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Join Randy & Anita for a hike on New Years’ Day

Bring in the new year with some fresh air and good friends. Randy and Anita’s invitation is below.

What better way than to start off 2019 than a Hike & Potluck? We know you’ll all be recovering from your celebrations the evening before so we won’t start until 2:00pm.

If you are around and are feelin’ social, meet at Randy & Anita’s home at 2:00 where we’ll head out for 1.5 – 2 hour hike. We’ll return around 4:00ish and share in a Potluck. If you can’t make it out for the hike but can make it to the Potluck, you are most welcome. And of course, you may bring a friend! All NHCC and Ganaraska Freewheelers members are welcome, just let us know you are coming so we can plan accordingly! 

Date: January 1, 2019
What to bring: A yummy shareable dish, your own utensils and favourite drink
Start time for Hike: 2:00pm
Start time for Potluck: 4:00pm
RSVP: Please let us know you are coming by either leaving a comment or sending us a quick email for our address at

AGM Reminder – Saturday, November 17

Barb and John are looking forward to hosting the AGM on Saturday to celebrate an outstanding cycling season. Join us as early as 5. The AGM official discussion will start at 6. Food will follow.

A few reminders:

  • The evening will be catered by Ketch’s Korner of Cobourg. Please bring a $10 contribution per person.
  • Remember to bring your plates, utensils and beverages.
  • If you have lost items from previous events, bring those as well. There will be a lost and found table.

See you on Saturday!

Join Randy & Anita on Friday, November 16 (SOLD OUT!)

This event has sold out as of Monday, November 5.

Randy and Anita of the Northumberland Hills Cycling Club are hosting an event at their home on Wednesday, November 14 and Friday, November 16. GF members are welcome to attend.

Tickets have sold out for the November 14 event and there are 10 spots only remaining for the Friday event. Act fast if you’re interested.

Their two invitations are below – the most recent one, reminding you that tickets are moving fast for Friday’s presentation and the first one that includes full details about the presentation and the presenter.

We have had tremendous response to the free Dave Trattles presentation and have already reached the 25 person limit for the Wednesday event. So, we are adding a second date just two days later on Friday the 16th! All the same details, including the pre-show Indian dinner option. 

Date: Friday November 16, 2018
Dinner (optional): 6:00pm ($20 pp)
Presentation start time: 7:00pm

RSVP: We can accommodate up to 25 people. Please let us know you if you’d like to come and also let us know if you plan to partake in the pre-show Indian dinner. Email us at We’ll reply to your RSVP with th

Below is the initial invitation for the November 14 event.

On the evening of Wednesday November 14th members of the NHCC and the Ganaraska Freewheelers are invited to a unique presentation by photojournalist guest Dave Trattles at Randy & Anita’s home, in the “Person Cave” (FREE).   We have one evening planned, for up to 25 people. If there is enough interest we’ll consider adding a second event.

About Dave:
Dave knows cycling and slow journalism: for 25 years he has been traveling by bicycle through 75 countries, and working as a social documentary photographer (National Archives of Canada, Canadian Geographic, Macleans, Elle). This presentation will be about why you should travel by bicycle and what happens when you do – shared largely through stories that will have you out there in the world, living a specific time and experience.

Along the way, Dave reveals the joy of human relations. By learning who the people are and how they live their lives, rather than focusing on what they are doing, he will share stories about ordinary people who do extraordinary things (Muslim girl boxers of Calcutta, German cowboys, cheese rollers of Sicily, Tomato throwers of Bunol, marathoners of Calcutta..).

This evening, Dave Trattles will inspire you to get in touch with your own life force – to go out into the world on your bicycle and express your own individuality, your own richness – and to engage deeply in the lives and experiences of others.

Pre-show Indian Dinner (optional, $20 pp): For those interested in a little Indian cuisine, we are putting together a simple Indian Food buffet style dinner sourced from Cobourg’s new “Taste of Agra” restaurant. A few tasty dishes, with vegetarian and mildly spiced entrees along with naan and rice. 

Date: Wednesday November 14, 2018
Dinner: 6:00pm (optional) ($20 pp)
Presentation start time: 7:00pm

RSVP: We can accommodate up to 25 people. Please let us know you if you’d like to come and also let us know if you plan to partake in the pre-show Indian dinner. Email us at We’ll reply to your RSVP with the address.

Riding from East Haydon (Clarington) – Friday, September 21

Gail will host our Friday ride, starting at 5:30 and finishing at her home (listed in directory and on Calendar). Gail is designing a local route that includes a short and slightly longer loop due to the
earlier sunset. She’s aiming to make sure the ride does not go past 7:30pm. But make sure your bike lights are in working order, just in case!

Pot luck at the house will follow the ride. See you in East Haydon.

And just in case you were wondering (I know I was!!), that is Pete, and that is Gail, but she’s not holding hands with him – it’s an optical illusion!

Riding from Blackstock – Tuesday, September 18

Occo, Bob & Liz enjoy a treat at Ottawa rest stop

Liz and Bob are hosting Tuesday’s ride from their home in Blackstock. See their invitation below and plan to join us for a lovely Fall ride.

Come and ride the twist and turns of the Blackstock countryside and yes, we have hills here too! Liz will be serving up some of her homemade soups and dessert so no need to bring any of your own plates/cutlery. Bring a bathing suite if a dip in the pond after your ride sounds inviting.

We will provide the maps/ directions. It will be the same route as last year. The long ride is 49 kms, and the short is 35kms with an option to just ride down to Burketon Station and back for a 22 km ride.

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