Ganaraska Freewheelers Cycling Club

Riding from Warkworth – Tuesday, October 6

Barry and Lilianne are your hosts for Tuesday’s ride, starting at 10 from Percy Park in Warkworth. The address is Mill St. and Old Hastings Road, on Highway 29. We’ll ride the scenic Warkworth Wanderer, with options of 35 or 53 km.

Bring your picnic lunch and lawn chairs for an apres-ride social in the park.

Riding from Cobourg – Saturday, October 3

Marianne and Franco are your hosts this Saturday. Their invitation is below.

Two cutie pies!

We will warm up on our first chilly Saturday morning, by climbing North and East ! Ride starts at 10 am.

We will do what we refer to as the Corner Store Ride, to Centreton, Castleton, Vernonville and back home.

BYOLunch!

Maps will be provided.

There will be shorter options as well of course !

Riding from Garden Hill – Tuesday, September 29

Sue and Marshall will be leading us on this Tuesday’s ride.

They are inviting you to meet them at the Garden Hill Conservation Park on County Road 9 in Garden Hill at 10:00 and join them on a fun and safe 9 kms descent down County Road 10 from Perrytown to Canton followed by a few twists and turns (and maybe a few hills) over to Newtonville and back to Garden Hill for an end of ride social in the park.

Here’s a map (both paper and electronic) for this amazing 56 K fall ride. Lots of opportunity to shorten the route if need be.

Wednesday rain date also planned if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate on Tuesday.

Riding from Cobourg – Saturday, September 26

Jen and TJ are hosting this Saturday’s ride starting at 10:00 am from their home.

We will follow The Miller’s Route which has 59 and 42 km options.

Bring refreshments and chairs for our apres ride social.

A special message from Katherine, your Friday Ride Coordinator

Hi all of you Crazy Awesome GFWers……

I am looking for 4 ride hosts and / or idea people to complete the cycling season. Franco and Marianne have committed to 2 of the 6 remaining.

The light conditions and the 🥶, would suggest that the rides be held during day.

So if you have an idea for a ride that can accommodate a bunch of your good friends outside somewhere where they bring everything they need for their personal enjoyment, please throw it at me.

Rides are for ROAD rides only. As much fun as it is to bash through the forest or across fields, our mandate and insurance says otherwise!

And the answer to the BIG question is, nope. I’m not hosting Thanksgiving, so if anyone wants to host a turkey shaped ride ex Precious Corners, here is YOUR perfect opportunity!!!!”

Thank you!!!

Riding from Brighton – Tuesday, September 22

Lilianne and Barry are hosting this Tuesday’s ride from Brighton.

Meet at 10am at the Proctor Park Conservation Area. From Highway 2, turn North at the Beer Store onto Kingsley Avenue upto the park gate. Note: Just past the gate, watch for a significant pothole.

The route is First Half Flat with distances of 56 or 44 kilometres. Picnic lunch in the park after.

See you Tuesday,

Riding from Cobourg – Friday, September 18

Friday’s ride will start at the home of John and Barb Spencer at 4:30. Invitation is below. Address and directions are on the Member Directory.

The route will be Twice in Grafton 52 or 44 km with lots of opportunities for shorter rides if anyone prefers.

We have lots of space for parking and for one of our fabulous after ride socially distanced bring-your-own chair and picnic circle get-together.

Even though we are starting the rides at 4:30, sunsets are coming earlier so please use your bike lights. We are hoping to have a fire but it is getting cool at nights so dig out those warm clothes (some of us envied Jen and TJ’s wooly hats last week).

We should be back by 6:30 so, members, even if you choose not to ride, please join us for ‘afters’ to experience the new ‘good friends/good food’ Freewheelers way.

Riding from Port Hope – Tuesday, September 15

Marshall is your host for Tuesday’s ride. His invitation is below.

This Tuesday’s ride will start from the Port Hope Town Hall with our “after ride picnic” under the shady trees of Memorial Park just across the street. Join me on “La Tour de Cobourg”. A 50 kms ride with the first half over and through Cobourg being relatively flat, but the trip back to Port Hope will be a different story with the pleasure of climbing 3 of our favorite hills – McEwen Rd, Hill 60 on the Danforth and the famous Bickle Hill. Not to worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to shorten the route or skip some of the hills.

See you Tuesday. Be sure to bring your comfy chair, a yummy lunch and your favorite beverage.

Keep in mind that we’ll be following standard social distancing rules. If you have not joined a ride yet this season, please remember to print, sign and bring your COVID-19 Waiver and read the GFW response to COVID in the same document.

Riding from Port Hope – Friday, September 11

Deb is hosting this Friday’s ride from her home in Port Hope (see address in member directory) starting at 4:30!

We will follow one of Deb’s favorite routes – the Osaca Odyssey with options of 46, 36 or 27 kilometres.

Bring your own picnic, chairs and drinks. There is room to gather in the backyard for a Covid Social gathering afterwards.

Thanks Debbie for offering to host.

Keep in mind that we’ll be following standard social distancing rules. If you have not joined a ride yet this season, please remember to print, sign and bring your COVID-19 Waiver and read the GFW response to COVID in the same document.

Riding from Oak Hill – Tuesday, September 8

Jen and Andy will host our Tuesday ride from their home starting at 10 am. You can find their address in the member directory.

As Tuesday’s forecast is currently threatening rain, they invite you to consider Wednesday starting at 9:30 as the alternative. Please comment. Jennifer will make the rain cancellation call by 8 am on Tuesday and comment on the site.

The ride will follow The Oak Hills route – but in reverse! Options are 50 k, 37k or shorter for those who wish a less strenuous ride.

Please bring your own chair, picnic, swimming costume/towel (there is a pool) and beverage.

An FYI…….Two large dogs will be bounding about so remember to not leave food or articles of clothing around for a game of ‘chase me please.’ Irene’s apple strudel became apple crumble on our last get together!! It tasted so yummy!

Keep in mind that we’ll be following standard social distancing rules. If you have not joined a ride yet this season, please remember to print, sign and bring your COVID-19 Waiver and read the GFW response to COVID in the same document.

See you soon,

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