THURSDAY Floater Ride: June 28

It’s a holiday weekend and we don’t want to be exposing ourselves to crazy Friday traffic so this week’s Floater Ride is on THURSDAY. Mike Collins will lead the group from Hastings and head up to Crowes Landing at Stoney Lake. It’s about 60k and light on the hills. Bring some moolah $$ for a lunch following the ride if you wish. Banjo’s, in Hastings!

Start time: 10am
Ride Leader: Mike Collins
Level of difficulty: 3
Start location: Car park near Banjo’s on the south west side of the river

Friday Floater Ride: 40-50k starting in Brighton

It’s Randys Friday Floater Ride and this one’s starting out of town for something a little different. It’ll be around 40-50k, starting in Brighton so huge hills are not anticipated. This will be a Level 3 ride and start at the YMCA in Brighton.

Friday June 22

Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 10am
Start location: YMCA in Brighton, 170 Main St.

Friday Floater Ride: 10am, June 8

Sorry for the short notice….things happen!
This week’s floater ride is taking place tomorrow at 10am, and we’re expecting beautiful sunny weather! We’ll head out for about an hour and a half and cover some hills (but not Bickle, so don’t panic).

Start time: 10am
Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices
Level of difficulty: Level 3

Floater Friday Ride: June 1, 10am

Rich is going to lead this Friday’s Floater ride from Port Hope. It’ll be a Level 3 and he’ll be leaving from King’s Field in Port Hope and will do a loop with some moderate hills.

Start time: 10am
Ride leader: Rich Ross
Start location: Kings Field in Port Hope

Friday May 18: Floater Ride at 10am

The “Floater Ride” is the weekly daytime ride, and for the time being it will be different days and times. This week it’s Friday morning. A great way to start the long weekend! We’ll start in Port Hope, head out along the Lakeshore for a ride, distance to be determined as we go. This is a mixed level ride so we generally have a little discussion at the start of the ride to establish how fast and how far people want to go. Better yet, leave a comment to let Randy and others know you are riding.

Start time: 10am
Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Level of difficulty: Mixed Levels
Start location: Kings Field in Port Hope

Morning Ride, Friday May 4th

Randy AlbonMeet your Ride Coordinator: Randy Albon
Randy is one of the founding members of the NHCC, the one who laid down the fun-fitness-and-friendship philosophy for the Club. He has extensive cycle touring experience, volunteers with the Bicycle Action Committee of Sustainable Cobourg and is a past president of the NHCC.

This weekly event can fall on any weekday, depending on Ride Leader availability. The level of the ride is also not carved in stone. It will depend on what the participants are wanting from week to week. This first Daytime Ride of the year, will be lead by I, Randy Albon, and will likely be somewhere between level 2 and 3 considering it is so early in the year.

Looking forward to seeing you all! Please leave a comment indicating how long you might want to ride so we can start thinking about it beforehand.

Date: Friday May 4
Start time:
10am
Ride leader: Randy Albon
Route: To be determined 
Start location: Donegan Park on D’Arcy St.

Sept. 23: Century Ride Cancelled: Regular Ride on at 10am

Unfortunately it appears that the weather gods are not working in our favour for tomorrow, so we’ve made the executive decision to cancel the Century Ride. We will however be having our “regular” club ride at 10:00am for anyone who still wishes to get out on their bikes.

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: Donegan Park
Route: To be determined by group consensus

Please make mention below if you think you might want to ride and if you have a particular route in mind.

Bike Week Events

The following are a selection of the activities planned for Cobourg Bike Week. Some require pre-registration as spaces could be limited.

Saturday, May 26th (1:00pm)
DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL WITH OPTO-JUMP 

Do you want to cycle faster, harder, longer, and pain-free either competitively or recreationally? Do you want to increase your ability to sustain high speed riding, powering through sprint stages of each ride? Do you want to power through every hill climb? If you answered yes, We-Fix-U invites you to come in to our Cobourg location for an information based presentation on how Optojump Next Technology will strengthen your riding. For more on the Optojump Next system please visitwww.optojump.com.

Date: Saturday May 26th
Time: 1:00pm
Location: We Fix U Physiotherapy
Admission: FREE (Pre-registration recommended: Drop us an email to reserve your spot)

FREE CYCLEFIT CLASSES (WITH A GUEST PASS) ALL WEEK LONG

A number of guest passes to the Y will be handed out to participants at the Bike For the Planet Event on Saturday May26th. Use your pass to find out why those spinning classes at the Y are so popular. Get a cardiovascular workout on the brand new Keiser bikes! Your instructor will guide you through varying intensity levels on this state-of-the-art equipment that monitors your heart rate and RPMs, and allows you to adjust resistance with precision. CycleFit is guaranteed to increase your heart rate and make you sweat! Best of all, NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED for Bike Week only. (Hint: Please arrive for Cyclefit class 15 minutes early, these classes fill up fast!) Check the schedule here.

Date: Various days and times (check schedule)
Admission: Free! (With a guest pass, available at the Bike for the Planet Event)

Bikeathon on CHEX News

A really BIG thank you to the Northumberland Hills Cycling Club, the Cobourg Cycling Club, and the Ganaraska Freewheelers who came out today to make the Bikeathon the phenomenal success it was! We’ve never had so much fun pedalling so fast going nowhere!

The Non-Club turning into a Club

My Cycling Friends
Liability insurance and our non-club status has been a topic of discussion for some time now. Our little group has done well for being only a year old and has apparently survived the Winter. Several of you are out and riding now.
Myself and others believe that certain members, of the non-club, could be taking on undue personal liability by simply being active in posting or suggesting rides and routes, making website contributions etc.

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