Sunday June 12 from The Mill, 10am

We’re going to do Thursday’s ride all over again for those who might have missed it. Meet at The Mill parking lot once again for a route that take you up and down some of the hills that we just can’t avoid when we head north of Cobourg.

If taking it easy is more your style, please mention your interest in a short, leisure ride and we’ll organize something for you that heads into town where the land is flat!

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant Parking lot
Route map and directions: Click here for the route map.

Long Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Short Ride Leader: TBD
In-town Easy Ride Leader: Maria Garrett

Please comment below if you are coming and whether you are interested in the short or long route. We’ll need a volunteer to lead the in-town group if required.

Thursday June 9 from The Mill, 10am

We’re going to meet at The Mill parking lot once again for a hilly, challenging route for both the short and the long distances. (This is the route that was planned a couple of weeks ago but was cancelled due to rain.)

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant Parking lot
Route map and directions: Click here for the route map.** (**We have had a report of an aggressive dog on this route**More details will be provided at the beginning of the ride)

Long Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Short Ride Leader: Paul Mills

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

Monday June 6, Evening Novice Ride: 7:00pm

This Monday is the first of what will be regular Monday night rides. As mentioned in the announcement earlier last week, these Monday rides will be designed especially for new riders, but all club members are welcome. No hills, speed, just nice slow riding. The ride will be an easy ride throughout town and be about an hour long. If members wish to extend it, they are certainly welcome to do so. Did we emphasize that the ride will be an easy one?  🙂

Start time: 7:00pm
Start Location: The Metro Parking Lot (front parking lot, at the northwest corner)
Ride Leader: Roy Martin

Please comment below if you are planning to ride so that Roy knows how many to expect. Also, mention if you are interested in extending.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Monday Night Novice Rides

These rides are for new members, beginners, and leisurely riders and lead by experienced club members. These are “No Drop” rides which means that nobody will be left behind on their own. They will take place mostly in-town and be approximately an hour long. The distance and pace will be dictated by the those who attend.

The goal is to learn how to ride in a group, how to interact with traffic and get some tips on how to use gears effectively. Experienced club members are encouraged to come out and support new riders in our club.

Novice Rides will take place on Monday nights starting in June. For the month of June the rides will leave from the Northwest corner of The Metro parking lot at the Northumberland Mall at 7:00pm.

Sunday June 5, from Gilmer’s in Port Hope

This Sunday’s route will start and finish at Gilmer’s Home Hardware in Port Hope. It’s not a particularly hilly ride. People interested in a shorter route can simply turn around whenever they wish to.

If you are wanting to go to Port Hope on Sunday but need transportation for yourself and/or your bike, please indicate it by commenting below and we’ll see if there are any volunteers to help transport.

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The parking lot at Gilmer’s Home Hardware in Port Hope (under the big Gilmer’s sign by the road)
Distance: Short route (determined by participating members): Long route (52km)
Short route ride leader: Glen Fitchett
Route map and directions: Click here for route map 

Thursday, June 2nd: Evening community bike ride

This evening’s ride is open to anyone who wants to ride including non-members. It’s a great in-town route that promises to be pleasantly easy. Riders do not need to be members of the club, but they will be required to sign a waiver that will be available at the beginning of the ride. Let’s see if we can encourage some friends and family to come out and join us! (Helmets are required)

Start time: 6:30pm
Start location: Donegan Park
Route map and directions: Click here for the route map.
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin

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

Tuesday, May 31st: Evening community bike ride

This one is our very first evening ride and it’s open to anyone who wants to ride including non-members. So grab a friend and bring them to our second community bike ride. They do not need to be members of the club. Hopefully we’ll see some new faces! As planned, the ride will be about 13.5km and take place totally in town where the routes are flat.

Non-members are encouraged to come out and give it a try. The only requirement will be that they wear a helmet and sign an OCA waiver that we will have available at the beginning of the ride.

The threat of rain must have kept people at home on Sunday because only thirteen of our club members showed up and while we waited for new riders from the community, none came so we did our own thing and went 54km. Club members who wish to extend the 13km ride are more than welcome to do so after the planned community ride is over.

Start time: 6:30pm
Start location: Donegan Park
Route map and directions: Click here for the route map.
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin

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

Sunday, May 29: Community Ride #1 for Bike Week

This is Bike Week! Our Club is hosting 3 rides for members of the community to try out our club and the first of them will occur on Sunday. Since we’ll have people of all ages and ability, the rides will be shorter and easier than usual, measuring about 15km or less for each ride and take place primarily in town where the routes are flat.

For the rides during bike week, non-members will be allowed to ride on one occasion only with our club. The only requirement will be that they wear a helmet and sign an OCA waiver that we will have available at the beginning of the ride.

It is hoped that many of the experienced cyclists will share their expertise in assisting with the new cyclists who may be present on the ride.

Club members who wish to extend the ride are more than welcome to do so after the planned community ride is over.

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: Donegan Park
Route map and directions: Click here for the route map.
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin

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