Over 60 people came to the first HBC General Membership meeting of the year, which was held at the HACC Midtown campus. Gary Smith and other touring experts spoke about the many options for touring available, from bare bones self-sustained camping to supported luxury hotel to hotel tours. He also discussed equipment, bikes, maps and tour providers. He created an helpful outline of tour information, which can be found HERE.

Prior to the meeting, many members stopped by the Underground Bike Shop across the street from HACC, where owner Ian Morrison provided great food and beverages for all visitors. He explained how his shop will sell mostly reconditioned used bikes, since this is a niche that no other shop is filling.  He’ll also provide service, parts and supplies for bikes. The shop officially opens Feb. 4.