Friday Floater Ride: September 27, Waterfront Trail from Darlington Park

Friday Floater, Darlington Soccer Fields To Whitby Harbour Via The Waterfront Trail. This is a great route that people always enjoy. Nice easy, twisty trails and beautiful scenery. Perfect for a “touristy-pace”. The route is 54km but we can make it more, depending on the consensus of those participating.

Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 10am
Route: Waterfront Trail Eastbound, Part 2 (Darlington to Whitby)
Elevation: 130m 
Start location Darlington lower hydro field parking lot

Friday Floater September 20th Starting in Peterborough

Sunshine forecasted for Friday!! On this 80Km route, riders will get a feel for the farming communities east of Peterborough, as well as the cottage country north for which the Kawarthas is renowned for. The route starts out of town on paths and quiet roads and quickly joins up with River Road as it hugs the east shore of the Otonabee River. Past Lakefield riders head to Birchview Road as it winds through the heart of Cottage Country on the way to the wilderness beyond. From Hall’s Glenn the route heads south past the Warsaw Caves as riders make their way from cottage country through the farming communities which surround Peterborough.

Please leave a comment if you intend to ride. And just so you know the NHCC is waiving quest rider fees so bring a friend if you wish.

Start Time: 10:00am
Ride Leader: Randy
Route Map: Peterborough Classic 2A Link to Ride With GPS Map
Distance and Elevation: 80 Km , 481 meters
Start Location: Parking lot at Beavermead Park in Peterborough

Friday Floater Ride – Peterborough Classic 3A – Hills, Views and Pastries

Starting just a little North of Bailiboro at the Squirrel Creek Conservation area this ride brings us up along country roads through Millbrook, Cavan, Ida and eventually through downtown Peterborough where we can have a lunch or coffee along a patio on the river. Returning through Little Lake and Beavermead and back to Squirrel Creek. Truly a Classic.

Date: Friday August 23
Start Time 10;00am
Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Route map: Link to Route map on Ride with GPS
Start Location: Squirrel Creek Conservation Area

Friday Floater Ride; August 16

Keeping it local this week, and giving the “daytime” crowd the opportunity to do the Beagle Club Alderville route at a “Friday Floater” pace with plenty of sunshine. It’s a beautiful route with fantastic views and plenty of rolling hills. Mike and Freda will lead the group. 

Ride Leaders: Mike and Freda
Start time: 10:00am
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)

Thursday August 15: Level 4 self-navigated

We have always done the Beagle Club route clockwise, but just to make things a little different we are going around counterclockwise this time. We have 2 hours and 16 minutes of daylight for this 42 km route, so it’s a good distance that will leave a little wiggle room in the event of the-flat-that-happens-when-you-least-expect-it.

It’s important to leave a comment letting others know you’ll ride so people can plan accordingly for these self-navigated routes. Note the start time is 6:00pm

Ride Leader: Self-navigated
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 8:16pm
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)

Level 4 Ride: Thursday August 8

Note the start time is 6:00 pm

Heading out to Hope Township and Osaca! This is a nice route without any crazy hills so you can get a little speed on! If you are planning to ride, please leave a comment letting others know. This ride is self-navigated, meaning we don’t have a designated leader and the group can choose a pace that suits their preference and we will likely stay together.

Coordinator: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 8:26pm
Route map: 48km ”Sylvan Glen to Osaca and Back” route map on Ride With GPS
Elevation: 322m
Start location: Sylvan Glen Conservation Area in Port Hope

Friday Floater Ride (August 9): Waterfront Trail West (Part 3)

This Friday we are going to complete the third portion of our Waterfront Trail Westbound exploration. We’ll meet at the Port of Whitby near Rotary Sunrise Lake Park. There is a parking lot directly north of the East Pier. As usual, we’ll ride out and back along some beautiful pathways and trails. There will likely be an ice cream stop along the way. We’ll turn around at the Rouge River, making it somewhere between 50 and 60k.

Leave us a comment, letting us know you plan to ride.

Start time: 10am
Ride Leader(s): Randy and Anita
Route map: Waterfront Trail West Part 3 link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: parking lot near Rotary Sunrise Lake Park

Level 4: Thursday August 1. (NEW: 6:00 start time)

Yes indeed! Beagle Club is a great place to start a ride and it’s a beauty route with fantastic views and plenty of rolling hills. Because it’s August and the days are getting shorter we are now starting evening rides at 6:00. at least you can still ride it at whatever pace you want, cuz it’s self-navigated. It’s important to leave a comment letting others know you’ll ride so people can plan.
Ride Leader: Self-navigated
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 8:35pm
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)

Level 4: Thursday July 25 is Hill climbing time!

It’s time for some Hills! But don’t worry…. there’s plenty of nice speedy downhill too. This is a self-navigated ride, meaning that you can make it what you want, and that includes pace—no requirement to ride at lightning speed, though the option is there should you wish! That’s why we recommend that you check in with a few others, or leave a comment letting people know your intention in order to ensure there’s a few others coming along with the same mindset regarding speed. Important: Please leave a comment if you intend to ride.

Coordinator: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:43pm
Route map: 46km Bickle, Jamieson’s and More route map on Ride With GPS
Elevation: 403m
Start location: The Dog Park on Ontario St.

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.)