Sunday July 4: Exploring Cobourg’s Nooks and Crannies

This is 23km exploration Slow Ride that’s pretty much flat as a pancake. We’ll weave in and out of all the less commonly travelled areas! Crushed limestone paths, bike paths, trails, side roads, detours. This is not about building mileage or speed….it’s about going where we go, seeing what we see, making some of it up as we go, looking at things, stopping and just discovering our own little town. Although there’s a general route in mind, we will hopefully veer off from time to time to see new things! Bring a few $$ in case we happen to find ice cream along the way.

Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Start location: Westwood Park (on Carlisle, between Westwood and Ewing)

Terrain: A
Pace: Slow (exploration pace!)
Type of ride: Group

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

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

Weekday Rides for June 28th-July2nd

We have eight rides on the schedule for you to choose from this week! All weather dependent of course.  By the way, if a ride cancellation becomes necessary, the cancellation is posted on the website. In the event of inclement weather, please monitor the website for notices. 

Want to ride? You’ll need to RSVP: It’s important that we know how many people will participate in any of our Club rides.  You can RSVP two different ways.

  • Leave a comment right on the website to say you are coming, (be sure to indicate the ride you will participate in!) or
  • Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click on the ride you are interested in, then click RSVP . 

1. Monday June 28th: Level 1 (Maintenance workshop and a Ride)
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Randy Albon, Freda Dong
Length of Ride: 1 hour
Terrain: A
Pace: Slow/Leisurely (Level 1/2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Westwood Park, on Carlisle between Ewing and Westwood

2. Monday June 28th: Level 2 (Easy Ride, Short & Sweet)
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length of Ride: 1.5 hour
Terrain: A
Pace: Leisurely (Level 2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Westwood Park, on Carlisle between Ewing and Westwood

3. Monday June 28th: Level 3 (Building Mileage)
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Debbie Parks
Length of Ride: 35km
Terrain: B
Pace: Moderate (Level 3)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Port Hope High School

4. Tuesday June 29th: Level 3/4 (Farming Country East of Baltimore)
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Helmut Bock
Length of Ride: 42.6km
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate/Fast (Level 3/4)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Ball’s Mill Conservation Area Parking lot, on Harwood Rd

5. Wednesday June 30th: Level 1 (Lakeshore South of Grafton)
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Length of Ride: 1.5-2 hours
Terrain: A
Pace: Slow (Level 1)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Nawautin Nature Sanctuary, 100 Keewatin Drive in Grafton

6. Wednesday June 30th: Level 3 (Building Mileage)
Start time: 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Length of Ride: 44km
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate (Level 3)
Type of ride: Re-Group
Start location: Beagle Club Trailhead at Northumberland Forest on Beagle Club Road

7. Thursday July 1st: ALL LEVELS RIDE
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Randy Albon, Anita Macklin
Length of Ride: 2 hours 
Terrain: B
Pace: Mixed Pace
Type of ride: Re-Group (at end of ride)
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices on Majestic Hills Road

8. CANCELLED: Friday July 2nd: Friday Floater Ride! Shimano Route 3a
Start time: 10:00am
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Length of Ride: 65km
Terrain: B
Pace: Moderate (Level 3)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Squirrel Creek Conservation Area (Peterborough) on Wallace Point Rd.

 

ICYMI: We’ve got rides both Thursday and Friday!

Just a reminder that there are two rides tomorrow evening! There’s also the Friday Floater ride as well! In case you missed it, here are the details:

1. Easy/Beginner Ride 
Date: Thursday Evening, June 24, 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Terrain: A
Pace: Slow/Leisurely (Level 1/2)
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy St., Cobourg

2. Building Mileage Ride
Date: Thursday Evening, June 24, 6:00pm
Ride Planner: Anita Macklin
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate (Level 3)
Type of ride: Regroup
Start location: Westwood Park, on Carlisle between Ewing and Westwood

3. Friday Floater Ride
Date: Friday Afternoon, June 25, 1:00pm
Ride Planner: Randy Albon
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate (Level 3)
Type of ride: Regroup
Start location: Hastings, Corner of Water St. & Bridge St., across from Subway

RSVP: It’s important that we know how many people will ride.  You can RSVP two different ways.

  • Leave a comment right here on the website to say you are coming, or
  • If you have a Ride With GPS account (and know how to use it!) you can use the Event RSVP feature.  

It’s Friday Floater Ride Time! (Friday June 25th)

This Friday Randy is re-starting the Friday Floater Rides. They’ll be offered mostly on Fridays throughout the summer, and are usually a little out of town for a change of scenery. We usually maintain a Pace: C Moderate (Level 3) and the distances typically range between 40 and 70km. This week’s ride is 49k. As with almost any rides north of the 401, there are hills, though we try to avoid the biggest and craziest of them. One highlight of this week’s ride will be the Ranney Gorge Bridge that we’ll cross with our bikes—which can be a bit of a thrill!

RSVP Required (choose one of two methods to let us know!):

  1. Leave a comment here on the website to say you are coming
  2. View the Event on our NHCC Ride Calendar, then select RSVP

To view all of the upcoming rides and their details, please visit the Ride Calendar on the website. For more information about how we rate Pace, Terrain, and Type of Ride, view the NHCC Ride Descriptions

More Rides for this coming week! Go fast, or go slow…choose your ride!

We have added two more rides to this week’s calendar (Tuesday is a busy day!).  In addition to the previously announced rides that can all be found on the Club Ride Calendar, we have just added the following:

Presqu’ile and Murray Canal (Tuesday June 22, Morning)
For the EASY riders in the NHCC, we have the Presqu’ile – Murray Canal ride. It’s flat and it’s easy! We would start off from the harbour at the end of Ontario St. in Brighton and ride through the Park for the level one’s. (16 km) . Those wishing for a little more distance can carry on to the Murray Canal and back. (another 16 km—for a total of 32)

Date/Time: Tuesday June 22, 10:00am
Ride Planner: Dennis Benson
Terrain: A
Pace: Leisurely – Speeds approximately 18-22 kph
Type of ride: Group
Start location: Ontario St. Dock, in Brighton (Near Presqu’ile Park)

South Shore of Rice Lake (Tuesday June 22, Morning)
An interesting ride along the south shore of Rice Lake and ride through the three towns. Lovely countryside along the way. Good way to build up some kilometres and climbs. This will be a “Regroup Ride”, meaning we might spread out, and regroup at specific points along the way. This route can be shortened as needed.

Date/Time: Tuesday June 22, 10:00am
Ride Planner: Helmut Bock
Terrain: C
Pace: Moderate, approx 20-23 kph
Type of ride: Regroup
Start location: Balls Mill Conservation Area Parking lot

How to RSVPOkay folks, this is important! Ride Planners need to know how many to anticipate so that they can arrange additional ride leaders if needed.  Also, just as importantly, other club members like to hear about others who will be riding  so they know they won’t be alone! Please leave a comment right here on the website, to let others know that you plan to ride and which ride you want to participate in!

Find all the Week’s rides and the details: Rides get posted on the Club’s Ride Calendar first.  After that, we post a message on the website announcing those rides.  The Club Ride Calendar can always be found on the NHCC website!  

Notice of change: 100km ride moved to Saturday

Hey everyone, we get that it’s Fathers this weekend….and the weather was previously thought to be rainy on Saturday, but alas the weather man has a changed his mind. Saturday looks wonderful, so we’re switching the 100km ride to Saturday. Don’t forget to RSVP if you are planning to ride.  Visit the NHCC Ride Calendar, click the ride you want to participate in, then click RSVP.  Easy easy!

Monday Evening “Maintenance Workshop & a Ride”

We will be offering three Workshop & Ride nights (Monday evenings) starting next week. These are designed for any member who might want to learn some basic bike maintenance and then go for an hour long rider afterward to practice some on-road skills for riding safely in a group.  Experienced members are encouraged to come on out and help! 

Week 1: Changing a flat tire
Week 2: How to lube your drivetrain
Week 3: Learning about different types of bikes, and adjusting the fit of your bike

Find all of the details (start time, location, etc), and RSVP on the Club’s Ride Calendar.

How to RSVP to a ride:

  1. View the NHCC Ride Calendar.
  2. While viewing the NHCC Club Calendar, click on the Ride you wish to participate in. The information will pop up and you should see an RSVP button that you can click. It’s that simple! Alternatively, leave a comment here on the website, we’ll count you in!

100km Ride on Sunday (and a time change for next weeks rides)

Sunday June 20th: Helmut has a Fathers Day ride planned for Sunday, since it appears to be the best day in the forecast.  It’s 100km, for you endurance riders! It’s a 9:00 start so that you can be back in time for dinner!

For ride planning purposes, its important that anyone planning to participates RSVP so that the Ride Planner can anticipate numbers.

How to RSVP to a ride:

  1. Find your ride on the Club’s Ride Calendar.
  2. Click on the Ride you wish to participate in. The information will pop up and you should see an RSVP button that you can click. Alternatively, leave a comment, we’ll count you in!

Note—New changes to next week’s rides:  There are changes to the previously announced Tuesday and Thursday rides next week, the most important of which is that they will take place in the Evenings at 6:00, rather than morning.  All the details are on the Club’s Ride Calendar!