Ganaraska Freewheelers Cycling Club

Cycling from Colborne – Tuesday, September 24

Richard and Irene are your hosts for Tuesday’s ride starting at 10:00 am from the Keeler Centre in Colbourne (80 DivisionStreet). Their invitation is below.

Join us for some Telephone Road Madness – a route with both long and short rides that returns to Colbourne via Durham Rd (Brian H’s comment “enjoy the 70 km/hr descent!”)

The road has been recently graveled with large loose stones. Very unpleasant. Irene walked down the steep bits and Richard slowly descended using his left leg to keep the bike upright.

We highly recommend either Zig Zagging down Elgin or the more leisurely and pleasant descent down Parliament into Colbourne.

The cafe in Grafton is open and might be a good place to get a shot of caffeine before tackling the hills. It’s also a good turn around point for a lighter ride. There are washrooms at our start/end point. Lunch will be at the Golden Rooster.

Reminder: Saturday, September 21 Haute Goat ride

This is a friendly reminder about Saturday’s ride at 10 from the Haute Goat. Jennifer Your ride host is sharing additional information below.

If you haven’t already confirmed your intention to ride, please comment!

I just paid a visit to Haute Goat this afternoon and they have very kindly suggested that people may bring their own beer or wine to accompany your lunch! Aren’t they cool…Brian H our tailgate man would love this! Also they would find it helpful if people wish to go into the cafe before 10 and pre-order your lunch but this is just a suggestion. They are participants at Cultivate in PH l, so the reduced staffing may be slower than normal…….we can’t expect a FAST lunch!

See you Saturday …….weather is amazing this week!


Cycling from Cobourg – Tuesday, September 17

Jim is hosting Tuesday’s ride from the Mill Restaurant in Cobourg. We will ride the Bewdley and Back route. It is 54 km with options for shortening it. Jim will provide maps.

Lunch is at the Mill at 1:00.

Hope to see you there!

Cycling from Newtonville, Saturday, September 21

Mark your calendars for this special ride hosted by Jennifer and Andy. Their invitation is below!


Please plan to join us on Saturday September 21 @ 10 am. We shall be meeting in the parking lot of Haute Goat, 1166 Fifth Line in Newtonville (just west of Osaca Road). We hope you like the idea of goat whispering, shmurgles or just looking at the alpacas, Nigerian goats and ponies on this lovely 200-acre farm.

Lunch after our Pretty & Easy 50 or 30 km ride will be in the intimate Screaming Goat Cafe where there is a yummy, tho’ small lunch menu. If you wish you can arrive early and pre-order your lunch before cycling this ride.

Cycling from Port Hope – Friday, September 13

Katherine is your host this Friday. Her enticing invitation is below!

Hi Everyone,

This Friday, we are riding from mine in beautiful little “It Ville”. Hopefully no clowns will be seen. Although we could have a screening of Friday the 13th… but that’s not likely either.

How about just a nice gathering of friends with food. Oh, and perhaps a ride. We are going to do the Osaca Odyssey as it is a little shorter, and has several options (46, 36 and 27 km) due to the decreased daylight. I will have some maps, but feel free to print your own or Ride with GPS.

Weather is sketchy at the moment… so, if it is raining, we are going to still PARTY and EAT, and enjoy each other’s company, maybe pull out a board game, and ya’ll can look at the new patio from inside! As always, please bring something relish, plates, cutlery, blah blah blah. BBQ is likely to be on and is efficient as well.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Cycling from Millbrook – Tuesday, September 10

Gail is hosting our ride out of Millbrook, followed by lunch at Moody’s on Tupper Street, the street across from the Pastry Peddler. They’re very accommodating and the menu looks great.

Gail is printing maps for all – it is a 49km ride following the Otonabee Twice route. There are shortcuts so that it doesn’t have to be 49km – most will know shorter versions of the ride.

See you on the hills! Cross your fingers for good weather.

Cycling from Cobourg – Friday, September 6

Sharon is our host for Friday’s ride, leaving from her place in Cobourg at 5:30.

We will follow the East Danforth 50km route with 33 km option.

Sharon’s requests to you:

Bring lawn chairs.

Bring food.

Bring laughter.

See you on Friday.

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