a software solution called Cycle Club. The Cycle Club app is available for your mobile phone, or if you don’t have a cell phone you can access it via your computer.  We tested it out and really like! We think you will too! It’s super user-friendly to use and has the following features:

  • RSVPing to rides a snap (and un-RSVPing too!)
  • See who else is riding
  • Each ride has a Discussion section where members can leave messages for others to see
  • Access the route map (if applicable)
  • Get notifications right in the app about ride cancellations and more

Get ready for Cycle Club!

  1. Download the Cycle Club App: Cycle Club App is available on both iOS and Android platforms. Alternatively, you may use Cycle Club App via web browser here.
  2. Sign up, or Sign in: If you’re new to Cycle Club App, follow the steps to sign up and create your Cycle Club App profile. Remember to use the same email as you did to register for your specific cycling club. If you have an existing account, just sign in!
  3. Search for the NHCC: Click the “+” sign to search for the Northumberland Hills Cycling Club
  4. Once you are granted access to the Club you can view and attend events, read announcements, and more!

Tech help is here! It’s really easy to get started, but in the unlikely event that you need a little help, feel free to contact Anita who will get you set-up fast! Contact secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com