GF members Bob and Liz invite you to join them for the GoScugog2018 fundraising ride to raise money for Camp Scugog, a charitable organization that offers 1-week residential camp stays for children who live in poverty.
Distances are 30, 60 and 90 kilometres. Liz and Bob are debating between the 60 km and the 90 km route. A visual of the routes can be found on the website link below.
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8:30 registration opens
Ride start: Camp Scugog on Christopher’s Beach, Lake Scugog
Entry fee: $25
Fundraising goal: $200 would be ideal but fundraising is not required in order to participate.
Link to the GoScugog2018 website for more details. If you’re interested, talk to Liz and Bob on one of our regular rides.
There will be no ride on the Friday of the May long weekend. Instead, Jennifer and Andy will host a Saturday morning ride from their home that will follow the Oak Hills map offering 50- and 37-kilometre routes. Note that the area is hilly, but the route can be shortened to avoid some of the bigger hills!
Our traditional pot luck will follow, so don’t forget your utensils, plates, and beverages. Jennifer plans to defrost a big ham, so the potluck will happen rain or shine. Bring an offering that will complement the ham as well as salads and bread. Desserts, of course, are welcomed.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!
Next Tuesday’s ride will begin and end at Harold D.’s place in Castleton.
Potluck BBQ of burgers and sausages will follow. Along with your usual eating utensils and drinks, please feel free to bring along a salad item or something for dessert. You could also bring along a lawn chair in case the weather cooperates and you would like to sit outside.
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 – https://www.northumberlandnews.com/sports-story/8579504-cycling-race-comes-to-northumberland/. 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!
Sue is your host for Tuesday’s 10:00 a.m. ride out of Port Hope from the Victoria Street baseball diamond parking lot. We’ll ride the 51-kilometre Beautiful Bewdley route, which can be shortened at several points.
Join us for lunch afterwards at Port Hope’s new restaurant, Nookies Soul Kitchen & Bar.
Join us Friday for the Hope to Hamilton ride taking us North to Rice Lake and back to Port Hope. There are two shortcuts to this 50-kilometre route, reducing the distance to 36 or 32 kilometres, and removing a few climbs.
Please comment by Friday morning if you plan to join the ride. Those participating can decide a dining option. Brain H. will no doubt be watching the weather report and use the comments to update you, should inclement weather require a change in plans. Let’s all hope for blue skies!
Vivian is your host for Tuesday’s ride on May 1, 10:00 a.m. start at the Baseball field on Victoria Street South in Port Hope.
Route is the Perrytown Pedlar. Please download the map from the website.
Lunch will be at Basil’s after 12:30.