Ride: Thursday, August 4th: “Le Tour de Port Hope” 9:00am

The originally planned route for this coming Thursday (and also Sunday’s ride) has now been changed. Please note that the ride now starts at The Mill restaurant.

The long ride is about 54 km, and takes in Bickle Hill on the way home. There is a shorter route of about 46 km that avoids that lovely climb! Thanks to Brian Hedney for developing this brand new route for us!

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant
Route map and directions: “Le Tour de Port Hope” route map here

Long Ride Leader: Brian Hedney
Short Ride Leader:  To be determined

Please indicate by commenting if you will come out for the ride so that the ride leaders can plan accordingly.


Ride: Sunday July 31st: “Butter Tart Run” 9am

Butter Tarts and Cherry cream cheese danishes are enough to bring us back to Harwood! The Thursday ride goes there and so does this Sunday’s. Since it’s likely to be crazy hot outside, we’ll also re-fill water bottles at the spring.

The distance will be 56km. The shortcut option is only 17km and bypasses the butter tarts as well as the most scenic portion of the ride along Rice Lake. If you want to catch the scenery and the butter tarts and ride a shorter distance, use the comments section below to seek out other like-minded individuals and together you could make a plan of your own.

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant parking lot
Route map and directions: Butter Tart Run Route Map Here

Ride Leader: Vivian VandenHazel
Short Ride Leader: We still need a volunteer!

Please comment below if you are coming.

Ride: Thursday July 28th: “Butter Tart Run” 9am

56km and it’s going to be a hot one, so fill up your bottles with lots of ice. We’ll also re-fill water bottles at the spring in Harwood. If you plan to do a shorter distance, please review the map and make an independent plan accordingly.

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant parking lot
Route map and directions: Butter Tart Run Route Map Here

Ride Leader: Paul Mills

Please comment below if you are coming.

Ride: Sunday, July 24: “Tour de Baltimore” (Lunch at The Mill after)

This Sunday’s ride will be the same as Thursday’s, but with the added extra of joining together for lunch at The Mill afterward. They’ve got a great outdoor patio that we can use. Spouses, friends and/or family are all welcome to come to The Mill for lunch as well. We’d really like to make sure that we let the restaurant know how many are coming, so please RSVP by commenting below that you are coming and how many to expect for lunch.

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant in Cobourg
Route map and directions: “Tour de Baltimore” route map here

Lunch time reservations: 11:45am

Ride Leader: Brian Hedney

Monday, June 20: Evening Novice Ride (7:00pm)

NOTE: The start location for Monday night rides is changing. It’s now at the park on Carlisle St. between Ewing and Westwood.

Club members wanting a leisurely, easy paced ride are encouraged to come out to the regular Monday night Novice Rides. They’ll typically be about 1 hour in length and be along flat, easy routes, mostly in-town. Learn to use your gears, how to ride with a group, how to interact with traffic and most of all just come out and have some fun. Experienced riders are encouraged to support our newest members by coming out and sharing your expertise.

Start time: 7:00pm
Start location: The park on Carlisle St between Ewing and Westwood.
Route map and directions: Route and pace to be determined by riders
Ride Leader: TBD

Please indicate by commenting if you will come out for the ride.

Ride: Thursday June 16: “Shelter Valley” 10am

This route is the Freewheelers “Shelter Valley” ride with a modification to start and finish at Donegan Park rather than the Cobourg Marina. The estimated long distance will be about 50km with plenty of opportunities to shorten it as necessary.

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: Donegan Park
Route map and directions: Shelter Valley Route Map and Directions

Long Ride Leader: TBD
Short Ride Leader: TBD

Please comment below if you are coming and whether you are interested in the short or long route. We’ll need volunteers for leading the ride as well.

Sunday June 5, from Gilmer’s in Port Hope

This Sunday’s route will start and finish at Gilmer’s Home Hardware in Port Hope. It’s not a particularly hilly ride. People interested in a shorter route can simply turn around whenever they wish to.

If you are wanting to go to Port Hope on Sunday but need transportation for yourself and/or your bike, please indicate it by commenting below and we’ll see if there are any volunteers to help transport.

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The parking lot at Gilmer’s Home Hardware in Port Hope (under the big Gilmer’s sign by the road)
Distance: Short route (determined by participating members): Long route (52km)
Short route ride leader: Glen Fitchett
Route map and directions: Click here for route map 

Thursday, June 2nd: Evening community bike ride

This evening’s ride is open to anyone who wants to ride including non-members. It’s a great in-town route that promises to be pleasantly easy. Riders do not need to be members of the club, but they will be required to sign a waiver that will be available at the beginning of the ride. Let’s see if we can encourage some friends and family to come out and join us! (Helmets are required)

Start time: 6:30pm
Start location: Donegan Park
Route map and directions: Click here for the route map.
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin

Please indicate by commenting if you will come out for the ride.