Level 4 Rides: Tuesday July 10 and Thursday July 12

We’ve still got enough time in the evening to pull off 50km rides. Please remember to bring your lights. Just a little reminder about how Level 4 operates: We average about 22km+ per hour depending on route, elevation, and wind and we don’t drop anyone (your fearless ride leader will make sure of that). This is the ride where you can go as fast as your hear desires, with no need to stick with the main pack.

Tuesday July 10: Level 4, 52km

Shelter Valley Road! Lots of downhill!
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start Time: 6:30pm
Start Location: Donegan Park
Route Map: 52km Shelter Valley Route map link on Ride with GPS

Thursday July 12: Level 4, 48km

Starting at the Hamilton Township Offices and heading up to Rice Lake, returning on Harwood Road.
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30pm
Start location: Hamilton Township Offices parking lot (Burnham and Majestic Hills Rd.)
Route Map: Link to route on Ride with GPS

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Level 3 Ride: Wednesday July 11

We will flatten it out for this ride. Hwy. #2 to Station Street Grafton -> Wicklow -> Home via Waterfront Trail.

Start Time: 6:30
Start Location: Donegan Park
Ride Leader: Mike
Route: 38km Wicklow

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An Invitation to Cycle Tour!

The Ganaraska Freewheelers are extending an invitation to join them for a weekend tour to Ottawa, August 10 to 12, 2018.

They have put together a wonderful 2-day exploration of our National Capital Region on scenic bike paths. You’ll enjoy beautiful scenery and some fine Canadian architecture in one of Canada’s greatest cities.  Join your friends from the Freewheelers for this fun-filled weekend!

Remember too that friends and family members are welcome – they’ll just need to sign a waiver and pay a small fee if they plan to ride.

The 2-day tour is fully described on their main page: https://ganaraskafreewheelers.com/ottawa-2018/.

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Level 2 Rides: Tues July 10 & Thurs July 12

Tues July 10, Level 2 Ride

The average speed is inching up to 17 to 18 kph for July. Leave comments in the comment section if you can sweep and to let us know you plan to ride.

Pam is taking us west of Port Hope to view the breathtaking Waterfront Trail. Her description: “We will meet at King’s Field in Port Hope and go out along Lakeshore Rd as usual. We’ll be going a bit faster – but not much, don’t worry – and stops will be a bit shorter. Everyone is getting stronger so we’re also going to go a bit farther this time. No one will be left behind and we are going to have a blast now that the heat has lifted. Bring water, a smile and a sense of adventure.”

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
Start Location: King’s Field, Victoria St. Port Hope.

Thurs July 12, Level 2 Ride

Let’s try again to do the Plainville to Bewdley via Cavan route and see if the weather lets us this time! Once again:

Geoffrey will start at Plainville Public School up in the north of the County so we can take in the country air, some lovely shaded country roads and a view of Rice Lake from Bewdley. Bring some pocket money in case of a ‘food emergency’ like the chip truck on Burnham N and Cty 9 or something in Bewdley. We will head south on Burnham N, turn right along Cavan to Bewdley, loop around Bewdley and head back the way we came. A flatish route of 22 klms so that we can up our rate to the new 17-18 average Kilometers per hour for this month.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Plainville Public School Parking Lot, 4618 Burnham St N, Gore’s Landing  K0K 2E0

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Level 1 Rides: Monday, July 9th and Wednesday, July 11th (with a Level 1+ option)

Meet at the boat launch parking lot at Wicklow Beach for a ride outside of town. If you’d like to join this ride but don’t have a way to transport your bike out there, leave a comment in case someone can offer you a ride.

Monday, July 8th

Start Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: boat launch parking lot, Wicklow Beach
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Wednesday will be a regular Level 1 ride, but in addition to it, Mike Collins will also offer a Level 1 plus option for those who want to try a few small hills. This is ideal for those wondering if they could also do Level 2 rides. Both rides will start at the same place and after a bit of a warm up comes decision time as the whether you want to try a notch above in difficulty.

Wednesday, July 11th

Start Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at 210 Willmott Street
Ride Leader Level 1: Dennis Benson
Ride Leader Level 1+: Mike Collins

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Updated Level 2+ and Level 3 Monday July 9

Once again I have to change the routes due to road conditions!
Thanks Dave S. for the heads up.

These rides will start from the same location and will follow for the most part the same route. The L3 route will be longer and they will head out first.

Level 2+ 23km

We will head east out of town and make our way along Hwy. #2 to Gully Road. We will follow Danforth Road back Cobourg.

Route Start: Donegan Park
Route Start: 6:30
Ride Leader: Mike

Level 3 36km

Route Start: Donegan Park
Start time: 6:30
Ride Leader: Roberto
Route: Saint Anne’s from the East

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Sunday July 8th Century Ride- Cobourg to Presquille Return

This Sunday, we’ll head out from town and go east along Lakeshore making the Lighthouse at Presquille our turnaround point.

We’re expecting the pace to be a level 3/4 but if you’re interested in making this a shorter ride or slower pace ride, please comment below. Dont’t be shy! Others might jump if you comment.

This is not a supported ride, so please come prepared for the distance with snacks, lots of water and some bucks for refueling along the way.

Ride leader: Raff Melito
Start time: 8:30 am
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena and Rec Centre, 206 Furnace Street

Special Note: If this is a distance you’re interested in completing but haven’t tried yet, come out and join us. This is the most flat route in the area and a great way to meet that goal of your first 100k.

Every year we see club members compete their first century ride and this achievement is celebrated at the Fall AGM. This Sunday, Carson Jones, a new club member, and new rider is aiming to complete his first century ride.

There may be others who have progressed through the ride levels like Carson who may be ready to try this memorable cycling milestone. We hope to see you.

 

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Level 3 Ride: Wednesday July 4

The route for Wed. is 35 Km “West Bickle and North”.

Ride Location: Parkette on Carlyle
Ride Start: 6:30
Ride Leader: Mike
Route Map: L3- West Bickle and North

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CANCELED: Monday, July 2nd, Level 2 Ride

Due to thunder and possible risk, tonight’s level 2 ride is canceled.

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Level 2 Rides: Tues. July 3 and Thurs. July 5

Tues. July 3, Level 2 Ride

Welcome to July and the next step up in our average speed of 17 – 18 kph.

Tonight David Hutzel will be leading us starting at St Mary school parking lot in Grafton. We’ll head down Purdy Rd through the east subdivision then past the old canning factory back to Station Rd and then south to Chub Beach. We’ll ride to the dead end of Chub Beach Rd turn around and head back to Lakeshore. Turning right we’ll stay on Lakeshore continuing to the small community of Lakeport. A little dipsy doodle in Lakeport then head back. If you had your fingers crossed hoping for hills, sorry to disappoint you, as this ride is mainly flat but with our increase in average speed and lack of hills we’ll increase our distance to @28k.

The forecast is for HEAT so it is vitally important to not only stay hydrated on our ride but also to hydrate throughout the day prior. Hint: put a water bottle in the freezer overnight, it will thaw very quickly in this weather.

Start Time: 6:30
Ride Leader: David Hutzel
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot, Lyle St S, Grafton

Thurs. July 5, Level 2 Ride

Geoffrey will start at Plainville Public School up in the north of the County so we can take in the country air, some lovely shaded country roads and a view of Rice Lake from Bewdley. Bring some pocket money in case of a ‘food emergency’ like the chip truck on Burnham N and Cty 9 or something in Bewdley. We will head south on Burnham N, turn right along Cavan to Bewdley, loop around Bewdley and head back the way we came. A flatish route of 22 klms so that we can up our rate to the new 17-18 average Kilometers per hour for this month.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Plainville Public School Parking Lot, 4618 Burnham St N, Gore’s Landing  K0K 2E0

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