Friday Floater Ride: June 7th

This week we are trying a new route, seeing new stuff! We start in Newcastle and head north to Tyrone then loop around and back again. As always we’ll seek out a great little coffee joint for a snack, so bring a few $$. The pace of this ride is anticipated to be about Level 3. Please let Randy know if you are coming by leaving a comment

Start time: 10:00am
Ride coordinator: Randy Albon
Route map: to come
Start location: Newcastle Marina (location map to come)

Sunday Ride: June 2nd

If you are looking to ride this weekend (and it doesn’t rain), meet up at King’s Field on Victoria Street in Port Hope at 10:00 am.  We will head along the Waterfront Trail Westbound.  No route map is necessary since it’s a signed route. This will be a group ride (no ride leader), and the pace will be determined by the group participating. Important – If you are interested in riding, please leave a comment indicating your preferred distance and what level you wish to ride at (Level 2, Level 3 etc.) Since it’s out-and-back you’ll be able to turn around at any given point.
Here are some distances to choose from:
To Willow Beach Road and back is about 12km
To Wesleyville and back is about 20km
To Newtonville Road and back is 30km
To Newcastle and back about 45km
To Bond Head and back 50km

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: King’s Field, Victoria Street, Port Hope
Route: Waterfront Trail Westbound

Commuter Cycling Master Plan

Hamilton Township is working on a Commuter Cycling Master Plan and they have asked for our club’s assistance in completing a survey. Please take a few minutes and click the link provided below. This is completely voluntary. Thank you.

Information on this project can be found on the Hamilton Township website

Friday Floater Ride: May 31

This week Raff and Carson are leading the Friday Floater Ride, leaving from Cobourg and heading up to Bewdley and back for about 59km on some familiar roads. Bring a few $ with you in case the group happens to stop in Bewdley for goodies of some sort (highly likely). If you are planning to participate, it really helps out the ride leader if they know there are people are coming, so leave a comment to let Raff & Carson know.

This ride will maintain an early season Level 3 pace and nobody will be dropped. Road bikes are strongly recommended.

Start time: 10:00am
Ride Leaders: Raff & Carson
Route Map: Link to route map on Ride With GPS
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena on Furnace St.

Level 4 Rides: Tuesday May 28 and Thursday May 30

Tuesday May 28, Level 4 (48k)

This is a nice route that takes us up Ferguson and Sully (with a few other roads in between), toward Harwood. Then we return all the way back down Harwood Rd. We are keeping the rides a little northward due to the abundance of bugs in the air down near the lake.

Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:43pm
Elevation: 404m
Route map: The Dog Park to Harwood and Back
Start location: Parking lot at Cobourg Dog park on Ontario St.

Thursday May 30, Level 4 (44k)

The route climbs up Harwood Rd. but returns down Burnham for a nice & speedy downhill ride on a great wide-paved shoulder. 

Ride Leader: Jennifer Poole
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:45pm
Elevation: 421m
Route map: Baltimore-Rice Lake-Camborne 44km route
Start location: Parking lot at St. Mary’s school (north side)

Level 2 Rides: Tues May 28 & Thurs May 30

Tuesday May 28, Level 2 Ride: Westwood Cobourg

We will do a slightly shorter-than-usual 17 km ride with a few moderate hills and frequent rests. The weather looks to be cold so make sure you have gloves, wind layers and wool/fleece underneath. Wondering what to wear? Forcast says 13, feels like 11, so I will be wearing: Helmet, leather gloves, Hi-vis windproof jacket & pants, wool vest, buff for neck protection, ear grips. Meeting at Westwood Park we’ll ride out to New Amherst, down Hwy 2 to Theatre Rd, then Telephone Rd., Burnham, Danforth, Ontario, then navigate a few in-town roads back to the start point. Please chime in if you using the comment section so we know you are coming and can look out for you.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Route map: Find the route using this link to Ride with GPS
Start Location: Westwood Park Parking Lot Carlisle St Between Westwood and Ewing

Thursday May 30, Level 2 Ride: Cobourg to Archers Rd.

We will try again to defy the wind and actually make it out to Archer’s Rd. After a safety discussion we will head out from Sleep Country Parking Lot down Hwy 2 to Archer’s Road as far as the Railway bridge. There is one significant hill over the railroad tracks at the east end of town. There will be frequent breaks for water (bring some) catching your breath and socializing. Clothing FYI:  I will dress similar to Tues but will ditch the leather gloves, wool vest and ear grips, depending on wind. Please chime in if you using the comment section so we know you are coming and can look out for you.

Start time: 6:30pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Diamond Head Industrial Park, 210 Willmott St. Cobourg

Level 3: Monday May 27 and Wednesday May 29

Monday May 27: Level 3

Debbie will start and end the route at Port Hope High School, Victoria Street in Port Hope. This will be a 35 km ride to Osaca along some very pretty and quiet roads. We will return along Lakeshore Road.

Ride Leader: Debbie Parks
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:42pm
Route map: Link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Port Hope High School

Wednesday May 29: Level 3

We shall try again! Last week it was simply too cold, windy and rainy so we bailed, but this week Mike will try again to get the group out onto a 40 km route along roads East of Grafton.

Ride Leader: Mike Collins
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:44pm
Route map(s): “Grafton East” link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Haldimand Memorial (Grafton) Arena

Level 1 Rides: May 27th and 29th

This ride will start at the parking lot on Carlisle St. and head south towards Lake Ontario.  It will be an easy ride with no one left behind.  There will be frequent stops for rest and water.

Monday May 27: Level 1

Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset:  20:42pm
Start location: Westwood Park (Carlisle St., between Ewing and Westwood)

Wednesday May 29th: Level 1

Tonight’s ride starts at the Wicklow Beach boat launch parking lot.  We head towards the hamlet of Lakeport.   Instruction will include in-town riding versus rural riding.
Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 20:44pm
Start location: Wicklow Beach Boat Launch Parking Lot, 133 Lakeport Rd, Colborne

Ride Cancellation Notice: Thursday Night

Ride Cancellation Notice for All Evening Rides tonight: Okay, so here’s the deal: We have BIG wind in the forecast (80km), there’s a Special Weather Statement and on top of it all it’s just plain pouring buckets out there. Needless to say, we have yet another ride cancellation. Summer will come….honestly! We just don’t know when.  🙂