Special Event: The NHCC All Levels ride and BBQ, Wednesday July 24th

This month’s All Levels Ride will also include a BBQ provided to all NHCCers afterward, on the evening of Wednesday July 24th. The 60 minute ride will have a start time of 6:00, followed by a BBQ afterward at Randy and Anita’s home on Smylie Rd. The ride will be a simple, out-and-back style with suitable for every rider, from Level 1 to Level 4. Everyone rides at their own pace and finishes at the same time. The NHCC will provide complimentary post-ride hamburgers (either beef or veggie, please advise us of your preference) and other tasty things to enjoy while all you need to bring is your favourite drink. All members are welcome! If you can’t make it for the ride, you are welcome to come for the BBQ Social portion that starts at 7:00. Every NHCC member is welcome! Note that the ride starts earlier than usual, at 6:00pm 

Date: Wednesday July 24, 2019
Start time (Ride): 6:00pm
Start time (BBQ): 7:00pm
Start location: Smylie Rd. and Burnham St. (Park along Smylie Rd.)
Route map: not required, you’ll just follow the crowd!
RSVP (IMPORTANT): Please leave a comment or email us to let us know your preference for either beef or veggie burger, and let us know if you need the exact address: nhcycling2010@gmail.com.

The NHCCs 1st Anniversary Ride in 2012.

The NHCCs 1st Anniversary Ride in 2012.

Level 2 Rides July 16 and July 18

Tues July 16 Level 2 Ride: St. Mary’s Grafton

David Hutzel is taking us out Grafton way so we can cool down a bit by the lake. Here is his description of the ride: “We’ll start again from St. Mary’s church parking lot and head south on Station road. Turning left at the stop sign at Orchard Grove we’ll follow the lakefront route past Wicklow Beach to Lakeport where we’ll turn around and follow the same scenic route back to the finish. A distance of mostly flat 23k but with regular stops for hydration and regrouping, we’ll be back before you know it.”

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Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: David Hutzel
Start Location: St. Mary’s church parking lot, Lyle St South Grafton

Thurs July 18 Level 2 Ride: Sylvan Glen Pt. Hope

Pam will try again to take us through the lovely countryside north of Port Hope. Here is her description: “We will try again for the route scheduled for last week. Hopefully the temperature won’t be so hot and we can stay farther away from the lake without expiring. There will be hills. We will enjoy them to the fullest!” Please chime in using the ‘comment’ button so we can know to expect you!

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
Start Location: Sylvan Glen parking lot (on Sylvan Glen Rd north of Dale Rd in Port Hope)

Level 1 Rides: July 15th and 17th

Level 1 Ride: Monday, July 15th

This ride will start from the parking lot behind the Dutch Oven with your ride leader Roy Martin and head west. Roy is an experienced cyclist who volunteers at Cycle Transitions. Be sure to bring water and wear lots of sunscreen. We cycle for fun, fitness and friendship. Safety is our number one priority.
Ride Leader: Roy Martin
Start time: 6:30 pm
Sunset: 8:51 pm
Start location: The parking lot behind the Dutch Oven.

Level 1 Ride: Wednesday, July 17th

This ride will begin at the parking lot at the Cobourg Memorial Arena on Furnace St. and head east and then south to the Cobourg Harbour. From there we will head east along the lakeshore to Maplewood Crescent and head back to the starting point.
Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:30 pm
Sunset: 8:50 pm
Start location: The parking lot at the Cobourg Memorial Arena on Furnace St.

Last call for the St. Jacob’s cycling weekend with the Ganaraska Freewheelers

This is the last call to secure your spot for the cycling weekend with the Ganaraska Freewheelers at St. Jacobs, July 26-28. The group will visit St. Jacob’s market, cycle a few 80km-ish routes, and enjoy some social time together. There are various accommodation options including camping, university rez, and hotel, but need to be reserved. You can read more about the weekend by reading their post Information: St. Jacobs — July 26-28. If you’d like to reserve a spot or ask questions, please email Sue from the Freewheelers at  seapott@hotmail.com.

Level 3 Group Ride: Monday July 8

Correction notice: The start point for tonight’s ride was previously incorrect. The correct location is the Cobourg Community Centre.

Monday Night Group Ride! This is a straight-up Level 3 which means group ride with a leader and a sweep, riding at a casual pace, making sure the group stays together. (Note there is no Level 4 option on the Monday ride). Start in Cobourg at the Community Centre, we’ll ride up past St. Anne’s and back down Lyle St., which is always a lot of fun!

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:55pm
Route: (44k) Centerton and Grafton A route map link on Ride with GPS
Start location: Cobourg Community Center

Level 2 Rides: Tues July 9 and Thurs July 11

Tues July 9, Level 2 Ride: Westwood Cobourg

Just a reminder that Level 2’s Tuesday’s rides are a “Steady” Ride (that is, lower end of the average speed and distance, more moderate hills with more frequent stops).

We will start at Westwood Park parking lot and head out west up Theatre Rd and further west to Hamilton Rd. North to Dale, east until Theatre Rd again and loop back the way we came. This is an undulating but manageable course. We will take frequent stops to catch our breath and socialize. Please chime in using the comment section so we can know to expect you! Don’t forget water and helmets.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Westwood Park parking lot, Carlisle St, between Ewing and Westwood.

Thurs July 11, Level 2 Ride: Donegan Park Cobourg

Just a reminder that Level 2’s Thursday rides are a “Training Ride” (that is, gradually building up stamina for hills and or longer distances or speed within the Level 2 parameters with slightly fewer rest stops so that riders can condition themselves to move to L3 if they wish).

Jim Berg will be taking us out along the waterfront trail. His ride description: “This is an out and back on a fairly flat route (only 3 hills) following the Waterfront Trail east to the Nawautin Nature Sanctuary and returning on the same route. Approximately 25 km.”

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Start Time: 6:30pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location: Donegan Park parking lot, D’Arcy St Cobourg

Level 1 Rides: July 8th and 10th

Level 1 Ride: Monday, July 8th

This ride will start from the parking lot in front of Gilmer’s Home Hardware Store at 177 Toronto Road in Port Hope. Make sure to bring water, given the heat we’ve had lately! After some safety instruction we will head east and then south.

Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:30 pm
Sunset: 8:55 pm
Start location: The parking lot in front of Gilmer’s Home Hardware Store in Port Hope.

Level 1 Ride: Wednesday, July 10th

Level 1 riders, let’s get out of town! Tonight your ride leader, Carol Banks will take you on a beautiful, often shady, flat ride starting at the Nawautin Nature Sanctuary. We will head east on Lakeshore Rd. to Station Rd. and proceed to Chub Point Rd to the beach. We will head back to Lakeshore Rd. and head east again along Orchard Grove Rd. to the bottom of the hill and turn around. Please remember water & sunscreen. We will see you at the parking lot of the Nauwatin Nature Sanctuary.

Ride Leader: Carol Banks
Start time: 6:30 pm
Sunset: 8:54 pm
Start location: The parking lot at the Nauwatin Nature Sanctuary

Thursday July 4: Level 4 ride (take two)

We’ve done lots of speed, lots of distance, now it’s time to do Bickle Hill. It’s a new route that we haven’t done before and you have almost a full 2.5 hours to complete it, so it’s certainly doable! This ride was posted a couple of weeks ago however no one attended. Please leave a message if you plan on attending.
Since there have been no volunteers to lead this ride, it will be self-navigated. Please download the route or use the Ride With GPS on your phone to navigate.

Ride Leader: Looking for a volunteer! Please leave a comment if you are available to lead.
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:57pm
Route map: “Roads & Hills Less travelled” 49km route map link on Ride with GPS
Elevation gain: 402m
Start location: Parking lot at Cobourg Dog park on Ontario St.

Friday Floater Ride July 5th Darlington Soccer Fields To Whitby Harbour Via The Waterfront Trail

Friday Floater, Darlington Soccer Fields To Whitby Harbour Via The Waterfront Trail. An easy relatively flat ride along the lakeshore. This was a big hit last year, so lets do it again. The ride will be relatively slow at times since we are using a shared multi use trail system. Hopefully it will be a little cooler down by the lake also.
I would categorize this as a level 3 or advance level 2 due to the distance.
RSVP: we require a minimum of 5 participants to proceed. Please leave a comment I’d you plan to come.

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