Friday Floater Ride July 5th Darlington Soccer Fields To Whitby Harbour Via The Waterfront Trail

Friday Floater, Darlington Soccer Fields To Whitby Harbour Via The Waterfront Trail. An easy relatively flat ride along the lakeshore. This was a big hit last year, so lets do it again. The ride will be relatively slow at times since we are using a shared multi use trail system. Hopefully it will be a little cooler down by the lake also.
I would categorize this as a level 3 or advance level 2 due to the distance.
RSVP: we require a minimum of 5 participants to proceed. Please leave a comment I’d you plan to come.

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

Weekend Ride: Level 1 Ride: July 6th

Level 1: Saturday July 6th

This will be a level one ride at Presqu’ile Provincial Park. We will begin at the gatehouse and our first stop will be at the Park Store. The Nature Centre will be our second stop followed by a visit to the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre. We will return to the gatehouse via Bayshore Road and Presqu’ile Pky. The total distance will be approximately 15 kilometres.

Start Time: 10 am
Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start Location: Presqu’ile Provincial Park Gatehouse

Level 3 and 4 ride: Wednesday July 3

NEW for July. We are trying a new format for the month of July and have Level 3 and 4s riding the same nights (Monday’s & Wednesday’s). Believe it or not, after this Wednesday the days start getting shorter!

Level 4 will depart 5mins before Level 3. Both travel the same route as far as Little Rd where Level 4s continue on with an additional 14 Km loop. Level 4s self-navigate, so be prepared with map / loaded RWGPS route. Level 3 is a normal a group ride. 

Ride Leader (Level 3 Group Ride): Allan Dennis
Start times: (Level 4, 6:30) (Level 3, 6:35)
Sunset: 8:57
Route map (Level 3, 35km): Link to route map in Ride With GPS
Route map (Level 4, 50km): Link to route map on Ride With GPS
Elevation: Level 3–269m, Level 4–390m
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena on Furnace St. 

Wednesday July 3, Level 1 ride 6:30 pm

The warm weather is here so bring money for ice-cream.  After some instruction we will head east along Lakeshore and eventually make our way back to downtown Cobourg.  We stop for water and rest breaks as needed.  Cycling for Fun, fitness and friendship as always!

Start time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start location: Donegon Park

Level 2 Rides: July 2 and July 4

Tues July 2, Level 2 Ride: St.Mary’s Grafton

David Hutzel will be taking us easterly for this glorious ride. Here is his description:

“Meeting at St Mary’s church/school parking lot we’ll head south to Chub beach. Following Chub beach Rd to the dead end and U-turn back up to Orchard Grove Rd where we’ll turn right and follow the Lakefront trail to Wicklow Beach. After another rest and regroup we’ll head back to our starting point. A leisurely 20k mostly flat except at the end. The route is quite scenic along the water but it can be cooler, dress accordingly. Water is a must have and sunscreen and perhaps an insect repellent would be advisable.

CAUTION, there may be areas of sand or other debris hazards on the road from flooding.” David Hutzel

Start Time: 6:30pm
Ride Leader: David Hutzel
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church parking lot, Lyle St South Grafton

Thurs July 4,Level 2 Ride:Sylvan Glen Pt.Hope

Pam Tate will be taking us through the lovely countryside north of Port. Hope. Here is her ride description:

“We will meet at Sylvan Glen Conservation Area parking lot on Sylvan Glen Rd north of Dale Rd in Port Hope. I’m not going to lie, this loop includes some hills but we’ll make some short stops to catch our breath and for re-hydration. Don’t forget your helmet and water bottle (preferably filled). We’re into summer now so let’s get out there and have some fun!” Pam Tate

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Pam Tate
Start Location: Sylvan Glen Conservation Area parking lot, Sylvan Glen Rd, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V5

Level 4 rides: June 25 and 27

Tuesday June 25th, Level 4 (46k)

Yes indeed, this is a beauty route with fantastic views and plenty of rolling hills. People always say its a good route, so if you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time!

Note for Level 4 rides: In the event that a ride leader is not available, Level 4 participants should be able to ride independently, equipped with the ability to navigate and to change a flat should one occur. IMPORTANT: Please leave a comment if you are anticipating riding so that others can know that there will be others to ride with.

Ride Leader: Looking for a volunteer! Please leave a comment if you are available to lead.
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:58pm
Route map: Beagle Club-Alderville Centerton Route Map Link on Ride with GPS
Elevation gain: 387m
Start location: Beagle Club Trailhead parking lot (Northumberland Forest)

Thursday June 27th, Level 4 (49km)

We’ve done lots of speed, lots of distance, now it’s time to do Bickle Hill. It’s a new route that we haven’t done before and you have almost a full 2.5 hours to complete it, so it’s certainly doable! Btw, it won’t be long before the days start getting shorter, so we’re making the most of available daylight.

Ride Leader: Looking for a volunteer! Please leave a comment if you are available to lead.
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:58pm
Route map: “Roads & Hills Less travelled” 49km route map link on Ride with GPS
Elevation gain: 402m
Start location: Parking lot at Cobourg Dog park on Ontario St.


Happy Canada Day

As we celebrate Canada Day this coming long weekend the roads around Northumberland County will be quite busy and many of us go away. It has been decided NOT to schedule any NHCC club rides during our long weekends this summer. Therefore, there will be no scheduled ride on Friday, June 28th, Sunday, June 30th or Monday, July 1st.

Have a wonderful and safe long weekend everyone!

Level 3 Group Rides: June 24th and 26th

Monday June 24: Level 3 Group Ride

This ride is a nice & easy-ish ride starting at Port Hope High School and heading out to the quiet roads of Hope Township. We’ve got plenty of time to get the distance in with these super-long daylight hours! 35 km ride to Osaca along some very pretty and quiet roads, returning along Lakeshore Road.

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:58pm
Route map: “Osaca Ride” Link to map on Ride with GPS
Elevation gain: 227m
Start location: Port Hope High School

Wednesday June 26: Level 3 Group Ride

We are well into the cycling season and the legs are hopefully feeling a little stronger and a little more confident to take on a few more hills. This is a great route but we’ll not lie there are couple of good climbs. We’ll be cycling as a group, looking out for each other as always and we’ll not leave anyone alone! There is a detour we can take if necessary – once we see how we are all doing. This is the Old Sapper’s first lead of 2019 so come and support the poor old fella!

Ride Leader: Allan Dennis (The Old Sapper)
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:58pm
Route Map:  “Gordon’s Gallivant” Link to route map on Ride with GPS
Elevation gain: 410m
Start Point: Industrial Plaza, Wilmot St, Cobourg East

Level 1 Rides: June 24 and 26

Monday, June 24, Level 1 Ride:

This level 1 ride will head west through New Amherst and then south and back towards downtown Cobourg, stopping frequently for water and rest breaks. It’s a great, friendly group! Come & check it out!
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start Location: Westwood Park Parking Lot on Carlisle St. Between Westwood and Ewing in Cobourg.

Wednesday, June 26, Level 1 Ride:

After a safety talk we will ride into different neighbourhoods in the western part of Port Hope. Hey, if you are an experienced cyclist you are always welcome to join us and share some cycling knowledge with others. Always cycling for Fun, Fitness & Friendship!
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start Location: King’s Field parking lot, Victoria St. Port Hope