Open Call for Ride Leaders

We need your help! The strength of the NHCC ride program relies on the commitment of volunteers like you. We are looking for ride leaders for the 2019 cycling season.  The more ride leaders we have, the more variety of rides we can offer.

You don’t need to be a super cyclist, just willing to commit to showing up and leading the way.  Not necessarily every week either. You could even just be an “occasional” leader. We are looking for all levels of ride leaders – from slow leisurely riders to those speed demons who love hills!  The proposed ride schedule for 2019 is as follows:

Monday evenings: Level 1, Level 3
Tuesday evenings: Level 2, Level 4
Wednesday evenings: Level 1, Level 3
Thursday evenings: Level 2, Level 4
Weekend mornings or afternoons: This can be any level
Friday Floater rides: Level 3

Simply let us know you are willing to lead and we’ll get you ready! Submit your name and a few details in the comments and then you’ll hear from us to plan what’s next.

There’s no commitment or obligation at this point….just an expression of interest.  Thank you!!!

Three Great Workshops at Cycle Transitions!

Just in time to help you get ready for the cycling season, Cycle Transitions has three workshops scheduled for the month of April.

Spring Tune-up Workshop

Learn how to prepare your bicycle for this year’s cycling season. Adjust your derailleurs and brakes as needed, replace worn parts, clean your bike, and more This is a hands-on workshop so bring your bike.
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Location: Cycle Transitions, 390 King St. W., Cobourg
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: free for Cycle Transition members. $35 for non-members (gives you a year’s CT membership in addition to the workshop fee). Parts extra.
Leader: Dave Singfield
How to sign up: send an email to cycletransitions@gmail.com
There is a limit of 8 persons for the workshop.  If there are more than 8 who indicate an interest, a second evening may be scheduled.

Maintenance Workshop for Women Only

Learn how to clean your bike, clean and lubricate your chain, and change a tire. This is a hands-on workshop so you will get an opportunity to practice some of these skills right away. Bring your bike and don’t wear your good clothes!
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Location: Cycle Transitions, 390 King St. W., Cobourg
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: free for Cycle Transition members. $35 for non-members (gives you a year’s CT membership in addition to the workshop fee).
Leaders: Maria Siemiaszko, Sue Throop, Freda Dong
How to sign up: send an email to cycletransitions@gmail.com
There is a limit of 12 persons for the workshop.  If there are more than 12 that sign up, a second evening may be scheduled.

Touring Prep Workshop

Learn how to prepare for a self-guided bicycle tour with Randy and Anita, recently returned from a tour of Cuba.  If you followed their blog of the trip (randyandanitaadventures.com), you can be assured they know all the “ins and outs” of what you’ll need and how to get ready for your tour.
Date: Tuesday, April 23
Location: Cycle Transitions, 390 King St. W., Cobourg
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: free for Cycle Transition members. $35 for non-members (gives you a year’s CT membership in addition to the workshop fee).
Leader: Randy Albon, Anita Macklin
How to sign up: send an email to cycletransitions@gmail.com
There is a limit of 12 persons for the workshop.

NHCC Membership Night – Thursday, March 28th at the Mill

It sure doesn’t look much like Spring outside, BUT here is a sign that it is on it’s way!  The NHCC Membership Night is happening on Thursday, March 28th. Just three weeks away!  Bring a friend (or several), or just come on your own, everyone is welcome. We’ll be hanging out upstairs at The Mill Restaurant from 7:00-9:00 pm.  There are plenty of reasons to come out! Here’s just a little of what we have lined up:

    • Join the NHCC: Get your membership for just $40
    • Get a jersey from our existing (limited) inventory for cash & carry
    • Meet the ride coordinators and find out what’s new this year!
    • Pick up a 2019 ride schedule so you can start planning
    • Cycle Transitions will be on hand to answer questions about their organization
    • Information about Ontario By Bike
    • Chandel from RYB Denim may pop by again with some cool things to wear
    • Lots of NHCC folks will be on hand to answer questions and let you know what to expect

Everyone is welcome….members, non-members, friends, etc. Drop in for a drink, order up some munchies, and just be social!

NHCC Jerseys 2018

NHCC Jerseys !

  • NEW! Technical T ($40)
  • Sleeveless ($65)
  • Short Sleeve ($75)
  • NEW!  Long sleeve LIGHT ($80)
  • Long sleeve HEAVY ($85)

This is your chance to get one early in the season and be ready to roll. After Membership Night the special membership rate will end and the regular rate will apply ($45)

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Place: The Mill Restaurant, upstairs (990 Ontario St.)
Time: 7–9pm

Bicycle Action Committee to Address Cobourg Council

Sustainable Cobourg’s Bicycle Action Committee (BAC) will be making a presentation to Cobourg Council’s Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, February 19 (the meeting begins at 6pm). The BAC will be making its pitch for cycling infrastructure projects for the coming year (separated path along Elgin from Strathy to St. Peter’s Cemetery) and the three remaining years of this Council (completion of the Kerr St corridor trail – a “spine” to connect a number of paths/routes).

We extend an invitation to all Northumberland Hills Cycling Club members and supporters to attend this meeting to show Council your support for these projects. The BAC has, over the last eleven years, made numerous presentations to Council encouraging them to improve Cobourg’s cycling infrastructure. This has led to considerable work being done already, but there’s still more to be done. Let’s encourage Council to include these in its new mandate.

2018 AGM Social Soiree Agenda

For the real procrastinators out there, we still have a couple of spots left and you have until noon tomorrow to secure your ticket to the Social Soiree and AGM. In case you are wondering, it’s a mostly social evening, with a little essential biz thrown in. Come see your friends, some photos from the past season, and hear about what’s in store for the off-season.  For all you ticket sellers out there, please let me know if you have any tickets yet to turn in!

Tickets: email us at info@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com

Agenda: Click here for the Agenda. 

 

2018 Membership Survey

It’s been a great season for cycling.  The NHCC is entirely volunteer-driven, and we encourage some feedback to let us know how we are doing. We are committed to always seeking ways to make the NHCC awesome, but we could use your input. Please take 5 minutes to fill out just 8 quick questions before the upcoming Annual Meeting and Social coming up soon on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.   We’ll share the results with everyone at the meeting!

We use the results to guide and direct the club for the next season as we do our planning over the winter. It’s totally anonymous, we promise (unless of course you choose to identify yourself).

Create your own user feedback survey
If the survey isn’t displaying in your browser, click here to Take the 2018 NHCC Survey.

Last call for tickets to the AGM and Social Soiree on Thursday, October 25th!

This is it, folks! Our AGM is fast approaching.  You can secure your ticket for next Thursday night’s (October 25th) event by contacting us at info@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com and we will sort out how to get it to you. It’s only $30 for a great buffet meal and an evening of celebrating with friends. If you are thinking “Hey, I didn’t really ride much, so I better stay home” we’re here to say “Come on out anyway! We would love to see you.” Just let us know how many are coming so we can convey the necessary information to the Best Western staff who will ensure enough food for everyone!

Special 2019 Membership rate only at the AGM! Be sure to bring along $35 with you on the evening of the event in order to get your 2019 membership for the best price you’ll ever see!

 

ALL LEVELS RIDE & Social – Wednesday, September 19th

It’s the third Wednesday of the month already and that means it’s an All Levels ride! This will be the final All Levels ride of our official 2018 cycling season.  However, stay tuned because there will be plenty of other rides to look forward to. As usual, we have one route, one start time.  Sunset will be at 7:14 pm so we will just do a simple 60 minute ride. 30 minutes out, turn around and ride 30 minutes back at whatever pace you feel like doing! By the way, friends and family are more than welcome to join us at The Mill after the ride for the social!

Start time: 6:00pm (Ride), and 7:15pm (pub social)
Start location: Parking lot at The Mill
RSVP: We need to make sure they reserve enough space for us, so please leave a comment to let us know you’ll be around for the social portion. Thank you!

Level 3 Ride – Wednesday, September 12

Allan Dennis, aka The Old Sapper, will lead a ride up Cornish Hollow, Racetrack Road and Community Centre Road.  So a bit of this and that.  The route can be altered as we feel fits the group and time available.  Please leave a comment so that Allan knows who is coming.

Start Point: Cobourg Arena, Furnace Street
Time: 5:30 pm
Leader: The Old Sapper
Route: Shellscrape Serenade Link to ride with GPS

2018 NHCC AGM & Social – Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, October 25th, 2018 we’ll be having our year-end AGM (Annual General Meeting) & Social.  All are welcome – both members and non(potential)-members.  We’ll be celebrating a very successful cycling season and of course conduct a little official club business. There will be a great buffet dinner at The Best Western in Cobourg, a few presentations will be made, there will be cycling jerseys for sale, and you’ll have the opportunity to renew memberships for 2019 at a special rate for one night only, $35.

Tickets by pre-sale only, from our ride leaders (not available at the door):

Tickets: $30
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Location: Best Western Hotel, Ballroom B
Time: 6:00pm (Dinner served 7:00pm)