ALL LEVELS RIDE: Wednesday May 15

Its the first of our once-monthly All Levels Ride and Social (Cobourg)! So, what does that even mean? All Levels Rides are a monthly opportunity for all NHCC members to ride together, with the option to try out one of the other levels on an out-and-back route where nobody gets lost.

There will be 4 designated pace-setters among the group, riding at each of the NHCC defined Levels (1-4). Just pick the level you want to try, and follow that pace setter to see what riding at that level really feels like. If you change your mind mid-ride, no problem, just slow down and wait for a group that’s riding at the speed you like. The All Levels Ride is ideal if you think you’d like to feel what the other levels are like without committing.

It’s easy: We ride for 45 minutes (or less depending on your Level) then turn around and head back the same way you went. This ensures everyone finishes at the same time for the optional social part where we head indoors for drinks, wings, social time and meeting others. This time the Oasis Bar and Grill will be our chosen spot!

Time: 6:30–8:00pm (ride) 8:00-9:30pm (social–The Oasis Bar and Grill)
Start location:  Parking lot on Albert Street behind the Dutch Oven and Craft Food House

Second Annual NHCC Bicycle Shorts Film Festival, April 12

Here we go again folks, another chance for us to get together, lycra free, and have some fun. It’s the Second Annual NHCC Bicycle Shorts Film Festival. We have a bigger venue this year thanks to the generosity of HTM Insurance Company (Hamilton Township Mutual) on Elgin St. in Cobourg.

Similar to last year, but with new material, there will be short bicycle-themed films carefully compiled by my good friend Rob Wilkes at Big Sky Design in Peterborough. For a sneak peak on what to expect visit VeloVID.com

Seating is limited to 40 people,  first come first served so sign up quick by leaving a reply and we will confirm your spot. Pizza, Coffee, tea, & soft drinks will be available at a nominal cost, so bring a few extra $ if you wish to partake. Any extra proceeds will be to the local food bank.

Date: Friday April 12th, 2019, 7–9pm
Location: HTM Insurance Company 1185 Elgin St. W. (Elgin and Wilkins Gate).
Cost: Free!

Three Great Workshops at Cycle Transitions!

Just in time to help you get ready for the cycling season, Cycle Transitions has three workshops scheduled for the month of April.

Spring Tune-up Workshop

Learn how to prepare your bicycle for this year’s cycling season. Adjust your derailleurs and brakes as needed, replace worn parts, clean your bike, and more This is a hands-on workshop so bring your bike.
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Location: Cycle Transitions, 390 King St. W., Cobourg
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: free for Cycle Transition members. $35 for non-members (gives you a year’s CT membership in addition to the workshop fee). Parts extra.
Leader: Dave Singfield
How to sign up: send an email to cycletransitions@gmail.com
There is a limit of 8 persons for the workshop.  If there are more than 8 who indicate an interest, a second evening may be scheduled.

Maintenance Workshop for Women Only

Learn how to clean your bike, clean and lubricate your chain, and change a tire. This is a hands-on workshop so you will get an opportunity to practice some of these skills right away. Bring your bike and don’t wear your good clothes!
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Location: Cycle Transitions, 390 King St. W., Cobourg
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: free for Cycle Transition members. $35 for non-members (gives you a year’s CT membership in addition to the workshop fee).
Leaders: Maria Siemiaszko, Sue Throop, Freda Dong
How to sign up: send an email to cycletransitions@gmail.com
There is a limit of 12 persons for the workshop.  If there are more than 12 that sign up, a second evening may be scheduled.

Touring Prep Workshop

Learn how to prepare for a self-guided bicycle tour with Randy and Anita, recently returned from a tour of Cuba.  If you followed their blog of the trip (randyandanitaadventures.com), you can be assured they know all the “ins and outs” of what you’ll need and how to get ready for your tour.
Date: Tuesday, April 23
Location: Cycle Transitions, 390 King St. W., Cobourg
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: free for Cycle Transition members. $35 for non-members (gives you a year’s CT membership in addition to the workshop fee).
Leader: Randy Albon, Anita Macklin
How to sign up: send an email to cycletransitions@gmail.com
There is a limit of 12 persons for the workshop.

Grafton Recycling Facility Tour then Hike, Tues. April 2

Haven’t you always wondered what happens to those items that you put out in recycling? Come and see for yourself! A free tour of the Grafton Material Recovery Facility has been arranged just for us NHCCers, following which we’ll do a hike (weather dependent). Safety gear and waivers will be provided at the facility. The tour generally lasts 45 minutes to an hour. Please leave a comment if you intend to join us so that we can anticipate numbers.

Start time: 10am
Start location: Material Recovery Facility (MRF) parking lot in Grafton
Coordinator: Randy Albon
Hike distance: 7-9 km

NHCC Membership Night – Thursday, March 28th at the Mill

It sure doesn’t look much like Spring outside, BUT here is a sign that it is on it’s way!  The NHCC Membership Night is happening on Thursday, March 28th. Just three weeks away!  Bring a friend (or several), or just come on your own, everyone is welcome. We’ll be hanging out upstairs at The Mill Restaurant from 7:00-9:00 pm.  There are plenty of reasons to come out! Here’s just a little of what we have lined up:

    • Join the NHCC: Get your membership for just $40
    • Get a jersey from our existing (limited) inventory for cash & carry
    • Meet the ride coordinators and find out what’s new this year!
    • Pick up a 2019 ride schedule so you can start planning
    • Cycle Transitions will be on hand to answer questions about their organization
    • Information about Ontario By Bike
    • Chandel from RYB Denim may pop by again with some cool things to wear
    • Lots of NHCC folks will be on hand to answer questions and let you know what to expect

Everyone is welcome….members, non-members, friends, etc. Drop in for a drink, order up some munchies, and just be social!

NHCC Jerseys 2018

NHCC Jerseys !

  • NEW! Technical T ($40)
  • Sleeveless ($65)
  • Short Sleeve ($75)
  • NEW!  Long sleeve LIGHT ($80)
  • Long sleeve HEAVY ($85)

This is your chance to get one early in the season and be ready to roll. After Membership Night the special membership rate will end and the regular rate will apply ($45)

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Place: The Mill Restaurant, upstairs (990 Ontario St.)
Time: 7–9pm