The 2024 Regular Ride season starts on Tuesday April 30th

Our 2024 Regular Season begins! By “Regular” we mean that there will be recurring rides on

  • Tuesday Evenings at 6pm (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Thursday Mornings at 10am (Levels 1, 2, and 3)
  • Thursday Evenings 6pm (Level 4)
  • Sunday Mornings at 10am (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4)

All club rides are posted on the Cycle Club Events Calendar for members to view and RSVP. Other rides will also appear on our Ride Calendar from time to time as well, but will be above and beyond the Regular rides. 

IMPORTANT: 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!

Ride Cancellations: Although Tuesday is our first ride, the weather at the moment isn’t looking too promising—but hey, it’s fun to get excited! Ride cancellations typically occur when weather makes it either dangerous or too uncomfortably cold & wet. When a ride is cancelled you can see notification of such on your Cycle Club account. Ride cancellations are usually at the discretion of your Ride Leader so while one Ride Level may get cancelled, others may proceed.

Start time for rides: Usually morning rides start at 10am and evening rides at 6:00 but sometimes you may see a ride start time that’s different in order to maximize warmer daytime temperatures. Be sure to always check start times as they may vary.

Note about ride scheduling: Rides are posted on the club’s calendar a week or two at a time. They are NOT posted for the entire season.  This allows the Club to best be flexible and respond to changing needs of those who come out to ride, and those who lead.

Need a Bicycle Check? Want to buy a Jersey? Got some burning Questions?
For Tuesday Evening and Sunday morning this week only, you are invited to have an experienced member check over your bicycle for obvious safety concerns. We’ll have jerseys for sale too ($85).  Or, if you just want to get a little reassurance about what to expect and have a few burning questions, we’ll be there!  

The Quick Facts:Upcoming Rides (April 30th to May 5th)

Tuesday April 30th: Evening Ride
Start time: 6pm
Levels: (1, 2, 3, and 4)
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

Thursday May 2: Morning Ride
Start time: 10am
Level: (1)
Start location:
Westwood Park at 655 Carlisle Street, Cobourg

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

Thursday May 2: Morning Ride
Start time:
Level: (3)
Start location:
Vernonville Community Centre 112 St. George Street, Vernonville

Thursday May 2: Evening Ride
Start time:
Level: (4)
Start location:
Haldimand Community Memorial Arena 10766 County Rd. 2, Grafton

(CANCELLED) Sunday May 5th: 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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