THE HUNTER FONDO

September 17, 2022

Nicholl’s Oval
725 Armour Road
Peterborough

Start times based on ride distance, see below.

The Hunter Fondo is being held in honour of our friend, mentor and cycling enthusiast John Hunter. 

For John, cycling meant an adventure, being outside, having fun, bringing in a great workout, helping other cyclists with their equipment (John’s garage was half workshop, half pro shop!), and being around like-minded people. John also took on the role of mentor/instructor within the peloton to ensure that everyone was safe and riding “properly.” He did all this while handing out a little bit of Hunter’s pain! Cycling was more than a hobby or pastime for John; it was a lifestyle that he was highly passionate about.

Our ride is about riding in the style of John. The event offers three different rides, and we hope each is an epic journey for the riders: a rewarding challenge that will be taken no matter the conditions. Following the rides, we’ll be meeting at the Peterborough Rugby Club, located at the north-east corner of Nicholl’s Oval for a social gathering with a BBQ and beer tent.

The 2022 ride will be a single-day event on Saturday, Sep 17th, with 250 riders. We plan to build this event into a two-day Gran Fondo, including gravel riding.

The riders will not be timed and the event is not a race. 

Groups will stagger start (i.e. no mass start). Each route will have at least one group with an Event Ambassador (Ride Leader) for those who wish to ride in an organized group.

ROUTES

Frappe le Rue 65K

10:00am start
‘Frappe le Rue’ was John’s subtle hint that the chit-chat was over and it was time to hit the road. Route is generally flat with a mix of scenic rivers, lakes, and farmland.

$65

The Hairshirt 125K

8:00am start
This ride name is a tip of the hat to The Hairshirt Double Century, a ride John relished for its challenge. This ride is not at that standard, but it is a great ride!

$80

It’s going to be an Easy Ride 200K

7:00am start
When John said “It’s going to be an easy ride” you wanted to think about it. It was usually something tough that was likely going to hurt at some point. Adventures that were ‘retrospectively fun’ and kept us coming back for more.

$80

TECH GUIDE

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EVENT SPONSORS

The Hunter Fondo would like to thank our main sponsors, Shimano and Wild Rock Outfitters. We are proud to have them as part of the Hunter Fondo and their generous financial contribution and support from their people is outstanding.

Ashburnham Ale House has graciously supported our social event.

CHARITY DONATION

The Hunter Fondo is also about encouraging youth to get involved with cycling. Youth eighteen and under will only pay $20 to registration. This has been made possible by the Tony Osborne Fund. You can donate to the fund when making a purchase from the Ontario Cycling Association.

A minimum of ten dollars ($10) from each registration, plus ten percent (10%) of net proceeds will be donated to the Peterborough and Campbellford Hospital foundations (below).

Remaining proceeds will be used for the Peterborough Cycling Club activities. The PCC provides regular organized rides, youth cycling skill development camps, racing opportunities and other cycling events as well as regular donations to support community cycling to organizations like Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee and B!ke.

PRHC Foundation

Cardiovascular Care – Keeping your heart here.

Last year, the cardiac care team performed almost 3,000 cardiac procedures: 1,719 of these took place in the Cardiac Cath Lab and 819 required a stent – 202 of those while a heart attack was taking place. More than 600,000 people rely on the Cath Lab for care close to home. With your support PRHC is expending cardiovascular services to empower world-class treatment close to home.

The Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation

Every year, thousands of people from the Trent Hills and surrounding area come to Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) seeking expert care and/or treatment to help restore their health. From surgical services and restorative care to palliative care and diagnostics to acute care and outpatient care, CMH serves its community at the highest level of health care possible. Behind the scenes, our talented and compassionate staff exceeds the expected care to create a better hospital experience for all of our patients.

Like most hospitals in Ontario, CMH continues to see increased demand for care, along with more acute and complex conditions associated with an aging population. The need for new and replacement equipment is greater than ever. The best hospitals are the ones that have generous supporters. With continued investment from our donors, we will enhance the care provided; support the attraction of talented medical expertise to our community and save more lives.

Remembering John Hunter

REMEMBERING JOHN HUNTER It is with great sadness that the Peterborough Cycling Club is informing its members that we lost a very important person this week. John Hunter passed away on a group ride on the morning of Sunday, July 18th from non-cycling related causes. John was a local legend long before Strava coined the [...]