Level 1: Monday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 6th

Our immediate past president, Anita, will lead the level 1 ride this week, leaving from Donegan Park. Anita has coordinated our safety program for a number of years (since she founded it!) and is passionate about safe and fun riding.

Level 1: Monday, June 4th

Start Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: Donegan Park
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin

Petra has been helping with the Can Bike courses at local schools for several weeks but will lead another Wednesday evening ride for us. Another very busy and involved lady that cares greatly about this club and the people in it!

Level 1: Wednesday, June 6th

Start Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind Dutch Oven
Ride Leader: Petra Hartwig

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Sunday, June 3rd – NHCC “David Pollack” Memorial Ride (33km or 100km)

This Sunday we honour a past NHCC club member David Pollack who passed away in March of this year.

A bench is being placed along the Millennium Lilac Trail in Warkworth in David’s memory. As David contributed greatly to our club along with countless local events and organizations, we are asking Sunday’s participants to make a voluntary donation.

The route: Both distances will take us all the way to beautiful Warkworth. This will allow us to see approximately where the bench will be placed as well as stop for coffee at Our Lucky Stars in Warkworth. We will also make a stop at the Cheeky Bee Candle Company in Warkworth where the donations are being accepted.

Start time: 9:00am (100km riders)
Start location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St, Cobourg.
Route maps: 100km Route Link on Ride with GPS33km Route Link on Ride with GPS

To shorten the route to 33k please meet at Northumberland Hills Public School in Castleton, 2246 Spring St, Castleton, ON at 10:30 am

Guest riders are welcome. Please leave a comment letting others know approximately what level of difficulty you wish to ride at (Levels 1 – 4). That way, others can plan to ride with you! Printed route maps will be available.


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Level 4 rides: Tuesday May 29, and Thursday May 31

Tuesday’s route takes us along Danforth Rd. Then down into Grafton (nice and fast!). Then, on Thursday we do an out and back….straight up to Millbrook and then another fast ride back down! Lots of speed to be had!

Tuesday May 29, Level 4 (44 or 56k)

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:44pm
Route Map (56k): Printable Route Map (56k) or link to it on Ride With GPS
Route Map (44k): Printable Route Map (44k) or link to it on Ride With GPS
Start location: Cobourg Community Centre

Thursday May 31, Level 4 (45k)

Ride Leader: Jen Poole
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:47pm
Route: Straight up County Rd. 10 to Millbrook then back again (out and back)
Start location: George Hamilton Public School parking lot in Welcome

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Floater Friday Ride: June 1, 10am

Rich is going to lead this Friday’s Floater ride from Port Hope. It’ll be a Level 3 and he’ll be leaving from King’s Field in Port Hope and will do a loop with some moderate hills.

Start time: 10am
Ride leader: Rich Ross
Start location: Kings Field in Port Hope

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Level 2 Rides: Tues May 29 & Thurs May 31

Level 2 Ride: Tues May 29 King’s Field Pt.Hope

Pam will be taking us west of Port Hope on the Waterfront Trail. Some of the most picturesque views of Lake Ontario to be had! Her description: “We will meet at King’s Field at the south end of Victoria St in Port Hope, then head west along beautiful Lakeshore Rd where we’ll encounter a few rolling hills to make us strong and some breath-taking views to make our hearts sing. There will be stops to re-hydrate (don’t forget your water bottle!) and no one will be left behind.”
Please chime in below in the comment section so we can know you intend to ride. Also, if you can volunteer to sweep, please let us know.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
Start Location: King’s Field, south part of Victoria St. Pt.Hope on the West side.(top of the hill)

Level 2 Ride: Thurs May 31 Donegan -Nawautin

Jim is taking us out further to build our kilometerage on a favourite route. His description: “This is an out and back on a fairly flat route basically following the Waterfront Trail east to the Nawautin Nature Sanctuary and returning on the same route.”  (Geoffrey would add that it is only 3 hills, Railway, Brookside, Railway).
Please chime in below in the comment section so we can know you intend to ride. Also, if you can volunteer to sweep, please let us know.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location: Donegan Park Parking Lot

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Level 1 Rides, Monday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 30th

David and Carol will lead the group on the ever popular Dead End Tour, west edition. Come see what lies along those quiet roads just outside of town!
Date: Monday, May 28th
Start Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: park at Westwood and Carlisle
Ride Leaders: Carol Banks and David Hutzel

Meet Petra at the parking lot behind the Dutch Oven and follow her eastward to Lucas Point. The pesky little flies are gone so it should be beautiful pedaling along the lake!
Date: Wednesday, May 30th
Start Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind the Dutch Oven
Ride Leader: Petra Hartwig

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Level 3 Rides – Monday May 28 and Wednesday May 30

Monday May 28
The Old Sapper (aka Allen Dennis) will be at it again leading the Level 3 group ride.
The weather forecast at this time doesn’t look promising but lets keep our fingers crossed.
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Start Location: Arena on Furnace Street
Ride Leader: Allan
Route: L3 APD Vimy Ridge 100
Distance: 36km

Wednesday May 30
We will head west on Highway #2 to Theatre Hill, north to Dale, north on McCelland (Baby Bickel), west on Bethel Grove/Concession Rd 5, South on Barrie Rd. to Sylvan Rd./Cranberry Rd. and Highway 2 home.

Please RSVP (so i can let them know how many for beer)
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Start Location: Parkette on Carlisle Street
Ride Leader: Mike
Route: 36 km North Port Hope
Distance: 36km

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Sunday, May 27th – Blossom Ride

Our Sunday Ride this week will start at the Town Hall in Port Hope.  The lilacs are at their peak right now, so let’s take in the wonderful Spring sights & smells.  We are “borrowing” a fun tradition from the Ganaraska Freewheelers https://ganaraskafreewheelers.com/
This is a 60 km route with two options to shorten. (37 km & 45 km)
Printable Route map: Blossom Route or Link on Ride with GPS
Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Ride Organizer: Deb Parks
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall, 56 Queen Street.

FYI for next Sunday(June 3rd) we are planning a 100k/50k memorial ride for David Pollack.  Stay tuned for details

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Level 2 Rides: Tuesday May 22 & Thursday May 24

Level 2 Tues May 22 “Colin’s Country Cruise”

Colin is taking us up into the country with the opportunity for a social at the Mill at the end of the ride for those who can make it.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Colin Banfield
Start Location: The Mill parking lot, north east corner of Ontario and Elgin Streets, Cobourg.
Route Description: Start/ End at Mill Parking Lot, North on Ontario St Right on Danforth Rd, Left on Castle Hill, Right on Dale Rd., Left on Racetrack Rd., Left on Leach Rd., Left on Rose Rd., Left on Ferguson Rd., Right on Dale Rd., Left on Division St., Left on Oliver’s Lane, Straight on Lenore Ave., Left on Ontario St and back to the Mill parking lot for a bit of a social (drinks, snacks, etc).

Level 2 Thurs May 24th St. Mary’s to Lakeport

Janine is taking us from St. Mary’s in Grafton to Lakeport to view the Lake and back. It is a flatter ride to recover from Tuesdays hills and enjoy a great view of Lake Ontario.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Janine Turk
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church parking lot Grafton.
Ride Description: Starting and ending at St. Mary’s, we go down Station Rd and along the Waterfront Trail and loop down to the waterfront at Lakeport and back along the Waterfront Trail the way we came. These are amongst the most scenic views of Lake Ontario and the ride is mostly flatish. Well worth the effort. [Please note that the dew comes in cold and it is chilly and windy this time of year by the lake so bring a wind-protective layer.]

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Thursday May 24: Floater ride at 10am

This week’s floater ride is on Thursday morning at 10am, starting at the Hamilton Township Municipal office parking lot. We’ll ride for about 2 hours at a level 3. Please leave a comment to let Randy know you’ll ride so that he can do a little pre-planning.

Start time: 10am
Ride coordinator: Randy Albon
Start location: Hamilton Township municipal office

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