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The weather forecast for Sunday, Sept. 18 looked pretty threatening but it turned out to be a great day to ride. Yes, there were a few light sprinkles here and there but not enough to “dampen” our enthusiasm. We had 405 people register and it sure sounded like everyone was having a good time. Dave Young’s chicken corn soup got rave reviews as did the home made cookies, walk-around tacos and other great food. We got lots of good comments about the enjoyable routes, too. The financial report on the Century isn’t finalized yet, but we’ll post that at a later time.
In the meantime, we owe a big thanks to The Pedal Pusher Bike Shop and Recycle Bicycle for their help with bike repairs, Wegmans and Giant Food Stores for their generous donations of gift cards, and a big pat on the back is due to all the hard-working volunteers who make this such an enjoyable event for the participants.
And of course the Three Creek Century wouldn’t happen at all without the Century Committee Coordinators:
Chair – Tim Roden
Co-chair – Alan Adelman
Sags – Matt Winslow
Food – Dave and Lois Young
Rest stops – Ed Reynolds
Registration - Donna Finn
Routes – Terry Drachbar
Parking – Dick Norford
Cookies – Diana Bermingham
Rider Hospitality - Kelly Szymczyk
Volunteers and Publicity - Marilyn Chastek
T-shirts – Howard Ross
Check out the Three Creek Century and HBC Facebook pages for pictures from the event. Post yours there, too.
Mark your calendar for next year’s Three Creek Century! Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
You won’t want to miss this informative and important meeting!
The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Camp Hill Giant Community Center at 3301 Trindle Road. We’ll be voting on the 2017 officers and bylaws changes plus learning about what’s being done in the Harrisburg area to make cycling safer.
Election of Officers and Bylaws Vote
The proposed slate of officers is listed below:
President – David LeRoy
Vice-President 1 – Howard Ross
Vice-President 2 – Glenn Wareham
Vice-President 3/President-Elect – Susan Casto
Secretary – Peggy Hampton
Treasurer – Dick Norford
Susan Casto is listed as Vice-President 3/President-Elect because some changes to the HBC by-laws are being proposed that will change one of the VP positions into a President-Elect position. The purpose is to set up a successor for the President’s role and give this person at least one year of experience on the OPS Committee prior to becoming President. To review this change and the other proposed changes, go to http://www.harrisburgbicycleclub.org/images/stories/By-laws-revision2-2016.pdf Changes are noted in red and mostly involve officers duties and terms.
What’s Being Done to Make Cycling Safer in the Greater Harrisburg Area?
Following the election of officers and the vote on the by-laws, we have some important guest presenters who will speak about bicycling facilities in our area that already exist and what other improvements are in the plans to make cycling safer.
Anthony Berger, Planning & Programming Manager for the PA Department of Transportation, Engineering District 8-0will address what’s going on in PennDOT District 8. Geoffrey Knight AICP, ASFPM, the Planning Director for the City of Harrisburg, will talk about projects specific to the city. We’ll also give an update on Camp Hill’s progress toward achieving Bicycle Friendly Community status.
Have YOU earned a Thank You gift?
Trained leaders that have led 10, 25, 50, 100 and 150 rides and submitted ride reports have earned thank you gifts!!! Orders will be placed early October and the gifts will be handed out at our HBC banquet in Nov.
CUT OFF DATE FOR ORDERS IS SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
HBC THANK YOU GIFTS:
· HBC Ride Leader Jersey
· Drawstring Sports Pack #8883
· Polo shirt #g8800
· Cardigan #773
· Full zip Sweatshirt #993
· ¼ zip Cadet Collar Sweatshirt #995
· Men’s and Ladies Long Sleeve Demin Shirt #8960
· Flannel Boxers #F48 add short sleeve t-shirt (HBC pajamas)
· Large Duffle Bag #U3906
· Long Sleeve Polo shirt #8501 & #8502
· Flannel Pants #F24 and long sleeve t-shirt (HBC pajamas)
· Light weight Jacket #8477 & #8477L
HERE IS WHAT YOU DO:
1. Look up your rides led on the HBC website by clicking onto the dropdown "Members Only" tab on the front page.
2. Then click onto "Members Directory"
3. Off to the right there's another drop down entitled “Members List”, click onto that and scroll down to find "Rides Led Report".
4. The first column lists your rides led since June 2011. If that number is over 10 you have earned a ride leader jersey!
5. The second column lists rides led toward the new incentive gifts. If that number is 25 or over you have earned the gifts listed above.
6. If you believe you will reach the rides led requirement before Nov. 12th place your order.
7. Go to www.imprintablefashion.com/mooregraphics if you wish to view the item; pick your size and color.
Thank you all for being ride leaders this year! I hope you all had good experiences leading and will continue to move the club forward.
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Chair Ride and Ride Leader Development Committee
A Ride and Ride Leader Development Committee Meeting is being planned to set up training dates for the spring and to go over our current training methods and procedures and discuss any changes needed. If you wish to be actively involved and part of this committee please contact Cindy Gorski at cgorski@embarqmailcom or call 717-960-9010.
The 6th annual Kings Gap TT was held on Sat. 9/3. We are happy to report that 42 riders came out and challenged the hill. We conducted the raffle, thus giving away hundreds of dollars in gift certificates for use at local bike shops and a bike messenger bag worth $95.
We received much-appreciated assistance from HBC volunteers - Bill Pickering , Bob Schmidlein, Terry Drachbar and Bill Slabonik. Also, thanks to this year’s photographers, Ray Stone and Mike Gavin. Special thanks goes out to Mark Riordan, for running the race itself and to former coordinator, Kelly Szymczyk, for guiding me through the process for my first year as coordinator. And, last but not least, thanks to my sweetie, Scott Sheaffer, for willingly jumping in and volunteering as well.
Finally, we raised hundreds of dollars for the Friends of Kings Gap, which helps to preserve and maintain the beautiful treasure that is Kings Gap Park.
Look for specific results and many more pics soon on the Kings Gap FB page!
Thanks, again, to all who participated!
Members are encouraged to use their Biker Bucks as soon as possible because they expire on Dec. 31, 2016. Biker Bucks can be used for membership, the HBC Banquet or any HBC activity or merchandise. Any unused Biker Bucks remaining as of Jan. 1, 2017 will be transferred to the HBC Janet Pontius Fund, which is used to promote bicycle safety.