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

Level 4 Rides: Tuesday and Thursday (Sept. 24 and 26)

Level 4: Tuesday Sept. 24 (36k)

Nice long not-too-steep-ish climb (it’s not flat, Brent….just sayin!) then a nice beauty ride downhill all the way back in the big ring! We’ll make it back much faster than we make it there!
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 5:30
Sunset: 7:05pm
Route: Straight up County Rd. 10 for 45 minutes or to Millbrook whichever comes first, then back again (out and back)
Elevation: 450m
Start location: Hope Township Municipal Offices in Canton

Level 4: Thursday Sept. 26 (38k)

This is the last “scheduled” Level 4 ride of the season. From here on, rides will be posted on days when weather permits and ride leaders are available. Let’s make it count! This is a nice quick, rolly route. 
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 5:30pm
Sunset: 7:02pm
Elevation: 397m
Route: 38km “Rice Lake South” Link to Ride With GPS
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices on Majestic Hills Rd.

Pre-announcing: 100km Club Ride next weekend

Just so you can start thinking about it, we are planning a 100km ride next weekend, marking the end of the “official” riding season before switching to off-season mode. It will be your chance to do your first ever 100k, (or your hundredth!) and we’ll choose a route that’s easy-ish for you! There will also be a 50km option, with Colborne the start point for either distance. It will be either Saturday or Sunday, depending on which is better in the forecast. More information will be posted mid-week.

Sunday ride! Sept 22

Just in case the rain holds off till afternoon we’ll plan a Sunday Ride starting from Golden Beach Resort. The route will be posted sometime tomorrow, but expect something around 40k and at a touristy type pace (that means Level 3)  if you are interested in getting a bite to eat afterward at Golden Beach, bring a few $$  Let is know if you plan to ride! It helps with planning  

Start Time: 10:00am
Ride Leader: Randy & Anita
Route Map: Golden Beach Sunday Tour route map on Ride with GPS
Start Location: Golden Beach Resort on Rice Lake, 7100 Northumberland County Rd 18, Roseneath

Level 4 Rides: Sept. 17 and 19

IMPORTANT—New start time! The days are shorter than ever so we’ll start at 5:30 in order to allow a little more time to squeeze a decent ride in.

Level 4: Tuesday Sept. 17 (34km)

Nice fast, rolly route along Danforth Rd. Short & sweet!
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 5:30pm
Sunset: 7:18pm
Start Location: Cobourg Community Centre parking lot
Route Map (34k): ”Danforth there and back” link to route map on Ride with GPS

Level 4: Thursday Sept. 19 (44km)

This is a nice route, without crazy elevations (315m over 44k). Starting in Grafton at the arena, we will head out to Colborne and up to Telephone Rd. We’ll leave promptly and ride swiftly to get back by sunset! You’ll need lights, both front and back for this one!
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 5:30pm
Sunset: 7:15pm
Start location: Grafton Arena on Hwy 2
Route Map (44K): Link to route map on Ride with GPS

Level 4 Rides: Sept. 10 and 12

Level 4: Tuesday Sept. 10

This Tuesday night is self-navigated but simple. Meet at the Industrial Park on Wilmott St. for 6:00 and follow the Waterfront Trail eastbound for 45 minutes then return. It’s an opportunity to give it all you got and get some speed going (or not). 

Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 7:31pm
Route: no map required, take Waterfront Trail Eastbound
Start location: Industrial Park on Wilmott St.

Level 4: Thursday Sept. 12

We have lost 13 minutes of daylight in just one week! We have exactly one hour and 27 minutes to ride! Enough to squeeze in the same route as last Thursday except this time we will do it in reverse just to be a little different. See how our time and speed compares to the other direction!

Ride Leader: To be determined (any volunteers?)
Start time: 6:00pm
Sunset: 7:27 pm
Route map:  (35km) “Kennedy, Beavermeadow, Harwood Rd. (reversed)” link to map on Ride with GPS
Elevation: 332m
Start location: Hamilton Township Offices