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​** Warden Ave Closed July 3 to Oct 31 **

York Region is rehabilitating the bridge located on Warden Avenue south of Mount Albert Road. To complete this work, Warden Avenue, between Herald Road and Mount Albert Road, is scheduled to be closed from Tuesday, July 3, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018

** Women's Day Ride - Sun May 20th, 2018 @ 9am **

SAVE THE DATE: Women’s Ride Day on Sunday May 20th! eGALS 40km group ride will start at 9AM at Vandorf Park. Register here


**Cycling in York Region - April 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm **

Join the York Region Cycling Coalition as the York Regional Police and York Region explain the rules of the road, providing a detailed review of the cycling laws and their application in York Region. The Region will also provide a review of cycling initiatives and efforts in the Region, including road closures.  Read the report from there meeting here

** Chiropractic and Cycling with Dr Adam Wade - April 11, 2018 7-9PM  **

Join cyclist Dr Adam Wade for an informative evening on Chiropractic and cycling at the Newmarket Public Library



The construction on McCowan has been completed so we are returning in 2018 to the “McCowan” route that has been used for several years.


The ROUTE is: east on Mulock, north on McCowan, west on Queensville, north on Kennedy, east on Holborn, south on McCowan, west on Queensville then repeat the Kennedy-Holborn-McCowan loop until exhausted or daylight fails – and in case it does, be sure to have lights with you at all times. The route is the same from week to week and incorporates a loop so that those who get dropped have an opportunity to re-join the ride. Depending on the month, we do between 1 and 4 loops, so be aware of the amount of daylight remaining and have lights with you at all times.

** NECC 2018 membership now live - Join Today **

The 2018 Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club membership application process is now live! To join, just go to our Membership page to become a member in good standing. You will be directed to CCN (Cycle Component Network) who provide the on-line application service on our behalf.  Join Now

**NECC Annual General Meeting Tuesday, Feb 20th 6:30PM**

Hear a recap of 2017 and learn what new programs are down the road for 2018. This is your opportunity to ask questions, offer input and volunteer. A new informal format and venue this year with refreshments and snacks included. We have a room to ourselves upstairs at The Hungry Brew Hops at 211 Main St S, Newmarket. Informal gathering from 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00 and will will be done before 9:00.

Read the minutes of the AGM here

**Nutrition For The Club Cyclist - Sat Feb 10 at 1pm, Newmarket Public Library **

Do your goals for 2018 include: "To not bonk!"? Move up a group? Set personal bests on Strava? Come spend a couple of hours with professional athletic nutritionist Anne Guzman and learn what to eat before, during and after the club ride. This seminar is for average club riders like you who just wants to enjoy their club ride and better themselves. Come out, it will be fun.  

*** Date Change ** Moved to July 2nd
On Canada Day, your Newmarket Eagles are doing four rides in honour of Canada's 150 years and we want you to join us!

Option 1 and Option 2 are 150 km routes for A and B+ riders, Option 3 is 100 kms for B riders, and Option 4 if 52 kms for C riders.


Option #1 is a B+ paced ride starting at Kettleby Public School (Hwy 400 & Aurora Rd.). This ride called the Canada Day 150 starts at 7:30am sharp and goes to Belfountain and Hockley Valley. In total the distance is 150 km. This is a hilly course, the targeted pace is about 26.5 km/hr. Here is the link to the route: If you have not been to Belfountain, it has a coffee shop (and a few switchbacks just for fun). Hockley has a great little restaurant and is a popular cycling destination. If you are starting to sag, their Cowboy Cookie will get you home. 
E-mail ride leader  Dave Hammond if this is your choice 


Option #2 is an A paced ride using the same route as Option #1.  This ride also meets at Kettleby PS. with an 8:00 start.  The target pace is about 30 km/hr. E-mail ride leader Michael Chong if this is your choice 


Option #3 is a B paced ride.  Again this route also starts at Kettleby PS with a 9:15 start. This route goes directly to Hockley (not Belfountain) and then back to Kettleby P.S. and is 100 km long. We are calling this the Lester B. Pearson Route and the targeted pace is 25 km/hr. Here is a link to the route: E-mail ride leader Pat Tuero if this is your choice 


Option# 4 is a C paced route. This route is 52 km but still has a few challenging hills. We are calling this route the Robert Laird Borden Route. This route starts at 10:00 south of Beeton at the school at the corner of 10 SR & Line 5. This route also goes to Hockley (not Belfountain) and return. The targeted pace is 23 km/hr.  Here is a link to the route:
E-mail your ride leader Maria Moreau if this is your choice


If we have estimated correctly, all four groups will meet in Hockley between 11:15 and 11:30 for a break and a few photos. It is recommended to download the route onto your mobile device (or use hard copy). Riders should prepare to be self-sufficient.
Please remember this ride is unsupported though we are currently looking for volunteers so this may change. If you know someone with a bike carrier willing to assist (no mechanical skills required) in exchange for some gas money let the respective ride leader know.



Due to construction on McCowan we are returning to the Warden route used several years ago before the 404 was extended to Ravenshoe. While the traffic on Warden is still significantly higher than on McCowan, it is expected to be less than before the 404 was opened up to Ravenshoe.


The NEW ROUTE is: east on Mulock, north on Warden, east on Holborn, south on Kennedy, west on Queensville then repeat the Warden-Holborn-Kennedy-Queensville loop until exhausted or daylight fails – and in case it does, be sure to have lights with you at all times. The route is the same from week to week and incorporates a loop so that those who get dropped have an opportunity to re-join the ride. Depending on the month, we do between 1 and 4 loops, so be aware of the amount of daylight remaining and have lights with you at all times.

Registration is Open for the Tour de Speed

The Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club has been sponsoring the Tour de Speed since 2007. During that time, participation has grown steadily and now attracts over 120 of southern Ontario’s finest young cyclists between the ages of 9 to 16. Races are run on paved country roads with rolling hills to add to the challenge. 


Events include a TT of 3.0 or 4.3 kms and a road race of 8.6 to 34.4 kms, depending on age. Participants receive a free t-shirt and a BBQ lunch while podium finishers receive a medal.

Sign up now at!/events/tour-de-speed-2017  Registration closed on June 1st

Join the Eagles for the Ontario Women's Ride
Saturday May 13, 2017 9am


The Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club (NECC) is proud to participate in the Ontario Cycling Association's Women's Day Ride.  This is a great opportunity for women to come out and see what it is like to ride in a Club Group Ride.


This event is open to all women, our only requirements are as follows:

·         Road bikes must be in good working condition.  No mountain or triathlon/time trial bikes permitted

·         Helmets are mandatory

·         Participants should be able to ride at a minimum 20KPH for at least 1 hour

·         A parent/guardian must ride with participants who are under the age of 18


We will meet at 9:00 am at the Riverwalk parking lot near the Tennis Courts (north side of Timothy Street) and will split up into groups based on the number of riders/skill levels.  No pre-registration is necessary.  Just show up on May 13th, sign a waiver and join us for a ride!


Each group will be led by experienced women riders from NECC.  The majority of the ride will be on secondary roads north-east of Newmarket.  Click here for map.  The total distance is up to 55K and can take between 2 and 3 hours to complete.  Opportunities will be available to turn back early for those who do not want to ride the full distance.  


Each group will stay together to ensure no one is left behind and will return back to our starting location after the ride. 


Please be sure to bring enough water/food and dress appropriately for the weather.


Those who are interested can join us for coffee at Hesed after the ride.



Date Saturday May 13, 2017

Time 9am to 11am (approx)

Meeting Location:  Riverwalk parking lot near the Tennis Courts (north side of Timothy Street)


Route: 55K Warden to Boag with warm up along Harry Walker Drive


For more info please contact Janis Nixon at

NECC Athlete Code of Conduct

We have introduced a Code of Conduct which will apply to all NECC members participating in club events including Group Rides, Time Trials, Club Races and Inter Club Races.


Nutrition & Cycling Sun Feb 26th @12:30 

On Sunday, February 26th at 12:30, come listen and interact with nutritionist Anne Guzman of Nutrition Solutions at The Newmarket Public Library.


Often the missing link to performance is nutrition. Why put in all the hours and miles to only have it fall apart by a poor nutrition plan to back it up on race day? 

Imagine putting in the time training and then bonking and cramping when it counts? Don't leave your success to chance. It doesn't need to be a shot in the dark. Having a plan is key. 

Anne Guzman will take you through the how's and why's of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, hydration, carb loading and timing of nutrient intake. 

She will cover how to determine your needs based on your weight and activity levels during this talk. 

Anne highly recommends that to get the MOST out of this talk you come prepared with a 3 day food journal in that shows grams of carbs, proteins and fats as well as calories. This will really help you relate better to the info provided and allow you to customize to yourself. 

Lastly we will cover caffeine and beet juice as an ergogenic aid. 

Looking forward to seeing you there.

This event is free for members of The Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club but non-club members are requested to make a donation upon arrival; $10 per attendee would be appreciated. Last time seating filled up quickly so to reserve your spot, click here 

Yoga for Eagles II:  Lower Body Intensive

Free up your leg muscles, and build body awareness so that you can work on correcting asymmetries and alignment issues. In this two-hour workshop we’ll focus on yogic techniques for lengthening, strengthening and balancing the muscles of the low back, hips, thighs and calves. We’ll use a combination of stretching, strengthening and myofascial release (using the Yoga Tune-Up therapy balls).


When: Saturday, February 4th

Time: 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Where: Newmarket Public Library (Multi-purpose Room)

Price: $20.00


Please register and pay via


Please bring a yoga mat, your Tune-Up balls (if you don’t have them I have them available for purchase*), a yoga block (if you have one—I will be bringing some along), and a large towel.


Enrollment is limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

*The Yoga Tune-Up balls are $20.00 (thanks to the low Canadian dollar). However, what they can save you in massage costs mean they’re actually quite a bargain.

Winter Training Opportunities

For many, cooling temperatures and dropping leaves mark the end of the cycling season. For others, it marks the transition from outdoor riding to indoor training. A few weeks ago we put out a call and asked readers to tell us where they did their indoor training. Click here to learn about a number of opportunities available during the winter months. Happy training.

Yoga for Eagles: True your body for pain-free rides


Cycling does wonderful things for our heart and lungs as well as building strong leg muscles, but it often wreaks havoc with our necks, shoulders, arms and lower backs. This yoga workshop will provide you the tools to identify and release tight areas, strengthen weak areas, and improve your flexibility and body awareness. Self-massage techniques using Yoga Tune-Up therapy balls will be included. You do not have to be “bendy” to benefit from this work.


As a long-time cyclist I have first-hand experience with neck and shoulder pain, numb fingers, hot foot, low back pain and IT band irritation. As a yoga teacher and retired therapist I’ve been working with clients for more than thirty years to restore function and reduce pain. You will leave this workshop with take home exercises that you can integrate into your stealthy off-season training so that you can start next season strong, supple, and pain-free.


When:  Saturday November 5th, 1-3pm

Where: Newmarket Public Library, Multi-purpose Room

Investment: 25.00 (includes cost of Yoga Tune Up balls which retail at 17.50). Payment is required in advance.

For more info and to register: Contact Elaine at or call 905-251-0323.

New start time for Group rides 9:30AM


Starting on October 15, our Saturday and Sunday group rides will start at 9:30am.  We will still meet at the usual spot. Rides will be weather dependant and self organizing

Annual General Meeting - Nov 15th 7PM


The Newmarket Eagles is community based and run entirely by volunteers. We have a competitive program that is second to none among Ontario clubs and we offer extensive opportunities for Group Rides. None of this happens without a good deal of planning and effort by many people – are you a contributor or just a participant ?


Please come to the AGM on November 15th, at 7pm at the Newmarket Public Library.  We value your contribution to the discussion of current activities, possible future directions and participation in the election of the executive for 2017.


Remember, this is YOUR Club! Hope to see you at the meeting. Agenda to follow

Tour of the Falling Leaves - Oct 2 9:30AM

Our annual fall event - the Tour of the Falling Leaves - winds it way through the countryside and ends at a local pub for lunch. This year it will take place on October 2nd and will depart from the Kettleby Public School at 9:30. Expect to ride ~60K.  Lunch will be at the Schomberg Pub.  Those who are not wanting to do the ride are welcome to join us for lunch.  Please RSVP to Dave Hammond so that he knows how many will be joining us for lunch.


On this Sunday, August 28th, there is a special Sunday ride to the York Region Cycling Coalition Picnic. The location is at 11880 Weston Road near Kirby Road. We will leave at 9:30 and ride for about 1.5 hours. The food is free and the picnic starts at 11:00. Pizza Nova, Hero Burgers Love Gelato, California Sandwiches, Avenue Cibi are only some of the food sponsors. It will be like riding and doing lunch in Italy. All the bicycle clubs that are part of the YRCC will be represented, it is a great opportunity to mingle and show case our club to the rest of the Region. Please wear your Eagles kit on the ride.

The YRCC is a lobby group that represents many clubs in York Region. They lobby for the interests of cyclists for improved cycling facilities, improved legislation, and even a velodrome in the Region. As a result of their efforts, several politicians such as MP Francesco Sorbara, MP Deb Schulte, and bureaucrats will be visiting the picnic. This is a great event, and I hope you will join me on Sunday.

Yours in cycling,

Bob Spencer


Vasey InterClub Race - Sunday Aug 28 10AM

The 5th Interclub race of the season goes this coming Sunday, August 28th at 10:00 am sharp at the Vasey course, and will be hosted by the Newmarket club. Attendance at this years races has been a bit spotty (a euphemism for not good) so if you want to see this series continue get your Assos or Pearl Izumi or whatever kit you wear on the road!

Check-out the course then arrive around 9:15 in time to register and warm-up.

Sandford Club Race Report and Final Points Standings - Aug 20, 2016

The handicap whining started on the Wed GOOFs rides with deceitful Darke explaining how he would only be able to manage 26 km/hr at the race as Victor the puller would not be there.  Ignoring this as usual I estimated the Group 2 average as 28.1.  As the final whining was like the Siren's cry I buckled under and gave them an extra minute, big mistake.


Then after the race has started with group 3 on their way a mystery rider appeared, jumped out of his car, didn't pay the entry fee  joined group 2 and powered himself and Group 2  to a hollow victory.  He then jumped back into his car before any awards the fled the scene.  If Mr. Wheeland, Weland, or whatever (didn't bother printing his name, too much of a rush I guess ) would like a trophy and points cough up the $5 bucks.


Sandor in a brilliant move officially volunteered his wife as one of the official volunteers and with the guaranteed 15 points locked up 2nd place overall ... well done Sandor.


The race for 3rd was on as Dave Viney had first place in the series already in hand.  Mathematically 11 or so riders from various groups had a chance to place 3rd overall.


From my perspective in group 4B the race was on and what a well oiled machine 4B was with everyone working hard and quickly reeling in 4A by the 2nd lap.  The pace slowed down but still managed to catch up to the splintered group 3.  Group 2 of course was no where in site so the in-fight was on with only a few workers doing the pulling in fear of the Viney factor.  Dan one gear Horchik made some impressive surges coming up the last hills but anyone participating in the Thursday night hammer rides knows that everyone is an expert at drafting anyone with initiative.  The following 11 rider sprint was won by Peter Treacy by leaving the pack early without permission.  Dan Lundenberg had flatted just after the big hill (or was this to catch his breath?) and rode in with Don Smart.


At the overall presentation Dave Viney commented on the club racing and the need for a few more young people to come out and would be nice to see some Women riders participating.


A big thanks to Kevin Lindberg for handling the registration duties and all the volunteers that helped in the series.


David Pierce

Race Results    Final Points Stadings

40 KM. Championship TT at Kennedy - Date/Time Change from Saturday to Sunday August the 14th at 9:30 AM

Due to the inclement weather forecast that shows strong thunderstorms, it has been decided that the event should be moved to Sunday.

The heat that we are experiencing has to end sometime and I hope that the weather forecast is accurate, and my lawn and garden get a good soaking. However for the benefit of our riders, especially those on inherently unstable TT bikes, at the request of several members of the club's administration, it has been moved that we re-schedule the TT to this Sunday. I agreed with their concerns and hereby declare that the TT is moved. This will be the last TT this year at Kennedy as construction starts next week.

I also need at least 2 volunteers for the turn around and for spotting riders at the line. 

Please contact me at: if you or someone you can delegate will volunteer. I need you!

Club Championship for the Percy Shropshire Memorial Trophy. Sunday August 7th 9am

The 5th race of the series is now named in honour of Percy Shropshire, a long time club member and the 2000 Provincial Road Race Champion, who died suddenly on the last day of 2001. This event doubles as the Club Championship Road Race, a race which Percy fought to introduce to the club schedule.  Note new location - Loretto.  

Civic Holiday Group Ride - Aug 1, 2016

Meet at the Riverwalk Commons at 8:30. Groups/rides will be established based on who shows up

Group C will do the following ride:

Eagle west to Bathurst, south to Mulock west to Dufferin south to 16th west to Jane, south to 15th west to Weston road north onto the Marsh around Marsh to Bathurst, through Holland Landing to Mount Albert road over to Leslie south and back to Hesed on Main street. 

15K Championship TT - Tuesday July 26

Join us for our annual 15K TT Championship on Tuesday July 26.  Likely at our usual spot on Kennedy Road but may move to McCowan road south of Ravenshoe if construction has started.  Parking on McCowan will be either in the forest parking lot, or the first road south of Ravenshoe. Both parking areas are on the west side of McCowan. Notice will be given if Kennedy is under construction on Monday, so be prepared to relocate. The McCowan course is 2 km. west of Kennedy, and will start south of Ravenshoe

Update:  Confirmed that the race will take place on Kennedy

Tour de Terra Cotta - Monday August 1st

There is no better way to spend the holiday Monday than to race in Terra Cotta.  Registration is still open; or come to cheer on the Newmarket Eagles Race Team.  More info

Sad News Passing of Ron Near - July 18, 2016

Click here to read a Memorial and find info on Visitation and Services

Tour de Speed 06-07-2016

With over 71 racers pre-registered for the 10th annual Tour de Speed this Saturday June 11, volunteers are needed!! To sign up, click here!


The Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club has been sponsoring the Tour de Speed since 2007. During that time, participation has grown steadily and now attracts over 120 of southern Ontario’s finest young cyclist between the ages of 9 to 16. Races are run on paved country roads with rolling hills to add to the challenge.

Events include a TT of 3.0 or 4.3 kms and a road race of 8.6 to 34.4 kms, depending on age. Participants receive a free t-shirt and a BBQ lunch while podium finishers receive a medal.


The event is open to boys & girls 9 to 16 years of age


eGALS Take Flight 05-31-2016

Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club is introducing the eGALS.   It is a bike riding group for women, designed by women and led by women. The name eGALS is a variation on our club name,  but it is also meant to invoke a feeling of equality. Many women are intimidated by male dominated group rides; this is an opportunity to level the field, learn the ropes, and hopefully integrate women into the group rides.


The goal of the Newmarket Eagles eGALS is to instruct and inspire female cyclists of all abilities, all ages, in a fun and informative way!  Our mission is to provide equal opportunities for women to gain riding confidence on the roads in and around York Region.   There is no greater feeling than jumping on your bike, and riding somewhere, even to a coffee shop and knowing that your legs got you there!!  Our time together is eminently about how to ride safely on your bike, how to ride in a group, how to corner, and how to use all your gears climbing!!! How to signal when riding a bicycle on the roads.  How to take a drink from your water bottle with out having to come to a complete stop on the bike.  How to safely pass another cyclist on the road.  How to ride in a group setting and a safe distance to sit behind on the wheel in front of you....who knows maybe this will introduce more women to road racing.  Something Paolina is extremely fond off!!  What clothing to wear on the bike...clip less pedals, or bucket pedals.  How to fit your Helmet properly.  How to ride in the rain, and braking distance...everything you can think about will be discussed on our rides. No topic is off limits.


Before each eGALS ride there will be a short informational talk and on-site support for minor fixes.   We have six group rides planned and we have six different speakers joining us! Our first session starts at 6:30pm on Wednesday June 1st. To date, the reception to this has been incredible, so we expect to see many female NECC members and non-members at our inaugural event! The eGALS will meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month from June to August.


The co-founders Paolina Allan and Janis Nixon, as well as other leaders will provide tips on riding safely. Riders will be split into groups depending on abilities and numbers; initially rides will be in the 20 to 30 kilometre range but will become longer as rider experience increases.  More eGALS details can be found on the eGALS page by clicking here.

Tour de Speed 05-24-2016

Youth Road Race, Time Trial, & Skills event.

presented by the NEWMARKET EAGLES CYCLING CLUB on Saturday June 11th


The Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club has been sponsoring the Tour de Speed since 2007. During that time, participation has grown steadily and now attracts over 120 of southern Ontario’s finest young cyclist between the ages of 9 to 16. Races are run on paved country roads with rolling hills to add to the challenge.

Events include a TT of 3.0 or 4.3 kms and a road race of 8.6 to 34.4 kms, depending on age. Participants receive a free t-shirt and a BBQ lunch while podium finishers receive a medal.

The event is open to boys & girls 9 to 16 years of age

Location: A few kilometres northeast of Newmarket. The race starts and finishes at the North Union Community Centre at the corner of Boag Road and Catering Road.


To register a race participant for Tour de Speed, click here.

In order to ensure the event continues to be a success, we need volunteers! To lend a hand, please sign up using this Google Sheet, and thanks in advance!!

Ride For Styles On Sunday June 5th! 05-24-2016

The York Regional Police play a large part in our ability to safely ride the roads of York Region. Show your support for their efforts and honour the sacrifice of fallen hero, Officer Garrett Styles. The ride is a comfortable distance (45 km or 70 km) and all intersections are controlled. Last year we had nine Eagles riding and this year we hope to see more members participate! Register before June 1st at a cost of $25; includes BBQ, drinks and a t-shirt.

Start and Finish Point: Community Safety Village, Bruce's Mill Conservation 3291 Stouffville Rd., Stouffville


Before June 1st: $25

Participants receive a T-shirt, food & drinks and a BBQ at wrap up.


Check in: 7 a.m. Ride begins: 8 a.m.

Registration details, including the ride routes and forms can be found at: 

Registration cheque made payable to York Regional Police.

Please forward cheque to:

  York Regional Police

  Attn: Det. Ken Bardai

  47 Don Hillock Drive,

  Aurora On. L4G 0S7

Holiday Monday Ride 05-23-2016

Hope all of our members are enjoying the long weekend. The weather has been amazing for cycling! Club member Ian Seaton has offered to lead the holiday Monday group ride. He's planning to do the "Marsh 60". If you're interested in joining, meet at the Saturday morning meeting spot. The 62km route will take in part of the Holland Marsh and involve a few "challenging hills". 

Adopt A Road 05-22-2016


It's back for another year - one of the highlights of the Eagles calendar, and an important contribution to the community – under the new leadership Bill Whelan.
Bill has offered FREE coffee and Timbits (or equivalent) at the start of the clean-up - how's that for an incentive??
For those new to the club, we are commited under York Region’s Adopt-A-Road program to clean a section of Kennedy Road twice per year. The section of road that we frequently use for our Tuesday night Time Trials. The clean-up demonstrates to other road users and neighbours, that we are a nice group with whom to Share-The-Road. Many hands make light work, so please give the club  an hour or so of your time to make our premier time trial route cleaner and faster.
We also clean the parking area for our Kennedy Road events. It only makes sense that if we want to use this space without hassles, we should all help to keep the area litter-free.
Work gloves (which can be retained and are great for dirty bike work) and safety vests are supplied. Wear appropriate footwear and pants - and don't forget your bug spray!
Here are some other reasons why you should participate:

  • It is not a long weekend.

  • The Grey County Race is the next day, so you need a recovery day beforehand.

  • You can still take advantage of your Saturday morning ride – feel free to bring your bike for a ride before or after the clean-up (which will only take about an hour of your time).

Meet at the usual Kennedy Road time trial course parking area - click here for details.

REMEMBER: A cleaner road, is a faster road.

Website Refresh! 05-15-2016

Members of NECC have been requesting a website refresh and we delivered! During the off season, we were busy behind the scenes plotting out the redesign of the website to make it more accessible for all, and easier to navigate. We hope you like the new look and find it easier to get relevant information. If you have any queries or comments, feel free to contact Keith via: email 


Newmarket Eagles Elect New President 05-15-2016

Congratulations to new Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club President Dean Robertson! Dean was elected to succeed Andrew Darke, who decided to stepdown in 2015 to focus on family and leisure. During his 10-year tenure, Andrew was very active spearheading activities for NECC members, advocating for the club and keeping us informed. During his tenure, the Newmarket Eagles won Canadian and Ontario Cycling Associations Road Club of the Year! Thank you Andrew! Our new President has big shoes to fill, and thankfully he's up for the challenge! Dean Robertson has been an active member of the club for many years, and has overseen the Tour de Speed program which attracts over 120 of Southern Ontario's finest young cyclists between the ages of 9 and 16. 


Huge congrats to Dean Robertson, and sincerest thanks to Andrew Darke! 


Community Rides 05-14-2016

There are many club supported community rides coming up in the next few weeks that we urge members to participate in such as NewRoads Lake Ride for Southlake Regional Hospital, Ride For Styles, and Ride Don't Hide.


On Sunday, May 29th, the NewRoads Automotive Group is sponsoring the NewRoads Lake Ride for Southlake Regional Health Centre. NewRoads is a repeat sponsor of our club's Tour de Speed youth race and Southlake is an occasional supporter of our Ouchie Award.


Departing from NewRoads Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC at 9:00 am.



Event Fee: $125 (Plus $8.36 Convenience Fee) – Includes Event Jersey.


The fast riders will be led out by National Champion and Newmarket Eagle, Ed Veal while Octo-Eagle and cycling stud Tony Osborne will lead out a slightly slower group. NewRoads and Ed Veal are looking for a few more ride leaders.


If you are interested, contact Jessica Puddifant to volunteer. For more information or to register visit



On Sunday, June 5th, the York Region Police are sponsoring the 6th annual Ride4Styles Memorial Ride, in honour of fallen hero, Officer Garrett Styles. The York Regional Police play a large part in our ability to safely ride the roads of York Region. Show your support for their efforts and honour the sacrifice of fallen hero, Officer Garret Styles.

The ride is a comfortable distance (45 km or 70 km) and all intersections are controlled. Last year nine Eagles club members participated. Club President Dean Robertson says, "we can do much better than that!" 

Register now at a cost of $39 includes BBQ, drinks and a t-shirt. 

Start and Finish Point: Community Safety Village, Bruce's Mill Conservation 3291 Stouffville Rd., Stouffville



Before May 20: $25

After May 20: $45

Check in: 7 a.m. Ride begins: 8 a.m.

Registration details, including the ride routes and forms can be found at:

Registration cheque made payable to York Regional Police.

Please forward cheque and waiver form to: York Regional Police Attn: Det. Ken Bardai 47 Don Hillock Drive, Aurora On. L4G 0S7




On Sunday, June 25th, is the Greater Toronto Ride for Ride Don't Hide in support of the Canadian Mental Health Society.

The GTA portion of the ride starts and finishes at  Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket. For Eagles members who live outside of Newmarket there is also the Peel-Caledon ride. There are four distances; 5km Beginner, 10km Beginner, 20k Intermediate, and 60k Advanced


Before May 31: $35

After May 31: $45

Price includes t-shirt, breakfast, BBQ lunch, and entertainment. Children under 12 are free!

For more details on Ride Don't Hide click here.

Volunteers Needed! 05-10-2016

The Club is in need of volunteers to help with different events coordinated by the Eagles! The success of our events are based on the dedication of our volunteers who help with various tasks to make these events run smoothly.


The Race Committee Needs YOU!

Led by our perennial trophy winner, Dave Pierce (with sidekicks Pat Tuero and Big John), continues with the 2015 volunteer recruiting incentives for club pursuits……RACE POINTS.
Volunteer Job Profile: Number of volunteers needed: 2 per race

  1. Help out with registration

  2. ‘Man the stopwatch’ at the start of the race

  3. Record the order of finish

  4. Sweep corners

The Incentive to volunteer is….15 race points, PLUS...
If you manage to convince a family member or friend to volunteer, you can still race…..AND accrue a minimum 15 race points.
In the unlikely event we need to recruit volunteers at the race, we will randomly pull names out of a hat/helmet. The lucky winner(s) still qualify for race points.The random draw (voluntold system) will be used at the Interclub events (2 people) for which NECC is responsible…….sorry, there are no bonus points for volunteering at Interclub events. For those interested in volunteering, please email Dave Pierce or Big John
Club Pursuit Race Schedule:
May 7         (Saturday) -     Beeton North (9:00 AM start)
June 4        (Saturday) -      Lindsay (10:00 AM start)
June 25      (Saturday) -      Sandford (9:00 AM start)
July 16       (Saturday) -      Beeton (9:00 AM start)
August 7    (Sunday) -         Percy Memorial Race – Loretto (9:00 AM start)
August 20  (Saturday) -       Sandford (9:00 AM start)
Interclub Races Hosted by NECC:
May 15 (Sunday) - Beeton (10 AM start)
August 28 (Sunday) - Vasey (10 AM start)


For those interested in volunteering at NECC hosted Interclub races, please contact Mike Emerson


TT Timer Trainees Needed

Recently we had to cancel our Tuesday Night Time Trial when our resident timer Bob Spencer, was unexpectedly called away. To avoid a repeat of this disappointment and to allow Bob the chance to ride, we are looking for volunteers to learn how to operate our timing system. Bob assures us it is NOT complicated, in fact he says it is simple. "How simple is it Bob?"
It's so simple a single speed rider could do it!!


Get involved and help the club. To quote our former Club President, Andrew Darke, who rightfully said, "The Eagles Rides But Does Not Run Itself". 


To volunteer, please email Bob Spencer - and thanks in advance!!


Online Registration Now Open! 03-21-2016

Spring is definitely in the air, which means online registration for the 2016 cycling season with the Newmarket Eagles is NOW OPEN! It's time to give your bike a spring tune up, remove your training tire, and start soaring like an eagle! The groups rides will commence in early April, so make sure to register for the 2016 season and take advantage of all that the club has to offer from Group Rides, Time Trials, Inter-club Races, Tour de Speed, and much more! 

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