Rides for the Week of August 16-22 (Including the Weekend)

Our rides for this week offer two for each level! The daylight hours are shrinking fast now! Sunset this Thursday for instance is 8:08.  We’re losing a minute or two every day now!

This coming weekend is our (Level 3) Saturday/Sunday Toronto Weekend Urban Experience with an option for an overnighter for those wanting to ride both days.  If you are planning to participate and want to stay overnight, please make your independent arrangements for accommodation and transportation.

1. Tuesday August 17th: (Level 2) Morning Ride
Start time: 9:30am
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length of Ride: 1.5 – 2 hours (No route provided)
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start location: St. Marys Church parking lot in Grafton (103 Lyle St. South, Grafton)

2. Tuesday August 17th: (Level 3 or 4) Morning Ride
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Helmut Bock
Distance: 59km 
Terrain: C
Pace: Level 3 or 4
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Balls Mill Conservation Area Parking lot

3. Wednesday August 18th: (Level 1) Morning Ride
Start time: 9:00am
Ride Planner:  Jim Breckenridge
Length: 60-90 minutes
Terrain: A
Pace: Level 1
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy St., Cobourg

4. Wednesday August 18th: (Level 3) 
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Bill Glover
Distance: 36km
Terrain: C 
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Beagle Club Trailhead, Northumberland Forest

5. Thursday August 19th: (Level 4) 
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Distance: 36km
Terrain: C
Pace: Level 4
Type of ride: NON-Group
Start location: Canton/Hope Township Municipal Offices

6. Thursday August 19th: (Level 2) Evening Ride
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length of Ride: 1.5 – 2 hours (No route provided)
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start location: The Mill Restaurant, Ontario St., Cobourg

7. Friday August 20th: (Level 1) Morning Ride
Start time: 9:30am
Ride Planner:  Jim Breckenridge
Length: 60-90 minutes
Terrain: A
Pace: Level 1
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Cobourg Community Centre

8. Saturday August 21st: (Level 3) Day Ride
Start time: 12:00pm
Ride Planner:  Randy Albon
Distance: 69 km
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Union Station (Front St., Toronto), directly across from the Royal York Hotel

9. Sunday August 22nd: (Level 3) Day Ride
Start time: 11:00am
Ride Planner:  Randy Albon
Distance: Undetermined (TBA)
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Union Station (Front St., Toronto), directly across from the Royal York Hotel

RSVP: You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

Advance Notice of the Level 3 Urban Ride Weekend (Toronto)

For planning purposes, this is an early notice that on the weekend of August 21 we are developing a two-day Level 3 urban riding event that will see us riding in Toronto, exploring the fabulous cycling paths, trails and urban routes that the city has to offer. 

Getting there

  • GO Train: Park at the Oshawa GO station where we could board the train with bicycles, then we assemble in front of Union Station for the ride start at 12:00noon.
  • Driving: If anyone prefers to drive, the ride will start in front of Union Station on Front Street.

Routes

We have some preliminary routes worked out.  These may change of course, but it gives an overview of what to expect!

Overnight Option

With two days of riding, some participants may decide to make independent arrangements for overnight accommodation making it a great getaway! Once we know how many are coming, we’ll circulate the list so that people can choose to make plans with others.

**COVID requirement: All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID in order to participate.

If you have any questions or comments, please use the comment feature to let us know!

RSVP: Please submit your name to secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com if you are interested (no commitment yet)

Rides for Week of August 9–14 (Including Saturday)

We have five weekday rides, and one on Saturday for a total of six rides this week.  One notable difference from other weeks is that there is no Friday Floater—instead we are testing out a Saturday Floater for a change! 

1. Tuesday August 10th: (Level 2) Morning Ride
Start time: 9:30am
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length of Ride: 1.5 – 2 hours (No route provided)
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start location: St. Marys Church parking lot in Grafton (103 Lyle St. South, Grafton)

2. Tuesday August 10th: (Level 2) Evening Ride
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Heather Read
Distance: 30-35km (no route provided)
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Kings Field, 28 Victoria St. S, Port Hope

3. Wednesday August 11th: (Level 3) Evening Ride
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner:  Bill Glover
Distance: 37km
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Kings Field, 28 Victoria St. S, Port Hope

4. Thursday August 12th: (Level 2) 
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length: 1.5 – 2 hours
Terrain: B 
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy St., Cobourg

5. Thursday August 12th: (Level 4) 
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Distance: 44km
Terrain: C
Pace: Level 4
Type of ride: NON-Group
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

6. Saturday August 14th: (Level 3) SATURDAY Floater, “The ‘Shwa to Port Union”
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Distance: 78km 
Terrain: A
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Lakefront West Parking Lot, 1200 Skae Dr., Oshawa (Intersection of Skae and Phillip Murray Ave.)

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect (COVID gathering limits apply) You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

Weekday Rides: August 2-6

We have seven Rides to choose from this week, and even an easy Gravel Ride on Tuesday morning for those thinking about trying a little un-paved roads.  The details of the Friday Floater Ride are still being worked out, but will include a visit to the ZimArt Gallery for something a little different! Here are the rides for the week of August 2-6th:

1. Monday August 2nd: (Level 1 Evening Ride) 
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Length of Ride: 1.5 – 2 hours (No route provided)
Terrain: A
Pace: Level 1
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Westwood Park on Carlisle between Westwood and Ewing

2. Tuesday August 3rd: (Level 2 Morning Ride)
Start time: 9:30am
Ride Planner:  Dennis Benson
Length: 1.5-2 hours
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start location: The Mill Restaurant, 990 Ontario Street Cobourg

3. Tuesday August 3rd: Easy Morning Gravel Ride
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Helmut Bock
Distance: 22km
Terrain: C 
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 9636 Beavermeadow Rd. E

4. Wednesday August 4th: (Level 3 Evening Ride)
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Deb Parks
Distance: 42km
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Kings Field, Victoria Street in Port Hope

5. Thursday August 5th: (Level 4 Evening Ride)
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Distance: 44km 
Terrain: C
Pace: Level 4
Type of ride: Non-Group
Start location: Cobourg Community Centre, D’Arcy Street, Cobourg

6. Thursday August 5th: (Level 2 Evening Ride)
Start time: 6:00m
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length: 1.5-2 hours 
Terrain: B
Pace: Level 2
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy Street, Cobourg

7. Friday August 6th: Friday Floater Ride “ZimArt Rice Lake”
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Bill Glover
Distance: TBD 
Terrain: C
Pace: Level 3
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Squirrel Creek Conservation Area, 2520 Wallace Point Rd., Fraserville

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect. You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

Sunday Ride Tour: Moving (again) to Next Sunday!

Thee’s not enough participation to run the Wine Tour tomorrow, so it’s moving to next Sunday August 8th. Hopefully that will allow more people to plan!

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect. You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!