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

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.