Level 4 Ride: Thursday July 18

ICYMI, the “self-navigated” rides mean that you can make it what you want! Choose a fast pace, or a casual pace, depending on preference, and the group may choose to break into smaller groups. This week’s self-navigated ride is a 46km route, starting from the Hamilton Township offices and going to to Bewdley then back. Available daylight is shrinking every day now! Sunset is at 8:50 this week so be sure you have lights on front and back.
IMPORTANT: For self-navigated rides there may or may not be a ride leader present so you must have access to the route map and also be equipped to change a flat tire if required. Please leave a comment that you are riding so that other can plan accordingly.

Coordinator: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:50pm
Route map: Camborne to Bewdley and Back route map on Ride With GPS
Elevation: 352m
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices on 8285 Majestic Hills Dr. (off Burnham St.)

Level 4 Ride: Thursday July 11

Some have expressed interest in having a Level 4 ride option for Thursday evenings for July so Randy will coordinate a self-navigated route for Thursday. This week it’s the Beautiful Bewdley 51km route that starts in Port Hope. IMPORTANT: For self-navigated rides there may or may not be a ride leader present so you must have access to the route map and also be equipped to change a flat tire if required. Please leave a comment that you are riding so that other can plan accordingly.

Coordinator: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:54pm
Route map: Beautiful Bewdley route map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall

Thursday July 4: Level 4 ride (take two)

We’ve done lots of speed, lots of distance, now it’s time to do Bickle Hill. It’s a new route that we haven’t done before and you have almost a full 2.5 hours to complete it, so it’s certainly doable! This ride was posted a couple of weeks ago however no one attended. Please leave a message if you plan on attending.
Since there have been no volunteers to lead this ride, it will be self-navigated. Please download the route or use the Ride With GPS on your phone to navigate.

Ride Leader: Looking for a volunteer! Please leave a comment if you are available to lead.
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:57pm
Route map: “Roads & Hills Less travelled” 49km route map link on Ride with GPS
Elevation gain: 402m
Start location: Parking lot at Cobourg Dog park on Ontario St.

Friday Floater Ride July 5th Darlington Soccer Fields To Whitby Harbour Via The Waterfront Trail

Friday Floater, Darlington Soccer Fields To Whitby Harbour Via The Waterfront Trail. An easy relatively flat ride along the lakeshore. This was a big hit last year, so lets do it again. The ride will be relatively slow at times since we are using a shared multi use trail system. Hopefully it will be a little cooler down by the lake also.
I would categorize this as a level 3 or advance level 2 due to the distance.
RSVP: we require a minimum of 5 participants to proceed. Please leave a comment I’d you plan to come.

Ride Leader:Randy Albon
Start time: 10am
Route: Waterfront Trail Eastbound, Part 2 (Darlington to Whitby)
Start location Darlington lower hydro field parking lot

Friday Floater Ride: June 21 (Warkworth)

This Friday Floater will take place out in the Warkworth area where Maria will lead the way. The route is still under consideration and will be posted by the time Friday rolls around. The Friday Floater rides are a casually paced ride, usually around a Level 3. Please, if you plan to participate do leave a comment to let Maria know you are coming. 

Start time: 10:00am
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiazsko
Route map: 46km “Warkworth Friday Floater” link to route map on Ride With GPS
Start location: Percy Township Arena, at 24 East St., Warkworth

Level 4 Rides: June 18th and 20th

Tuesday June 18th, Level 4 (49km)

Yup, get ready for it! It’s time for Bickle Hill! It’s not so bad, we have pure sunshine forecast for Tuesday, and it’s just 401m total elevation. We’ll take it from the east end. (Ha! See…..easy! Maybe next week we’ll take it from the west end, so get ready for it!).  

Note for Level 4 rides: Please ensure that you come prepared to navigate, and be fully equipped to change a flat should one occur. 

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:56pm
Route map: “Roads & Hills Less travelled” 49km route map link on Ride with GPS
Elevation gain: 402m
Start location: Parking lot at Cobourg Dog park on Ontario St.

Thursday June 20th, Level 4 (46k)

Yes indeed, this is a beauty route with fantastic views and plenty of rolling hills. People always say its a good route, so if you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time!
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:57pm
Route map: Beagle Club-Alderville Centerton Route Map Link on Ride with GPS
Elevation gain: 387m
Start location: Beagle Club Trailhead parking lot (Northumberland Forest)

Friday Floater Ride: June 14

Note: the start time has been postponed until 2:00pm due to weather 

We’ll try this route again this week and hope that more people are around to see new stuff! We start in Newcastle and head north to Tyrone then loop around and back again. We’ll seek out somewhere for ice cream or coffee or something so bring a little $$. The pace of this ride is anticipated to be about Level 3. IMPORTANT: If you are planning to ride, please leave a comment. Randy would really appreciate it, especially since the ride starts out of town! To reach the start location you can just head out of town westbound along the Waterfront Trail to Newcastle. 

Start time: 2:00pm
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Route map: 46km route map Link to Ride With GPS
Start location: Bondhead Parkette near the Newcastle Marina

Level 4 Rides: June 11 and 12

Tuesday June 11, Level 4 (48k)

We’ll try yet again! Weather keeps postponing this nice route that takes us up Ferguson and Sully (with a few other roads in between), toward Harwood. Then we return all the way back down Harwood Rd. Hey, with 2 hours and 23 minutes we’ll have enough time to squeeze out 48km!

Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:53pm
Elevation: 404m
Route map: 48km “The Dog Park to Harwood and Back” Link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Parking lot at Cobourg Dog park on Ontario St.

Wednesday June 12: (44k)

This ride has been re-scheduled and now taking place on Wednesday.  It doesn’t get dark until almost 9:00! Leaves time for a 44km ride with time to spare. And since this route doesn’t have any crazy climbs, you should get a nice & speedy ride in!
Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:54pm
Elevation:  351m
Route map: 44km Camborne to Bewdley and Back Link to route on Ride with GPS
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Office

Level 4 rides: June 4th and 6th

Tuesday June 4, Level 4 (48k)

Weather kept people away last week so we’ll give it another go this Tuesday with this nice route that takes us up Ferguson and Sully (with a few other roads in between), toward Harwood. Then we return all the way back down Harwood Rd. 

Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:49pm
Elevation: 404m
Route map: The Dog Park to Harwood and Back
Start location: Parking lot at Cobourg Dog park on Ontario St.

Thursday June 6: (44 or 57k)

This Thursday we are going to try and squeeze in a long ride with the 2 hours 20 min of available daylight so we’ll keep up a good pace and hopefully get 57km in. But if time really does limit us we also have a shorter 44km route to fall back on. We’ll need lights on bikes for sure! 
Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:50pm
Elevation:  400m (short route), 531m (long route)
Route map: Centerton and Grafton 44km route option or 57km route option
Start location: Cobourg Community Centre