106km Labour Day Ride: Monday, Sept. 5th (Around Rice Lake)

Please note that this will be a 9:00am start.

The route: 106km. (Okay, so it’s a little more than 100). It’s hilly in portions, and will certainly be a challenge. This is a ride for those of you who are looking for some serious distance.

Lunch: Hastings is a halfway point, so we suggest stopping for lunch at La Gondola’s which will be on the left hand side of the road as you pass through town. There’s an outdoor patio and they offer a selection of sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pasta, panzerotto, and salads. Vegetarian pizzas and pasta are also available.

Please comment below if you think you are coming.

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: Bewdley Arena
Route Map and directions: 106km Labour Day Rice Lake Ride map and directions

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.