Announcing New Ride Coordinators!
· Beth Major for stepping up to be the new Friday Night Social Coordinator.
· Peter Vitins for taking over the Silver Spokes rides scheduled for each Wednesday morning.
And thanks to Dave Powell who has done a terrific job as the coordinator for both of these rides for the last several years.
You can sign up to be on the email lists for these and other HBC rides by going to www.harrisburgbicycleclub.org and clicking on the green “Update Profile” icon. You’ll see a tab for email lists. Click on that tab to select the email lists of your choice.
Read about what's new in Bicycle Advocacy:
Regional Bike Transportation Study
Funding was secured for this study that looks at improving biking facilities and conditions in the area running from western Lebanon County to the City of Harrisburg. Consultants interested in performing the study were interviewed and one was selected.
Transportation Funding and Advocacy Training
The new regional bicycle advocacy group, Bicycle South Central PA, and the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission will be hosting a 2-part training on May 29 and 30 at the Giant Community Center in Camp Hill.
Bike Harrisburg is once again putting together a full calendar of bicycling activities in May to celebrate National Bike Month. There will be “Women Bike” rides, the Spoke-n-Gear Festival, Historic Harrisburg Bike Tours, Bike Law information sessions, guided rides around the Capital Area Greenbelt, special Bike to Work promotions and more.
A major goal of the Harrisburg Bicycle Club is to promote safe riding for cyclists, and helmets are required on all of the HBC rides. May is National Bicycle Safety Month. In observance of National Bike Safety, the HBC will offer a $5.00 discount coupon on ANSI or SNELL approved bicycle helmets purchased during the months of May through September 2014.
The discount is made possible by the Janet A. Pontius Bicycle Safety Foundation Fund, established in 1976 to honor the memory of Janet A. Pontius. The funds raised by donations and administered through the HBC are used to promote bicycle safety. You may contribute to the fund at any time – the membership form in the Spokesman provides space to do so. Watch the HBC web site for announcement of the participating shops. Then visit and ask those shops for your coupon. A limited number of coupons will be available so be sure to shop early and enjoy the whole season safely.
Sign up now to volunteer for the Three Creek Century. It’s HBC’s main source of funds and the event can’t happen without your help. Look for the online volunteer sign up on the HBC homepage at www.harrisburgbicycleclub.org Log in and click on the green “Volunteer Sign Up” icon. Follow the directions posted.
All volunteers are invited to the Volunteer Day Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 9 where they get to eat and ride for free! More details will be sent at a later time.