Sunday, May 27th – Blossom Ride

Our Sunday Ride this week will start at the Town Hall in Port Hope.  The lilacs are at their peak right now, so let’s take in the wonderful Spring sights & smells.  We are “borrowing” a fun tradition from the Ganaraska Freewheelers https://ganaraskafreewheelers.com/
This is a 60 km route with two options to shorten. (37 km & 45 km)
Printable Route map: Blossom Route or Link on Ride with GPS
Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Ride Organizer: Deb Parks
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall, 56 Queen Street.

FYI for next Sunday(June 3rd) we are planning a 100k/50k memorial ride for David Pollack.  Stay tuned for details

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Ride Feedback: Share your thoughts

Hey NHCCers, the season is underway and we have a lot of new rides on the schedule this year. We really value your thoughts and feedback on your experience, allowing us an opportunity to shape and make adjustments for the balance of the riding season. Please take a moment to complete our handy dandy feedback form that is submitted confidentially to your president, Debbie Parks.

NHCC Ride Feedback Form
Your feedback will be treated confidentially and is submitted to Debbie Parks only (NHCC President)
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Level 1 Rides, Monday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 30th

David and Carol will lead the group on the ever popular Dead End Tour, west edition. Come see what lies along those quiet roads just outside of town!
Date: Monday, May 28th
Start Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: park at Westwood and Carlisle
Ride Leaders: Carol Banks and David Hutzel

Meet Petra at the parking lot behind the Dutch Oven and follow her eastward to Lucas Point. The pesky little flies are gone so it should be beautiful pedaling along the lake!
Date: Wednesday, May 30th
Start Time: 6:30
Meeting Location: parking lot behind the Dutch Oven
Ride Leader: Petra Hartwig

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Level 3 Rides – Monday May 28 and Wednesday May 30

Monday May 28
The Old Sapper (aka Allen Dennis) will be at it again leading the Level 3 group ride.
The weather forecast at this time doesn’t look promising but lets keep our fingers crossed.
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Start Location: Arena on Furnace Street
Ride Leader: Allan
Route: L3 APD Vimy Ridge 100
Distance: 36km

Wednesday May 30
We will head west on Highway #2 to Theatre Hill, north to Dale, north on McCelland (Baby Bickel), west on Bethel Grove/Concession Rd 5, South on Barrie Rd. to Sylvan Rd./Cranberry Rd. and Highway 2 home.

Please RSVP (so i can let them know how many for beer)
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Start Location: Parkette on Carlisle Street
Ride Leader: Mike
Route: 36 km North Port Hope
Distance: 36km

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Level 2 Rides: Tuesday May 22 & Thursday May 24

Level 2 Tues May 22 “Colin’s Country Cruise”

Colin is taking us up into the country with the opportunity for a social at the Mill at the end of the ride for those who can make it.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Colin Banfield
Start Location: The Mill parking lot, north east corner of Ontario and Elgin Streets, Cobourg.
Route Description: Start/ End at Mill Parking Lot, North on Ontario St Right on Danforth Rd, Left on Castle Hill, Right on Dale Rd., Left on Racetrack Rd., Left on Leach Rd., Left on Rose Rd., Left on Ferguson Rd., Right on Dale Rd., Left on Division St., Left on Oliver’s Lane, Straight on Lenore Ave., Left on Ontario St and back to the Mill parking lot for a bit of a social (drinks, snacks, etc).

Level 2 Thurs May 24th St. Mary’s to Lakeport

Janine is taking us from St. Mary’s in Grafton to Lakeport to view the Lake and back. It is a flatter ride to recover from Tuesdays hills and enjoy a great view of Lake Ontario.

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Ride Leader: Janine Turk
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church parking lot Grafton.
Ride Description: Starting and ending at St. Mary’s, we go down Station Rd and along the Waterfront Trail and loop down to the waterfront at Lakeport and back along the Waterfront Trail the way we came. These are amongst the most scenic views of Lake Ontario and the ride is mostly flatish. Well worth the effort. [Please note that the dew comes in cold and it is chilly and windy this time of year by the lake so bring a wind-protective layer.]

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Thursday May 24: Floater ride at 10am

This week’s floater ride is on Thursday morning at 10am, starting at the Hamilton Township Municipal office parking lot. We’ll ride for about 2 hours at a level 3. Please leave a comment to let Randy know you’ll ride so that he can do a little pre-planning.

Start time: 10am
Ride coordinator: Randy Albon
Start location: Hamilton Township municipal office

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Level 4 Rides: Tuesday May 22 & Thursday May 24

We’ve got a 44 and a 46k ride going this week. The sun is setting later and later, so we’re able to squeeze in longer rides in the evening! We new start locations for each of these rides, so take note of those.

Tuesday May 22, Level 4 (44k)

Ride Leader: Jen Poole
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:38pm
Route map: (44k) “Jens-Y-Ride” Printable route map or link on Ride with GPS
Start location: Parking lot at Cobourg Dog park on Ontario St.

Thursday May 24, Level 4 (46k)

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:40pm
Route map: (46km) Beagle Club-Alderville-Centerton printable map or link on Ride with GPS
Start location: Beagle Club Trailhead parking lot (Northumberland Forest)

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Level 3 ride: Monday May 21

Allan is back from his trip to BC and he will be leading this ride. The route for this ride is a shortened version of (31 km) “Its All Downhill from Here”.

Ride Leader: Allan Dennis
Start time: 6:30
Start Location: Industrial Park on Willmott Street
Route: It’s all downhill from here (shortened)

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ALL LEVELS RIDE & Social: Wednesday May 23

Its the first of our once-monthly All Levels Ride and Social (Cobourg)! So, what does that even mean? All Levels Rides are a monthly opportunity for all NHCC members to ride together, with the option to try out one of the other levels on an out-and-back route where nobody gets lost.

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.

It’s easy: We ride for 45 minutes (or less depending on your Level) then turn around and head back the same way you went. This ensures everyone finishes at the same time for the optional social part where we head indoors for drinks, wings, social time and meeting others.

Time: 6:30–8:00pm (ride) 8:00-9:30pm (social)
Start location: The parking lot at Franks Pasta and Grill

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Sunday, May 20th: Lang Hastings Trail

If anyone wants to get out for a flat ride on Sunday, any level can come out for a ride on the Lang Hastings Trail. This is a there and back ride on the trail so there are no leaders and you ride out as far as you want then turn back. If you’d like to make Peterborough your destination, the distance is about 32 km one way for a 64 or so km ride. Bring fluids and some food, and money if you want to stop at the Tim Hortons for those who go the distance. Ice cream will likely also be available in Hastings or at Dreamland Resort. The riding surface is crushed limestone which is better suited for wider tires but doable on most bikes.

Start Time: 11:00
Ride Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko
Start Location: parking lot just south of the Lang Hastings Trail off of Asphodel 7th (which is west of Park Lane, on the left)

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