Off Season Weekend Ride – Saturday, October 5th

The “official” NHCC season may be over but the fun still continues….This will be a joint ride with the Ganaraska Freewheelers Club and it is out of town. Explore new roads and meet some new cycling friends!
DATE: October 5th 2019 (with a rain date of October 6th 2019)
TIME: 10:30 AM
ROUTE: Minden to Haliburton (rain option starting at Cobourg Community Centre)
START LOCATION:  Minden Rotary Park on Rotary Park Road just opposite Kawartha Dairy (see map)
RIDE LEADER: Sue Pott (Freewheelers Club)
ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Minden to Haliburton 63 Km with out and back options to suit. Bring some cash for lunch. This ride is dependent on participation. We require a minimum of 6 riders to proceed  so please leave a comment for this ride to proceed before October 3rd 2019 if you plan to come.

Morning Walk: Tuesday, October 1st

Off season activities are beginning! Our first activity will be an in town walk this week. We will walk northbound through the centre of town, veer to the east into newer residential subdivisions, then head through the commercial areas back to where we started.
Date: Tuesday, October 1st
Start Time: 9:30 am
Meeting Location: north end of parking lot at Home Hardware, Division Street
Hike Leader: Roy Martin
Distance:. approx. 7km

Coffee and social at the Dutch Oven afterwards.
Please comment below to let Roy know to expect you!

L3 Ride: Monday

L3 Ride: Monday 30 September

Sad day! This will be our last scheduled L3 ride of the 2019 Cycling Season. There may be opportunities to get together for Ad Hoc rides; time and weather dependent – so watch for posts or calls on social media. Unfortunately I (The Old Sapper) will not be able to make this ride as I have to present myself in Scarborough at 08:15am the next morning for my Canadian Citizenship Test! Mike is leading this Finale so do get out and support this final effort. Simple route up and down Shelter Valley. Remember the lights and to fully charge them. Enjoy!

Ride Leader: Mike Collins

Start Time: 5:30pm (Prompt Please!)

Sunset: 6:54pm

Route Map: L3 APD – L3 2019 Finale. (Link to RWGPS.)

Distance and Elevation: 34km and 2oom

Start Point: Haldimand Memorial Arena, Route 2, Grafton.

Level 1 Ride: Monday Sept. 30th

This Lakeshore Ride will be a relatively easy flat ride along the lakeshore. We will leave from the Grafton Public School and head south to Lakeshore Rd. and turn right. Heading in a westerly direction we will visit the Nawautin Nature Sanctuary. Cycling further west we will discover some side roads along Lakeshore Rd. Then we will turn around and head east to Orchard Grove Road and cycle to the bottom of the hill. Lights must be on at 6:29 pm.
Ride Leader: Carol Banks
Start time: 5:30 pm
Start Location: The parking lot at the Grafton Public School on 654 Station Rd.
Sunset: 6:59 pm

25, 50, 100 and 160km Sunday Ride (Sunday Sept 29)

This is it, the final ride in the “official” cycling season before we switch over into off-season mode, so it’s a chance to fulfill a goal! On Sunday we will have three routes to choose from, a 25,  50, 100 or 160km route, starting from the Keeler Center for the 50, 100 and 160, and Presqu’ile Park for the 25k. It’s all pretty darn flat, so you can likely cover more distance than usual! Be sure to bring plenty of water, & stuff snacks in all your pockets, and some moolah $$ in case you see a place to grab a snack or a coffee. (Note: Should the forecast change Saturday looks substantially better than Sunday there’s a possibility we may switch days)

IMPORTANT: please reply and let us know which distance you want to do so that ride leaders and others can plan accordingly. Leave a comment and get the conversation started!

25km Route

Date: Sunday September 29th
Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 10:00am
Start Location: Parking just outside the entrance to the park, at the corner of Lakehurst St. and Lakeshore Rd.

50, 100 or 160km Routes

Date: Sunday September 29th
Ride Leaders: TBA
Start time: 9:00am
Route Maps:
50km–Colborne, Presqu’ile Link to Ride with GPS
100km–Colborne, Presqu’ile, Consecon Link to Ride with GPS
160km–Colborne, Presqu’ile, Consecon, Wellington, Bloomfield Link to Ride with GPS
Start location: The Keeler Center in Colborne

Friday Floater Ride: September 27, Waterfront Trail from Darlington Park

Friday Floater, Darlington Soccer Fields To Whitby Harbour Via The Waterfront Trail. This is a great route that people always enjoy. Nice easy, twisty trails and beautiful scenery. Perfect for a “touristy-pace”. The route is 54km but we can make it more, depending on the consensus of those participating.

Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 10am
Route: Waterfront Trail Eastbound, Part 2 (Darlington to Whitby)
Elevation: 130m 
Start location Darlington lower hydro field parking lot

Level 4 Rides: Tuesday and Thursday (Sept. 24 and 26)

Level 4: Tuesday Sept. 24 (36k)

Nice long not-too-steep-ish climb (it’s not flat, Brent….just sayin!) then a nice beauty ride downhill all the way back in the big ring! We’ll make it back much faster than we make it there!
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 5:30
Sunset: 7:05pm
Route: Straight up County Rd. 10 for 45 minutes or to Millbrook whichever comes first, then back again (out and back)
Elevation: 450m
Start location: Hope Township Municipal Offices in Canton

Level 4: Thursday Sept. 26 (38k)

This is the last “scheduled” Level 4 ride of the season. From here on, rides will be posted on days when weather permits and ride leaders are available. Let’s make it count! This is a nice quick, rolly route. 
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 5:30pm
Sunset: 7:02pm
Elevation: 397m
Route: 38km “Rice Lake South” Link to Ride With GPS
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices on Majestic Hills Rd.

ALL LEVELS RIDE & SOCIAL – Wednesday, September 25th

Start time: 5:30pm (Ride), and 7:30pm (pub social)
Start location: Parking lot at The Mill
RSVP: We need to make sure they reserve enough space for us, so please leave a comment to let us know you’ll be around for the social portion. Friends and family are welcome too, just let us know! Thank you

Last L2 Night Ride: Tues Sept 24, Westwood Park Cobourg

Tues Sept 24, Last L2 Night Ride, Westwood Park Cobourg ***Start 5:45***

We are at the last night ride for L2 (other than the All Levels Ride on Wed). This will be a “Steady Ride”. Enough breaks for breath and socialization. Come out and join us!

We are starting early to keep in daylight as much as possible. We will start at Westwood Park and head out to Theatre Rd and Hamilton Rd. and Dale. Based on how people are feeling and available light we will cut shorter/longer at Theatre or Danforth before heading back into town. Please chime in using the comment button to let me know if you are riding. Remember your lights.

Start Time: ***5:45***

Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey

Start Location: Westwood Park parking lot, Carlisle St between Westwood and Ewing.