Sunday Morning Hike: January 5th

We’ll meet at the Beagle Club parking lot and head over to the Flying Squirrel, Dragonfly, and Stonewall Trails as we haven’t visited them for a while. Bring fluids, a snack if you wish, and icers/poles. I have no idea whether there is enough snow to ski, but if anyone wants to put their ski stuff in their car in case there is, you can venture off for a ski afterwards.
Date: Sunday, January 5th
Start Time: 10:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Special Presentation: “The Great Divide Cycling Adventure”, Monday January 27

Come join Liz and Bob to learn about their epic bike packing trip along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. This local couple challenged themselves this past summer riding 68 days (including 4 rest days) from Banff, Alberta to the Mexico border at Antelope Wells, New Mexico on the Great Divide. They will bring their gravel bikes and kit to discuss the essentials for a successful long distance trip. Pictures will be shared of mountain terrains and basin landscapes that were part of this 4,500 kms route that included 150,000 feet of climbing and 30 continental passes. Recollections of encounters with ” trail angels” that came their way will inspire any rider who wishes to plan a long distance bike packing journey.

Date: Monday January 27th, 6:30pm
Cost: $5 (voluntary donation at the door)
RSVP Reserved seating only: Please send email to nhcycling2010@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming.
Location: The Old Camborne Schoolhouse (3441 Albert’s Alley)

Special Presentation: “Race Across America” Monday January 13

Come on out and see the special presentation by the Cantastic 4 team comprised of local cyclists Gord Ley, Steve Allan, Brad West and Gord Treasure who finished first in their age category in the Race Across America (RAAM), a coast-to-coast, 5,000-kilometre journey. They completed the race in six days, 20 hours and six minutes. helping raise more than $20,000 in support of the Northumberland United Way.

About the Race Across America (RAAM)

For 36 years RAAM has been challenging ultracyclists from around the globe to push their physical and mental limits to the farthest reaches. 3000 miles,  175,000 feet of climbing, and 12 states later it traverses three major mountain ranges (Sierra, Rocky and Appalachian), crosses four of America’s longest rivers (Colorado, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio) and the Great Plains.

Open to amateur and professional racers, in solo, 2-, 4- and 8-person relay teams, there is no other race in the world comparable to RAAM. The Race has become a global icon, having had over 35 countries represented.

Date: Monday January 13th, 6:30pm
Cost: $5 (voluntary donation at the door)
RSVP Reserved seating only: Please send email to nhcycling2010@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming.
Location: The Old Camborne Schoolhouse (3441 Albert’s Alley)

Thursday Night Hike – January 2nd

Now that the holidays are over ….

We will meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6:00 and then do a semi-urban hike of 5 to 8 kms.

After the hike, we will probably go to Nookies Soul Kitchen for wings and refreshments.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed waiver (see right side of NHCC homepage).

Start Time: 6:00
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

Weekend Skiing: December 21st and 22nd

The snow is great and the forest is looking Christmas-like with the sun sparkling through snow covered branches. Let’s get out for some fresh air, exercise, while we welcome winter together.
On Sunday we will offer a slower and shorter ski option if anyone prefers that, in addition to our regular ski.
Dates: Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 22nd
Start Time: 10:00
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko

Thursday Night Hike – December 19th

We will meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6:00 and then do a semi-urban hike of 5 to 8 kms.

This week we can again enjoy the Christmas lights and displays around town and then stop afterward for refreshments and snacks.

Feel free to wear festive lights, etc.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed off-season waiver (see right side of NHCC homepage).

Start Time: 6:00
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

PS. There will be no hike on Thursday December 26th (Boxing Day).

Tuesday Morning Hike (Dec. 17th)

Tomorrow is among the warmest days in this weeks forecast! We have a 7k (approx.) hike leaving from the corner of Smylie/Burnham tomorrow. If you know where my house is you can park there, along the street. We’ll be heading East this time, and go up Baker Rd for the unmaintained road portion, which is a link between Smylie and Cornish Hollow. You will be all welcome to come in for tea/coffee & snacks afterward!

Start time: 9:30
Hike Leader: Anita
Start location: Smylie & Burnham (or my house)

Reminder: Dave Trattles Presentation tonight

Just a quick reminder that tonight is the Dave Trattles Presentation at the Old Camborne Schoolhouse. It’s a BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks) event, and there’s even a microwave there if you want to bring a bag of microwave popcorn. There are still a few spaces left if you haven’t let us know that you are coming. (We’ll be accepting $5 voluntary donations to keep our speaker series running over the winter).

Thursday Night Hike December 12th

We will meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6:00 and then do a semi-urban hike of 8 to 10 kms. Afterwards we sometimes pop into a local establishment for a beverage and wings.

This week we will be hiking up to Choate Road to check out the Christmas display. Feel free to wear lights, etc.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed off-season waiver (see right side of NHCC homepage).

Start Time: 6:00
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

Cross Country Ski: Sunday, December 8th

The skiing has been fantastic so let’s get out again on Sunday!
We’ll offer an easier ski option as well for those who may prefer that. Think of it as a Level 1 or 2 ski!
Dress in layers (you will warm up!), bring a drink, and a snack is always a good idea in case you need a little more energy.
Date: Sunday, December 8th
Start Time: 10:00
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko