NHCC Rides for Monday May 6 to Sunday May 12

All rides are posted on the Cycle Club Events Calendar for members to view and RSVP. Guests are welcome to attend but must bring a signed waiver to the ride to give to the Ride Leader. (available on the website)

MEMBERS: Get your Cycle Club account set up—that’s where you find all the information including routes, who will be riding, and notifications regarding weather cancellations and other announcements. If you haven’t already done so, start here! https://www.cycleclubapp.com

Need a Bicycle Check? Got some Questions?
For Tuesday Evening, volunteers will be on-hand for 30 minutes prior to the ride start. You are invited to have an experienced member check over your bicycle for obvious safety concerns. Or, if you have a few questions you’d like to discuss, we’ll be there!  

The Quick Facts:Upcoming Rides (May 6th to May 12th)

Tuesday May 7th: Evening Ride
Start time: 6pm
Levels: (1, 2, and 4)
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

Level: (3)
Start location: Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Rd., Baltimore

Thursday May 9th: Morning Ride
Start time: 10am
Level: (1)
Start location:
Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Rd., Baltimore

Thursday May 9th: Morning Ride
Start time:
Level: (2,3)
Start location:
Haldimand Community Memorial Arena 10766 County Rd. 2, Grafton

Thursday May 9th: Evening Ride
Start time:
Level: (4)
Start location:
McDonald Trailhead, Northumberland County Forest, 507 McDonald Rd, Grafton

Sunday May 12th: Morning Ride
Start time: 10:00am
Levels: (1, 2, 3, and 4)
Start location:
Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St., in Cobourg


Why do I need  to sign up for a Cycle Club account?
To RSVP to a ride: Ride Leaders are able to anticipate numbers and plan accordingly.  You get to see who’s riding too, so you can also anticipate. Among others things, it also gives the Ride Leader access to your emergency contact information in the event of a mis-hap.  

Where and when do rides start?
Variety is the name of the game! Start locations vary, depending on where the Ride Leader chooses. Occasionally start times may also vary, for instance in the heat of July and August when sometimes you may see morning rides shift to 9am in order to beat the heat.  As the season progresses and days become shorter, evening rides will also begin to start a little earlier than the standard 6pm.

How can I ask questions about a Ride beforehand?
Within your Cycle Club account, there is a Discussion feature attached to each and Event (Ride) where you can post questions that the Ride Leader or other participants may respond to.

Ride Cancellations:
Bad weather happens—Ride cancellations are usually at the discretion of the Ride Leader (unless a club-wide cancellation is warranted) and may be due inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.  Through your Cycle Club account you will receive notifications of such.

Guest Riders:
We like guests! It’s great when you have company visiting, or just know of a friend or two who might like to try it out. Guest Waivers are located on the NHCC website. Guests need to sign the waiver and give it to the Ride Leader.  Guests may ride for up to 3 rides before a full membership would be required.

Group Rides, Ride Leaders, and Sweeps:
All of our rides are Group, No Drop Rides.  There will be a Ride Leader who is familiar with the planned route and also a Sweep whose role is to ensure nobody gets left behind—cuz after all, nobody joins a club to ride alone.

Your Ride Leader has the skill, experience and leadership ability to help guide others. During a ride, a Ride Leader will establish the pace (speed) of the ride. They will not necessarily be at the front of the group all of the time but rather mingling and integrating to ensure overall cohesiveness of the group.  They are your first point of contact for troubleshooting issues and safety concerns.

Which Level should I choose?
Start easy and work your way up! Aim for a level easier than what you think you can handle. It’s better to promote yourself to the next Level on a subsequent ride than to be discouraged right from the start if you can’t keep up. We have four Levels to choose from, starting from Level 1 and increasing in speed and difficulty as you move up.  You are not locked into any particular level. You can drift among the different Levels for variety.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the road!  🙂

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