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.

Pre-announcing: 100km Club Ride next weekend

Just so you can start thinking about it, we are planning a 100km ride next weekend, marking the end of the “official” riding season before switching to off-season mode. It will be your chance to do your first ever 100k, (or your hundredth!) and we’ll choose a route that’s easy-ish for you! There will also be a 50km option, with Colborne the start point for either distance. It will be either Saturday or Sunday, depending on which is better in the forecast. More information will be posted mid-week.

L3 Rides: Monday and Wednesday

L3 Ride: Monday 23 September

Now that we have a little more time, with our 5:30pm start time, lets strive to complete this 36km route before sunset at 7:07pm! Should be a piece of cake the way we’ve been riding the past few weeks. For the observant among you, you may recognise this route as our old Vimy Ridge favorite, but in reverse.
Ride Leader: Allan Dennis
Start Time: 5:30pm
Sunset: 7:07pm
Route Map: L3 APD – Burgoyne’s Barnstorm. (Link with RWGPS.)
Distance and Elevation: 36km and 307m
Start Location: Cobourg Arena, Furnace St, Cobourg

 

L3 Ride: Wednesday 25 September

There is of course no posted L3 ride for this Wednesday as, being the third Wednesday of the month, there will be a Club All Levels Ride – which we are all strongly encouraged to support!  Look forward to seeing “all y’all” there and take the opportunity to chat over a beer afterwards. Watch out for the separate post from our “Extraordinary” President – Debs!

Sunday ride! Sept 22

Just in case the rain holds off till afternoon we’ll plan a Sunday Ride starting from Golden Beach Resort. The route will be posted sometime tomorrow, but expect something around 40k and at a touristy type pace (that means Level 3)  if you are interested in getting a bite to eat afterward at Golden Beach, bring a few $$  Let is know if you plan to ride! It helps with planning  

Start Time: 10:00am
Ride Leader: Randy & Anita
Route Map: Golden Beach Sunday Tour route map on Ride with GPS
Start Location: Golden Beach Resort on Rice Lake, 7100 Northumberland County Rd 18, Roseneath