Inter-club Century Ride: Sunday May 19th (9am)

Our first Century Ride of the season happens on Sunday. We leave from Cobourg, travel all the way to Presqu’ile Park and go right down to the lighthouse and then return home. Bring some sustenance with you (aka granola, cliff bars, etc.) and lots of water. We’re not planning a “lunch” break, though if you wish to, feel free to use the commenting section to collaborate with others to see if they might join you. There’s a cute little restaurant just outside of the park.

There are a few opportunities along the way for roadside re-fuelling and surely we’ll be pausing from time to time. It’s not going to be about speed, it’s about distance. How long does it take to ride 100km? As little as 4 hours, or if you’re a little more leisurely, about 5.5 hours, not including breaks.

You don’t have to go the whole 100k. If you aren’t interested in the whole 100k, feel free to turn around at whatever point you prefer

We will be welcoming a few guests from both the Cobourg Cycling Club and also the Ganaraska Freewheelers who have been invited to participate.

Time: 9:00am
Start Location: The parking lot behind the Dutch Oven
Skill level: All levels (choose your distance accordingly)
Route map: Waterfront Trail (signed route—no route map necessary)

Hope for good weather! Do a rain dance! Talk to the weather man….let’s hope for good riding conditions.

15 Comments

  1. I’ll be riding and bringing a friend. Glad to see it’s starting at 9:00 a.m. instead of 10 a.m.
    Looking forward to it!

  2. hoping to ride AND bring a friend…it’s always a timing thing for me tho. what’s the general consensus for how long the ride might take?

  3. It will vary between the group levels of 2, 3 and 4 as to how long the ride may take. Guessing that for group 2-3 the ride could take 4 1/2 – 5 hours and level 4 would be less – maybe 3 1/2 – 4 hours. (and depends on the length stop/if in Brighton). Any other guesses? 🙂

  4. No guesses here, I can tell you. Vivian and I rode it last week. We certainly didn’t dilly dally, rode straight there and straight back at a good clip and it took us 4 hours 10 minutes. Paused at the lighthouse for maybe 5-10 minutes. No wind to speak of either to slow us down.

  5. I rode to Colborne and back this morning and I’m sending out this bug alert. Small annoying swarms of bugs all along the Lakeshore. I thought they were pretty much gone. There won’t be as many for our ride tomorrow because I killed thousands of them this morning as they smashed onto my face and body. 😉 See you tomorrow!

  6. Roy and Diane will be there.
    Roy has ridden to the park once this year and will enjoy riding again.
    It is not about speed,neither is it a race but just a nice steady Sunday ride to a beautiful location at the end.
    Diane will be happy to ride to Colborne and will enjoy the company of anybody else who wishes to go to this distance.

    • Agree. Some are pressed for time and that is why the comments on the time to complete the distance were posted I think. I know I have to get back to spend time with my non-riding family! And you’re right…the forecast sounds fantastic. 🙂

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