NHCC Cycle-Safe Safety Basics (online) session: Wednesday April 27

We’ve been getting a great response to our online Safety Basics sessions, and we know there are a few more that are interested and haven’t been able to make it.  So, we’re scheduling one more, for Wednesday April 27.  The NHCC Cycle-Safe Basics (online) session is about two hours long, and it’s a great investment of time! A little bit of information could go a long way toward preventing the unthinkable!

Date: Wednesday April 27th, 6:30pm

The Cycle-Safe Clinic delivered by Dennis and Anita who are both formally trained cycling safety instructors. We will cover essential safety principles and group riding techniques to help you build confidence in riding with a group and in traffic safely. We’ll cover:

  • Cycling and the Law
  • Basic Bicycle Inspection
  • Traffic Cycling Principles
  • Where do you ride
  • Lane positioning
  • Intersections
  • Rules of the Road
  • Right and Left turns
  • Group Riding

RSVP for a Zoom invite: If you want to participate, Email us and we’ll send you the Zoom invite, lickety split! Secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com

Short-notice ride: 3:00 at Hamilton Township Offices

It’s short notice, but that’s how these pre-season rides sometime work. We seize the moment! This ride is at 3:00, starting at Hamilton Township Offices.  We’ll just head out for a Level 3-ish ride, with the goal being mostly to get our butts accustomed to being in the saddle again.  There are a few hills out here and it’s a little windy out, but we’ll take it easy.

Time: 3:00pm
Start Location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices, 8285 Majestic Hills Road
Ride Planner: Anita 
Level of difficulty: Level 3

RSVP: Please RSVP using your Cycle Club account.  (Or leave a comment, if you don’t know how to use Cycle Club yet)

Membership Night! Thursday March 31, at 7pm

That’s right! After two years of COVID preventing our favourite event of the year, Membership Night is back! This year its being held in the downstairs pub location at The Mill Restaurant.  Bring a friend (or two, or more!). Current members, prospective members—all are welcome! We’re pretty excited that we’ll be on track for a cycling season without restrictions and can guarantee you’ll see lots of happy smiling faces, as we gear up for cycling!

Snowshoeing Friday morning! (Tomorrow—Short notice)

Sometimes we can’t plan these kinds of things too far in advance…..but it looks like it’s going to be stellar conditions for snowshoeing once all this snow passes through.  So, let’s snowshoe tomorrow morning! Helmut will meet people at Woodland Trailhead at 10am. Hopefully there are a few who can make it on short notice.    

Date: Friday January 28, 10:00am
Planner: Helmut
Start location: Woodland Trailhead (Northumberland Forest)
Maximum number of Participants: 10 (must be fully vaccinated)

RSVP is required:

  • Logging in to Cycle Club either on the web, or on your mobile device and go from there. If you aren’t setup yet, start here: Cycle Club website/app

Thursday Night Hike: January 27, 6:30 in Cobourg

The weather is looking fine for tomorrow night, so the hike is a go! Just like it was supposed to be last week—

We’ll meet downtown Cobourg and head out for some urban exploration.  We always have fun, there’s always great conversation, and we always get a great low-impact workout.  We’ll keep a brisk pace to keep warm and we typically cover between 7-10kms over the space of a few hours.

This is a MEMBERS ONLY activity: Sorry, until provincial gathering restrictions are lifted, we cannot permit Guests. If you haven’t renewed your 2022 membership, now’s the time! 

Date: Thursday January 27, 6:30pm
Planners: Randy & Anita
Start location: Cobourg: Parking lot on Albert St. near the orthodontist office
Maximum number of Participants: 10 (must be fully vaccinated)

RSVP is required:

  • Logging in to Cycle Club either on the web, or on your mobile device and go from there. If you aren’t setup yet, start here: Cycle Club website/app

Evening Hike: Thursday December 9, 6:30pm

We did Cobourg for the past few weeks, so this week we’ll switch back to Port Hope—mostly because we want to go see the big lights display on Choate Road. You know the one….it’s really something else! And if you don’t know, come on out and see for yourself.  It’s worth the walk. It’s about a 10k hike, and we recommend you bring a headlamp or flashlight.  And hey, let’s get festive this week and put our lights on! 

GUESTS are now welcome! All they need to do is bring along a signed 2021 non-cycling Waiver!  

Date: Thursday December 9, 6:30pm
Planners: Randy & Anita
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall Parking lot

Please RSVP by either:

  • Logging in to Cycle Club either on the web, or on your mobile device and go from there. If you aren’t setup yet, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  • Leave a comment on the website to say you are coming!

The 2021 NHCC AGM & Social Festivity

This is the official notice of our upcoming AGM, where we conduct a little official club biz, then get down to the best stuff, our Social Festivity where we’ll see happy smiling faces, muse about how much we love cycling, re-connect with friends we may not have seen for a while. You’ll meet the Directors for 2022 and you can ask whatever Club questions might be on your mind in an informal setting!  And hey, there’ll be free refreshments (that alone makes it worthwhile!), and you can renew your memberships at the special AGM rate of $35.

Date: Tuesday November 30th, 2021
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Baltimore Recreation Centre
Agenda: Click here for the Agenda

RSVP (important): We need to know how many people are coming so that we can adequately plan refreshments! You can let us know via a number of ways!

Alternate methods to RSVP:

Evening Hike! Thursday November 18, 6pm

It’s a regular weekly thing—Our Thursday evening hike.  We have a reputation for moving pretty quick on these hikes, but this week we will slow down the pace a little to accommodate those who might enjoy a little slower. GUESTS are now welcome! All they need to do is bring along a signed 2021 Off-Season Waiver!  

Date: Thursday November 18, 2021
Time: 6:00pm
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall
Planners: Randy and Anita
*All participants (including guests) must be fully vaccinated*

Please RSVP to let us know you will come. 

  1. The better way! Use Cycle Club—either login to Cycle Club on the web, or download the app and go from there. If you haven’t already done so, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  2. Still valid: Leave a comment on the website.

Thursday November 11: Evening Hike in Port Hope (Bring a friend!)

Let’s hope it doesn’t rain for Thursday’s Evening Hike! And for those who aren’t all that familiar with the Evening Hike, we can tell you that we walk briskly up and down those hills, and get a workout! Sometimes a few of us venture into a local establishment afterward (optional, of course) for a little refreshment—meaning, beer, soft-drinks, heck…maybe even fries! That’s of course, only if you are COVID-comfortable in doing so!

Hey!! The NHCC is once again welcoming GUESTS who may participate in up to 3 NHCC non-cycling activities as long as they bring along a signed 2021 Off-Season Waiver!  

Date: Thursday November 11, 2021
Time: 6:00pm
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall
Planners: Randy and Anita
*All participants (including guests) must be fully vaccinated*

Please RSVP to let us know you will come. 

You can RSVP two different ways:

  1. The easiest way! Use Cycle Club. Either login to Cycle Club on the web, or download the app and go from there. If you haven’t already done so, start here: Cycle Club website/app
  2. Still valid: Leave a comment right on the website, we’ll count you in!