NHCC Ride program depends on Ride Leaders—can you help out?

The NHCC needs at least 4 ride leaders for each Level in order for us to be able to offer regularly scheduled rides on the calendar.  With 22 weeks in the season, three rides every week per Level, it adds up to 66 rides per level this season. We’re not looking for commitments to ride every single week—just some times, so others don’t have to do it every time at the expense of their enjoying some of the other club rides! We have lots of routes and maps, so Ride Leaders who step forward don’t have to be responsible for all that!

Think you could pitch in this year? A little or a lot, we’ll take it! Please RSVP by completing the form below. If unable to view form, you can email secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com to indicate you’ll be an NHCC hero!

 

Thursday January 19: Evening Urban hike, 6:00

We fell off the wagon a bit because of the holiday season, weather, and other such factors but we are back on for Thursday Night. Meet outside the Best Western (southwest corner of the parking lot) and we will head out for a hike around the inners of Cobourg. Trust us, we find uncharted territory on our evening hikes!  Afterward we will head into Arthur’s pub for some yummies. 

Start time: 6:00pm
Start location: Best Western hotel parking lot
Hike leaders: Anita and Randy

RSVP: Members, please use Your Cycle Club account to RSVP. Guests are welcome (free!), but will be required to sign a waiver (provided).  

ICYMI: Helmut’s grand adventure across South America

Hey, all you arm-chair adventurers! One sure way to pass away some of these slow winter days is to check out Helmut’s blog bockonabike where he is documenting his trek across South America with his brother for the month of January. So far they have covered about 892km and are currently in Argentina.  They’ve experienced Air Canada incompetencies, killer mountain climbs in the Andes, stinking hot weather, long stretches of road with wide open scenery, and all sorts of other “unexpecteds”….which you’ll only discover by checking out his daily blog. Live the adventure vicariously! Buenos Aires is his final destination.

Quick Question: What type of Club clothing do you prefer?

We want to re-stock our jersey inventory and want to make sure we get what club members want! Help us to decide—it’s a matter of balancing price, quality and style. We are thinking of ordering a “slimmer fit” jersey than the current inventory, so they will be a nice complement to our current “relaxed fit” jerseys! We may also consider some snazzy NHCC branded socks if there’s enough interest.  Just indicate which items you’d be most interested in—no obligation, it’s just to help us guide our choices.

REGULAR Short sleeved and Sleeveless JERSEYS ($90)

  • Fabric: Airdry 100 (light and breathable)
  • Zipper: full hidden zipper
  • Pockets: three standard back pockets with reflective strips
  • Hems: elastic at bottom, stitched at sleeves

**PREMIUM JERSEYS ($125):

  • Fabric: Airdry 100 (light and breathable), lycra fiber sleeves, mesh panels at the sides
  • Zipper: full hidden zipper
  • Pockets: three standard back pockets with reflective strips PLUS two easy to access side pockets
  • Hems: silicone gripper strip at bottom, aero laser-style finish at sleeve hems

 

Follow Helmut’s adventure to South America!

All packed up—biking gear, night on the town gear, camping gear etc. 30 lbs in total

For a little arm-chair adventure this month, follow Helmut and his brother as they will be going to cross South America from Pacific to the Atlantic on their own self-supported bike tour, leaving January 1st and returning sometime about a month later—they’ll book their flight when they get closer to their final destination! They will start in Santiago Chile and will travel through Argentina, Uruguay and then Buenos Aires for the flight home. You can follow Helmut’s adventures as he blogs about it while on the road.  About 2,300 kms in total if all goes according to plan—and if you interested in seeing the kind of elevation they’ll encounter going over the Andes, check out Helmut’s tentative route on Ride with GPS.  There’s some serious elevation that will make you sweat just thinking about it.  We all look forward to you sharing your travels with us. Safe travels Helmut! 

Follow Helmut’s blog for all his adventures: bockonabike.wordpress.com

Let’s ski again tomorrow! (Friday December 30)

Despite the temperatures, the conditions for skiing today were fantastic! So much so that we are heading back out tomorrow (Friday) to make the most of it before the rain comes.  Bring a lunch to eat along the trail if you’d like to make a longer day of it.  If you prefer shorter, we can escort you back to the parking lot before heading out for more fun on the trails.  

Start time: 11:00am
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko
Start location:
Beagle Club Trailhead, Northumberland Forest

RSVP: Please RSVP using your Cycle Club account so we know to expect you! (or leave a comment on the website)
All NHCC members and Guests are welcome! Guests however, will need to bring a signed waiver (available on the website). 

Thursday December 29: Cross Country Skiing at 11:00 (again!)

The skiing was great so we’re going out again on Thursday. We usually make up the route as we go along which means time and distance can be flexible. You never know what conditions are like in the Forest, especially if you live closer to the lake.  

Start time: 11:00am
Hike Leader: Maria Siemiaszko
Start location:
Beagle Club Trailhead, Northumberland Forest

RSVP: Please RSVP using your Cycle Club account so we know to expect you! (or leave a comment on the website)
All NHCC members and Guests are welcome! Guests however, will need to bring a signed waiver (available on the website).