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Riding from Baltimore – Friday, May 11; OCA Event Saturday, May 12

Below is a 2-part message from Brian H. inviting you to Friday’s ride and proposing an exciting event for you to attend on Saturday.

Friday, May 11

Friday’s ride starts from the home of Brenda and Wayne at the usual time of 5:30 PM.

Ride Leaders are Brian Hedney and Wayne McRoberts. The Route is the Northumberland Classic. Please print your own map.

This Friday’s route map actually shows a start from the Baltimore Community Centre, an easy 2 km ride from the home of Brenda and Wayne. The  45 km route starts by following the 20 km course that will be used the following day for the Northumberland Classic OCA race (see below under Saturday). This includes an ascent of the delightful Northumberland Heights Road! Although the route is 45 km in length, you will see from the map that there are several options available to shorten it. You can even bypass Northumberland Heights if you feel so inclined 🙂

Après-ride pot-luck chez Brenda & Wayne.

Saturday May 12

The Province’s top cyclists will be in our neck of the woods on this day for an Ontario Cup race that starts at the Baltimore Community Centre. Further details about the Ontario Cup event can be found on the attached PDF and in this Northumberlnd News article – Although this is not a GFW event, it could be an excellent opportunity to watch elite cyclists in action on a course that we will have ridden the evening before. These racers will ride up to eight laps of the course which, of course, means ascending Northumberland Heights hill up to eight times!



  1. jenp83 says:

    We will both be there! Thanks for hosting Wayne and Brenda. Always a great ride from your place.


  2. twocamels says:

    Ruth and Pete plan to ride and stay for pot luck!


  3. bradyperkin says:

    Andy & Jennifer hope to ride & stay for potluck.


  4. Barbara Spencer says:

    Wouldn’t miss it!


  5. BrianH says:

    Never miss a chance to ride up the Northumberland Heights hill!
    The weather should be OK (cool and sunny) for riding 🙂


  6. Brian & Jacquie says:

    We will be there for the festivities!


  7. kschroeder1 says:

    I plan to ride but will miss the turnoff to Northumberland Heights…


  8. Wilfried Elzner says:

    I am planning to ride


  9. Sue Pott says:

    I will be there for the ride and pot luck, with a peach pie that Katherine has ordered. 🙂


  10. BrianH says:

    It should be a beautiful evening for a “leisurely” ride 🙂

    The entire route is 45 km (excluding the short ride from B&W’s to the Community Centre and back), the first 20 km of which is tomorrow’s hilly race route. However, if you are looking for that “leisurely ride”, turn left on Meyers Rd. after 3 km on Community Centre Rd. and continue with the route. That route just has the one climb up Hickerson Rd.


  11. Irene says:

    We’re be there for supper but not to ride.


  12. Twocamels says:

    Thanks Brenda and Wayne for a lovely evening. Brian, the ride was awesome.


  13. bradyperkin says:

    Very enjoyable Brenda & Wayne….thx. Thx Doug for the ‘wee’ assist x 2. Also thx Brian great ride……once again! See you all for the Oak Hills ride on the 19 th……there are shorter routes of 25 k or 35 k also. Sorry it is quite hilly around us tho’


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