Ganaraska Freewheelers Cycling Club

Riding from Garden Hill – Tuesday, November 2

And just when you thought it was time to put your cycling shoes and spandex to bed for the winter, hark, we have one more ride!

Join us at Pete and Ruth’s for the last official Tuesday ride of the season starting at 10:00 am. The route is one we’ve done before from our place. We’ll have printed maps available – distances range from 34 to 50 km.

Sunshine is called for, but bring your cold weather gear. If that doesn’t keep you warm, the hills in our area are sure to bring on the body heat. Picnic to follow – maybe a fire if conditions permit and hot chocolate for sure!

Riding from North Port Hope — Saturday, October 30

This Saturday, October 30 is our final ride of the season!

Bess is going to be our host, and it starts at 10 am from her home. Address is in the member directory and the calendar.

Doug Barlow is going to be our ride leader, and we will follow him wherever he takes us!

Plenty of space on Bess’s lawns and many great views in all directions. A wonderful place to celebrate our friendships, and put to rest the season. Please bring your picnic, chairs, etc etc.

Riding from the Baltimore Arena – Tuesday, October 26

We’re returning to the Baltimore Arena where another totally successful Freewheeler cycling season began way back on Good Friday, April 2nd. Did someone mention a Pandemic?

Marianne is hosting this Tuesday’s club ride and she invites you to join her on a fun ride through some of the best biking roads in the area as we begin the wind down of this year’s biking season. Maps will be provided at the start. Park close to the back of the arena so that you won’t have far to carry your lunch and comfy chair to our end of ride picnic.

Riding from Castleton – Saturday, October 23

This Saturday’s ride, the Warkworth Variant, will be hosted from Harold’s estate near Castleton. Ride commences at 10am. Maps will be available from the host with the most!

Plenty of room for visiting and picnicing with friends on the lawn after the ride.

Harold is looking forward to seeing everyone who can join.

Riding from Cavan – Tuesday, October 19

Paul is hosting this Tuesday’s ride from his home/farm in Cavan (address can be found in the club directory on our website and in calendar). He invites you to join him at 10:00 for a beautiful fall 50 K ride followed by our “after ride picnic”.

Refer to the “Map with GPS” link below for a look the route. Hardcopy maps will be provided at the start.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37705801

Riding from Newcastle – Saturday, October 16

Mich is hosting Saturday’s ride at 10 am. Meet at the parking lot at the south end of Toronto Street in Newcastle, near the waterfront. See his details below.

The ride can be exactly the same as the summer ride – very flat. During the ride, if we want new roads, we can decide to do Squair Rd instead of Pollard, or even do Concession 5 past the neat pond at the south end of Orono and then Lawrence to rejoin the route.

All those routes would be about 51 kms. We can decide what to do when we get to Pollard Rd.
Usually we stick together through the paths and last time we stuck together till almost the end of the ride.

I can have a map with shortcuts. Shortcuts would be about 25 and 35.

We would start at the parking lot at the south end of Toronto Street – the usual spot we start this ride from. There is no washroom though.

A picnic lunch would be nice, weather permitting.

This is a nice ride for E bikes since there are no hills to drain them and we ride slowly through the paths.

Let’s hope for a sunny day.

Riding from Newcastle – Tuesday, October 12

Please join Doug & Joanne at 10;00 am for a peddle around East Durham Region.

Starting…ALGOMA Orchards, 201 Regional Rd #42, Newcastle L1B 0T9

Please park at the North west side of the building.

Feel free to pack a lunch, OR there are lots of food & drink options in their store.

There is a bathroom & a few picnic tables & benches for us to sit on after the ride.

We will have maps.

Ride Cancellation – Thanksgiving weekend

Our Friday Ride Coordinator has cancelled the ride for this weekend as there was no host, members reported being quite busy or away and weather is looking iffy.

Note that there are still two weekends without hosts – the 23-24 weekend and the 30-31 weekend. It’s up to the host whether the ride is Saturday or Sunday. Please contact Katherine if you are up for leading a ride.

Riding from Grafton – Tuesday, October 5

Apologies everyone for the tardiness if this post!

Sharon is our host for tomorrow’s ride from her home (address in our directory and also on the calendar post). She invites you to join her on a beautiful fall ride that will cover many of the club’s favourite roads ending with a “fly down” Shelter Valley Road to our club picnic social in her back yard. A warning though, to enjoy that “fly down” may involve a few climbs to get there. Maps (paper and GPS) below. The route has been modified slightly to start from Sharon home.

Route: Grafton East (51 K easily reduced to 36 K or 31K)

Club map: https://ganaraskafreewheelers1.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/grafton_east-grafton.pdf

GPS map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37661486

Hope to see you there.

Reminder – Membership Forms and Waivers

We’re excited to see everyone at Saturday’s ride and AGM event at Gail’s.

Please bring your completed Membership Form and waivers that you can download from the following links:

2022 Membership Form, including Waiver

GFW Response to COVID 19 & Waiver

The annual fee of $50 for full members and $25 for social members has not changed.

If you do not have access to a printer, we will have forms available at the AGM for you to complete.

If you are unable to attend the AGM, instructions for getting your form and payment to Barb, our Club President, are included on the Membership Form.

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