Hello Cycling Club!
We hope you are having a great riding season!
The Central Bucks Bicycle Club annual Covered Bridges Ride will take place on October 14, 2018. Tinicum Park is located mid-way between Philadelphia and New York! Come for a ride in beautiful Bucks County Pennsylvania. https://www.google.com/maps/place/963+River+Rd,+Erwinna,+PAemail@example.com,-75.0716463,17.99z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c40f29eb6699a5:0xb04f15dbf4611c44!8m2!3d40.5057097!4d-75.0680798
Register now for the Covered Bridges Ride on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Choose from the family-friendly 20- and 30-mile rides (best suited for hybrid or mountain bikes) or challenge yourself on a hilly ride of 33, 50 or 63 miles. Visit up to six historic covered bridges during the fall foliage of beautiful Bucks County.
Register early to save the most!
Ride Information here: https://cbbikeclub.org/covered-bridges/covered-bridges-ride
Ride Registration here: https://www.active.com/erwinna-pa/cycling/races/covered-bridges-ride-2018?int=
We would like to extend a discount code for a price break on the Covered Bridges Ride. Use the code ’2018CBRFRIEND’ at check out. Code is only good for online registration.
Hope to see you there!
Central Bucks Bicycle Club
DONI LEE SPIEGEL | Public Relations Manager
717-657-2244 x2273 office
2301 Paxton Church Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Now you can support HBC, the American Cancer Society and enjoy a great ride all at the same time! See details at
Harrisburg Bicycle Club is currently experiencing a lack of Volunteers
Harrisburg Bicycle Club offers numerous advantages to its members and we are in need of positions to be filled for the upcoming year 2019.
Open Volunteer Positions for our Operations Committee - meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, 300 East Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA.
The responsibilities of the Vice President are:
1) Each one oversees a cluster of committees, helping them to organize and function effectively.
2) Vice-Presidents may also chair a committee. When appropriate, they attend meetings of their respective committees and make every effort to see that the committee chairpersons (and Vice-Chairperson, where advisable) are current in their duties and report the current state and progress of their committee to the Operations Committee.
3) Vice-Presidents assist the President in overseeing the operation of the club.
4) The Vice-Presidents are responsible for planning and presiding over the General Membership meetings.
5) One of the Vice-Presidents will preside at the Operations Committee meeting(s) in the absence of the President.
6) One of the Vice-Presidents will be advanced to the role of the presidency, if the office is vacated before the expiration of the term.
Open Position – Recording Secretary
1) Attends all sessions of the Operations Committee and keeps minutes of the highlights and policy decisions of these sessions. Sends copies to members of the Operations Committee at least one (1) week prior to the next scheduled meeting.
2) The Recording Secretary maintains drafts of instructions, plans, procedures, etc. that were successful as received from the committee chairpersons
It takes a little bit of time monthly to make a difference in how our club operates.
Many hands help to lighten the load! Please consider volunteering for one of our open positions.
We need you! Thanks in advance for your support of HBC!
For Glenn Wareham / 2019 – President Elect
Fall Tour Warm-up Ride Schedule
Anyone is welcome join these rides that are designed to get riders in shape for the bike tour from Harrisburg to Cape May. It's not too late to sign up for the Fall Tour which is one of the best ways to learn what bike touring is all about. Details can be found here: http://www.harrisburgbicycleclub.org/index.php/hbc-special-events/fall-tour-2
East Shore Fall Tour Warm-up Ride #1
Saturday, August 18
Lititz Pretzel Ride – 62 miles
8:00 a.m. Hershey Briarcrest Square
Ride Leader: Jim Buckheit 717-805-8213
Join us for a beautiful but challenging ride to Lititz and back from Hershey. Total climbing just over 3,000 feet. The ride mimics the terrain of the second day of the Fall Tour, the most challenging day of the tour. We will ride at touring pace 11-12 mph, take regular breaks and time for an early lunch in Lititz. Take a few minutes to visit the Wilbur Chocolate Factory, Sturgis Pretzel House or Tomato Pie Café before riding through Lititz Springs Park on our return journey along the rolling hills, ridge lines and productive farms back to Hershey. Cue sheets will be provided for those who want to ride at a faster pace or spend additional time in Lititz. All welcome to participate, including those not participating in the Fall Tour.
West Shore Fall Tour Warm-up Ride #2
Saturday, August 25, 2018 8:00 a.m.
Wegmans, 6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg
47-50 miles Tour Pace(s) **
This route is a micro-version of the Fall Tour route with several good climbs in the beginning and flatter riding in the second half of the ride. Most of the route is on quiet back roads. There are several options for rest rooms, water and food along the way, but bring a snack. This ride will go rain or shine, unless weather conditions are hazardous. Some cue sheets will be provided but you might want to print your own. Riders can break into small groups based on average speed, so come prepared to read cue sheets. I’ll be leading a group at an 11-12 mph pace. GPS directions and cue sheets can be found at this link. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28022474
Park near the Market Cafe, at the east end of the Wegmans building. Park as far away from the building as possible to the east as a courtesy. Optional lunch afterwards at Wegmans Market Cafe which offers a large assortment of quick-serve foods, like pizza, sushi, subs, a hot food bar and much more. You can even have a beer with your lunch now!
Gettysburg Fall Tour Warm-Up Ride # 3
Saturday, September 8, 2018 – 8:00 am
Warrington Township Municipal Building, Rossville,
69 Miles Tour Pace(s) **
Ride Leader: John Donoughe (H: 774-5073 W: 787-6136)
Join John on one of the favorite rides of the HBC. The ‘Ride To Gettysburg Square’ will get us to the Pub and Restaurant or the Lincoln Diner in time for lunch. The terrain will include rolling hills. Maps and cue sheets will be provided.
Directions To Start: From the Lewisberry exit, #35 of I-83 take PA 177 west toward Pinchot State Park. Travel 8.7 miles. After you cross over the bridge spanning the extreme west-end of Pinchot Lake, pass the community park. The municipal building will be next on the right.. From PA 74 at Rossville, take PA 177 east for 1/4 mile. The township municipal building will be on your left. Park neatly next to the building.
** Tour pace(s) – A minimum of 11 mph should be maintained all day during the ride. Some groups go faster. Whatever works!
Early bird registration ends August 15 and is only $30 for this well supported and enjoyable event. The moisture-wicking long and short sleeve t-shirts must also be ordered by August 15.
HBC's Three Creek Century will be held at the Penn Township Fire Department Complex on Pine Road on Sunday, Sept. 16. Choose your distance: 25, 50. 75 or 100 miles or the 18 mile option on the lovely, traffic free Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. This Century is HBC's largest fundraiser so be sure to invite your friends and relatives to join you on this scenic and well-organized ride.
Registration information and more details about the Century and the Trifecta can be found at www.threecreekcentury.com Lots of volunteers are also needed for this big event which attracts over 500 riders. Go to www.harrisburgbicycleclub.organd click on the green “Volunteer” icon to sign up.
The Three Creek Century is part of the Central PA Trifecta. The Trifecta brings together the Penn State Chocolate Tour in Hershey, the Lancaster Bicycle Club’s Covered Bridge Classic in Lancaster and the Harrisburg Bicycle Club’s Three Creek Century near Carlisle to form central Pennsylvania’s premiere cycling event. Riders who register or volunteer for all three events will earn a special prize.
The next event on the Central Pennsylvania Bicycling Trifecta schedule is Chocolate Tour in Hershey on August 4 https://www.thechocolatetour.comfollowed by the Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic on August 19. https://lancasterbikeclub.net/lcbc/