Can-Bike Instructor Course looking for candidates

The Northumberland Safety Committee has approved funding for certifying Can-Bike Instructors and will be delivered in two phases.

Download details about the requirements here.

These courses will be conducted in Cobourg starting with phase one this summer. Dates July 20,21,22. This course has openings for eight candidates who can commit to phase 1 and 2 and eventually to offering Can Bike courses in Northumberland county to promote safe and enjoyable riding to others.

There are currently two spaces open. Please contact Paul Mills if you are interested.

(This is a project of Sustainable Cobourg’s Bicycle Action Committee)

Monday, June 27: Evening Novice Ride (7:00pm)

On the last Monday night ride we had 10 riders out and had a great trip throughout town, enjoying a leisurely, easy-paced ride. This Monday we’re planning more of the same but with a stop at the Ice Cream parlour down by the pier for a little social time. (So don’t forget to bring a couple of toonies with you)

Start time: 7:00pm
Start location: The park on Carlisle St between Ewing and Westwood.
Route map and directions: Route and pace to be determined by riders
Ride Leader: TBD

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

Ride: Sunday June 26: “Butter Tart Run” 10am

Butter Tarts in Harwood! The Thursday ride goes there and so does this Sunday’s. We’ll start at The Mill and head up toward Harwood where we’ll take a break at the local store where they have awesome butter tarts and we can re-load our water bottles at the spring.

The distance will be 56km. There is a shortcut option that will add up to only 17km however you’ll miss the butter tarts!

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant parking lot
Route map and directions: Butter Tart Run Route Map Here

Long Ride Leader: TBD
Short Ride Leader: TBD

Please comment below if you are coming and if you are interested in  riding the short or long route. We’ll need volunteers for leading the rides as well. Please indicate if you are willing to lead.

Ride: Thursday June 23: “Butter Tart Run” 10am

Butter Tarts in Harwood! That’s where we’re going. We’ll start at The Mill and head up toward Harwood where we’ll take a break at the local store. They have awesome butter tarts so be sure to bring a little moolah with you. The estimated long distance will be about 60km. There will also be options for a shorter route if desired. However, if you take the short route you’ll miss the butter tarts!

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant parking lot
Route map and directions: Butter Tart Run Route Map Here

Long Ride Leader: TBD
Short Ride Leader: TBD

Please comment below if you are coming and if you are interested in  riding the short or long route. We’ll need volunteers for leading the rides as well. Please indicate if you are willing to lead.

Monday, June 20: Evening Novice Ride (7:00pm)

NOTE: The start location for Monday night rides is changing. It’s now at the park on Carlisle St. between Ewing and Westwood.

Club members wanting a leisurely, easy paced ride are encouraged to come out to the regular Monday night Novice Rides. They’ll typically be about 1 hour in length and be along flat, easy routes, mostly in-town. Learn to use your gears, how to ride with a group, how to interact with traffic and most of all just come out and have some fun. Experienced riders are encouraged to support our newest members by coming out and sharing your expertise.

Start time: 7:00pm
Start location: The park on Carlisle St between Ewing and Westwood.
Route map and directions: Route and pace to be determined by riders
Ride Leader: TBD

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

Ride: Sunday June 19: “Shelter Valley” 10am

This route will be the same as the Thursday morning ride. The estimated long distance will be about 50km and if you choose the shortcut it’s only 18.5km and no major hill climbs.

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: Donegan Park
Route map and directions: Shelter Valley Route map and Directions

Long Ride Leader: TBD
Short Ride Leader: TBD

Please comment below if you are coming and whether you are interested in the short or long route. We’ll need volunteers for leading the ride as well. Please indicate if you are willing to lead.

Ride: Thursday June 16: “Shelter Valley” 10am

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: 10:00am
Start location: Donegan Park
Route map and directions: Shelter Valley Route Map and Directions

Long Ride Leader: TBD
Short Ride Leader: TBD

Please comment below if you are coming and whether you are interested in the short or long route. We’ll need volunteers for leading the ride as well.