Thursday Night Hike, November 8th

We will meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6:00 and then do a semi-urban hike of 5 to 8 kms. Afterwards, we can go to a nearby establishment for a hot or cold beverage. These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed off-season waiver (see right of NHCC homepage)

Start Time: 6:00
Meeting Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

Special Presentation by Dave Trattles: New date added, Friday the 16th

We have had tremendous response to the free Dave Trattles presentation and have already reached the 25 person limit for the Wednesday event. So, we are adding a second date just two days later on Friday the 16th! All the same details, including the pre-show Indian dinner option. 

Date: Friday November 16, 2018
Dinner (optional): 6:00pm ($20 pp)
Presentation start time: 7:00pm

RSVP: We can accommodate up to 25 people. Please let us know you if you’d like to come and also let us know if you plan to partake in the pre-show Indian dinner. Email us at We’ll reply to your RSVP with the address.

Special Presentation by Dave Trattles: Bicycle touring, photography, and making community as you travel

On the evening of Wednesday November 14th members of the NHCC and the Ganaraska Freewheelers are invited to a unique presentation by photojournalist guest Dave Trattles at Randy & Anita’s home, in the “Person Cave” (FREE).   We have one evening planned, for up to 25 people. If there is enough interest we’ll consider adding a second event.

About Dave:
Dave knows cycling and slow journalism: for 25 years he has been traveling by bicycle through 75 countries, and working as a social documentary photographer (National Archives of Canada, Canadian Geographic, Macleans, Elle). This presentation will be about why you should travel by bicycle and what happens when you do – shared largely through stories that will have you out there in the world, living a specific time and experience.

Along the way, Dave reveals the joy of human relations. By learning who the people are and how they live their lives, rather than focusing on what they are doing, he will share stories about ordinary people who do extraordinary things (Muslim girl boxers of Calcutta, German cowboys, cheese rollers of Sicily, Tomato throwers of Bunol, marathoners of Calcutta..).

This evening, Dave Trattles will inspire you to get in touch with your own life force – to go out into the world on your bicycle and express your own individuality, your own richness – and to engage deeply in the lives and experiences of others.

Pre-show Indian Dinner (optional, $20 pp): For those interested in a little Indian cuisine, we are putting together a simple Indian Food buffet style dinner sourced from Cobourg’s new “Taste of Agra” restaurant. A few tasty dishes, with vegetarian and mildly spiced entrees along with naan and rice. 

Date: Wednesday November 14, 2018
Dinner: 6:00pm (optional) ($20 pp)
Presentation start time: 7:00pm

RSVP: We can accommodate up to 25 people. Please let us know you if you’d like to come and also let us know if you plan to partake in the pre-show Indian dinner. Email us at We’ll reply to your RSVP with the address.

Weekend Hikes: Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th

It looks as though it’ll dry up for the weekend so let’s head out to Northumberland Forest for a hike each day. We’ll meet in the parking lot at Beagle Club as there is plenty of parking, but will be hiking on the trails across the road. Both days we’ll be out approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Bring hydration and a snack. To keep it simple, meeting location and start time is the same for both days.

Dates: Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th
Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Tuesday, November 6th Morning Hike

After a great first hike, we’ll keep it going with another one this week! Bruce says “we will head East, working our way along the lake shore to Coverdale. From there we will turn north and head back to our starting point along the Kerr Street trails.”

Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Craft Food House
Distance: between 6 and 7km
Hike Leader: Bruce Bellaire

Tuesday Morning Hike, Oct. 20th

The Tuesday morning hikes begin this week with Roy taking the group on a 7km walk which will take in the residential areas north of The Mill. There are some inclines. Coffee afterwards at Craft Food House. Please comment below so that Roy can expect the pleasure of your company

Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at The Mill
Hike Leader: Roy Martin

Thursday Night Hikes start Thursday November 1st!

The off-season evening hikes have been popular in past years! We meet at 6:00 then do a semi-urban hike where we’ll enjoy a lot of friendly laughs and stretch out those legs. We usually cover about 5-8 kms then afterward we sometimes pop into a local establishment for hot chocolate (or other such things). Bring a headlamp if you have one, or a small flashlight. You just never know where we’ll go!

Time: 6:00
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

Sunday, October 14th: Forest Hike from Beagle Club

Heather will lead our first fall hike this Sunday. The distance will depend on who decides to join but it will most likely be the Green B loop which is 10km.
The parking lot is accessible from Hwy 45 via Beagle Club Road.
All are welcome! Please RSVP if you plan to hike so that we know you are coming. Bring water and snacks.
Hopefully the weather gods will favour us and we will be able to enjoy the glorious colours!

Start Time: 1:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club parking lot
Hike Leader: Heather Read
Please note that non members will need to bring a signed waiver form but do not need to pay for off season activities.

NHCC Ride Leader Training starts next week

Thank you to all who signed up a couple of months ago to lead rides for the NHCC. The Training and Safety team has put together some training dates for you to choose from, to get you ready to roll. Think you might like to lead but missed signing up? It’s not too late. Just leave us a comment or shoot us an email and we’ll add you to the list.

Here’s what you need to know:

PART 1: NHCC Ride Leader Safety Training (Theory): Mandatory for ride leaders who have never taken either an NHCC Safety Training course or CanBike2. Optional (but recommended) for those with safety training but would like a refresher. We have two different evenings to pick from. (Bicycles not required).

Location: 8303 Smylie Rd. Cobourg
Tuesday April 24, 6:30-8:30pm (Instructors: Maria and Geoffrey)
Wednesday April 25, 6:30-8:30pm (Instructors: Roberto and Anita)

Use the form below to let us know which date you can come, or just leave us a comment….that works too!

PART 2: Practical Group Ride: This important portion is for ALL ride leaders, even the most experienced. We will cover what needs to happen before, during and after a ride, Accident reporting, Ride levels and what to expect, just to name a few.

Location: Cycle Transitions new location (390 King St. W)
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018 10:00-11:30
Alternate Date: If you need an alternate because you just can’t make it, please email to let Anita know and we’ll establish an alternative date.

NHCC Bicycle Shorts Film Fest: April 19, 21st

While waiting for cycling season to get underway we’ve got the First Annual NHCC Bicycle Shorts Film Fest coming your way! Randy and Mike C. have collaborated with Rob Wilkes of to bring you a collection of short videos that have been curated into a great collection of cycling entertainment. We’ll play it on the biggish screen at Randy & Anita’s home, inside of Randy’s Person Cave. There’s room for 20 people and we’ll have two screenings. If there is enough demand we may consider offering a third screening.

Rob from will be on hand Thursday to do a little narrative and introduction. This is a BYOB and BYOS event (S is code for Snacks). 

Dates and Time:
Thursday April 19th: 8:00pm
Saturday April 21st: 8:00pm

RSVP IMPORTANT: Space is limited to the first 20 people who fill in their name on the spreadsheet here. Choose your preferred date. If you can’t access the spreadsheet for some reason, leaving us a comment will do and we’ll add your name!  SIGN UP HERE