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HBC Issues 2019 Grants and Receives Thank You Letters
Published on: 2/9/2020
The Harrisburg Bike Club awarded 2 grants in 2019. We received thank you notes form Capital Area Greenbelt (CAGA) and Recycle Bicycle. Click the arrow to the right for all the details
2020 February Newsletter
Published on: 1/26/2020
The Spokesman is now available. Click the arrow to the right for the full details.
2020 January Spokesman
Published on: 12/22/2019
We have the January Spokesman ready. Click to the right for the details.
Ride Leader Training for 2020
Published on: 12/18/2019
We are making some changes to ride leader and ride sweepers starting in 2020. Click the arrow to the right for all the details.
Three Creek Century and Trifecta Registration
Published on: 12/14/2019
We have all the details for the registration, all will be open on January 1, 2020. Click the arrow to the right for details.

Events - HBC

Help Clean Up the Roads April 18th 2020
Published on: 2/20/2020
Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up Saturday April 18th

Aluminum cans take 200-500 years to decompose.

Come join HBC for a little walk, bend and reach exercise Saturday April 18th at 9:00am.

Meet near the “S” turn on Texaco Road around 9:00am. The “S” turn is about the midpoint on Texaco Road.

You never know what you will find along the way so join in the fun. If you have any questions, please call 717-938-3494 to contact Joan Short
2020 Fall Tour Dates Announced
Published on: 1/19/2020
HBC Fall Tour 2020- SAVE THE DATE!!
September 22nd thru 27th, 2020
46th Anniversary of the HBC Fall Tour-Cape May, NJ
In Memory of Owen Moore

With the plethora of opportunities to cycle this year on weekend adventures, please mark the dates for the Fall Tour on your calendar!

Cycle Down or Drive Down to Enjoy the Weekend
Weekend events with fellow cyclists and family

Stay Tuned as more details emerge in upcoming Spokesman or HBC website messages.
2020 Annual Club Picnic
Published on: 1/17/2020
Save the Date!

The HBC Picnic will be Sunday, July 12,2020 at Fort Hunter Park
2020 Spring Fling Announcements
Published on: 11/24/2019
We are pleased to announce multiple Spring Fling events for 2020. Click the arrow to the right for all the details.

Events - Non-HBC Events

Deborah Barisch Memorial Kings Gap Time Trial - September 27, 2020
Published on: 2/21/2020
The Kings Gap Time Trial will occur on September 27, 2020. This is a Memorial Event for Deborah Barsch. Click the arrow to the right for all the details.
2020 Tour de Lebanon Valley
Published on: 2/19/2020
Welcome to the Tour de Lebanon Valley – a classic Lebanon County ride. It includes a beautiful metric century (62 miles), a rolling mid-distance and a fun filled family ride (6 miles). Each route winds through rolling countryside, beautiful farmlands, young forests and past historic sites.

Click the arrow to the right for additional details
American Cancer Society - PA Hope Ride
Published on: 2/12/2020
We would like you to support this 1 or 2 day bicycle ride leaving from Hershey, PA. Click the arrow to the right for all the details.
Kent County Spring Fling May 22 to May 25 2020
Published on: 2/12/2020
Event: Kent County Spring Fling
Start: May 22, 2020
End: May 25, 2020
Location: Chestertown, MD

The Baltimore Bicycling Club's 38th annual Kent County Spring Fling, Chestertown, MD, is a great cycling event for all ages and abilities. Routes range from 11 to 100 miles on low traffic, flat terrain and pass through scenic places such as Chestertown, Betterton Beach, and Rock Hall. Both riders and non-riders can also enjoy historic Chestertown's annual Tea Party festival - living history, parade, music, food, artisan crafts and crazy boat race.

Click the arrow to the right for more details
Delaware Gran Fondo - May 17, 2020
Published on: 2/10/2020
The ninth annual Delaware Gran Fondo, part of the nationally acclaimed Wilmington Grand Prix, will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Experience the best ride in Delaware as the Delaware Gran Fondo offers a scenic yet challenging course through more than a dozen world-class cultural attractions. Last year riders from 19 states and 6 countries participated.

Registration fees will increase monthly. Register now and Save!

Two timed climbs and age-group prizes for top three finishers in each age group. Swag bag to all rides. Police escorted mass start. Police supported intersections. Souvenir T-shirt. Medals to all Fondo finishers. Post-ride reception with catered cuisine, craft beer and giveaways.

Other route options include: Medio Fondo (60k); Piccolo Fondo (55k) and Governor’s Ride (24k) Route options for all ability levels.

Register for Gran or Medio Fondo at: https://www.bikereg.com/delawaregranfondo
2020 Hanover Farm Tour - May 17, 2020
Published on: 2/10/2020
Hanover Cyclers is having their May Horse Farm Tour on May 17,2020. Loops of 15, 25 and 35 miles are available or combine loops if you wise

Print registration forms from our
website:
http://www.hanovercyclers.org/horse-farm-tour

Online registration is available at:
https://www.bikereg.com ; search for “annual
horse farm Tour.”
Experience the Magic Ride - Harrisonburg VA
Published on: 1/27/2020
This ride is July 22 to 26th. Click the arrow to the right for all the details.
The 18th Annual French Creek Iron Tour
Published on: 12/20/2019
The 18th Annual French Creek Iron Tour – Cycling for Open Space and Trails Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Information and registration at www.irontour.org.

Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds, Phoenixville, PA
Join over 1,000 riders for scenic cycling through Iron Furnace country and have a blast! French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust preserves, protects and connects people to the land in northern Chester County where iron blast furnaces and forges served as cornerstones of industry in colonial Pennsylvania – hence, “Iron Tour”. When you ride in the Iron Tour, you have a direct impact on the preservation of the pristine countryside that surrounds you. Since 1967, French & Pickering has protected over 12,850 acres in northern Chester County. Introduced last year, the Gravel Grinder! This 70-mile ride includes the most scenic gravel roads and trails in the area. With courses ranging from 11 to 100 miles, there’s a ride for everyone!

Bike Advocacy

Bicycle South Central PA’s 5th Annual Regional Bike Summit March 21 2020
Published on: 2/10/2020
We are please to announce the upcoming Regional Bike Summit. Click the arrow to the right for the full details.
Survey to assist in bicycle research
Published on: 1/10/2020
We have a request for members to complete an anonymous survey to help children understand gearing use on a bicycle. Click the arrow to the right for all the details.

E-Bikes

Study on E-Bike Usage
Published on: 12/22/2019
Believe it or not, study shows e-bike riders get more exercise than cyclists

Click the arrow to the right for all the details
E-Bike Forum Now Active
Published on: 12/4/2019
The Club realizes that e-bikes are becoming more popular so we started an Opt In forum for anyone interested. This will work like all our other forums. Click the arrow to the right for all the details.

Gravel Rides / Bikes

Gravel Rides and using Ride With GPS
Published on: 2/10/2020
If you are searching for gravel rides you can go to the HBC club account and enter "gravel" in the search criteria, along with a city / state, plus a radius from that city. You will be pleased what you find.

With Ride with GPS, the club account or your own Premium account, you can download to your phone and also create cue sheets.
Gravel Map for Pennsylvania and other states
Published on: 2/10/2020
We found some resources for you to help plan your future rides. Click to the right for all the details.

Resources - Safety Corner

Tips for Riding at Night
Published on: 12/12/2019
Very good article on how to ride at night. Click the arrow to the right for the full details.

News

Women and Endurance Training
Published on: 12/12/2019
Great article on Women endurance training and the effect on Cardiac Health. Click the arrow to the right for the full article.
2019 November Operating Committee Meeting Minutes
Published on: 12/9/2019
Click the arrow to the right to get all the details on the latest meeting minutes.
Update for Mechanicsburg C Rides - Starting January 2020
Published on: 12/5/2019
Starting January 2020 the Mechanicsburg Weekend C rides leaving from Mechanicsburg High School will be changed as follows:

Winter: NOW Sat. 1 PM / Sun 1:30 PM - CHANGING TO Sat. and Sun. 12:30 PM

Summer: NOW Sat. 9 AM / Sun 1:30 PM - CHANGING TO Sat. and Sun 9 AM
PA Interstate 81 Improvement plans. Updates and ways you can participate
Published on: 12/5/2019
Key transportation planning partners in the region are working together on a no-borders evaluation of 100 miles of Interstate 81 (I-81) in South Central PA to identify the safety, congestion, condition and access needs of the interstate and on connecting roads and infrastructure that are affected by I-81. Click the arrow to the right for more details
2019 December Spokesman
Published on: 11/25/2019
The December Newsletter it out, with news for many 2020 rides. Click the arrow to the right for all the details.
2019 Annual Banquet
Published on: 11/21/2019
We once again had a great annual banquet. Full house and everyone enjoyed themselves. Click the arrow to the right for the full details.
Christmas Light Walk December 20th
Published on: 11/18/2019
We will have our Bicycle Club Christmas Light Walk on December 20th. Click the arrow to the right for the full details.
Upcoming Events to Promote Cycling in Harrisburg
Published on: 11/12/2019
Click to the right for details on the Harrisburg Holiday Parade and the Santa Ride.
Recycle Bicycle Update
Published on: 11/12/2019
Great news for Recycle Bicycle. Click the arrow to the right for full details.
PennDot Public Input Notice
Published on: 11/12/2019
PennDOT is seeking input for Active Transportation Plan Click the arrow to the right for more details
2019 November Newsletter
Published on: 10/30/2019
Enjoy reading the November Newsletter

Click the arrow to the right for full details.
PA State Game Lands Regulations
Published on: 10/28/2019
We are moving into hunting season so everyone needs to be aware of the PA State Game Lands regulations.

Click the arrow to the right for the full details.
2020 Three Creek Coordinators Needed
Published on: 10/7/2019
The annual Three Creek is in need for volunteers for coordinators for 2020. Click the arrow to the right for details.
2019 October Newsletter
Published on: 10/1/2019
Click the arrow to the right for the latest Spokesman, October 2019
2019 September Newsletter
Published on: 8/24/2019
The September Newsletter is available. Click the arrow to the right for full details
Ride Classification Description on Event Calendar
Published on: 8/16/2019
We added the the ride classification to the Event Calendar legend. Click the arrow to the right for the full details.
HBC Member Expectations - UPDATED
Published on: 6/10/2019
Earlier this year we published our Member Expectations. Since it was published we received a variety of feedback. Click to the right to get all the details !
2019 Banquet
Published on: 6/8/2019
Save the Date !!

2019 Banquet will be Saturday November 16th, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Where: Radisson Hotel Ballroom, Camp Hill PA
May 2019 Operations Committee Meeting Minutes
Published on: 5/31/2019
The latest Operating Committee meeting minutes are available. Click on the arrow to the right for details
June Spokesman Newsletter
Published on: 5/29/2019
For the latest newsletter click to the right
Volunteer for Artfest - Memorial Weekend - Parking Bikes !!
Published on: 5/20/2019
Can You Help Park Bikes at Artiest During Memorial Weekend?

It’s that time of year again when we get to meet the world at River Front Park during ArtsFest.

Recycle Bicycle will be parking bikes, doing minor repairs and promoting biking in general on the North and South ends of this 3 day festival. You do not need to be a super mechanic to help out – Just Friendly.

We are using sign up genius with 1 hour increments to get a handle on who is coming.

Ride your bike and avoid the hassle of parking yourself – remember meters are live on Saturday - the island costs money – but any state spot at the Capitol is free.

Come out and be an Advocate plus enjoy the ArtsFest.

Meeting locations are Front & Forster and Front & Walnut.

Use this link to sign up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054FAAAE2FA4F85-2019

Thank you in advance for helping
2019 Harrisburg Bicycle Grants Guidelines
Published on: 5/7/2019
See the attachment for guidelines to apply for grants to the Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Latest Operating Committee Meeting Minutes
Published on: 5/6/2019
Click the arrow to review the latest Operating Committee Meeting Minutes - April 2019
May Spokesman Newsletter
Published on: 4/28/2019
For the latest Club News click the arrow to the right
April Newsletter
Published on: 3/29/2019
The latest Spokesman
AAA Membership has Bicycle Benefits
Published on: 3/15/2019
AAA Central Penn's 24-Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance program includes members' bicycles. Most people are familiar with AAA's Roadside Assistance program: when a member's automobile doesn't start, breaks down, or otherwise becomes inoperable, AAA will arrive on-scene to tow the automobile to a repair facility or the owner's home. Now, similar coverage applies to bicycles. AAA will send a light-duty service vehicle - equipped with a bicycle rack - to take you and your bike to a repair facility or your house. This Bicycle Service works like any other roadside call and is available to all members, anywhere in the AAA Central Penn territory. There is no sign-up or enrollment. Members can use any of their allotted yearly service calls for bicycle roadside assistance.
2019 March Spokesman
Published on: 2/25/2019
March Newsletter
Harrisburg Century and Trifecta
Published on: 3/8/2019
Ride registration for Trifecta
HBC Cyclist 101
Published on: 3/8/2019
Training Basics for Cyclist, click more to see details
2019 RIDE LEADER TRAINING AND IMPORTANT CHANGES
Published on: 3/8/2019
Training for ride leaders
Information on EMAIL Ride Distribution Lists
Published on: 3/8/2019
How we communicate on EMAIL Rides
Member Expectations
Published on: 3/8/2019
List of Member Expectation
(Click on arrow to right for more details)