Cycling Hot Chocolate Cycling Tour

  • 11 Dec 2022
  • 10:45 AM
  • Nelson Pool parking lot @ 2435 New St., Burlington
  • 11

Registration

  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the ride
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in two club events prior to joining.

Register

RIDE

Hot Chocolate Cycling Tour 

DATE 

Sunday, December 11

RIDE LEADER(S) 

Maureen Healey

RIDE LEADERS CONTACT

maureen_healey@hotmail.com 647-616-2453

CADENCE/PACE

Level 1

DESCRIPTION

Bundle up for a leisurely winter bike ride through Burlington stopping for hot chocolate to warm the proverbial cockles. Riding on dedicated, paved pathways and on-road cycling lanes. Ride is contingent on temperatures 0 C or warmer and the pathway being clear and dry. 

DISTANCE (km)

15+km

MEETING PLACE & TIME

Meet at 10:45am for a 11 am start

MEETING PLACE MAP

Nelson Park

START POINT

Nelson Pool parking lot @ 2435 New St., Burlington. Parking lot out & back to downtown and around.

REGISTRATION

REQUIRED

Yes. It’s important.  

Leaders appreciate early registration but you can register at the last minute. Trips leaders will be able to email you with updates & last-minute changes.

TO CANCEL

Self-serve online.

Leader will be checking the website list to see who to expect.

REGISTRATION OPENS

2 weeks before the ride

EXTRAS

We make short stops for snacks and water – and hot chocolate – so bring as desired and some money.  

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Helmet, tire repair kit including spare tube and winter gear (see below)

Winter Gear

Dressing for winter riding takes care – layer too much, and you’ll overheat, wear too little and you’ll swear you’ll never be warm again. But with the right gear and some willingness to experiment, the winter road is yours.

  • Layers are essential: a close-fitting, breathable base layer under your jersey or shirt keeps your core warm without overheating. Opt for a breathable and moisture-wicking wool or synthetic piece.

  • A waterproof-breathable shell is ideal for wet and cold conditions. Ensure that the jacket you’re using is seam sealed with back vents or underarm zips. Ski shells or parkas work well in extreme cold, but be aware that road salt and winter muck may damage them.

  • Seam-sealed, waterproof pants are great in wet climates. Look for pants with reflective details, that are cut slim through the lower leg and ankle.

  • Thermal and water-resistant cycling tights work well in the cold. Layer them over long johns (wool or a breathable synthetic) on really cold days.

  • Headbands provide good warmth and ear protection while allowing plenty of airflow. In colder conditions, a slim beanie worn under your helmet provides warmth without too much bulk. In extreme conditions where full-face protection is needed, a balaclava keeps your neck, face, ears and head warm.

  • Neck warmers are a popular option for riders. Combined with a beanie or headband, a breathable neck warmer can be pulled up to cover your chin when needed.

  • Gloves & Handwear For rainy climates, opt for DWR-treated or waterproof-breathable fabrics with internally taped seams. In colder temperatures, choose weather-resistant gloves with moderate to heavy insulation. Cycling gloves often have durable leather or padded palms and a fleecy sniffle patch on the thumb is a nice addition. Extreme temperatures call for split-finger or lobster mitts. They combine the warmth of mitts with glove-like dexterity for shifting and braking.

  • Socks & Footwear Cycling-specific wool or synthetic socks won’t bunch up and feature strategic cushioning zones for added comfort.

  • In wet climates a set of shoe covers or booties will keep your shoes dry and add warmth.

  • For extreme temperatures, opt for insulated booties with a water-resistant shell.

  • Hiking boots work well for short rides. Many offer water resistance, as well as good protection and warmth.

  • Winter-specific cycling shoes featuring built-in gaiters, waterproof materialsand insulation are agreat choice for long winter rides.


Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member. 



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