Weekend Ride: Sunday, August 25th

This Sunday we are going long!  We are going out of town to explore some new roads!  We will start in Campbellford and cycle to Tweed.  Then explore a different return route back to Campbellford. This will be a long ride on a beautiful sunny day. Please bring snacks/lunch and fluids. We can stop at the park in Tweed for lunch, where there will also be options for food and refill water if needed.
Start Time: 10:00 am
Start Location: The parking lot on Saskatoon Avenue, which is at the north entrance to Ferris Provincial Park
Ride Co-ordinator: Deb Parks
Route: Link on Ride with GPS
Distance: 106 km

Friday Floater Ride – Peterborough Classic 3A – Hills, Views and Pastries

Starting just a little North of Bailiboro at the Squirrel Creek Conservation area this ride brings us up along country roads through Millbrook, Cavan, Ida and eventually through downtown Peterborough where we can have a lunch or coffee along a patio on the river. Returning through Little Lake and Beavermead and back to Squirrel Creek. Truly a Classic.

Date: Friday August 23
Start Time 10;00am
Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Route map: Link to Route map on Ride with GPS
Start Location: Squirrel Creek Conservation Area

Level 3 Group Ride: Monday August 19th

It’s going to be one of those warm & humid evenings, perfect for a group ride, and we have about 2hours and 10 minutes to complete this 45km route, starting in Port Hope. We’ll leave at 6:00 sharp to make sure we’re back by sunset. Please ensure your lights are charged and ready to go.

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:00
Sunset: 8:09pm
Route: 45km “Bishop Gundulph’s Folly” link on Ride With GPS
Start location: King’s Field (Ball Park on Victoria St South) East End Port Hope

Level 2 Rides: Tues Aug 20 and Thurs Aug 22

Tues Aug 20, Level 2 Ride: St. Mary’s Grafton, 6pm

Note, Tuesday’s ride is a “Steady” ride with more stops and a more moderate Level 2 pace.

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.”

****Please bring your lights!!! we are having earlier sunsets. No Lights? No Problem! Cycle Transitions the awesome Cobourg Community Bike Shop has lots of affordable lights! *****

Please chime in using the Comment button so we can look out for you!

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: David Hutzel
Start Location: St. Mary’s church parking lot, Lyle St South Grafton

Thurs Aug 22, Level 2 Ride:Donegan Park Cobourg, 6pm

Baltimore and Back Version 2

Jim Berg is doing the Thursday “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).

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.

This route has a couple of hills but they are not steep. For these hills, slow and steady works very well.

On the way back on Danforth instead of going down Workman, there is the option of continuing on Danforth and doing Hill 60.

Reminder: Make sure you have working lights.

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg

Level 1 Ride: Monday August 19th

This ride will start from the parking lot at the Port Hope High School. It will be an easy level one ride with lots of stops to rest and rehydrate. The summer is winding down, and days are getting shorter. Come on out and enjoy the warm summer evening!

Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:00 pm
Sunset: 8:08 pm
Start Location: Port Hope high school parking lot at 130 Highland Dr.

Reminder 6pm Start L2 Westwood Tonight!

6pm!!! Start L2 Westwood Park Cobourg Tonight!

The website is now correct.

Yes, we are starting at 6 pm! for tonight’s L2 ride from Westwood. The light is dwindling and we are increasing distance so there is a scissors crisis between overall time and overall light. Bring your lights too to be extra safe!

Level 2 Rides, Tues Aug 13 and Thurs Aug 15

Tues Aug 13, Level2 Ride: Westwd Cobourg

****Note New 6pm Start Times****

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. At Telephone Road the second time we will take the pulse of the group and add a bit of kilometer-age (or not). This is an undulating but manageable course. We will take frequent stops to catch our breath and socialize. Please chime in using the comment button so we can know to expect you! Don’t forget water, helmets and lights!

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Westwood Park parking lot, Carlisle St, between Ewing and Westwood.


Thurs Aug 15, Level 2: Kings Field Pt Hope

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).

Pam will be showing us some of the best of Pt Hope area. Here is her ride description:

“We will try again for the loop we should have done last time – west on Lakeshore, north at Willow Beach Rd, go all the way to the 4th Line where we’ll head east again, crossing County Rd 10 to Sylvan Glen where we’ll turn south and go back to our start. About 25km. This route is a bit more challenging than most of the rides so far this year and there are a few more difficult hills but we can do it! And I promise not to lose anyone this time!”

Start Time: 6pm

Ride Leader: Pam Tate

Start Location: King’s Field on Victoria St, just south of Ridout


Level 4 Ride: Thursday August 8

Note the start time is 6:00 pm

Heading out to Hope Township and Osaca! This is a nice route without any crazy hills so you can get a little speed on! If you are planning to ride, please leave a comment letting others know. This ride is self-navigated, meaning we don’t have a designated leader and the group can choose a pace that suits their preference and we will likely stay together.

Coordinator: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 8:26pm
Route map: 48km ”Sylvan Glen to Osaca and Back” route map on Ride With GPS
Elevation: 322m
Start location: Sylvan Glen Conservation Area in Port Hope

Friday Floater Ride (August 9): Waterfront Trail West (Part 3)

This Friday we are going to complete the third portion of our Waterfront Trail Westbound exploration. We’ll meet at the Port of Whitby near Rotary Sunrise Lake Park. There is a parking lot directly north of the East Pier. As usual, we’ll ride out and back along some beautiful pathways and trails. There will likely be an ice cream stop along the way. We’ll turn around at the Rouge River, making it somewhere between 50 and 60k.

Leave us a comment, letting us know you plan to ride.

Start time: 10am
Ride Leader(s): Randy and Anita
Route map: Waterfront Trail West Part 3 link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: parking lot near Rotary Sunrise Lake Park