Five common hydration mistakes-and how to avoid them
Five common hydration mistakes-and how to avoid them
Fall Tour Warm-up Ride Schedule
Anyone is welcome join these rides that are designed to get riders in shape for the bike tour from Harrisburg to Cape May. It's not too late to sign up for the Fall Tour which is one of the best ways to learn what bike touring is all about. Details can be found here: http://www.harrisburgbicycleclub.org/index.php/hbc-special-events/fall-tour-2
East Shore Fall Tour Warm-up Ride #1
Saturday, August 18
Lititz Pretzel Ride – 62 miles
8:00 a.m. Hershey Briarcrest Square
Ride Leader: Jim Buckheit 717-805-8213
Join us for a beautiful but challenging ride to Lititz and back from Hershey. Total climbing just over 3,000 feet. The ride mimics the terrain of the second day of the Fall Tour, the most challenging day of the tour. We will ride at touring pace 11-12 mph, take regular breaks and time for an early lunch in Lititz. Take a few minutes to visit the Wilbur Chocolate Factory, Sturgis Pretzel House or Tomato Pie Café before riding through Lititz Springs Park on our return journey along the rolling hills, ridge lines and productive farms back to Hershey. Cue sheets will be provided for those who want to ride at a faster pace or spend additional time in Lititz. All welcome to participate, including those not participating in the Fall Tour.
West Shore Fall Tour Warm-up Ride #2
Saturday, August 25, 2018 8:00 a.m.
Wegmans, 6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg
47-50 miles Tour Pace(s) **
This route is a micro-version of the Fall Tour route with several good climbs in the beginning and flatter riding in the second half of the ride. Most of the route is on quiet back roads. There are several options for rest rooms, water and food along the way, but bring a snack. This ride will go rain or shine, unless weather conditions are hazardous. Some cue sheets will be provided but you might want to print your own. Riders can break into small groups based on average speed, so come prepared to read cue sheets. I’ll be leading a group at an 11-12 mph pace. GPS directions and cue sheets can be found at this link. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28022474
Park near the Market Cafe, at the east end of the Wegmans building. Park as far away from the building as possible to the east as a courtesy. Optional lunch afterwards at Wegmans Market Cafe which offers a large assortment of quick-serve foods, like pizza, sushi, subs, a hot food bar and much more. You can even have a beer with your lunch now!
Gettysburg Fall Tour Warm-Up Ride # 3
Saturday, September 8, 2018 – 8:00 am
Warrington Township Municipal Building, Rossville,
69 Miles Tour Pace(s) **
Ride Leader: John Donoughe (H: 774-5073 W: 787-6136)
Join John on one of the favorite rides of the HBC. The ‘Ride To Gettysburg Square’ will get us to the Pub and Restaurant or the Lincoln Diner in time for lunch. The terrain will include rolling hills. Maps and cue sheets will be provided.
Directions To Start: From the Lewisberry exit, #35 of I-83 take PA 177 west toward Pinchot State Park. Travel 8.7 miles. After you cross over the bridge spanning the extreme west-end of Pinchot Lake, pass the community park. The municipal building will be next on the right.. From PA 74 at Rossville, take PA 177 east for 1/4 mile. The township municipal building will be on your left. Park neatly next to the building.
** Tour pace(s) – A minimum of 11 mph should be maintained all day during the ride. Some groups go faster. Whatever works!
Early bird registration ends August 15 and is only $30 for this well supported and enjoyable event. The moisture-wicking long and short sleeve t-shirts must also be ordered by August 15.
HBC's Three Creek Century will be held at the Penn Township Fire Department Complex on Pine Road on Sunday, Sept. 16. Choose your distance: 25, 50. 75 or 100 miles or the 18 mile option on the lovely, traffic free Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. This Century is HBC's largest fundraiser so be sure to invite your friends and relatives to join you on this scenic and well-organized ride.
Registration information and more details about the Century and the Trifecta can be found at www.threecreekcentury.com Lots of volunteers are also needed for this big event which attracts over 500 riders. Go to www.harrisburgbicycleclub.organd click on the green “Volunteer” icon to sign up.
The Three Creek Century is part of the Central PA Trifecta. The Trifecta brings together the Penn State Chocolate Tour in Hershey, the Lancaster Bicycle Club’s Covered Bridge Classic in Lancaster and the Harrisburg Bicycle Club’s Three Creek Century near Carlisle to form central Pennsylvania’s premiere cycling event. Riders who register or volunteer for all three events will earn a special prize.
The next event on the Central Pennsylvania Bicycling Trifecta schedule is Chocolate Tour in Hershey on August 4 https://www.thechocolatetour.comfollowed by the Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic on August 19. https://lancasterbikeclub.net/lcbc/
Harrisburg Bicycle Club Website Committee
(Committee Members Needed)
The following skills are needed for the committee: (not all committee members need to possess all skills)
1. Familiarity with the use of websites to acquire and/or provide information.
2. Understanding of what information is most important to HBC members.
3. Familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and the role that may play in information sharing and communications.
4. Communications skills (both oral and written).
5. Analytical skills. The ability to compare/contrast different information management platforms and assess the relative pros/cons as it relates to club needs.
The morning did not start out well, with forecasts of rain and thunderstorms in the area. However, we did not let this “dampen” our spirits, and all rides went off as scheduled, albeit with fewer riders than usual. Some hit rain; some didn’t. The B group had to spend an hour at Funck’s restaurant waiting for a storm to pass, but the other groups mostly had to deal with a few sprinkles or light showers. Thanks to Mark Riordan, Michael Floyd, Susan Tussey, John Humphries and Marilyn Chastek for leading. Special note on the C ride: Howard Ross was the originally scheduled leader but he was unable to attend due to a death in the family. Dick Norford stepped up and volunteered to fill in, but Dick had a heart attack while leading a ride on Saturday morning. He’s doing well and we wish him a speedy recovery. Susan Tussey not only is credited with saving Dick’s life by calling 911, but she led the C ride for the picnic. She gets the HBC hero award! Way to go, Susan!
The weather dried up by picnic time and we had about 60 people turn out to enjoy the afternoon at Fort Hunter. Thanks to Dave Young, the chef of the day, his assistant Dave Moyer, and all the people who brought such wonderful appetizers, side dishes and desserts to share. We really had a great assortment of delicious foods and enjoyed some spirited conversations with friends.
Submitted by: Marilyn Chastek
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.
In case you’ve missed it, the Fondo Cycling Circuit USA (FCCUSA) is coming to Harrisburg, PA on Sunday, August 26! FCCUSA is a six-city cycling series offering rides of 30, 50 and 75 miles and concludes each of its events with local food trucks, craft beer and live music. While more recreational in nature, several timed KOM sections along each route offer a competitive element for cyclists looking for a challenge.
Register today and secure your spot in the inaugural FFCUSA event in Harrisburg! The first 100 cyclists to register for either the 50 or 75 mile route receive a FREE Pearl Izumi cycling jersey. For more information on the event, visit www.fondocyclingcircuitusa.com. Get $10 off by using code 18HBC10
Interested in checking out the routes or looking for more information on the event? Visit http://fondocyclingcircuitusa.com/harrisburg-pa/course-maps/
Not ready to ride yet want to be part of the event? Volunteers...We Need You! FCCUSA offers several options of dates and times and needs volunteers in the following areas:
• Bib Pick-Up and Late Registration
• Rest Stops
• Course Marshals
• Finish Line Medal Distribution
We’ll provide a fun atmosphere for all of our volunteers! Click here to check available days and times and sign up as a volunteer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sandi at 813-784-2266.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks!