September 24 Monday night level 3 ride

Fall is officially here but that won’t deter us from riding!!! This  ride will be out of Cobourg and will be led by Allan aka The Sapper.

Start Time: 5:30
Ride Leader: Allan
Route Map: See comments section below- Allan will post
Start Location: Willmott Street Industrial Plaza 

Prince Edward Gran Fondo Ride- September 8th

Another great bike event is coming to a County near you- this time to Prince Edward County. Local organizers have created a Gran Fondo event you may consider registering for. Several bike club members have already registered, so you are sure to have some local NHCC company along with the other almost 500 riders expected at this event. There are pre and post ride activities and events scheduled , so be sure to have a good look through the website.
If you have already registered, please comment below and include the distance you have registered for as this may help other people decide to join . If you choose to register also comment below as we are likely to register a Team Name before the day of the event and will add your name to the team list.
Here’s a description as per the website :

The County Gran Fondo is a beautifully scenic ride through the bucolic, vineyard studded scenery of Prince Edward County, Ontario. Choose from 50 km, 100 and 150 km distances and enjoy unparalleled support, the camaraderie of cyclists and après-ride festivities sure to please. Starting from Isaiah Tubbs on West Lake, you will cruise through Sandbanks Provincial Park, past vineyards that have made the county famous, visit villages including Milford, Picton & Wellington, and ride quiet roads in between.

Haven’t been to the county yet? Travel & Leisure recently described Prince Edward County as one of the top places to travel to in the world in their annual list: ‘Cross Montauk, NY, with California’s Napa Valley circa 1970, and you get Prince Edward County, a tiny wine-producing region that’s becoming a haven for creative types’. Cyclists have long known that this region is a mecca for road cycling.

Registration details in this link :
Ciao ! Ci Vediamo ! (see you there)

MS Ride Ottawa to Cornwall August 18th-19th

Consider joining our Club team for the upcoming MS Ride Ottawa to Cornwall. This is a 2 day event coming up the weekend of August 18th & 19th. There are options for different distances for each of the days . This is a fully supported event that organizes overnight accommodations between the 2 days and has rest stops and food along the way. Non riders are also welcome to join the event, with transport options available to meet at the overnight spot . Registration Fees as well as a minimum fundraising amount are applicable .

We are currently registered as the “Cobourg NHCC Riders” if you’d like to join the team. Some of you may be aware that one of our new members , Harry Harrison, lives with MS and we are honoured to have him ride alongside for this epic weekend.

Here’s a link to the site that has more info and details. For those already registered, feel free to mention in the comments below as it may encourage others to join in the fun.

Level 2+/Level 3 Monday/Wednesday July 30 & August 1

Monday Level 2+: Baltimore & back

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location:  Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St.
Route: Link to printable route map

Monday Level 3: The Sappers Fascine Fiasco

Description: No mystery this time, something old, something new and lots of borrowed stuff! Long slow climb to start with and a few hills in between. What more can I say – it’ll be fun!
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Allan Dennis- aka The Old Sapper
Route: Link to route map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Office

Wednesday Level 3: Discover Beautiful Brighton 

Start Time: 6:00 pm (please note: early August start time)
Ride Leader: Roberto Almeida
Route: to be posted in comments section Monday or Tuesday
Start Location:  Strip mall parking lot- 46 Prince Edward St, Brighton

Level 2+ & Level 3 Monday/Wednesday July 23 & 25

Monday Level 2+: Baltimore & back 

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location:  Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St.
Route: Link to printable route map

Monday Level 3: The Sappers Salient Sunset

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Roberto Almeida
Start Location:  Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St
Route: Link on Ride with GPS

Wednesday Level 3: The Sappers Magical Mystery Tour

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Allan Dennis
Start Location:  Industrial Plaza on Willmott Street
Route: to be posted by Allan in comments section Monday or Tuesday

Level 2+ and Level 3: Monday July 16

Level 2+ Ride
Baltimore and Back Version 2
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location:  Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg
Route:  North on D’Arcy, to Elgin, East to Greer Road, North to Danforth, East to Nagel, North to Hircock, back on Nagel, East on Van Luven, loop through Baltimore and then South on Meadowvale, Nagel, Hircock, Nagel, East on Danforth, South on Jarvis, East on Elgin, South on Workman, from Highway 2 follow Waterfront Trail back to Donegan Park. About 23 to 25 km Link on Ride with GPS
On the way back on Danforth instead of going down Workman, there is the option of continuing on Danforth and doing Hill 60.

Level 3 ride
Twilight Traverse
Start Time: 6:30
Ride leader: The Old Sapper
Start location: Kings Park, just off Ridout St, west side of Port Hope
Route: west bound on Waterfront Trail to E Townline, north to Conc Rd 1, west as far as Morgan’s Rd, south to Lakeshore and back to start
Distance: 41 km Link on Ride with GPS
Description: Gentle ride west bound for a change of scenery. Rolling countryside between the lake and 401.

Remember: this is a no drop ride and catering to a wide range of abilities but within the Club Level 3 parameters.

Wednesday, July 18th is our All Levels Ride & Social – stay tuned….

Sunday July 8th Century Ride- Cobourg to Presquille Return

This Sunday, we’ll head out from town and go east along Lakeshore making the Lighthouse at Presquille our turnaround point.

We’re expecting the pace to be a level 3/4 but if you’re interested in making this a shorter ride or slower pace ride, please comment below. Dont’t be shy! Others might jump if you comment.

This is not a supported ride, so please come prepared for the distance with snacks, lots of water and some bucks for refueling along the way.

Ride leader: Raff Melito
Start time: 8:30 am
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena and Rec Centre, 206 Furnace Street

Special Note: If this is a distance you’re interested in completing but haven’t tried yet, come out and join us. This is the most flat route in the area and a great way to meet that goal of your first 100k.

Every year we see club members compete their first century ride and this achievement is celebrated at the Fall AGM. This Sunday, Carson Jones, a new club member, and new rider is aiming to complete his first century ride.

There may be others who have progressed through the ride levels like Carson who may be ready to try this memorable cycling milestone. We hope to see you.


October 7 Saturday Morning “Turkey Ride”

Runners have the turkey trot so it’s time we start a turkey ride on thanksgiving weekend.

Come out to burn some calories and have a great time.

It’s suppose to be 18c at start time but will feel like 24c.  You can’t ask for anything better than that.

Starting Point: kings Field Baseball diamond on Victoria Street Port Hope

Start Time: 8:00

Route: heading north west specifics tbd. Level 3 pace and rules

Distance: 30-50 km

Leader: Roberto