Sunday Afternoon Ski (with Snowshoe Option?): January 19th

With all of fresh lovely snow, the skiing should be great on Sunday! The Beagle Club Trails are open for skiing on the weekends so we’ll let the roads get cleared off in the morning and enjoy getting out in the afternoon.
For those who prefer to snowshoe, if you leave a comment to that effect, others may like to join you. Meet at 1:00 at the Woodland parking lot and you can decide what you’d like to do as a group (no designated leader, but please feel free to volunteer!).

For the ski group:
Date: Sunday, January 19th
Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: Beagle Club parking lot
Ski Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Thursday Night Hike – January 16th

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.

So far this year we have gone west and east. This week maybe we will go north.

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.

Tuesday Morning Hike, Jan. 14th

We’re going to head out and hope that the trails are suitable, but in all likelihood icers will be needed. Let’s meet at the Woodland Trailhead on Hwy 45 and we’ll pick a trail from there.

Hike leader: Anita

Start time: 10am

Start location: Northumberland Forest, Woodland Trailhead

Please leave a comment to let me and others know you are coming!

Open Call for Ride Leaders

It’s a new cycling season ahead! We are working hard to bring you a great year, our 10th Anniversary! A most valued feature of our Club is the number and variety of rides we offer. In order to continue the offering, we need ride leaders to call upon so that we can share the load. Do you think you could help out? The number of Ride Leaders in the pool directly determines how many rides will be offered for 2020

Training for NEW Ride Leaders

If you are interested in the NEW Ride Leaders Training Course and have no previous training, please submit your name! We are looking for 8-10 candidates. Delivered by Cycle Transitions’ certified CanBike Instructors, the training is FREE and takes place over two evenings and one full day.

Tuesday February 18, 6:30-9:00pm (Theory)
Tuesday March 17, 6:30-9:00pm (Theory)
Saturday April 25, 9-4pm (Practical on-road)

Not sure? Got Questions? Here are the most frequent comments/reservations people express about becoming a Ride Leader.

“I don’t know my schedule far enough in advance and it’s irregular so I can’t really commit”

Occasional ride leading is perfectly fine with us! Ride coordinators go through the list to see who might be available to lead a couple weeks in advance of a given ride. If you aren’t available, that’s no problem. Even if you can lead a few rides in May and June for example but are away at the cottage for July and August, we can work with that! It relieves the regulars from time to time, freeing them up to go on vacation too! 🙂

“I don’t feel confident enough to lead yet”

We would never just throw you out in front without support. Experienced Ride Leaders will work alongside you until your confidence builds. You could even operate as a "sweep" to start!

“I don’t have enough knowledge of Safety yet”

We’ve got you covered! Our Ride Leader Safety Training will leave you confident to ride anywhere, anytime safely. And you’ll feel confident enough to share your knowledge with others.

“I’m not [fast] [fit] [strong] or experienced enough”

We need leaders for all levels, 1 through 4. If you rode with the club for at least one season and were able to easily keep up with the group you participated in then you are fast enough! We’ll take care of the training part to give you confidence to ride in front!

Be a Ride Leader, Submit your name now

Membership Survey for the 2019 Season

Happy New Year everyone! It may be cold and snowy outside but the NHCC Executive is busy planning for the 2020 season.  We need your help! We are always looking for ways to make our club better and we are always in need of ride leaders.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey.  While we plan over the winter months we use the survey to help bring you a great season of fun, fitness and friendship.
The survey is anonymous, unless you choose to identify yourself.  Thank you!  Click here for the link to the survey

Thursday Night Hike – January 9th

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.

Last week we went east, this week maybe we will go west.

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.

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.