NHCC Rides for the Week of April 4

The NHCC recognizes that for some there is immense value in having an outdoor activity to pursue so we are offering 3 rides this week. This week's rides will be capped with a limit of 5 participants each (including the Ride Planner) in keeping with COVID restrictions. RSVPs are required for all rides (see instructions below).
The safest way to ride your bike of course is still to ride solo, or with members of your immediate household. We are also conscious that not everyone will be comfortable riding with others at this time due to a wide range of reasons and we respect that. Be safe everyone!
Sunday April 4th, 1:00pm
“Sunday Super Easy Easter Ride” (Ride Planner: Dennis Benson)
Terrain:Pace: Slow Type of Ride: Group ride
Dennis and Janine will take a few people for an easy ride around the Town of Cobourg. It's an ideal ride for beginners, or those just looking for something easy! 
Start Location: The park on Carlisle St., between Ewing and Westwood 
Monday April 5th:, 2:00pm
“The Lovely Ride on the Lovely Route” 34km (Ride Planner: Randy Albon)
Terrain:Pace: Moderate Type of Ride: Group ride
One of our Club's favourites, this ride is most suited for experienced riders looking to just get back in the saddle after a long winter. We'll cruise along at a moderate pace (22-24km per hour) throughout the countryside, with a few hills here and there.
Start location: Centreton, at the Intersection of County Rds 22 and 23 (south side)
Wednesday April 7th:, 2:00pm
“A ride through farming country” 43km (Ride Planner: Helmut Bock)
Terrain:Pace: Moderate Type of Ride: Group ride
Check out some of the rural roads, as we head east on Community Centre Rd through the rolling hills of farm country and then down The Scott's Line and then return on Hwy 2 and Ontario St and Cornish Hollow.
Start location: Ball's Mill Conservation Area Parking lot (on Harwood Rd near Hwy 45)

How to RSVP for a ride:

  1. Desktop: Click on the Ride Calendar, double-click on your chosen ride, then in the new window that opens, locate and Click RSVP to enter your name and email
  2. Mobile Device: (See below)

Don't have Ride With GPS installed yet? You can email your RSVP to: info@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com

Learning to use the Ride With GPS Club Account

Ride with GPS is the system we use to create routes and maps for Club rides and the NHCC maintains a Club Account for the benefit of all members. Those with their own individual Ride with GPS account (they are free!) can login to the NHCC Club Account at Ride With GPS to access great features including turn-by-turn audio navigation on club routes, the use of our Route Library for independent navigation, the ability to plan routes, print out maps from the Club Library, and more. Below are a few webinars to help Club members learn to make the most of the Club Account benefit. Hey, it’s a lockdown so what else have you got to do?

The Helmet Mirrors are Here!

For all who ordered and paid for their helmet mirrors, the shipment has arrived! Here’s how you can do the pickup. If you know where Randy and Anita live, you can stop by tomorrow:

Friday June 19: 12 noon to 8pm

If you need the address, text us your name and we’ll send it to you! 905-269-6815 (Anita).

If you need an alternative pickup time, you can also just text, phone, or email and we’ll sort it out. If you stop by the house, we may just be waaaaaayyyy out in the backyard, so do come around and yell!

Buy, Sell, Trade your bikes and/or other cycling gear

It’s that time of year when people start thinking about buying, selling, trading, or upgrading their bikes and other associated gear. Why not start here by leaving a comment with all of your details about what you are looking to sell/buy/swap? Please be sure to leave as much information as possible, as well as your contact information in the comment so that interested people can reach you. 

Tuesday Morning Hike, Jan. 14th

We’re going to head out and hope that the trails are suitable, but in all likelihood icers will be needed. Let’s meet at the Woodland Trailhead on Hwy 45 and we’ll pick a trail from there.

Hike leader: Anita

Start time: 10am

Start location: Northumberland Forest, Woodland Trailhead

Please leave a comment to let me and others know you are coming!

Tuesday Morning Hike (Dec. 17th)

Tomorrow is among the warmest days in this weeks forecast! We have a 7k (approx.) hike leaving from the corner of Smylie/Burnham tomorrow. If you know where my house is you can park there, along the street. We’ll be heading East this time, and go up Baker Rd for the unmaintained road portion, which is a link between Smylie and Cornish Hollow. You will be all welcome to come in for tea/coffee & snacks afterward!

Start time: 9:30
Hike Leader: Anita
Start location: Smylie & Burnham (or my house)

Tuesday Morning Hike (Nov 26)

This Tuesday we are starting at the Hamilton Township Municipal Offices and take a 7.5km route along some unmaintained roads as well as some familiar ones. Wear good sturdy footwear, the first couple of kilometres will require them, and there are some hills too! After the hike we can have hot chocolate or coffee at Anita & Randys house for those who’d like to stick around.

Date: Tuesday November 26
Start time: 9:30am
Hike leader: Anita
Distance: 7.5km
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Office parking lot at Majestic Hills Road

Skiiiiiiiiiinnnnnngggg!!! Tuesday afternoon 2:00

We have snow! Dig out those skis and meet us at Beagle Club Trailhead for 2:00. There are a few routes to try, so we’ll make a consensus before heading out. There is a beginner trail if you are feeling a little apprehensive after those skis have sat motionless in the garage for so long. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate to enjoy afterward.

Leave us a comment if you are coming so we know to expect you.

Date: Tuesday November 12
Coordinators: Anita and Randy
Start time: 2:00pm
Start Location: Beagle Club Trailhead

25, 50, 100 and 160km Sunday Ride (Sunday Sept 29)

This is it, the final ride in the “official” cycling season before we switch over into off-season mode, so it’s a chance to fulfill a goal! On Sunday we will have three routes to choose from, a 25,  50, 100 or 160km route, starting from the Keeler Center for the 50, 100 and 160, and Presqu’ile Park for the 25k. It’s all pretty darn flat, so you can likely cover more distance than usual! Be sure to bring plenty of water, & stuff snacks in all your pockets, and some moolah $$ in case you see a place to grab a snack or a coffee. (Note: Should the forecast change Saturday looks substantially better than Sunday there’s a possibility we may switch days)

IMPORTANT: please reply and let us know which distance you want to do so that ride leaders and others can plan accordingly. Leave a comment and get the conversation started!

25km Route

Date: Sunday September 29th
Ride Leader: Dennis Benson
Start time: 10:00am
Start Location: Parking just outside the entrance to the park, at the corner of Lakehurst St. and Lakeshore Rd.

50, 100 or 160km Routes

Date: Sunday September 29th
Ride Leaders: TBA
Start time: 9:00am
Route Maps:
50km–Colborne, Presqu’ile Link to Ride with GPS
100km–Colborne, Presqu’ile, Consecon Link to Ride with GPS
160km–Colborne, Presqu’ile, Consecon, Wellington, Bloomfield Link to Ride with GPS
Start location: The Keeler Center in Colborne