NHCC Activities for the week of: Monday June 17 to Sunday June 23

The Level 3 riders having fun west of Port Hope near Newcastle.

It’s going to be a hot one this week—so, some of the rides that appeared on the Cycle Club Calendar may have been changed in order to account for heat and humidity, so please consult the calendar to make sure you have the most up to date information. The season is well underway now and evenings are long, so you may also notice some of the rides getting longer as we all get stronger. By Friday, those Level 3/4s that have mountain bikes may enjoy some evening coolness with our Friday Evening Mountain Biking—Helmut is taking the group on wide paths (not single track) and by the looks of pictures from last week there was lots of happy, but dirty faces.  🙂

Hey! Mark your calendars for July 2st.  It will be an All Levels Canada Day Ride and Pancake Breakfast afterward.  Details are on the Events Calendar in your cycle club account.  

The Quick Facts: Upcoming Activities (June 17th to June 23rd)

Tuesday June 18th: Evening Ride, 6:00pm
Level 1 Start location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St., in Cobourg
Level 2 Start location: King’s Field at 28 Victoria St S. in Port Hope
Level 3 Start location: Wicklow Beach Boatlaunch parking lot, 133 Lakeport Rd, Colborne
(6:15 start time) Level 4 Start location: Ball’s Mill Conservation Area, 2971 Regional Rd 15, Baltimore

Thursday June 20th: Morning Ride, 10:00am
Level 1 Start location: Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Rd, Baltimore
Level 2 Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton
Level 3 Start location: Keeler Centre, Keeler Centre, 80 Division Street, Colborne

Thursday June 20th: Evening Ride, 6:15pm
Level 4 Start location: Baltimore Recreation Centre Arena, 23 Community Centre Rd, Baltimore

Friday June 21st: Evening Mountain Biking, 6:15pm
Level 3/4 Start location: McDonald Trailhead, Northumberland County Forest, 507 McDonald Rd, Grafton (about 2Km north of Centreton Road)

Sunday June 23rd: Morning Ride, 10am
Level 1 Start location: TBA
Level 2 Start location: Northumberland Mall on Elgin St. W. Park between the LCBO and Boston Pizza
Level 3 Start location: Hastings Pisces Park 5 Dit Clapper Dr Hastings
(9:00 start time) Level 4 Start location: Sylvan Glen, 3634 Sylvan Glen Rd, Port Hope

NHCC Rides for the week of: Monday June 10 to Sunday June 16th

Photo credit: Chris Robert

The days are getting longer all the time and so may the distance for evening rides.  Note that Level 4s have switched to a 9am start time for Sunday morning rides due to the length of the rides and also the anticipated heat of summer (which so far, doesn’t seem to be a problem!).  There’s mountain biking on Friday. It’s an opportunity to bring out mountain bikes or gravel bikes because we’re sticking to the wider forest roads to avoid the poison ivy creeping onto the single-track. Lots of good rides in store this week!

The Quick Facts: Upcoming Activities (June 11th to June 16th)

Tuesday June 11th: Evening Ride, 6:00pm
Level 1 Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg
Level 2 Start location: King’s Field at 28 Victoria St S. in Port Hope
Level 3 Start location: Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D’Arcy Street
(6:15 start time) Level 4 Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices, 8285 Majestic Hills Dr.

Thursday June 13th: Morning Ride, 10:00am
Level 1 Start location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St., in Cobourg
Level 2 Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton
Level 3 Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

Thursday June 13th: Evening Ride, 6:15pm
Level 4 Start location: Beagle Club Trail Head, 101 Beagle Club Rd, Harwood

Friday June 14th: Evening Mountain Biking, 6:15pm
Level 3/4 Start location: McDonald Trailhead, Northumberland County Forest, 507 McDonald Rd, Grafton (about 2Km north of Centreton Road)

Sunday June 16th: Morning Ride, 10am
Level 1 Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton
Level 2 Start location: The Diamond Head Industrial Mall, 210 Willmott St
Level 3 Start location: King’s Field, 28 Victoria St. S., Port Hope
(9:00 start time) Level 4 Start location: Hastings Pisces Park, at 5 Dit Clapper Dr, Hastings

Correction Notice

Correction Notice: There were a few details that somehow went awry in the previous posting for this week’s activities which have now been corrected.  In the event of a discrepancy between the Website and the Events Calendar on Cycle Club, the details in the Cycle Club calendar shall be presumed correct. Here is the link again for the week’s summary: https://northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com/nhcc-activities-for-the-week-of-monday-june-3-to-sunday-june-9/

 

NHCC Activities for the week of Monday June 3 to Sunday June 9

We have more than our regular road rides in store. This week you can look for a morning hike (yeah, that’s right, a hike!) at Hazel Bird Sanctuary on Wednesday.  It’s a great opportunity to mingle with folks from the other Levels without having to try and keep the pace on your bike. And Friday there’s some evening mountain biking for the adventurous ones.

Of course there are the regular road rides, and some are heading out of town for some new & interesting scenery.  On Thursday, Level 2s are exploring the Millennium Trail that’s nice & flat and off-road. Level 4s are going for an evening shorty ride then some social time afterward. On Sunday the Level 1s are starting in Whitby and are planning on visiting the lovely Waterfront Trail, which arguably is the best section—it will feel like a little day-vacation! Level 3s will start up at Beavermead Park and do a lovely route with less-than-average elevation and a coffee & ice cream stop. Meanwhile, the Level 4s will start in Newcastle where Miche has a fantastic route planned.  

The Quick Facts: Upcoming Activities (June 3rd to June 9th)

Tuesday June 4th: Evening Ride, 6:00pm
Level 1 Start location: 100 Keewatin Dr, Grafton
Level 2 Start location: King’s Field at 28 Victoria St S. in Port Hope
Level 3 Start location: Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D’Arcy Street
(6:15 start time) Level 4 Start location: Balls Mill Conservation area parking lot, 2971 Regional Rd 15, Baltimore

Wednesday June 5th: Morning HIKE, 10:00am
Start location: Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 9636 Beavermeadow Rd E, Baltimore

Thursday June 6th: Morning Ride, 10:00am
Level 1 Start location: Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Rd, Baltimore
Level 2 Start location: Millennium Trail Parking Lot near Salem Road (link to the Parking lot here)

Level 3 Start location: Westwood Park, 655 Carlisle Str. Cobourg

Thursday June 6th: Evening Ride, 6:15pm
Level 4 Start location: Near 104 Victor Road, Roseneath

Friday June 7th: Evening Mountain Biking, 6:15pm
Level 3/4 Start location: Beagle Club Trail Head, 101 Beagle Club Rd, Harwood

Sunday June 9th: Morning Ride, 10am
Level 1 Start location: Waterfront Trail Parking lot (Whitby), 249 Water Street
Level 2 Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena in Furnace St 
Level 3 Start location: Beavermead Park, 2011 Ashburnham Dr, Peterborough
(9:00 start time) Level 4 Start location: Waterfront Trail parking lot (Newcastle) at the foot of Toronto St.

NHCC Rides for the week of Monday May 27 to Sunday June 2

Some of the week’s highlights: Level 1s are exploring the Waterfront Trail westbound from Newcastle this coming Sunday—it’s a lovely, flat route that’s very scenic with much of it on dedicated bike paths. On Thursday morning, Level 2s start in Colborne and head to Presqu’ile Park, hoping that the food trucks might even be open, so bring a little $$ just in case. Level 3s are going nice & flat on Tuesday evening followed by Mike’s Thursday morning ride that will take on Baby Bickle Hill, and some of the nice stone houses of Hope Township. Level 4s are ramping up some distance and have their first monthly 100-km ride (with a 60km shorter option) out to Presqu’ile Park then down to Consecon and beyond. All the snazzy details about the weekly rides can be found in your Cycle Club account (members).  Guests are welcome to come out for any club ride (we like new people!).  Just bring along a Guest Waiver to give to the ride leader. 

Note about start times for Level 4: Level 4s are going to begin departing at 6:15 for evening rides (it gives those who work a little extra time to make it)

Level 1 Tuesday Evening vs Morning poll: The word went out, and people responded.  It was a fairly even split so Level 1 Evening rides will remain in place.

Pre-announcement: Our annual Canada Day Ride and Pancake Breakfast, which has become a summer highlight. Mark your calendars for July 1st—you won’t want to miss this! It’s an All Levels Ride where the entire club rides together, then we have a fabulous pancake breakfast with all the fixings afterward.  

The Quick Facts: Upcoming Rides (May 27th to June 2nd)

Tuesday May 28th: Evening Ride, 6:00pm
Level 1 Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton
Level 2 Start location: King’s Field at 28 Victoria St S. in Port Hope
Level 3 Start location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St., in Cobourg
(6:15 start time) Level 4 Start location: Balls Mill Conservation area parking lot, 2971 Regional Rd 15, Baltimore

Thursday May 30th: Morning Ride, 10:00am
Level 1 Start location: King’s Field at 28 Victoria St S. in Port Hope
Level 2 Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton
Level 3 Start location: Westwood Park, 655 Carlisle Str. Cobourg

Thursday May 30th: Evening Ride, 6:15pm
Level 4 Start location:Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton

Sunday June 2nd: Morning Ride
10:00am: Level 1 Start location: Bond Head Parkette, at 5 Boulton St., in Newcastle
10:00am: Level 2 Start location: TBD (Guests: email us for the address: secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com)
10:00am: Level 3 Start location: TBD (Guests: email us for the address: secretary@northumberlandhillscyclingclub.com)
9:00am: Level 4 Start location: Keeler Centre, 80 Division St, Colborne

Level 1 Poll: Should we switch Tuesday Rides to morning time?

Calling all Level 1 Club Members! We are discussing the merits of a switch from the Tuesday evening ride to a Morning ride instead (Level 1 only). We are seeking responses from those who currently participate in Level 1 before a decision is made.  Just one simple question to answer, and we’ll share the results when we have them.

Question: Should we switch Tuesday Rides to morning time (Level 1 only)

NHCC Rides for the week of Monday May 20 to Sunday May 26th

Sylvan Glen has re-opened so that’s good news for Port Hope routes.  The Tuesday 2s are taking Port Hope Lakeshore for an out and back, providing flexibility in distance. Now that 3s are getting their spring-legs back they’ll start adding a bit of distance over the next few weeks, starting also from Port Hope on Tuesday for a 35km route. Butter tarts for the 1s on Thursday! So, if that sounds yummy & delish, give it a go—L2, 3, and 4s could ride to the L1 start point, join in the fun, and ride home for some nice& easy distance. Level 4s will also be adding some distance on their Sunday rides, starting with the 65km Shimano 3A route where they’ll visit the riverside Silver Bean Cafe along the way.

FYI:

Getting notices about Ride cancellations: In the event of a ride cancellation, notifications are delivered to your Cycle Club account.  You will only receive a notification of a ride if you have RSVPd. Ensure that you have enabled Email notifications—in your Profile settings, scroll down and toggle on “Email notifications”.

Why do you need a Cycle Club account? The most up-to-date and detailed information about rides is on the Events calendar in your Cycle Club account. It’s also the only way that a Ride Leader can access your emergency contact information in the event it’s needed.  It’s really easy to use and you can register in quick time either on your desktop computer or download the app to your phone. Get yourself registered here for Cycle Club

The Quick Facts:Upcoming Rides (May 20th to May 26th)

Tuesday May 21st: Evening Ride, 6:00pm
Level 1 Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg
Level 2 Start location: King’s Field at 28 Victoria St S. in Port Hope
Level 3 Start location: King’s Field at 28 Victoria St S. in Port Hope
Level 4 Start location: Sylvan Glen, 3634 Sylvan Glen Rd, Port Hope

Thursday May 23rd: Morning Ride, 10:00pm
Level 1 Start location: Westwood Park, 655 Carlisle Str. Cobourg
Level 2 Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton
Level 3 Start location: Vernonville Community Centre, 112 George Street, Vernonville

Thursday May 23rd: Evening Ride, 6:00pm
Level 4 Start location: Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Rd., Baltimore

Sunday May 26th: Morning Ride, 10:00am
Level 1 Start location: Brighton Boat Launch, 162 Harbour St, Brighton
Level 2 Start location: Kings Field, 28 Victoria St. south, Port Hope
Level 3 Start location: Ray Benns Memorial Park, 2360 Northumberland County Rd 23, Centreton
Level 4 Start location: Squirrel Creek Conservation Area, 2520 Wallace Point Rd, Fraserville