Using Ride with GPS, Mirrors, Online Bike Registry, and Construction

The weather is finally warming and the evenings are long!  Although we are not yet able to ride as a club, membership has its rewards.  If you are a current member of the NHCC please check out our ride library on Ride with GPS.  Turn by turn navigation is available using your mobile phone so you won’t get lost. You can check out Club Routes by going to the NHCC Club Page on Ride With GPS.

If you want to download some instructions on how to get started with the NHCC Ride With GPS Club rides, Click on the image below. 

Want to give it a try? To inspire you to pump up those tires, here is an option for this week to ride solo or with one or two others.  Please note this is not an official club ride but simply a suggestion for you.  This is a 25km ride in and around Cobourg – 25km Cobourg West.

Hoping you can get out and enjoy some fresh air and that we will all be riding together in the near future.

Construction on Lakeshore Rd. in Port Hope

In the event that you are choosing a route in Port Hope, please be advised that there is construction on Lakeshore Rd. beginning at the corner of Hwy 2 and Lakeshore.

Update on the Rear-view Mirrors

We haven’t forgotten about all who have ordered mirrors! They ship from the US and along with all other parcels that cross the border these days, things are taking significantly longer than usual. Patience, and we’ll let everyone know the moment we have them in our hot little hands.

Online Bicycle Registry

 COBOURG, ON (May 26, 2020) – The Cobourg Police Service has launched an online bicycle registration program to help protect bicycles owned by residents of Cobourg. This program will increase the chances of having your bike returned to you if it is stolen or lost. 

To register your bike, please visit cobourgpoliceservice.com and click on the Bike Registry button on the homepage. 

Northumberland County: Public Notice: 2020 Road Construction Program

While the County continues to monitor COVID-19 and modify services as required, the following road construction projects have been identified as essential and are expected to proceed as planned.

Please be advised that the following road sections will undergo paving and construction during 2020:

  • County Road 10
    From 250m north of Dodd’s Road to south of the 4th Line/Bickle Road intersection (2.4 km)
  • County Road 18
    From 900m west of County Road 15 to the County Road 15 Intersection (900 m)
  • County Rd 20 (Elgin Street, Cobourg)
    Resurfacing from Division Street to D’Arcy Street, including the intersection of Division and Elgin Street (800 m)
  • County Road 30
    From 550m north of Aranda Way to 200m south ofthe County Road 29 intersection (5.2 km)
  • Miscellaneous improvements to locations throughout the County (potholes, rutting, wear and tear)

One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times, however, please expect traffic delays during construction. Work is expected to commence in May 2020 and is expected to be completed by October 2020.

For further information, please contact:
Scott Reynolds
Sr. Engineering Technician
Phone: 905-372-3329 ext. 2363

Update

We are certainly facing a stiff headwind these days. Although we hoped for a return to some kind of normalcy, current restrictions on group events has left the NHCC Board of Directors little choice but to postpone the start of our 2020 cycling season.

The good news is that the Northumberland Hills Cycling Club is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and membership still has its rewards! The NHCC Board has made the decision to extend all current and subsequent 2020 membership purchases through to the end of next year’s 2021 season.

We are still hopeful to resume an active, although much shorter, season when circumstances permit.  Be safe everyone!

COVID-19 Update

Hello Friends,

We wanted to reach out to let you know that the Northumberland Hills Cycling Club is committed to promoting safety to all of our members as well as Northumberland community.  We sincerely hope we can bring you some wonderful cycling this season by working closely with the public health authorities.  We plan to establish some guidelines and will share them with you as soon as we can.  However, things are changing all the time.

For now, here are a few things that have been cancelled or postponed.

Our membership night which was to take place this week has been postponed (circumstances permitting) until the end of April.

Our speaker series has been cancelled.

This is our 10 year anniversary and we were excited to have some social gatherings, but we won’t be planning anything until we are given the okay.

We hope that everyone is doing okay and weathering out this storm.  Facebook live Membership Night perhaps?  We have options! Stay strong, cycle on!

In the meantime our membership is open on line and by mail.  If you are hesitant and you would like to wait, you can do that too.  However, for the time being our Club is closed to Guest Riders.  Our season begins May 1st and things could be completely different by then! Until then, feel free to take advantage of our ride routes on Ride with GPS to get out and enjoy some fresh air.

Big virtual hugs to everyone and stay tuned!

Hamilton Township Commuter Cycling Plan

Hello fellow cyclists.  There will be a Public Information Session at the Baltimore Recreation Centre at 6:00 pm on Thursday March 5th, regarding the Hamilton Township Commuter Cycling Plan.  The Township of Hamilton is developing a Commuter Cycling Master Plan to better accommodate the commuter, resident and tourist cycling needs of the community. The Plan aims to support and foster cycling use in and around the community, with the goal of creating an integrated cycling network that is comfortable for a wide range of users.
Plan to attend and have your say!
On March 5th learn more about the plan and provide comments. All input received will be used in the development of the final Commuter Cycling Plan to be presented to Township Council in March 2020.

Date of public information session: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Road, Baltimore, ON K0K 1C0
For more information:  https://www.hamiltontownship.ca/en/recreation-and-leisure/whats-happening.aspx

Membership Survey for the 2019 Season

Happy New Year everyone! It may be cold and snowy outside but the NHCC Executive is busy planning for the 2020 season.  We need your help! We are always looking for ways to make our club better and we are always in need of ride leaders.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey.  While we plan over the winter months we use the survey to help bring you a great season of fun, fitness and friendship.
The survey is anonymous, unless you choose to identify yourself.  Thank you!  Click here for the link to the survey

Thursday Night Hike – December 5th

We will meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6:00 p.m. and then do a semi-urban hike of 5 to 8 kms. Afterward we sometimes pop into a local establishment for a beverage and wings. It’s always a good idea to wear a light or two on these evening hikes, but for the month of December let’s “festive it up” and wear battery operated Christmas lights (optional of course and only if you have them). We usually get a few reactions from passers by and it makes us super visible.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed off-season waiver (see right side of NHCC homepage).

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Deb Parks

Please leave a comment if you are able to join us. Thank you!

REMINDER Annual General Meeting October 24th

Don’t forget to attend the NHCC Annual General Members meeting at the HTM Insurance Building in Cobourg tomorrow evening – Thursday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m.  It’s free and we promise it won’t take long! So come on out and support your cycling club.  Get a sneak peak at a new jersey design in the works for 2020 and get your membership for next year at the lowest price available. Only $35.00!

We will also have a limited supply of in-stock jerseys available for purchase (old design only).  If you have been wanting a long-sleeved jersey for the colder weather this is time to get one!  There will also be nibbles and it’s FREE to attend – did I mention that already? – FREE!

See you there!

2019 NHCC Annual Meeting

Let’s get together on Thursday, October 24th  when we will be having our year-end Annual Meeting. We will be celebrating a very successful cycling season and conduct a little official business. We are trying something new this year and holding the meeting at the HTM Insurance building in Cobourg. We will be serving appetizers and beverages and there will be no charge to attend. Here are just a few great reasons to come out – renew your membership for 2020 at a special rate for one night only at $35, purchase a short sleeve jersey from our limited stock at a discounted price, get a sneak peak of the new NHCC jersey design for our 10-year Anniversary next year, support your cycling club and socialize with friends. A few presentations will be made and we are incorporating new bylaws (available here) for our club.

There is one director vacancy on the Board. This position is currently filled by a Board endorsed appointee who has accepted nomination for the 3-year term position. If any member would like to submit an application to the Board Nomination Committee for consideration, please email secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com for an application package. No nominations will be accepted after October 20, 2019. Nominations will be not be accepted from the floor.

Agenda
Place – HTM Insurance Meeting Room, 1185 Elgin St W, Cobourg, ON
Date & Time – Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:30pm

AGM Business
Welcome address (President)
Approval of Agenda and Minutes from 2018 AGM
Treasurer’s Report, Special Resolution: To waive a Review Engagement of the NHCC 2019 Fiscal Year (Financial Report Here)
Membership Report
Motion: To adopt new Bylaws
Election
ADJOURN AGM

Informal Presentations
Certificates
Off-Season activities

Off Season Weekend Ride – Saturday, October 5th

The “official” NHCC season may be over but the fun still continues….This will be a joint ride with the Ganaraska Freewheelers Club and it is out of town. Explore new roads and meet some new cycling friends!
DATE: October 5th 2019 (with a rain date of October 6th 2019)
TIME: 10:30 AM
ROUTE: Minden to Haliburton (rain option starting at Cobourg Community Centre)
START LOCATION:  Minden Rotary Park on Rotary Park Road just opposite Kawartha Dairy (see map)
RIDE LEADER: Sue Pott (Freewheelers Club)
ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Minden to Haliburton 63 Km with out and back options to suit. Bring some cash for lunch. This ride is dependent on participation. We require a minimum of 6 riders to proceed  so please leave a comment for this ride to proceed before October 3rd 2019 if you plan to come.