September 19th thru 24th


2017 HBC Fall Tour – Cape May, NJ

2017 marks the 43rd anniversary of the HBC Fall Tour, dedicated to the memory of Owen Moore. Be sure to mark your calendar now for this special event. Organized by experienced HBC member volunteers, the tour will once again travel to Cape May, NJ with the 4 day ride down running from Sept 19-22, and the weekend in Cape May running from Sept. 22-24. 

The Fall Tour has evolved to become a very flexible cycling experience for all levels of riders. Options include cycling the full, four-day tour leaving from the Harrisburg area (about 220 miles over 4 days), or you can join the tour “in progress” and ride only the days your schedule permits. Special Fall Tour training rides are offered to help participants prepare for a multi-day tour, and there are always interesting points of interest along the way. Fall Tour Committee members will help make arrangements for participants to get home from Cape May after the tour.  

We also provide a luggage transport vehicle, so no need to carry all of your gear on your bike. We also encourage weekenders to join us in Cape May, and they do! Discounted hotel rooms are available for Thursday and Sunday evenings for anyone that wants to stay longer in Cape May. We guarantee you’ll return with some new friends and a great stories to tell! Stay tuned for more updates as the year progresses, but mark the dates on your calendar - NOW!

Snacks and drinks are offered in the Hospitality Suite on Friday and Saturday where you will meet friends and hear stories from the “ride down.”  Friday evening features a banquet at the Grand Hotel with reports from the riders and presentations.  Saturday starts with a continental breakfast in the Hospitality Suite.  Those who want to ride can choose from a full slate of day rides hosted by HBC club members.  Everyone will enjoy the Cape May experience by touring this historic Victorian national landmark. All of the usual fun will happen this year – trolley tours, Alpaca farms, kite flying, shopping, birding at Cape May Point State Park, eating at the wonderful restaurants, checking out the latest brews at the Cape May Brewery, and just relaxing on the beach! 

Have any questions?  Give Bill Pickering a call at 717-514-4634. He’s volunteered to give guidance especially to new riders or those just considering the tour. Bill enjoys talking to people but if you’d rather, you can just email Bill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You should also take a look at the HBC website for more information from the 2016 Fall Tour page. There are links (in green) to documents including the Beacon, description of the weekend in Cape May, and Frequently Asked Questions (under FAQ-1 and FAQ-2).  

If you want to know more about Cape May activities and ideas for arriving early or extending your stay, you can contact Phyllis Zitzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 717-379-3054.

We look forward to seeing you on the 2017 Fall Tour! 

We guarantee you’ll return with new friends, great memories and stories to share!

Please check Fall Tour under the Special Events tab on the Home page.