NHCC Rides for the week of: Monday Sept. 18 to Sunday Sept. 24th

By Thursday evening there will only be 1h28min of riding time, so the evening rides are getting shorter—let’s make the most of the rides that remain! Looking to do a few loops in the forest? Helmut has a mountain bike ride on Friday at 5pm. This Sunday is the final regularly posted SUNDAY RIDE.  It doesn’t men there won’t be more, but it does mean that it won’t be a regular item on the calendar starting in October.  

The Quick Facts for the week: 

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

Tuesday September 19th: Evening Rides

Level 1 (Start time: 5:30pm) 
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

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

Level 3/4 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Start location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St., in Cobourg

Thursday September 21st: Morning Rides

Level 1 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: Westwood Park, 665 Carlisle St., Cobourg

Level 2 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St., in Cobourg.

Level 3/4 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton

Thursday September 21st: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 5:30pm): 
Start location: Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Rd., Baltimore

Friday September 22nd: Evening Mountain Biking

Level 3/4: (Start time: 5:00pm)
Start location: Beagle Club Trail Head, 101 Beagle Club Rd, Harwood

Sunday September 24th: Morning Rides

Level 1 (Start time: 10:0am)
Start location: Beavermead Park, 2011 Ashburnham Dr, Peterborough

Level 2 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location:Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafto

Level 3/4 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: 104 Victor Rd (about 2 Km north of Northumberland Forest McDonald Trailhead)

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 Sept 11 to Sunday Sept 17

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: Given sporadic weather forecast typical this time of year, please monitor your Cycle Club Calendar for cancellations that may take place up until one hour before a ride starts.

Learning Workshop—“How to shop for a new/used bike” Monday September 18th.
This is the one for you if a new (or used) bike purchase is on your radar for the coming winter months or the Bicycle Fall Blowout Sale. We will do a show & tell describing the differences between road, hybrid, mountain, gravel, touring, e-assist bikes etc. to help you narrow down the type that will best serve your needs. We will give you some guidance about how much you might need to spend, where and how to search for a bike, and answer burning questions you may have on your mind. Find out what features to look for, what to avoid, and whatever else you might need to know in order to make a wise purchase.

The Bicycle Fall Blowout takes place at Exhibition Place on Saturday September 23rd (10am – 5pm).  There will be some fantastic deals to be sure as vendors unload their stock to make way for new stuff.  It’s a frenzy and easy to be lured into a bike purchase that while a bargain, doesn’t fit your needs. 

As the season winds down into the final weeks we are revisiting many of our “favourite” routes.  The 3/4s are doing to do the Waterfront Trail westbound on Thursday and a nice easy route on Sunday with an optional stop at Rolling Grape Winery afterward.  Helmut has planned a mountain biking ride for Saturday morning to make use of the trails at Beagle Club while bikes are still permitted. 

The Quick Facts for the week: 

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

Tuesday September 12th: Evening Rides

CANCELLED: Level 1 (Start time: 5:30pm) 
Start location: Cobourg Public Library, 200 Ontario Street

Level 2 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Start location: Diamond Head Industrial Mall Inc, 210 Willmott St. Cobourg.

Level 3/4 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Start location: Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Rd.

Thursday September 14th: Morning Rides

Level 1 (Start time: 10:0am)
Start location: King’s Field at 28 Victoria St. South, Port Hope.

Level 2 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: 4599 Massey Rd., Port Hope.

Level 3/4 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: Darlington Lower Hydro Fields (Soccerfields): 312 Crago Rd, Courtice

Thursday September 14th: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 5:30pm): 
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices, 8285 Majestic Hills Dr.

Saturday September 16th: Morning Mountain Biking

Mixed Levels (Start time: 10:0am)
Start location: Beagle Club Trail Head, 101 Beagle Club Rd, Harwood

Sunday September 17th: Morning Rides

Level 1 (Start time: 10:0am)
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

Level 2 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St., in Cobourg

Level 3/4 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: South Monaghan Carpool—Note that the address is 782 County Rd 28, but actually you go left (west) at the roundabout and the parking lot is just there on Cty Rd 21 on the north side.

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 Sept 4 to Sunday Sept 10

It’s going to be hot hot hot—at least for the first part of the week.  For the most part this week’s rides are fairly local (with the exception of the 3/4s evening crowd who are squeezing in Starkville Hill on Thursday—they are seeking out hill-punishment!) ICYMI, all evening rides will begin at 5:30 or earlier. Also, morning rides will begin reverting back to the 10am start time because of the cooler mornings we typically see in September (but always check your start times in case it varies!).  We are losing about 2 minutes of daylight every day now….by Sunday evening the sun will be setting at 7:31pm. 

The Quick Facts for the week: 

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

Tuesday September 5th: Evening Rides

Level 1 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Start location: Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

Level 2 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Start location: Saint Andrew’s Church, 136 Victoria St., Vernonville.

Level 3/4 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Start location: Memorial Arena in Grafton, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton

Thursday September 7th: Morning Rides

Level 1 (Start time: 10:0am)
Start location: Memorial Arena in Grafton, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton

Level 2 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: 4599 Massey Rd., Port Hope.

Level 3/4 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: Kings Field in Port Hope, across from 15 Victoria South

Thursday September 7th: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 5:30pm): 
Start location: Newtonville Carpool Parking, 1645 Newtonville Rd #1503, Newcastle, ON (just off the westbound 401 Newtonville exit)

Sunday September 10th: Morning Rides

Level 1 (Start time: 10:0am)
Start location: Wicklow Beach

Level 2 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: Diamond Head Industrial Mall Inc., 210 Willmott St., Cobourg

Level 3/4 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: Squirrel Creek Conservation Area, 2520 Wallace Point Rd, Fraserville

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 Aug. 28 to Sunday Aug. 3

This coming Sunday we are having our Labour Day Ride & Potluck. We will have an out-and-back route that everyone can complete at whatever pace you wish because we ride for 45 minutes then turn around and come back.  Everyone finishes at the same time! We are going Potluck style for this social event, which means everyone brings a little shareable something or other—it can be anything—salad, dessert, sandwiches, chili, potato chips, cheese, fruit—you name it! In true potluck fashion, it will all be a wonderful surprise. Also, please bring a lawn chair and your favourite drink.

After this week, all evening rides will begin at 5:30 or earlier if they haven’t already been doing so.  Believe it or not on Thursday the sun will set at 7:49pm! Also, given the cooler temperatures, morning rides may start at 10am (always confirm you have the right time by referring to the event in Cycle Club)

The Quick Facts for the week: 

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

Tuesday August 29th: Evening Ride

Level 1, and 2 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Start location: Memorial Arena in Grafton, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton

Level 3/4 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Start location: Westwood Park, 665 Carlisle St Cobourg 

Thursday August 31st: Morning Ride

Level 1 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Rd., Baltimore

Level 2 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St., Cobourg Ontario.

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Brighton Public Boat Launch at 162 Harbour Street, Brighton

Thursday August 31st: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:00pm): 
Start location: Kings Field in Port Hope, across from 15 Victoria South

Sunday September 3rd: Labour Day Ride and Potluck

Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Ride: 10:00am) (Potluck: 11:45)
Start location: 8303 Smylie Rd., Cobourg

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)

Learning Workshop: How to choose and shop for a new/used bicycle, Monday Sept. 18


**Pssstt! The one-day 7-hour Bicycle Fall Blowout blitz is happening at Exhibition Place on Saturday, September 23rd.**

This is the Learning Workshop for NHCC Members who are thinking of purchasing a new/used bicycle in the next year. On Monday September 18th we will do a show & tell describing all the different bicycle choices you might consider (road, hybrid, mountain, gravel, touring, e-assist) to help you narrow down the type you want. We will also help you estimate how much you might need to spend, provide some practical information about where and how you might search for a new or used bike, and answer all those burning questions on your mind. Find out what to look for, what to avoid, and whatever else you might need to know in order to make a wise purchase.

Date: Monday September 18, 2023, 6pm
RSVP: Please RSVP on your Cycle Club Event calendar to let us know you are coming.

Big Tip of the Day: Do not purchase a bicycle from the bike show if you haven’t done your research beforehand!

NHCC Rides for the week of: Mon. August 21, to Sun. August 27

Bike Maintenance 2.0 is happening tonight (Monday August 21). Randy will be conducting this advanced workshop with lots of discussion, demonstration, Q & A and other information to help those who want to protect the investment they’ve made in their higher-end bicycles.

Lights, Lights, Lights: Days are becoming shorter, so please make sure you have your lights charged up—white lights for the front, red for the back.  It’s worth noting that there are two different types of front lights—those that allow you to be seen but also those that allow you to see—meaning, they light up the road ahead. Lights meant to see with are especially nice to have in the event of unforeseen circumstances that keep you on the road longer than anticipated (flat tire, mechanical breakdown, etc.). Reach out to your ride leader for advice on where to pick up lights locally, if needed.

Pre-announcing: On Sunday September 3 we are having a Labour Day Ride & Potluck, so you can plot that on your calendar if you are planning to be around.

Route Maps from the Club Library: Did you know that the Club has an extensive route library that you can use anytime?  Many routes have been grouped into Collections to make route selection easy to fit your needs. As a club member you will get voice navigation on those routes (if you have signed up for a free Ride With GPS Account).  Its a great way to find interesting places to go independently either on your own or with a few friends. If you want or need help accessing them, feel free to give us a shout. 

The Quick Facts: 

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

Tuesday August 22nd: Evening Ride

Level 1, and 2 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Start location: King’s Field, 28 Victoria St. South, Port Hope. 

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:00pm)
Start location: TBD (please refer to your Cycle Club Calendar)

Thursday August 24th: Morning Ride

Levels 1 and 2 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton

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

Thursday August 24th: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:00pm): 
Start location: King’s Field Park at 28 Victoria St., South, Port Hope

Sunday August 27th: Morning Ride

Level 1 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Cobourg Public Library, 200 Ontario Street.

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

Level 3/4 (Start time: 9:30am)
Start location: Haldimand Community Memorial Arena, 10766 County Rd 2, Grafton

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 August 14 to Sunday August 20

The weekly rides have been posted—let’s hope the rain falls on other days! August is a busy month with people on vacation, so again we’ll merge a few of the Level 1 and 2 rides. The sun is setting earlier than ever, so be sure your lights are charged up! Fact—there are seven more weeks of cycling remaining in our “Regular” season so there is still plenty of time to get some regular riding in!

The Quick Facts: 

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

Tuesday August 15th: Evening Ride

Level 1, and 2 (Start time: 5:30pm)
Cobourg Memorial Arena, 206 Furnace St., Cobourg

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

Thursday August 17th: Morning Ride

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

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

Level 3/4 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location:Stirling-Rawdon Dog Park, 90 Station St., Stirling.

Thursday August 17th: EVENING Ride (Level 3/4 only)

Level 3/4 (Start time: 6:00pm): 
Start location: Dog Park in Cobourg, 77 Ontario St

Sunday August 20th: Morning Ride

Level 1, and 2 (Start time: 10:00am)
Start location: Donegan Park, 25 D’Arcy St., Cobourg. 

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

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 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.)