by Joy Warnick
2014 will mark the 40th anniversary of the HBC Fall Tour, so save the date now for this special event. We will once again travel to Cape May, NJ with the ride down running from Sept 30 - Oct. 3, and the weekend in Cape May from Oct. 3-5, 2014. As an added treat, this year’s Tour will coincide with Cape May’s annual Victorian Days celebration. The festivities are hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities and features “a weekend of exciting and entertaining activities from history to murder mysteries, plus historic house tours, food and wine events and much, much more.” And don’t forget all of the usual fun of trolley tours, Alpaca farms, kite flying, shopping, eating at the wonderful variety of restaurants, checking out the latest brews at the Cape May Brewery and just relaxing on the beach!
Sept 30 - Oct 5, 2014
Registration for Fall Tour is now open!! Over the past months we have highlighted several of our favorite highlights of this annual tradition. We hope that this has helped show why this trip has been such a great success for the past 40 years. If you’ve never been on Tour before, this is a great time to try something new. We pair all of our new riders with a seasoned Tour veteran who can guide you through preparing for the trip. We are also offering luggage transport, so no worries if you don’t have panniers or a way to haul your gear each day. If you’ve been on Tour before, we hope you have many wonderful memories and want to join us again to create new memories.
40th Anniversary Fall Tour Jersey
Whether you are participating in the ride or not, we are excited about a clothing design that has been created to commemorate the event. You are more than welcome to purchase any item offered. Deena Davis has created a wonderful and cool looking design and Champion Systems will be producing the items.
Here are some changes from how this process was done in the past:
1. You will be ordering through an On-Line Store
2. There will be several different types of jerseys, vests and jackets available for you
3. You will pay for your items directly through the store
On May 1st, the HBC Fall Tour store will open. You will be able to choose from sleeveless, short sleeve or long sleeve jerseys or a Champion-Sys jacket or vest.
The web site to log onto is http://custom.champ-sys.com/Login/en-US/. On the right side of the screen will be a place for Team Members to login with a temporary user name and password.
The temporary username is: falltour2014 and the password is hbc.
Then you will be prompted to create your own username and password for your own account within the HBC Account.
Review the items available to order from our store and place your order. Order as many as you'd like. You will pay for your order directly through this on-line store.
For a helpful walk-through, please visit www.champ-sys.com/pages/cs-direct-walkthrough-members.
The HBC Fall Tour store will open on Thursday, May 1, 2014 and close at midnight on July 14, 2014 at which point production on the clothing will begin.
The orders will be shipped to Alice Graham in mid-September for distribution to the six pack leaders, or if not participating in the ride, she will get your item(s) to you.
Back by popular demand we are hosting one more Ride Leader Training Social on Friday September 7, 2018. TO ENSURE OUR HBC LEADERS ARE UP TO DATE WE FEEL IT IS NECESSARY FOR OUR RIDE LEADERS TO TAKE RIDE LEADER TRAINING AT LEAST ONCE EVERY 3 YEARS. (After 3 years you no longer qualify for Ride Leader gifts or a free banquet – see below). The OPS Committee along with the Ride and Ride Leadership Committee is working to keep the quality, safety and enjoyment in our rides and events along with consistency. It is our ride leaders that set the tone, safety and enjoyment on each HBC ride. Again as our thank you all Current HBC Approved and Trained Ride Leaders that have led 5 rides with submitted ride reports from January to November 2018 qualify to go to our banquet at the Radisson in November for free! Not a leader or not currently trained?
Information about what is expected in a ride leader and in the participants, safety guidelines, PA laws, what to look out for when leading a group ride, HBC ride protocols, trouble shooting, current club insurance, ride leader thank you gifts, etc. will be discussed. This training will be informal with an open format to encourage lots of discussion. The OPS Committee highly encourages all current ride leaders and anyone interested in becoming a ride leader to attend.
Friday September 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM / RSVP by August 31st
Location: Hershey Medical Center – Cancer Institute, 400 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 – Room TBD
RESISTER TO ATTEND:
To register please include:
3. Email address
4. Phone number
5. Area you wish to lead rides
6. Ride category you wish to lead
7. If you are a current ride leader
8. If you have taken HBC ride leader training in the past
9. Any questions or concerns you wish to be covered at the training
When did I take the Ride Leader Training last?
· Go to www.harrisburgbicycleclub.org
· Click on Members Only tab
· In the drop down menu Click on Ride Scheduling System
· In the next menu that pops up Click on Trained Ride Leaders
· There you will find the members that took Ride Leader Training each year and when their training expires.
Jeffrey Hoch – CCIE#7795
OPS Committee Approves Slate of Officers for 2019
The following club members have been selected to be candidates for offices in 2019:
President - Glenn Wareham
Vice President 1 - Christopher Wright
Vice President 2 - Amanda Harrison
Vice President 3 - Susan Tussey
Secretary - Carol Ann Johnston
Treasurer - Howard Davison
Voting on officers will take place at the General Membership meeting on Wednesday, October 10th at The HACC Midtown location, 1500 North 3rd Street, Large community room upstairs, Harrisburg, PA 17102 Meeting time 7:00 pm. Sandwiches, chips and cookies will be available. We hope to see you there.
For many years, Bill Engle has coordinated/led the Saturday Morning Social ride which leaves from the Grantville Restaurant. In more recent years, a C+ ride was added, leaving from the same location. We thank Bill for his many years of service to the club in coordinating these rides. However, all things change and effective the end of October, these rides will no longer be considered a "regularly scheduled ride" and will become "email" rides. This means they will be announced via an e-mail distribution list, typically by the Wednesday before the Saturday ride, if it will be held. Larry Riley will be coordinating the "C" Social ride and Dan Hassell the C+ Ride. Please sign up to get on the distribution list for these rides if you are interested by updating your website profile as explained here.