Tempo Rides Tomorrow, April 17th at 6:15pm

The weather’s decided to start shifting back to spring from winter so don’t miss out on tomorrow’s tempo ride.

We’ll split into an A group (30+km/h avg) and a B group (slightly easier pace) but both crews will work on building skills and safe riding all the while getting in a great workout! These rides are tough but lots of fun and teach key skills that will help everyone become better cyclists.

We leave Merwin Greer School at 6:15pm sharp and should get back just before 8. Please show up a few minutes early.

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Tuesday April 15th, 2014 (Time Trial: 15km)

WOW!! What a brave group of racers out at last night’s time trial. Howling winds made the temps feel into the negatives but the group still managed to lay out some pretty nice times! Way to go!

A special thanks to our timers and helpers who bundled up and hung out in the cold to make it all happen.

Archer’s Road Course
  Rider Split Time
1 Martin Smith 8.37 23.40
2 Chris Herten 9.06 25.20
3 Dennis Poort 9.34 25.36
4 Lee Shooter 9.03 25.43
5 Tim Doris 9.39 25.48
6 Gord Plue 9.41 26.24
7 Ryan Frouws 9.59 27.28
8 James Mellon 10.34 29.53
9 Stewart Richardson 11.00 30.52
10 Glenn Finlay 11.25 31.25
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Great Turnout For Season Opener

2014 season opener

We were worried for a while there but the weather turned out amazing and 13 members came out for the 2014 season opener. We braved a few good climbs and LOTS of sand but had a solid tailwind to finish off a fantastic morning ride.

Thanks to all who came out and welcome to new members Brett and Ryan, it was good to see some new faces out with us this morning! Looking forward to many more like it.

See you out on the road.

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Good to go for this morning’s ride!!

Weather looks great so this morning’s ride will go ahead as planned.

See you in a bit!!

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Notice Regarding Tomorrow’s Group Ride


Hi there CCC members, we’ve been so lucky the last couple days with beautiful weather and we’re hoping otherwise but there’s a good chance tomorrow is going to be pretty rainy so please check back here for details regarding any postponements or cancellations.

I will post any changes to tomorrow’s ride schedule by 9:30am so please check here before leaving the house.

If we’re rained out, we’ll try again at the next group ride scheduled for Saturday April 26th.

Fingers are crossed!!

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The 2014 Cycling Season Begins Next Weekend!!!

It’s been a long, cold winter but spring has finally arrived and that means the cycling season is here! You must be a Cobourg Cycling Club member in advance (no sign up at the start line) to participate so make sure you become a member asap so you can take part in these great rides!

Wake up those hibernating legs and join the CCC as we kick off the season next Sunday, April 13th at 11am with a 50k group ride that leaves from Normar Rd. This will be a no-drop ride so we’ll take it easy, stick together and enjoy being out on the road again.

You can view the route we have planned here.

For the racers and those of you looking for a good workout, the Tuesday night time trial series begins on Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30pm here and the tempo rides also start up Thursday, April 17th at 6:15pm leaving from Merwin Greer School. For both rides, please show up 20 minutes early to get signed in. Don’t forget to bring a toonie for the time trial or pay $35 for the whole season.

Check out a great map of the time trial route.

A few important safety tips for the upcoming season

Even normal riding conditions can be hard on your bike. Things like loose bolts, worn brake pads or wobbly wheels are easy fixes but if left unattended can be unsafe and costly so be sure to give your bike a thorough check or if you’re not experienced, take it to The Bike Shop and let a professional make sure it’s in safe working order.

Refresh your memory and read through the Cyclists Responsibility Code and the CCC’s Risk Management Policy which give tips on how to stay safe and also lay out the rules of the club. Remember, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these rules and regulations.

Keep your head up and look down the road.  This is, by far, the most important thing you can ever learn. It lets you see hazards like cars, another braking cyclist or a giant pot hole (there are a LOT right now) well in advance so you can react early and safely without becoming a hazard yourself and potentially crashing or causing an accident.

Thanks everyone, see you on the road!

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Group Ride Leaders Wanted

The CCC has doubled our weekend group rides for 2014 and is now recruiting members to lead some of them this season so now’s the time to show off that lung busting route you’ve been planning or the ride with the amazing view you’ve been dying to show everyone.

Now’s your chance! If interested, email us at mtb@cobourgcyclingclub.com and we can sort out dates times and all that fun stuff.


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Benefit Concert This Saturday for Toshi

A benefit concert in support of CCC member Toshi Summerfield (Hunt) and her brave battle with cancer is being held this Saturday, March 22nd at the Cobourg Alliance Church on Ontario St.

Activities begin at 7pm with live music, a silent auction and refreshments and run until 10pm.

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Northumberland Sports Council Workshop

CSCO Canadian Sport for Life April 8

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Volunteers Needed for 2014 Ontario ParaSport Games in Northumberland

If anyone is interested in volunteering for the ParaSport Games this summer, time is running out.  Please email mtb@cobourgcyclingclub.com as soon as possible.

This is a massive, high level sporting event that will likely never be in our area again and the experience of volunteering and being a part of it shouldn’t be missed!

Spread the word!

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