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Here’s what the NHCC is up to!

NHCC Rides for the week of: Monday Aug. 7 to Sunday Aug. 13

This Sunday is special—it’s the All Levels Ride & Pizza Event at Maria and Andy’s. Please RSVP before Friday to let us know you are coming so we can shop and get the pizzas ordered.  (No cost for Club members!).  Details are on your Cycle Club account.  Hope to see you there!

Also, please remember that evening rides are starting a little earlier, so be sure to check on start times.  

The Quick Facts: 

More details about all rides are found in your Cycle Club account Events page.

Tuesday August 8th: Evening Ride

Level 1, and 2 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Start location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St., in Cobourg

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:00pm)
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices, 8285 Majestic Hills Dr., Camborne

Thursday August 10th: Morning Ride

Level 1, and 2 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: King’s Field Park at 28 Victoria St., South, Port Hope

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Squirrel Creek Conservation Area, 2520 Wallace Point Rd, Fraserville

Thursday August 10th: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:00pm): 
Start location: McDonald Trailhead, Northumberland County Forest, 507 McDonald Rd, Grafton (about 2Km north of Centreton Road)

Sunday August 13th: ALL LEVELS RIDE & PIZZA EVENT

Start time: 11:00am
Start location: Shelter Valley Rd (exact address provided in your Cycle Club account Events page)

RSVP: 
Members only: Please let ride leaders know you are in, using your Cycle Club Account.  
Guests: Those wishing to ride as our guest may leave a comment on the website to let us know you are coming. Please bring a signed Guest Waiver with you (available in the right-hand column of our website)

NHCC Rides for the week of: Monday July 31st to Sunday August 6th

Believe it or not, the days are already becoming shorter….quickly! Over the next 30 days we will lose 47 minutes of daylight for our evening rides. For that reason, the start times for the evening rides will move to 6:00pm.  We’ll move it again, come September. By the way, did you know that the Highway Traffic Act requires cyclists to have both front and rear lights on their bikes from 30 minutes before sunset until 30 minutes after sunrise?  Therefore, it’s going to be essential to have your lights charged up and ready to for each evening ride.  As a matter of fact, we encourage you to have your lights operating on every ride—day or night! 

This week you will also notice that Level 1s and 2s will merge rides—which is actually a lot of fun because you ride with a bigger group and meet new people! This Thursday the Level 3/4s are riding to Presqu’ile Park and back—either 42km or do a Century Ride—there are two distances to choose from, with different start times. Then on Sunday you can also choose to make the ride any distance you want because it’s out-and-back.  Easy peasy!

The Quick Facts: 

More details about all rides are found in your Cycle Club account Events page.

Tuesday August 1st: Evening Ride

Level 1, and 2 (Start time: 6:00pm)
Start location: King’s Field – 28 Victoria St. S, Port Hope

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:00pm)
Start location: Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Rd., Baltimore.

Thursday August 3rd: Morning Ride

Level 1, and 2 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:00am or 10:00am—depending on distance)
Start location, 100km (9am): Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg
Start location, 42 km (10am): Keeler Centre, 80 Division St, Colborne

Thursday August 3rd: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:00pm): 
Start location: McDonald Trailhead, Northumberland County Forest, 507 McDonald Rd, Grafton (about 2Km north of Centreton Road)

Sunday August 6th: Morning Ride

Level 1/2 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Diamond Head Industrial Mall Inc. – 210 Willmott St, Cobourg

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location:“Hastings Pisces Park”, 5 Dit Clapper Dr, Hastings

RSVP: 
Members only: Please let ride leaders know you are in, using your Cycle Club Account.  
Guests: Those wishing to ride as our guest may leave a comment on the website to let us know you are coming. Please bring a signed Guest Waiver with you (available in the right-hand column of our website)

The new shipment of NHCC jerseys has arrived!

Just arrived today! The newest shipment of the NHCC jerseys has arrived so now we have more variety of size and fit.  What’s different? Well, they all look the same, except now we have a limited number of Premium jerseys, both short and long-sleeved. All of our NHCC jerseys feature a full front zipper and three pockets in the back.  However, the Premium jerseys feature a reflective strip across the back pockets, two additional side pockets, silicone around the waistband, and hem-less sleeves (on the short sleeved ones) for a light airy feel!  If we didn’t have a jersey in your size before, we do now!  By the way, the long sleeved ones are super snazzy—and we only ordered 6 for men, and 6 for women so you’ll need to act fast!  By the way, although they may sound pricey we sell them all at cost—no profit for us!

Prices (including HST):

  • $85 for Regular short-sleeves
  • $125 for Premium short-sleeves
  • $130 for Premium long-sleeves.

First come first served for size & selection! If you are interested, text us! 905 269-6815 or 905 376-8696

Just to demonstrate a few differences, we have a quick little video for you! (if the video doesn’t display below, please click on the YouTube link here: New shipment of jerseys has arrived.)

NHCC Rides for the week of: Monday July 24 to Sunday July 30

Level 3/4 ride last Sunday on the Victoria Rail Trail from Lindsay to Fenelon Falls

It’s that time of year when a lot of people are taking vacations so you’ll see the occasional Levels merging for a single ride.  This week you’ll see the Level 1s and 2s merge for the Sunday ride—but no worries! If you don’t want to ride too fast it’s not a problem, nobody will be left behind. Hey! Did you know that in the event that you are feeling adventurous and want to try out some routes on your own, all club members have access to the club’s route library if you have a Ride With GPS a

Please, always note start times—they may vary from week to week!

The Quick Facts: 

More details about all rides are found in your Cycle Club account Events page.

Tuesday July 25th: Evening Ride

Level 1 (Start time: 6:00pm)
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

Level 2 (Start time: 6:00pm)
Start location: King’s Field – 28 Victoria St. S, Port Hope

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:30pm)
Start location: The old George Hamilton Public School in Welcome, 3200 County Rd 10, Port Hope

Thursday July 27th: Morning Ride

Level 1 (Start time: 9:00am)
Start location: Baltimore Community Centre. 23 Community Center Rd

Level 2 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: King’s Field – 28 Victoria St. S, Port Hope

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:00am)
Start location: Westwood Park, 665 Carlisle St., Cobourg

Thursday July 27th: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:30pm): 
Start location: Westwood Park, 665 Carlisle St., Cobourg

Sunday July 30th: Morning Ride

Level 1/2 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Westwood Park, 665 Carlisle St., Cobourg

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Percy Township Arena, 24 East St, Warkworth

RSVP: 
Members only: Please let ride leaders know you are in, using your Cycle Club Account.  
Guests: Those wishing to ride as our guest may leave a comment on the website to let us know you are coming. Please bring a signed Guest Waiver with you (available in the right-hand column of our website)

Monday’s Workshop: Brakes & Gears—Ride Better!

If you haven’t heard already, there’s a lot of good information to scoop up at our Workshops, open to all members of the NHCC. Tomorrow night (Monday July 24th, 6:00pm-8:00pm ) is Brakes & Gears—Ride Better!  Did you know there are gear combinations that although possible, can put added strain on your chain? Do you know how to use your gears as you approach hills in order to keep your cadence rolling? Come on out to the workshop and learn how to best use your gears to make your ride easier—and better! Heck, come on out and just get a little refresher & practice! There’s still plenty of space, so be sure to sign up with your Cycle Club account. 

NHCC Rides for the week of: Monday July 17 to Sunday July 23

If you haven’t come to one of the workshops, you’re missing out! Thank you to Mike and Paul who conducted the Shifting Gears workshop much to the appreciation of all in attendance. There are still two more spots for this Wednesday’s Bike Maintenance 1.0 workshop. Just like the one last week, when it’s all over with you’ll feel comfortable changing a flat tire, you’ll know how to clean & lube your chain the right way, and you’ll be able to take the wheels off your bike—front and back! And hey….flat tires happen—we just had one on this last Level 3/4 Sunday ride.

We have the Tuesday Night Ride & Porch Social at Maria’s. Bring your favourite beverage & snack & we’ll sit outside enjoying the summer evening! The rides start at her address on Shelter Valley Rd, (address provided in your Cycle Club Event calendar). On Thursday the Level 2s are heading up to do the Lang-Hastings Trail. On Sunday the Level 3/4s will be found on the fantastic Victoria Rail Trail starting in Lindsay and going to Fenelon Falls & beyond.

Please, always note start times—they may vary from week to week!

The Quick Facts: 

More details about all rides are found in your Cycle Club account Events page.

Tuesday July 18th: Evening Ride & Porch Social

Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (Start time: 6:30pm): 
Start location: Shelter Valley Rd. (Address on the Cycle Club Event Calendar, or email us for it)
**Bring your own drinks and snacks if you want to sit around for the post-ride social)

Thursday July 20th: Morning Ride

Level 1 (Start time: 9:00am)
Start location: Baltimore Community Centre. 23 Community Center Rd

Level 2 (Start time: 9:00am)
Start location: King’s Field – 28 Victoria St. S, Port Hope

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices, 8285 Majestic Hills Dr.

Thursday July 20th: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:30pm): 
Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton

Sunday July 23rd: Morning Ride

Level 1 (Start time: TBD)
Start location: TBD (Please monitor the Cycle Club calendar for details about start location and time)

Level 2 (Start time: 9:00am)
Start location: King’s Field – 28 Victoria St. S, Port Hope

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: OPS Community Centre at 2569 Hwy 7 in Lindsay.

RSVP: 
Members only: Please let ride leaders know you are in, using your Cycle Club Account.  
Guests: Those wishing to ride as our guest may leave a comment on the website to let us know you are coming. Please bring a signed Guest Waiver with you (available in the right-hand column of our website)

RIDE CANCELLATION NOTICE

With a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect and the radar supporting that prediction, unfortunately tonight’s ride (Tuesday July 11) is cancelled.  We’ll try again next Tuesday for the Ride & Porch Social.

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

Fantastic Bike Maintenance 1.0 workshop last night! Wheels came off—wheels went on—tubes came out—tubes went in. Drive trains; cleaned & lubed! Thank you Randy and Helmut for sharing your time & expertise with club members. There are still more upcoming Workshops, so check out the NHCC website for more.

Tonights Tuesday ride starts on Shelter Valley Rd, with the address provided in your Cycle Club Event calendar. (If you don’t have access to Cycle Club, email us using the Contact page of the website and we’ll send it off to you lickety split).  On Thursday all the Levels are going to ride from the Waterfront Trail from Whitby for an out-and-back experience along some beautiful off-road paved multi-use paths. The 3/4s previewed it last week and loved it! Each Level will ride as far as they want then turn around and return. Please, always note start times—they may vary from week to week!

The Quick Facts: 

More details about all rides are found in your Cycle Club account Events page.

Tuesday July 11th: Evening Ride & Porch Social

Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (Start time: 6:30pm): 
Start location: Shelter Valley Rd. (Address on the Cycle Club Event Calendar, or email us for it)
**Bring your own drinks and snacks if you want to sit around for the post-ride social)

Thursday July 13th: Morning Ride

Levels 1, 2, 3/4 (Start time: 9:30am): 
Start location:Waterfront Trail Parking lot near Rotary Sunrise Lake Park (249 Water St., Whitby) There is a parking lot directly north of the East Pier.

Thursday July 13th: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:30pm): 
Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton

Sunday July 16th: Morning Ride

Level 1 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: Diamond Head Industrial Mall Inc, 210 Willmott St, Cobourg

Level 2 (Start time: 9:00am)
Start location: Westwood Park, 665 Carlisle St. Cobourg

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:00am)
Start location: To be determined (Please monitor the Cycle Club Events Calendar)

RSVP: 
Members only: Please let ride leaders know you are in, using your Cycle Club Account.  
Guests: Those wishing to ride as our guest may leave a comment on the website to let us know you are coming. Please bring a signed Guest Waiver with you (available in the right-hand column of our website)

Workshops for NHCC members—let’s up your game!

We have workshops coming up! Essential Bike Maintenance 1.0 for beginners who want to keep their bikes running smoothly (two different dates to choose from) , Gear Essentials: What are they and how do they work,  Gears & Brakes: Ride Better!, and Bike Maintenance 2.0 (for the experienced crowd) designed for club members who have premium bicycles and want to know how to best protect their investments.

WORKSHOP: Essential Bike Maintenance 1.0

Monday July 10th, 6:00pm (8 person maximum) 
Wednesday July 19 (8 person maximum)
It’s a two-hour session, with one hour devoted to hands-on maintenance that you’ll perform on your own bicycle, and the other hour for removing and repairing a flat tire. We’ll cover:

  • How, when, and why to clean & lube the chain and related parts that make up a drive train
  • How and when to check tire pressure and pump your tires
  • How to remove the front or back wheel from your bike
  • Change a flat tire

WORKSHOP: Gear Essentials: What are they and how do they work

Monday July 17th, 6:00pm
It’s a two-hour session. First we’ll put a bike up on the stand and learn what all those rings on the front and back of your bike actually do. Then we will head out onto the street and practise shifting up, down, and repeat! 

  • Identify how many gears your bicycle has
  • Learn what the left and right shifters each do
  • Tips for proper shifting
  • Learn about cross-chaining

WORKSHOP: Gears & Brakes—Ride Better!

Monday July 24th, 6:00pm
It’s a two-hour session designed to build technique! It will be a practical mix of discussion, demonstration and riding.  You’ll learn to:

    • Improve your shifting skills
    • Anticipate terrain and shift accordingly
    • Use gears to maintain cadence and keep rolling smoothly
    • Use your brakes efficiently
    • Position & corner

WORKSHOP: Bike Maintenance 2.0

Monday August 21, 6:00pm
This two hour session is for the more experienced crowd who may have fancy schmancy bikes and want to know how to best protect that investment. Learn how to:

  • Care for your carbon fibre bike
  • Clean and wash safely
  • Inspect your drive-train for wear
  • Remove & replace your chain for deep cleaning of the drive-train
  • Choose the right lube and how & when to apply it properly
  • Inspect your brake pads (rim and disc)
  • How to check your frame for damage 
  • Learn about chain drop or “suck” (and the damage it can cause!)
  • Examine cables, check for wear, and understand the different available options
  • Discussion of tubeless tires and paraffin chain waxing
  • Q & A

 

NHCC Rides for the week of: Monday July 3 to Sunday July 9

Summer is upon is and with that, the sun starts setting earlier beginning on Tuesday (goshdarnit!). This week the 3/4s are riding from Whitby on Thursday and taking the Waterfront Trail from Whitby to the Rouge River, which is always a fantastic portion of the Trail (note the 9:30 start time). On Sunday, everyone’s riding the Millennium Trail— The Level 1 & 2s are merging their Sunday ride together into one and going as far as Wellington, while the 3/4s are taking it right to the end and back for 75km of nice flat riding.  It’s a wonderful route with plenty of gorgeous scenery and of course there are always diversions to be taken to wineries or ice cream (though not in Wellington, we learned—unless you arrive after 12 noon)

Please, always note start times—they may vary from week to week!

The Quick Facts: 

More details about all rides are found in your Cycle Club account Events page.

Tuesday July 4th: Evening Ride

Levels 1 and 2 (Start time: 6:00pm): 
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:30pm): 
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices, 8285 Majestic Hills Dr.

Thursday July 6th: Morning Ride

Level 1 (Start time: 9:00am): 
Start location:Grafton Public School, 654 Station Road, Grafton

Level 2 (Start time: 9:00am): 
Start location: Diamond Head Industrial Mall Inc, 210 Willmott St, Cobourg

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:30am): 
Start location: Waterfront Trail Parking lot near Rotary Sunrise Lake Park (249 Water St., Whitby)

Thursday July 6th: EVENING Ride

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:30pm): 
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices, 8285 Majestic Hills Dr.

Sunday July 9th: Morning Ride

Levels 1, 2, 3/4 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: “Millennium Trail Parking Lot” on Salem Road just east of Hwy 33 in Consecon

RSVP: 
Members only: Please let ride leaders know you are in, using your Cycle Club Account.  
Guests: Those wishing to ride as our guest may leave a comment on the website to let us know you are coming. Please bring a signed Guest Waiver with you (available in the right-hand column of our website)