In case you missed it…onion rings and ice cream

We had a fabulous ride today! Perfect weather, not too warm, overcast, and a great group of people! We rode together, pausing at St. Annes to determine who will ride long, and who will take the express route back. Three went on to ice cream with a side of onion rings at the County Road Cafe in Centreton. We just couldn’t help ourselves… It felt like the perfect Sunday, and hey, the onion rings were fantastic! It was such fun all the way around! For those of you who haven’t been there, their food is super! And there are plenty of picnic tables to enjoy. The owner/operator was so appreciative that we stopped by, and thrilled to have us there! We have plenty more rides this coming week—check out the NHCC Ride Calendar for all the details.

Weekday Rides for the week of July 12-16

Busy week ahead. We have 9 rides planned for this week so far—two rides every day (except Friday)! Lots to choose from, like Randys Workshop: Gearing, there is a Friday Floater Ride up in Peterborough, a few nice & lazy rides for enjoying the sunshine, and also a couple of rides for building some mileage and strength.  All of the details are on our Club Ride Calendar, but here is a summary:

1. Monday July 12th: (Level 2) Port Hope Ride
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Bill Glover
Distance: 28km
Terrain: B
Pace: Leisurely (Level 2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Kings Field in Port Hope on Victoria Street

2. Monday July 12th: (Level 3/4 ) Building Mileage in Grafton
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Distance: 54km
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate (Level 3), or Fast (Level 4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Grafton Memorial Arena

3. Tuesday July 13th: (Level 1) (Leisurely Cobourg in Town Ride)
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Jim Breckenridge
Length of Ride: 60-90minutes
Terrain: A
Pace: Slow (Level 1)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Peace Park, 175 Forth St., Cobourg

4. Tuesday July 13th: (Level 3/4) Linton and Sully Road to Harwood
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Helmut Bock
Distance: 43km
Terrain: C 
Pace: Moderate (Level3), or Fast (Level 4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Balls Mill Conservation Area parking lot (2971 Harwood Rd)

5. Wednesday July 14th: (Level 3/4) Ride Toward Rice Lake
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Distance: Choice of either 42km, or 53km
Terrain: B or C (depending on route choice)
Pace: Moderate (Level3), or Fast (Level 4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices

6. Wednesday July 14th: (Level 1,2) Workshop: All about GEARING with Randy
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Length: 60 minute workshop followed by 60 minute ride
Terrain: A
Pace: Slow (Level 1)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Westwood Park, on Carlisle between Westwood and Ewing

7. Thursday July 15th: (Level 3/4) Golden Beach Loop
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Helmut Bock
Distance: 53km
Terrain: C 
Pace: Moderate (Level3), or Fast (Level 4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Balls Mill Conservation Area parking lot (2971 Harwood Rd)

8. Thursday July 15th: (Level 2) Start and End in Cobourg
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Bill Glover
Distance: 28km
Terrain: B
Pace: Leisurely (Level 2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Westwood Park, on Carlisle between Westwood and Ewing

9. Friday July 16th: (Level 3) Friday Floater Ride, Peterborough Shimano 1 or 1A
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Distance: choice of 49 or 63km 
Terrain: B
Pace: Moderate (Level 3)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Beavermede Park, Peterborough

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect (COVID gathering limits apply) You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

Another Weekend Ride: ( Nawautin Sanctuary, Saturday July 10)

This is a nice, flat ride to Nawautin Sanctuary and back, suitable for all new riders, as well as experienced ones who are just looking for a great casual ride. There are some beautiful paths near the water to explore at the Sanctuary! It’s a 9:30 start, and we’ll ride for about an hour and a half.

Date: Saturday July 10
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Start time: 9:30am
Length of Ride: 1.5–2 hours
Terrain: B
Pace: Leisurely (Level 2)
Type of Ride: Group
Start location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy St., Cobourg

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect (COVID gathering limits apply) You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming!

Weekend Ride: Sunday 10am

Since we were rained out in a few rides this week we are re-scheduling this one for Sunday morning.  

Sunday July 11th: (Level 3) Building Mileage
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Distance: 44km or 57km (choice)
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate (Level 3/4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Cobourg Community Centre

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect (COVID gathering limits apply) You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming, and which ride you are coming to. 

Weekday rides for July 5–9

We have another 8 rides this coming week to choose from, so there is something for everyone! We have an Instructional Workshop about different styles of bikes, and choosing the correct bike size, The Friday Floater Ride that takes us out of town (near Trenton), a few Building Mileage Rides evening rides, and a daytime ride on the Lang Hastings Trail, and a faster morning ride up to Bewdley just to name a few! The following is a summary of the rides. Complete details and descriptions are found on the NHCC RIDE Calendar.

1. Monday July 5th: (Level 1) Maintenance workshop & Ride #3
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Length of Ride: 1 hour (following the one hour workshop)
Terrain: A
Pace: Slow/Leisurely (Level 1/2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Westwood Park, on Carlisle between Ewing and Westwood

2. Monday July 5th: (Level 3 ) Building Mileage with Deb
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Deb Parks
Distance: 45km
Terrain: B
Pace: Moderate (Level 3)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Kings Field, Port Hope

3. Tuesday July 6th: (Level 3/4) (Beautiful Bewdley)
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Helmut Bock
Distance: 52km
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate/Fast (Level 3/4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Port Hope Town Hall

4. Tuesday July 6th: (Level 1/2) Lang Hastings Trail
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length of Ride: To be determined by participants attending
Terrain: A
Pace: Leisurely (Level 1/2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Hastings, parking lot across from the submarine shop

5. Wednesday July 7th: (Level 3) Building Mileage with Anita
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Distance: 44km or 57km (choice)
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate (Level 3/4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Cobourg Community Centre

6. Thursday July 8th: (Level 3/4) Shelter Valley Road
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Helmut Bock
Length of Ride: 49km
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate/Fast (Level 3/4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Donegan Park

7. Thursday July 8th: (Level 2) Leisurely Ride in Hope Township
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length of Ride: 2 hours 
Terrain: B
Pace: Leisurely (Level 2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Canton United Church

8. Friday July 9th: (Mixed Levels) Friday Floater Ride: The Lock & Rock & Roll Route
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Length of Ride: 35km or 50km (choice)
Terrain: A-35km, and B-50km
Pace: Mixed paces, depending on group
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Lower Trent Trail parking lot, 70 Lock Rd., Trenton

RSVP: We need to know how many to expect (COVID gathering limits apply) You can RSVP two different ways.

  • The easiest way! Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP or,
  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming, and which ride you are coming to. 

NHCC Sunday Explore—No stone left unturned!

We saw it all! And just about everyone managed to discover little pathways or routes that they never new existed. The “Nooks and Crannies of Cobourg Ride” was full of happy smiles and laughter. We felt like kids again, (socially distanced, of course!) as we explored the winding, wooded trails with greenery that was growing taller than any of us, the beach, the campground, and all those little areas we thought “Nawww….we can’t go there!” but learned that “Oh yes we can!” What fun! It was the perfect summer day. The ice-creamers of the group ended up down at the Waterfront slurping pralines and cream, chocolate, butterscotch, and chocolatey mint chip. 🙂 Check out the pictures!