106km Labour Day Ride: Monday, Sept. 5th (Around Rice Lake)

Please note that this will be a 9:00am start.

The route: 106km. (Okay, so it’s a little more than 100). It’s hilly in portions, and will certainly be a challenge. This is a ride for those of you who are looking for some serious distance.

Lunch: Hastings is a halfway point, so we suggest stopping for lunch at La Gondola’s which will be on the left hand side of the road as you pass through town. There’s an outdoor patio and they offer a selection of sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pasta, panzerotto, and salads. Vegetarian pizzas and pasta are also available.

Please comment below if you think you are coming.

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: Bewdley Arena
Route Map and directions: 106km Labour Day Rice Lake Ride map and directions

Monday, August 22nd: Evening Novice Ride (7:00pm)

Last week was a washout, so let’s hope for better this Monday. The days are getting shorter, but there’s still plenty of opportunity to get some rides in. We’ll meet at The Mill restaurant parking lot and head out for a little country ride. A few hills, but nothing too crazy. We need a ride leader for this one. Anyone willing to take this on?

Start time: 7:00
Start location: The Mill Restaurant, Cobourg
Route: To be determined
Ride Leader: Glen Fitchett

Please indicate by commenting if you will come out for the ride.


Ride: Sunday Aug. 21st: “Bewdley and Back” (9am)

Just like on Thursday, we’ll go up to Bewdley, stop at the store there to load up on refreshments and then head back. There will be an optional shorter route if you are interested. Ride leaders are needed. Anyone is welcome to volunteer—all you need to do is be familiar with the route, and lead the way! (Don’t worry, you don’t need to always be in front either)

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant, Cobourg
Route map and directions: “Bewdley and Back” route map

Long Ride Leader (51km): Vivian (Thanks for volunteering!)
Short Ride Leader (31km): We need a volunteer still

Please comment below if you are coming. Please mention if you are able to lead the ride too.

Ride: Thursday Aug. 18th: “Bewdley and Back” (9am)

We’ll go up to Bewdley, stop at the store there to load up on refreshments and then head back. There will be both a long route (54.5 km) and an optional shorter route. If you are willing to be the ride leader, it would be much appreciated if you would mention it by commenting below. We’ll need one for both the long and the short routes. Really, there’s nothing to it…..just be familiar with the map, and lead the way!

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant, Cobourg
Route map and directions: “Bewdley and Back” route map

Long Ride Leader (51km): Maria Garrett
Short Ride Leader (31km): Anne Schmidt

Please comment below if you are coming.

UPDATE: **Thanks to Anne and Maria for volunteering to lead the rides!

Wednesday evening Advanced ride: Aug. 17th (6:00pm)

The days are getting shorter…..this ride will have to start at 6:00pm if we are to finish it before the sun sets. We’re going to ride like the wind up Bickle Hill, then over to do the Jamieson twins. Don’t you just love hills? You’ll hardly notice them, since it’s late in the season and we’re all super-fit now!

Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Corner of Theatre Rd. and Highway 2 (Abandoned parking lot)
Route map and directions: Route map of “Bickle Hill and More” (36.8 km)
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin

Please indicate by commenting if you will come out for the ride so we know how many to expect. Thanks!

Monday, August 15th: Evening Novice Ride (7:00pm)

The days are getting shorter, but there’s still plenty of opportunity to get some rides in. We’ll meet at The Mill restaurant parking lot and head out for a little country ride. A few hills, but nothing too crazy.

Start time: 7:00
Start location: The Mill Restaurant, Cobourg
Route: To be determined
Ride Leader: Jamie Barnes

Please indicate by commenting if you will come out for the ride.


Ride: Sunday August 14th: “Shelter Valley” 9am

The “Shelter Valley” ride starts and finishes at Donegan Park. The estimated long distance will be about 50km with plenty of opportunities to shorten it as necessary.

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: Happy Gilmore’s restaurant, corner of Brook Rd. and King St.
Route map and directions: Shelter Valley Route Map and Directions

Long Ride Leader: Paul Mills
Short Ride Leader: TBD

Please comment below if you are coming and whether you are interested in the short or long route.

Ride: Thursday August 11th: “Shelter Valley” 9am

This route is the Freewheelers “Shelter Valley” ride with a modification to start and finish at Donegan Park rather than the Cobourg Marina. The estimated long distance will be about 50km with plenty of opportunities to shorten it as necessary.

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: Donegan Park
Route map and directions: Shelter Valley Route Map and Directions

Long Ride Leader: Vivian VandenHazel
Short Ride Leader: TBD

Please comment below if you are coming and whether you are interested in the short or long route.

Wednesday, August 10th: Evening Advanced Ride (6:30pm)

This route has two distance options. We’ll take the 44k shorter option due to the fact that the days are getting shorter.

Start time: 6:30pm
Start location: Corner of Danforth and McEwan (Park your car at the side of the road if necessary)
Route map and directions: Grafton Twice” (Freewheelers route)

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin

Please indicate by commenting if you will come out for the ride so that the ride leader can plan accordingly.