Level 2: Easy Plus

Level 2 Easy Plus
A little more distance, maybe on country roads, and a hill or two may pop up. It’s a great complement to our Level 1 ride, especially if you want to progress toward longer rides on Thursdays and weekends. You’re ready for Level 2 if you tried Level 1 and said, “Wow! that was easy” and want to see if you can do just a little more.

Meet your Ride Coordinators: Roberto Almeida and Geoffrey Honey

Roberto has been an active member of the NHCC since 2012 and has been a qualified ride leader since 2015, having taken First Aid and the NHCC Cycling Safety course (CanBike2).

geoffreyGeoffrey is an active club member of the NHCC, volunteers at Cycle Transitions, and also a member of the Bicycle Action Committee of Sustainable Cobourg. He too has completed the NHCC Cycling Safety Course, not once, but twice!
  • Ideal option for beginners and seasoned riders who want to take it easy for a change
  • Best if you are interested in seeing a little scenery and yakking with others
  • Any type of bike will do, though a hybrid or road bike will make it easier on you!
  • Test your endurance just a little
  • Distances starting at around 20km progressing up to 35-50km as the season progresses
  • Experienced ride leaders will accompany the group
  • Nobody will get dropped, the group stays together
  • A comfortable pace of about 16-18km per hour (average)
  • Brief stops for hydration or to re-group

Be prepared:

  • Bring one, preferably two water bottles (filled)
  • Know how to change a flat tire (at least in theory)
  • Be able to cycle for about an hour continuously (but not strenuously)

The ride leader will try to ensure that the pace is suitable for all. If a few riders start drifting back and getting left behind, the leader will slow everyone down to allow them to re-group. The group will wait at the top of the hills for others to catch up and to have a little break. If a rider decides to ride ahead or turn and go back, it must be communicated to the ride leader.

Easy Plus Ride pic 1Easy Plus Ride pic 2
All righty then! Let’s check out
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