Local Bike Shop bargains this weekend in Port Hope (Oct. 7-8, 2011)

Looking for a bike? Some cycling wear? Accessories? It’s the time of year when bike shops are trying to clear out stock and free up space. One of our club members, George Hussey’s bicycle shop, Port Hope Bicycle, has informed us that he’s having a big blowout sale at his shop on Friday and Saturday. (If you are interested but can’t make it on those days, email George and he’ll work something out for you)

If you’re in the market for a bike, clothing, or other cycling stuff, check it out.
First come, first serve.

1. Price—he’s accepting all reasonable offers
2. Warranty—you get one!
3. Shop Local—support one of our own.
4. Save Time—and maybe even save a trip to Toronto

Date: Friday and Saturday (October 7th and 8th)
Time: 10:00–5:00
Address: 120 Cavan St., Port Hope
Email: ghussey@sympatico.ca

Ride: Thursday, Oct. 6th (10am) Port Hope Lakeshore and back

This Thursday is looking good for weather so far. How about heading over toward Port Hope and down the Lakeshore then back? The distance can be whatever you want…..just turn around and head back when you feel you’ve reached your halfway point.

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The park on Carlisle between Ewing and Westwood
Route Map and Directions: Not needed, we’ll just follow the Waterfront Trail

Are ya comin? Let us know, make a comment below. We’ll be thrilled if ya do!

Wednesday, October 5th: Evening Ride (5:45pm)

Again, an early start. And the weather promises to be great! 5:45 start time

The Monday ride was great, we rode along Telephone Rd. and then throughout town. Prior to our next ride, we’ll take a few minutes on Wednesday night to decide where to go, so if you have any preferences, feel free to offer up your 3 cents worth.

Don’t forget to bring red lights for the back of your bikes.

Start time: 5:45
Start location: The Mill Parking Lot
Route: To be determined
Ride Leader: To be determined. Anyone want to lead?

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


Toronto International Bike Show, Oct. 15 (One day only)

This is your chance. A once-a-year, seven hour sales blitz. If you know what you are looking for, this would be the event to go to. Do your research before you go, though! It can be pretty crazy there.

Visit the website,  http://www.bicycleshowtoronto.com/fallshow.html

Direct Energy Centre
East Annex, Hall F, Door 33
North entrance next to
Ricoh Coliseum (Hockey Arena)
Exhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Admission: $5.00. Children 5 and under are free.

Use the comments section to make arrangements with other interested club members if you wish to go.

Monday, October 3rd: Evening Ride (5:45pm)

We’re starting even earlier. 5:45

That will give us a little over an hour to ride. We’ll head out 35 minutes and then turn around and come back, ensuring we’re back by around 7:00. At the moment the weather predicts 60% chance of showers in the evening but we know the weather man lies. In any case, we also know we’ve got some hard-core riders who apparently will ride even if it’s freezing cold and rainy  🙂

Don’t forget to bring red lights for the back of your bikes.

Start time: 5:45
Start location: The Mill Parking Lot
Route: To be determined
Ride Leader: To be determined. Anyone want to lead?

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


Ride: Thursday, Sep 29th (10am)

Hopefully it won’t rain! We’ll meet at The Mill Restaurant and head out for a ride somewhere. If anyone has any suggestions as to a route, please feel free to make mention of it!

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant
Route Map and Directions: To be determined still

We’d really like it if you mentioned below that you’re coming!

Wednesday Sept. 28th: Evening Novice Ride (6:00pm)

The long term forecast at this point is showing a 60% chance of rain in the evening but we all know the weather man lies. Therefore, it might not rain at all! Weather permitting, we’ll ride again on Wednesday night and hope the rain stays away for us.

Start time: 6:00
Start location: The Mill
Route: To be determined
Ride Leader: Anyone want to volunteer?

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


Monday, September 26th: Evening Ride (6:00pm)

It’s a 6:00 start time again! And it’s supposed to be another awesome, warm day on Monday! We’ll head out for a ride around the countryside, maybe throw in a few hills, and try to be back between 7 and 7:15. Light’s on the front and back of your bike are highly recommended at this time of the year so that you can be seen as the sun starts to set—a small white one on the front of your bike and a red one on the back. They are available for around $10 at The Bike Shop in Cobourg and other places.

If you missed the Sunday ride, you missed a gloriously sunny day—19 riders came out and we pedalled all the way up to Harwood and back, smiling the whole way.

Start time: 6:00
Start location: The Mill Parking Lot
Route: To be determined
Ride Leader: To be determined. Anyone want to lead?

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