Ganaraska Freewheelers Group Rides
Ontario Trails Events
|Event:||Ganaraska Freewheelers Group Rides|
|Date:||2019-12-16 to 2020-12-16|
|Abstract:||Various cycling routes. We are grateful to Brian Hedney for creating and sharing many of the maps on this page that chronicle the Club’s cycling adventures over the years!|
|Location:||Ganaraska Centre 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road Campbellcroft Ontario L0A 1B0 Directions|
The Ganaraska Freewheelers is an organization that exists to promote safe recreational cycling in Northumberland County. Ganaraska Freewheelers enjoy the social aspects of cycling with other people in a non-competitive environment.
Our history began one sunny winter day in 2001, the Hopes (Celia & Tim) and Brian Hedney independently decided to go cross country skiing at Silent Lake Provincial Park. Brian arrived at the park office just as Tim was explaining to the young lady behind the counter how she should be doing her job!
Energized by the terrific skiing conditions, and by the beauty of the surroundings, these three ‘distinguished’ Port Hope residents agreed to work towards the formation of a non-competitive, recreational, cycling club for Northumberland County. Several meetings were held during February and March and, as a consequence, the Ganaraska Freewheelers became a reality.
It was decided to include the word ‘Ganaraska’ in the Club’s name as most of our rides occur in the Ganaraska Watershed. Ganaraska is thought to originate from “Ganaraske”, the name of the Cayuga village which was located at the current site of the Town of Port Hope.