What is Volunteer Day? This event is for the people who sign up to volunteer at the Century. The Century Committee recognizes that the volunteer’s service may not allow them enough time to ride during the Century event on September 21, so we offer this Volunteer Day to thank them and give them a chance to ride. A free lunch is provided plus the opportunity to ride the routes. Choose routes of 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles.
During the lunch, committee members will be available to answer questions and explain job assignments. This is also a wonderful way to get to know other HBC members and fellow volunteers.
Join us for HBC’s Three Creek Century on Sunday, Sept. 21! Save $ by registering before Aug. 20.
Find out what 700 previous event registrants already know…the HBC Three Creek Century is one of the best events to be found in the region. Cyclists come from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New York and all over PA to participate in this ride. Why? The great scenery, quiet back roads, terrific food, friendly volunteers, and, of course, the homemade chicken corn soup! And all this is yours for only $20 if you register by August. 20. It’s the best deal around. After Aug. 20, the price increases to $25 and then after Sept. 6, it goes up to $30. If you volunteer to help at the Century, your cost to register will only be $20 even if you register the day of the event.
Our Century offers routes of 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles plus a 10 mile family-friendly route in the Carlisle area. There are some enhancements to the routes to improve safely and enjoyment. All routes begin and end at LeTort Park in Carlisle.
LOVE to climb? LOVE to give back? LOVE to have fun? Then don't miss out on the 4th Annual Kings Gap Time Trial held Saturday August 30, 2014. All proceeds from the event are donated back to the Friends of Kings Gap.
Here's what you be missing if you don't register this year:
The opportunity to feel like a cool "pro" rider at the start, whether you're riding a road, mountain, hybrid, trike or even a unicycle (yes, we had one last year!)
A trophy or medal if you are one of the top three guys or gals
The chance to say THANK YOU to the Friends of Kings Gap volunteers who keep the park a beautiful and inviting biking destination!
Flying across the finish at the mansion with people cheering for YOU!
Our own MC to give us color commentary on the riders and updates as they climb!
Coffee, muffins and bananas!
The 2014 Kings Gap technical tee (if you register by August 13)
So...do not wait! Early bird registration ends August 13 (last chance to order a shirt)
For the first time in 2013, the HBC sponsored a three day bicycling event in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Eighty HBC'ers attended and judging from the feedback and comments received it was a great success. We will once again sponsor the event in 2014, with the format largely unchanged from 2013. The event will be held from Thursday, 10/30 to Sunday, 11/2 and like last year, will include three nights lodging (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), a group dinner on Friday evening and plenty of bicycling on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning.
Cue sheets for approximately 20 different ride options are provided with distances ranging from 3 miles to over 70 miles. A wide variety of route options including many miles on dedicated, paved bike trails make this event suitable for the novice, casual rider and the experienced long distance rider alike. You will be free to lead a ride, follow along with another leader or strike out on your own. Or you can just relax and enjoy the food, history and shopping that Williamsburg has to offer.
The cost for this event, which includes three nights lodging, three hot breakfasts, friday dinner, three hospitality nights with wine, beer and snacks and cue sheets for the rides is $210 per person, double occupancy. A brochure containing the event details in a handy printable format can be found here. There is a registration form in the brochure, or you can use this registration form. Complete event detail can be found on the HBC Williamsburg Website here.
Please let me know if you have any questions - I look forward to seeing you all again in 2014!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 15th, to join your HBC friends to socialize at our annual banquet. This year our get-together will take place at the Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse in, Boiling Springs PA.
We’ll start the evening at 5:30 with a social hour featuring Steve Rudolph, a local jazz artist along with appetizers and a cash bar.
Dinner will start at 6:30 as we are treated to Allenberry’s famous buffet as well as those wonderful Sticky Buns! Full menu will be coming.
The evening will continue with door prizes, recognitions and the awarding of the Service before Self Award.
Banquet cost will be $30. Note that any HBC Approved and Trained Ride Leader that has led 5 rides and submitted ride reports over the current year can go to our banquet for free, but a registration form must still be submitted.
The registration form will be included in the August issue of the Spokesman and can be downloaded from the links below.
Nominations are now being accepted for HBC Officers for 2015. Kelly Szymczyk (VP1), Hal Warnick (VP2) ,Jeff Hoch (VP3) and Mark Dohlheimer (Treasurer) will be vacating their positions and replacements are needed. A description of the Vice-President's and Treasurer's position and other OPS positions can be found at www.harrisburgbicycleclub.org in the Members Only Section page. Look under Club Business for the By-laws.
The following OPS Committee members have agreed to return in 2015. President: Cindy Gorski; Secretary: Cheryl Capitani.
While these people are willing to serve for another year, nominations are accepted for all officer positions. Nominations may be submitted to
, Nominating Chair, by July 25th. The election will take place at the October Membership Meeting.
Registration for Fall Tour is now open!! Over the past months we have highlighted several of our favorite highlights of this annual tradition. We hope that this has helped show why this trip has been such a great success for the past 40 years. If you’ve never been on Tour before, this is a great time to try something new. We pair all of our new riders with a seasoned Tour veteran who can guide you through preparing for the trip. We are also offering luggage transport, so no worries if you don’t have panniers or a way to haul your gear each day. If you’ve been on Tour before, we hope you have many wonderful memories and want to join us again to create new memories.