Level 1 Rides: August 26th and August 28th

Level 1 Ride: Monday, August 26th

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.
Ride Leader: Carol Banks
Start time: 6:00 pm
Start Location: The parking lot at the Grafton Public School on 654 Station Rd.
Sunset: 8:02 pm

Level 1 Ride: Wednesday, August 28th

Dead End Route: We will leave Westwood Park and cycle through New Amherst and head west on Highway 2. After going up all the dead end roads we will return via Highway 2 back to Westwood Park.
Ride Leader: Carol Banks
Start time: 6:00 pm
Start location: Westwood Park Parking Lot Carlisle St. Between Westwood and Ewing
Sunset: 7:59 pm

Level 4 Rides: Tuesday and Thursday

Note: Regular Tuesday and Thursday Level 4 rides will resume for the balance of the 2019 season, and will have designated ride leaders. Anita Macklin will assume the role of L4 Coordinator.

Tuesday August 27: Level 4 ride

We will squeeze in a 44km ride on Tuesday (cuz it’s a favourite route!). We have a little under two hours to get the distance done, so we’ll be moving along at a fairly speedy pace!
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 7:56pm
Route: 44km “Beagle Club, Alderville, Centerton” route
Elevation: 387m
Start location: Beagle Club Trail Head (Northumberland Forest)

Thursday August 29: Level 4 ride

Time to climb Bickle Hill! We’ll throw in the Jameson’s too, for a little added fun! 
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 7:53pm
Route map: 37m “Bickle and the Jamiesons B” route map on Ride With GPS
Elevation: 373m
Start location: The Dog Park on Ontario St.

Level 3 Group Rides: Monday and Wednesday

Note: Effective this Wednesday, Allan Dennis will be assuming the responsibilities of Level 3 Ride Coordinator for the balance of the 2019 season.

Monday August 26: L3 Group Ride

This Mondays’s ride is a 44km route that provides for a short cut if necessary. Make sure you have lights on both front and back and that they are actually charged!
Ride Leader: Allan Dennis
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 7:58pm
Route: 44km “Bailey’s Crossing” link on Ride with GPS
Elevation: 396m
Start Location: Cobourg Memorial Arena on Furnace St.

Wednesday August 28: L3 Group Ride

Mike will lead the group on this 37km route that starts and finishes in Grafton. Only 227m of climbing, making this a nice & easyish route.
Ride Leader: Mike Collins
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 7:54pm
Route: 37km “Ince’s Inspiration” route map on Ride with GPS
Elevation: 227m
Start location: The parking lot in front of St. Mary’s Church in Grafton

Level 2 Rides, Tues Aug 27 and Thurs Aug 29

Tues Aug 27, Level2 Ride: Westwood Cobourg

****Note New 6pm Start Times****

Just a reminder that Level 2’s Tuesday’s rides are a “Steady” Ride (that is, lower end of the average speed and distance, more moderate hills with more frequent stops).

We will start at Westwood Park parking lot and head out west up Theatre Rd and further west to Hamilton Rd. North to Dale, east until Theatre Rd again and loop back the way we came. At Telephone Road the second time we will take the pulse of the group and add a bit of kilometer-age (or not). This is an undulating but manageable course. We will take frequent stops to catch our breath and socialize. Please chime in using the comment button so we can know to expect you! Don’t forget water, helmets and lights!

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: Geoffrey Honey
Start Location: Westwood Park parking lot, Carlisle St, between Ewing and Westwood.


Thurs Aug 29, Level2 Ride:King’s Field Port Hope

Pam Tait will be leading the Thurs “Training Ride”= fewer stops, more hills and building to L3. Hereis her description:

Description: We are going to do the same loop as last time BUT there will be an added loop to extend the distance by about 10km. I know that sounds like a lot but at least half of it is pretty flat – absolutely no big hills – and the other half we’ll be coasting downhill. It won’t be that big a deal. Honestly. So come on out if you want to push yourself just a bit more (because it IS getting to the end of the season and we’re all in better shape than we were a short few weeks ago). We will stop as needed to hydrate and recover the will to live. ALSO…there will be a surprise at the end of the ride which will definitely make it all worthwhile. Enough said. :D”

Ride Leader: Pam Tait

Start Time: 6pm

Start Location: King’s Field Port Hope, Victoria St


Weekend Ride: Sunday, August 25th

This Sunday we are going long!  We are going out of town to explore some new roads!  We will start in Campbellford and cycle to Tweed.  Then explore a different return route back to Campbellford. This will be a long ride on a beautiful sunny day. Please bring snacks/lunch and fluids. We can stop at the park in Tweed for lunch, where there will also be options for food and refill water if needed.
Start Time: 10:00 am
Start Location: The parking lot on Saskatoon Avenue, which is at the north entrance to Ferris Provincial Park
Ride Co-ordinator: Deb Parks
Route: Link on Ride with GPS
Distance: 106 km

Friday Floater Ride – Peterborough Classic 3A – Hills, Views and Pastries

Starting just a little North of Bailiboro at the Squirrel Creek Conservation area this ride brings us up along country roads through Millbrook, Cavan, Ida and eventually through downtown Peterborough where we can have a lunch or coffee along a patio on the river. Returning through Little Lake and Beavermead and back to Squirrel Creek. Truly a Classic.

Date: Friday August 23
Start Time 10;00am
Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Route map: Link to Route map on Ride with GPS
Start Location: Squirrel Creek Conservation Area

ALL LEVELS RIDE & SOCIAL: Wednesday, August 21st

It’s time for another All Levels Ride and Social!  We will start and end our ride at The Mill Restaurant & Pub on Ontario Street in Cobourg.  The route will be an out and back .  We will ride for 45 minutes (or less depending on your Level) and then turn around and head back the same way.  Everyone will finish around the same time for the optional social part.  We will head into The Mill and relax on the pub patio for drinks, food and social time.  Please comment if you are riding or socializing so that we can let the venue know.  Hope to see a great turn out!

Additional info about our all levels ride – there will be 4 designated pace-setters among the group, riding at each of the NHCC defined Levels (1-4). Just pick the level you want to try, and follow that pace setter to see what riding at that level really feels like. If you change your mind mid-ride, no problem, just slow down and wait for a group that’s riding at the speed you like. The All Levels Ride is ideal if you think you’d like to feel what the other levels are like without committing.

Time: 6:00–7:30pm (ride) 7:30-9:00pm (social)
Route Map: Link to Ride with GPS
Start location: The Mill Restaurant, Cobourg.

Level 3 Group Ride: Monday August 19th

It’s going to be one of those warm & humid evenings, perfect for a group ride, and we have about 2hours and 10 minutes to complete this 45km route, starting in Port Hope. We’ll leave at 6:00 sharp to make sure we’re back by sunset. Please ensure your lights are charged and ready to go.

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:00
Sunset: 8:09pm
Route: 45km “Bishop Gundulph’s Folly” link on Ride With GPS
Start location: King’s Field (Ball Park on Victoria St South) East End Port Hope

Level 2 Rides: Tues Aug 20 and Thurs Aug 22

Tues Aug 20, Level 2 Ride: St. Mary’s Grafton, 6pm

Note, Tuesday’s ride is a “Steady” ride with more stops and a more moderate Level 2 pace.

David Hutzel is taking us out Grafton way so we can cool down a bit by the lake. Here is his description of the ride: “We’ll start again from St. Mary’s church parking lot and head south on Station road. Turning left at the stop sign at Orchard Grove we’ll follow the lakefront route past Wicklow Beach to Lakeport where we’ll turn around and follow the same scenic route back to the finish. A distance of mostly flat 23k but with regular stops for hydration and regrouping, we’ll be back before you know it.”

****Please bring your lights!!! we are having earlier sunsets. No Lights? No Problem! Cycle Transitions the awesome Cobourg Community Bike Shop has lots of affordable lights! *****

Please chime in using the Comment button so we can look out for you!

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: David Hutzel
Start Location: St. Mary’s church parking lot, Lyle St South Grafton

Thurs Aug 22, Level 2 Ride:Donegan Park Cobourg, 6pm

Baltimore and Back Version 2

Jim Berg is doing the Thursday “Training Ride” (that is, gradually building up stamina for hills and or longer distances or speed within the Level 2 parameters with slightly fewer rest stops so that riders can condition themselves to move to L3 if they wish).

Route: North on D’Arcy, to Elgin, East to Greer Road, North to Danforth, East to Nagel, North to Hircock, back on Nagel, East on Van Luven, loop through Baltimore and then South on Meadowvale, Nagel, Hircock, Nagel, East on Danforth, South on Jarvis, East on Elgin, South on Workman, from Highway 2 follow Waterfront Trail back to Donegan Park. About 23 to 25 km.

This route has a couple of hills but they are not steep. For these hills, slow and steady works very well.

On the way back on Danforth instead of going down Workman, there is the option of continuing on Danforth and doing Hill 60.

Reminder: Make sure you have working lights.

Start Time: 6:00 pm
Ride Leader: Jim Berg
Start Location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg

Level 1 Ride: Monday August 19th

This ride will start from the parking lot at the Port Hope High School. It will be an easy level one ride with lots of stops to rest and rehydrate. The summer is winding down, and days are getting shorter. Come on out and enjoy the warm summer evening!

Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 6:00 pm
Sunset: 8:08 pm
Start Location: Port Hope high school parking lot at 130 Highland Dr.