Friday Floater ride: Are you participating?

Friday Floater: RSVP if you are coming. A number of folks have previous commitments tomorrow and so far there hasn’t been any comments that anyone is planning to participate in the Friday Floater Ride. Randy and Anita are asking that if you are planning to come, leave a comment to let us know….it’s a long way to go to the ride start to find nobody there! 

Level 3: Monday June 3 and Thursday June 6

Note: The second ride has been re-scheduled until Thursday this week, rather than Wednesday.

Days are getting longer! We have about 2 hours and 20 minutes of daylight for evening rides this week so we will try to extend the distance a little. We are riding from Port Hope on Monday night.  On Thursday night we will start with the Level 4 group and separate into two groups (Level 3 and 4) as the ride progresses.

What to expect on Level 3: This is a group ride. In the spirit of a group ride, all participants are expected to stay together without dropping any rider off the back, nor should any individual move ahead of the ride leader who will select and set a pace that fits within the Level 3 parameters. 

Monday June 3: Level 3

Ride leader: Debbie Parks
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:48pm
Route map: “Dales Route Port Hope”, (42km) Link to map on Ride With GPS
Start location: King’s Field in Port Hope

Thursday June 6: Level 3

This Thursday we are going to try and squeeze in a long ride with the 2 hours 20 min of available daylight so we’ll keep up a good pace and hopefully get 57km in. But if time really does limit us we also have a shorter 44km route to fall back on. We’ll need lights on bikes for sure! 
Ride Leader: Mike Collins
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:50pm
Elevation:  400m (short route)
Route map: Centerton and Grafton 44km route option
Start location: Cobourg Community Centre

Friday Floater Ride: May 31

This week Raff and Carson are leading the Friday Floater Ride, leaving from Cobourg and heading up to Bewdley and back for about 59km on some familiar roads. Bring a few $ with you in case the group happens to stop in Bewdley for goodies of some sort (highly likely). If you are planning to participate, it really helps out the ride leader if they know there are people are coming, so leave a comment to let Raff & Carson know.

This ride will maintain an early season Level 3 pace and nobody will be dropped. Road bikes are strongly recommended.

Start time: 10:00am
Ride Leaders: Raff & Carson
Route Map: Link to route map on Ride With GPS
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena on Furnace St.

Level 4 Rides: Tuesday May 28 and Thursday May 30

Tuesday May 28, Level 4 (48k)

This is a nice route that takes us up Ferguson and Sully (with a few other roads in between), toward Harwood. Then we return all the way back down Harwood Rd. We are keeping the rides a little northward due to the abundance of bugs in the air down near the lake.

Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:43pm
Elevation: 404m
Route map: The Dog Park to Harwood and Back
Start location: Parking lot at Cobourg Dog park on Ontario St.

Thursday May 30, Level 4 (44k)

The route climbs up Harwood Rd. but returns down Burnham for a nice & speedy downhill ride on a great wide-paved shoulder. 

Ride Leader: Jennifer Poole
Start time: 6:30
Sunset: 8:45pm
Elevation: 421m
Route map: Baltimore-Rice Lake-Camborne 44km route
Start location: Parking lot at St. Mary’s school (north side)

Level 3: Monday May 27 and Wednesday May 29

Monday May 27: Level 3

Debbie will start and end the route at Port Hope High School, Victoria Street in Port Hope. This will be a 35 km ride to Osaca along some very pretty and quiet roads. We will return along Lakeshore Road.

Ride Leader: Debbie Parks
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:42pm
Route map: Link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Port Hope High School

Wednesday May 29: Level 3

We shall try again! Last week it was simply too cold, windy and rainy so we bailed, but this week Mike will try again to get the group out onto a 40 km route along roads East of Grafton.

Ride Leader: Mike Collins
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:44pm
Route map(s): “Grafton East” link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Haldimand Memorial (Grafton) Arena

Level 3 Rides: May 20 and 22

This week we are starting the Monday ride in Grafton with Mike Collins leading the way on a nice 40km route east of Grafton and includes Shelter Valley Rd. Wednesday we go a little shorter with a 35km route taking Kennedy, Beavermeadow and Harwood Road.

Level 3: Monday May 20

Ride Leader: Mike Collins
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:35pm
Route map(s): “Grafton East” link to map on Ride with GPS
Optional route choice (in the event of heavy winds): Grafton North then South link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Haldimand Memorial (Grafton) Arena

Level 3: Wednesday May 22

Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Start time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:37pm
Route map: “Kennedy, Beavermeadow, Harwood Rd.” link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: Hamilton Township Offices

Level 3 Ride: Monday, May 13

Level 3 Ride: Monday May 13

There is only one “regular” Level 3 ride this week since Wednesday will be an All Levels Ride. Monday will be a no drop 37km ride, with a sweep, catering for all L3 ability levels. Gentle ride up Shelter Valley, round the top end through Castleton, along a bit and then a glorious long downhill back to Grafton.

Ride Leader: Allan Dennis
Start Time: 6:30pm
Sunset: 8:28pm
Elevation gain: 227m
Route Map: “L3 APD – Ince’s Incremental Iteration” Link to route map on Ride With GPS
Start Location: St Mary’s Church car park, bottom end of Lyle St South, Grafton

Yet another Ride Cancellation Notice

RIDE CANCELLATION NOTICE: Here we go again….another ride cancellation! Forecasts are all over the place and its cold…and windy…and there’s a good chance of some rain. We’ll re-schedule this ride till next Sunday and hope somehow the sun shines through.