London Tonight!

Tonight we take our Zwift Meetup across the pond and over to London. Another 25k route, this time through London and up the infamous Box Hill Climb! Be ready to rollout for 6:30pm. Chit Chat via Discord always adds extra fun.

As a reminder, these rides are open to Members, Former Members, Soon To Be Members, Friends of Members, and really anyone who wants to join in. Follow RiffRaffles El Presidente on Zwift to be added to the Meetup. If you’ve participated in a previous Meetup, invites will be sent automatically each week.

Ride On!

Sign Up For Ride Leader Training!

More Ride Leaders means more rides, plain and simple. Your BoD has put together a pretty great and full schedule for the coming season (Official Announcements coming soon!) but we can only make it all happen if we have enough Ride Leaders volunteer. Want rides that suit your schedule? Become a Ride Leader! Itching to explore more gravel? Become a Ride Leader! (notice a theme here?! Lol)

Becoming a Ride Leader is easy- the OCA is hosting 3 Virtual Ride Leader Training Sessions, the first of which is coming up this weekend, a second in March and a 3rd in April.

  • Sunday February 28, 2021 at 10am
  • Monday March 29, 2021 at 6pm
  • Thursday April 08, 2021 at 6pm

The OCA page Ride Leader Course in the link will send you through CCN to sign in.

Maybe you will only lead one ride for the season. Maybe you will find your niche within the club and want to lead a weekly ride, the possibilities are endless! Sign up for the course, then reach out to us once completed and let us know what types of rides you’d like to lead.

We’re also mere days away from having our 2021 Membership up and ready to go. Exciting times around here!!

Meet Us In NYC Tomorrow Night

Tuesday Night’s Meetup will be at the usual 6:30pm roll out time. This time we’ll go to NYC and do the Mighty Metropolitan Route. This route has some nice rollers with the NYC KOM Reverse happening at the mid point. Those that have participated in some of our previous Meetups will receive an invite on Zwift Companion. Newcomers, please ask to follow RiffRaffles El Presidente [CCC] on Zwift to be added.

You don’t need to be a club member to join in on these rides, just a willingness to join in and have some real life fun alongside a virtual platform. Voice chat on Discord adds to the experience! Hope to see you there!

Ride On!

Tonight We Zwift!

Join us for 25k on Roule De Poule tonight for our weekly Zwift Meetup! We roll at 6:30pm. Chat via Discord for the full group ride experience, link available in the MeetUp Invite.

Message us on FB or IG @cobourgcyclingclub to be added to the ride. Great way to spend a snowy evening!

Ride On!

A Message From Your President: New Year, New Things

Hello Cycling Enthusiasts! Here we are, a bunch of weeks into a new year, and more weeks than that into our new Administration here at the CCC. Your Board Of Directors has been busy behind the scenes, meeting and discussing the year ahead. There’s good energy and lots of optimism that we can make the 2021 riding season memorable.

At our first Board Meeting of the year (A virtual one! A first for the Club!) we passed a Motion to adopt new Information Storage and Administration practices. The Club has adopted the Google Workspace for its email via Gmail, Drive function for Shared Document Storage, Google Photos for Image Storage, and Google Meet for our Virtual Meetings. We are fortunate enough to qualify for these services as a NonProfit. Changing to the Workspace will keep all the Club’s information under one roof and make succession between Boards a smoother transition.

We have also started a new weekly Zwift Meetup on Tuesday evenings that has been well attended, with lots of positive feedback from those that have participated. Don’t be shy to join us as we keep these virtual rides No Drop.

In the months to follow we will also changing and updating our website to a new platform. We’ll notify you when this change happens so you can go have a look and enter your email address for updates from the Club. Changes will also be a foot to our Social Platforms as well as we navigate away from a Facebook Group to a Facebook Page.

To stay in touch, “Like” our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/cobourgcyclingclub or follow us on IG @cobourgcyclingclub. Membership for 2021 will be available soon, keep your eyes peeled for that announcement!! Looking forward to a great year ahead!

Cheers from your President,

Raff (aka Riffraffles El Presidente [CCC] on Zwift)

Weeeeeeee!!!

A great Zwift ride last night at a spirited pace! A group of 13 CCC Zwifters came out to enjoy some desert scenery and camaraderie on Discord. The rubber band effect came into play for a few of us who slipped off the back of the lead group which was quite cool to see. RiffRaffles El Presidente went from Beacon to Sweep at several points on the course but managed to take 1st position on the Fuego Flats sprint. It maybe because she’s the only who noticed the start line, but hey take the wins as they come, right?? LOL.

Mark your Calendars for next Tuesday Night 6:30pm for our next Meetup. Don’t forget to follow RiffRaffles El Presidente on Zwift to be added to the event. Interested in hosting a Meetup on your fave route? Send us a message!

Our Next Meetup: Tues Feb 9th, 6:30pm

Tomorrow night we’ll ride around the Tempus Fugit route on Zwift. Desert scenery, flat and likely a whole heap of fun. 6:30pm is our ride time, join early so we can work out any kinks. Follow RiffRaffles El Presidente on Zwift to receive the MeetUp request. We’ll chat via Discord again on the CCC MeetUp Chit Chat Channel on RiffRaffles Server.

Fill up your water bottles, turn on those fans, crank the tunes and see you there! Woot!

So Much Fun!!

Well! Wasn’t that a bunch of fun?! Last night “RiffRaffles El Presidente” led a bunch of Zwifters around France and even enjoyed a Sprint or two along the way. We had a great turnout for our first CCC Meetup with 13 participants. Lots of friendly chatter happened over on Discord for those that joined in which adds to the Group Ride experience and feeling.

Missed out last night? Join us next week! Follow our social channels @cobourgcyclingclub on IG and FB for info and announcements.

Ride On!

Zwifting Tomorrow

Hey there all you Zwifters, we are ready to go with some Group Ride MeetUps starting tomorrow Tuesday February 2nd at 6:30pm. We’ll do 25k around France on the R.G.V Route. For anyone who wants to join in, follow RiffRaffles El Presidente on Zwift to be added to the MeetUp. We’ll Voice Chat via Discord for the real ride and suffer together experience.

This Meetup was made to Keep Everyone Together so theoretically we will stay banded if you keep pedalling but everyone works to their own effort. Please join the Meetup well ahead of the 6:30 start time so we can work out any glitches ahead of the start. Don’t forget to accept the Invitation to the MeetUp in the Companion App.

Hope to see you in France tomorrow evening!

Next Week We Zwift!

Wanna group ride or race??? Next week, the CCC Zwifts!

We’ll be making announcements on our Facebook Page (not the Group) and IG (@cobourgcyclingclub) so Like Us or Follow us to stay up to date with these Virtual Rides planned for the month of February. This is a great way to connect with your riding buddies or make some new friends. Friendly chatter via Discord for those that like to suffer in company.

DM us if you are willing to organize a Meetup on your fave route. These virtual rides are open to Members, Non Members, Former Members and Soon To Be Members.

Ride On!

Welcome Eileen!

The Cobourg Cycling Club is pleased to announce the latest addition to our Board Of Directors for 2021- Eileen Sheppard. How lucky are we???? Eileen brings with her a long history in the sport including the completion of several Ironman competitions, and tens of thousands of kms on her bicycles. Eileen is a sought after personal trainer and Pilates instructor, some of her Credentials and Certifications include the following:

  • CSEP-CPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer
  • CanFitPro Certified Fitness Instructor
  • BodyHarmonics (BH) Certified Pilates Level 1 & 2 Mat and Reformer Teacher
  • BH Aged-Related Impairments Specialists Pre & Post Rehab Specialists 

Born and raised in Northumberland County, she can take you on quite a tour of the area, introducing you to gravel and hilly roads that rarely make it onto route maps (trust me on this one, we’ve been on some awesome rides together!). A true team player, we are so pleased she decided to join the Board this year. We look forward to Bringing A Community Together Through Cycling with her next season!

News from the AGM : Your 2021 Board Of Directors + Henri Joachim Award Winner

On Sunday, November 29th , we hosted the first ever Covid-19 version of our annual AGM and Awards Ceremony. A small, socially distanced group of Directors and Members gathered under the Lions- Lioness Pavilion at Victoria Park in Cobourg. We had glorious weather for a late November day. A few members arrived on fat bike for the occasion, likely the first time the Club has had Fat Bikes at it’s AGM! Delicious treats and warm drinks were provided. Our By-Laws require 10% attendance to achieve Quorum which was meet by the 8 people in attendance.

The AGM sees the changeover of the Board for the upcoming year. Please welcome your newly assembled Board Of Directors for 2021:

President : Raff Melito

Vice President: Scott Sexsmith

Treasurer: Jo-Anne Magne

Secretary: Harold Kuschnik

Past President: Dave Singfield

Members At Large: James Barnes, Glenn Finlay, Corey Watts

We’d like to thank all the outgoing Board Members who helped this Club transition and navigate through a particularly challenging year for our sport. Many thanks to Greg Cushing, outgoing President, for the many years of dedicated service to this Club. Thanks to Janet Baitley for all her work as Treasurer, keeping us balanced to the penny. A fond farewell to Members At Large Brent Aquino, Pete Hennessy and Roberto Almeida. We look forward to seeing you all out on the bike for the 2021 season!

The last order of business at the AGM was presentation of the prestigious Henri Joachim Sportsman Of The Year Award. Each year, this trophy in Henri’s name, is awarded to acknowledge a club member for their contribution to the Club in a given year. This year’s winner is also the club’s new President for 2021!

Congrats to Raff Melito for winning the Henri Joachim Sportsman Of The Year Award for 2020!

Stay tuned to your email and the club social channels for exciting challenges planned for the winter months to keep us motivated and active. Let’s stay connected!

Reminder: AGM Tomorrow!

Our AGM is tomorrow, Sunday November 29th 2pm at the Lions / Lioness Pavilion in Victoria Park, Cobourg. This is an outdoor meeting, please bring a chair, maybe a blanket to keep warm and a reusable mug if you’d like to enjoy some coffee or hot chocolate.

We look forward to seeing you there!

AGM Sunday November 29th, 2pm: See you there!

Come join your Board of Directors this coming Sunday November 29th at 2pm for our AGM. We’ll be reviewing the year that was and introduce you to your new Board Of Directors. The winner of the prestigious Henri Joachim Award will also be revealed. We’re meeting outdoors at the Lions-Lioness Pavilion in Victoria Park, Cobourg. Warm drinks and light snacks will be provided, but please bring your own chair and maybe a blanket to help stay warm.

Want to share thoughts/ feedback with the Board? Want to help make the 2021 season awesome? The AGM is a great place to meet and chat about things. Register via CycleClubApp for attendance.

Agenda and 2019 AGM Minutes will be emailed to Members before Sunday. Printed copies will be made available for all Members registered via CycleClubApp.

Lions-Lioness Pavillion shown as “Covered Picnic Area” on the map above.

Nominations, Awards and AGM

The deadline is soon approaching to get in your nominations for the prestigious Henri Joachim Award, or submit your name for consideration for the 2021 Board Of Directors. Deadline for submissions is November 15th, 2020. We are currently accepting names for the following roles:

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

4 Members At Large

Email info@cobourgcyclingclub.com with your nominations for the Board Of Directors. Email barnesej@gmail.com with your nominations for the Henri Joachim Award. Not sure what the Henri Joachim Award is for? Read about it here : http://cobourgcyclingclub.com/2020/henri-joachim-award-nominations/

Our AGM is schedule for November 29th, 2020 2pm at the Lions-Lioness Pavillion in Victoria Park in Cobourg. Details and pre-registration required via the CycleClubApp. Your current Board looks forward to seeing you there!

Wanna Run For The Board???

person dropping paper on box

This is the official call for submissions to run for the Board Of Directors! For the 2021 Season, we have the following positions accepting candidates and nominations:

President

VP

Treasurer

Secretary

4 Member At Large Positions

Volunteering for the Board is a great way to give back to the Cycling Club. It’s also a great way to have a voice in shaping the direction of the Club. Collaborating with like minded individuals toward a common goal can be very rewarding, so throw your hat in the ring for 2021!

Our AGM has been scheduled for November 29th, 2pm at the Lions-Lioness Pavillion at Victoria Park in Cobourg. Head on over to the Cycle Club App to reserve your spot. Attendance will be limited as per Provincial restrictions on gathering size.

Send in your name and the role you are interested in running for to info@cobourgcyclingclub.com by November 15th, 2020.

Henri Joachim Award Nominations

The Club’s most prestigious trophy is the Henri Joachim Award (formerly know as the Sportsman Of The Year Award). For those that are not familiar with the name, Henri Joachim founded the Cobourg Cycling Club back in 1972 along with Andre Cabardos, Jim McLlwhan, and John Kanen.
                 
Each year, this trophy in Henri’s name, is awarded to acknowledge a club member for their contribution to the Club in a given year.

Here’s your chance to put someone’s name forward to be honoured by this Trophy. Any Club Member can make a nomination and is eligible to be nominated. Who would be a good candidate to put forward??? Anyone who in your mind has made an effort towards upholding the Club’s Mission of “Bringing A Community Together Through Cycling” would be a good person to nominate. Someone who champions or promotes the club. A person who is always there when needed. Maybe there’s a Ride Leader you’d like to acknowledge for their efforts. Once that name, or names, come to you please email the current Holder Of The Trophy- James Barnes at barnesej@gmail.com by November 15th.

Stay tuned in the coming days for a post about our upcoming AGM and election of new Board Of Directors!

A Note From Prez Greg

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Happy Thanksgiving Fellow Cycling Enthusiasts,

On this holiday Monday, The Cobourg Cycling Club is hosting is official last Club ride! Come bid the 2020 riding season so long! What a year it has been for all of us from many angles.

At this time, I would like to remind you of all the wonderful things we have. We live in the greatest country in the world and we tend to take this luxury for granted. So, here is your opportunity to soak it up, sit back and enjoy the ride.

The Brighton area has a plethora of excellent roads and routes for cycling. If you have only ridden in the west end of Northumberland County, I urge you to explore east. Joanne has selected some of my favourite roads on her route. A little bit of flat and a little bit of roll.

If you love autumn rides like I do, then you will enjoy getting out to this ride.

I wish you all a safe and happy long weekend with load of tailwinds and downhills.

Your Prez,

Greg Cushing

End Of Season Ride: Monday, October 12, 2020

Join us this holiday Monday as we wrap out the cycling season with a picturesque ride around Brighton that includes a loop through Presqu’ile. The CCC has traditionally held an end of season ride around the park, but this year we had our resident Brighton-ian Jo-Anne put together a scenic 75K route around the area the include all her favourite roads and not too many climbs. We’ll start in the morning from Brighton Bay and have everyone back home in Cobourg for their Turkey dinners. Sign up via Cycle Club App to hop on board.

Meeting Place: 108 Shoal Point Road, Carrying Place https://goo.gl/maps/fAndaN9G7e4eNodP9

Start Time : 10am

Ride Leader: Jo-Anne Magne

Route Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/2748364242576610838

Hope to see you there!