Ride Reports

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Hershey C Ride. 23miles @ 12.5 mph

William Graham (L), Al and Lori Brulo, Karen Wagner, Michelle DeStefano, Alice Graham (S).

Nice night for a ride - and that was a surprise. It rained all day but cleared up in time for a dry ride. We left Briarcrest, headed towards Palmyra.  After climbing Palmyra Belgrove Road, we took Ridge, Lingle and Hersheypark Drive back.  The only damper on the evening was when one rider lost balance while starting from a stop and fell.  There was no apparent injury but the rider noted hand pain at the conclusion of the evening and left to get medical attention.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00 am
Other Special Rides Ride. 0miles @ 0 mph

Marc E Farrell (L), Deena Davis Jeff McPartland Jack Withers Jill Bradley

Stops included Harrisburg Cemetery, Bellevue Park, John Harris High School, and the oldest house in Dauphin County. Rain eventually stopped. Lunch at Broad Street Market. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:30 pm
Hershey B+ Ride. 37.4miles @ 19.7 mph

Gavin Robertson (L), Danny Jordan

Rode 37.4 miles climbing 2,024 ft.  Route started as the traditional quarry loop.  In Campbelltown, proceeded to climb Schoo lHouse Rd to Kreider to Lawn Rd.  Then rode down Gingrich Rd to Belair Rd and returned via Bachmanville Rd, 743 and 322.  Faced head winds for most of the ride.  No incidents to report. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 7:15 am
Owen's Sunday Sociable Ride. 10.1miles @ 9.2 mph

Marc E Farrell (L), Dave Young Jack Withers George Haverstraw Sonja Williams Amelia Williams Jeff Goss Mike McMullen Pat Gabriel Holly Willard Howard Ross Dick Norford Ken Frohnert Jill Bradley Philip Eberts Mary McClain Ross Willard Bill Weirman

Rain came down precisely at 7:15 a.m. Many had an agonizing reappraisal and abandoned ship. About six of us continued to the end. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:30 pm
Hershey A Ride. 43.1miles @ 21 mph

Gavin Robertson (L), 2 HBC members

Two HBC members met up with 5 racers at the MHS Founders Hall.  Proceeded to ride the traditional racer training route through Campbelltown, Lebanon, Cornwall, Mt Gretna and Lawn.  Climbed 2027 ft over 43.1 miles.  One of the HBC riders was dropped after a mile.  The other kept up with the group to the end.  No incidents to report.

Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 7:15 am
Owen's Sunday Sociable Ride. 10.2miles @ 8.4 mph

Marc E Farrell (L), Amelia Williams (1st time) Sonja Williams (1st time) George Haverstraw Donna Finn David Young Ross Willard Holly Willard Christina Torres Jack Withers Mary McClain, Dick Norford (S).

I know you're all surprised,

But now you've been apprised.

Altho' I'm not the sort,

Here is my ride report.

Burma Shave

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 9:00 am
Learning to Linger Email Ride Ride. 18.25miles @ 9 mph

Charley Sproule (L), Dale Kasparek, Claire Kaminski

We rode the trail sections of the Harrisburg Greenbelt on a cloudy day.  Charley had to run to Reading in the afternoon so we skipped the City Inland loops.  The weather threat kept our normal group of riders at home but kept the trail open for us.  There were very few other people on the trail.  We enjoyed the ride.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Upper Allen Friendship Park C+ Ride. 25miles @ 14 mph

Mike Iucolino (L), Dave Raup, Rodney Rogers

So it's my first time leading a ride, it's 5:10pm, I just got home from work, it's been raining all morning, roads are dry now, but I checked the forecast and it's calling for scattered thunderstorms at 7pm and the sky looks dark and ugly.  Do I cancel my first ride?  Nah, screw it, so we get a little wet, so what?!  Well I wasn't the only daring one because Dave and Rod showed up also.  This being my first lead I didn't have anything crazy planned anyway so we took off and hoped for the best.  We made our way out to Kost Rd, over the T-pike, down Ridge Rd and Hickorytown Rd, then S Middlesex and S Ridge into Boiling Springs.  From Boiling Springs we took the usual way back to Creek Rd and then Park Place to Locust Point, past Oak Grove Farms and back to the park.  Being a small group we were able to have some good conversation along the way.  It turned out to be beautiful riding weather!  The sun even peaked out a bit towards the end of the ride.  Couldn't ask for anything more! 

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:01 pm
Hershey B Ride. 33miles @ 14.3 mph

David Erb (L), Ben Strine, Mike Deiling (S).

It was overcast with threats of rain so only a small group showed up. We decided to join the C+ group and rode along with Mike Deiling and his gang. Nice route and no rain. Good ride.