Annual event held in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of WNY (near Canandaigua Lake). Multiple course offerings (road/off-road) for all levels including 100mi. QuadsHilla Century with roller-coaster climbs on grades up to 23%. Amazing vistas, lakes, wineries, lightly traveled roads, bountiful rest stops/food, drink, music, expo/auction and more. Full post ride dinner, grape pies, and awesome swag bag (including wine) all part of reg. Starts/Finishes at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort.
Check out the calendar posting for further details.
The Lehigh Wheelmen invite you to participate in the 2014 Donut Derby on Labor Day, September 1st. The DD is a fun 36 mile race with a twist: Get a 3 minute time credit for each donut eaten at stops positioned at mile markers 12 and 24. Donut-adjusted time determines the winner in several age categories. The race starts at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown at 9:00am. Lunch and an award ceremony follow the ride. Register at www.bikereg.com/lwa-donut-derby. Cost of the ride is $25 and the registration deadline is August 24th. No registrations on day of event.
In its second year here in Centre County and in its seventh year in Chester County this fundraiser for sustainable agriculture and our local food system offers cyclists a choice of 3 routes (25,50 or 75 miles) and a delicious local foods lunch including a brew for riders over 21.
Centre County on August 3
Chester County on September 21
Learn more and register at bikefresh.org
The riding season is now in full swing and there are many cyclists out on the roads. It is up to ALL of us to keeps our roads safe. One way of doing this is to be courteous to others using the roads and to follow the vehicular laws. Unfortunately not all cyclists obey the laws or are even aware of them. When we violate the vehicular laws we not only put our own safety in jeopardy but also the safety of all cyclists. Motor vehicle drivers, pedestrians and anyone who witness cyclist’s violating these laws begin to look down on every cyclist and believe all cyclists are dangerous and should be off the road.
Please be aware that:
Police officers are out in force making sure that cyclists obey these laws. There have already been two reported incidents where HBC members have been stopped.
Please take the time to read the Pennsylvania Bicycle Driver’s Manual.
TAKE THE PLEDGE!
Our main cycling season is in full swing and so are cycling accidents. Please stay safe by FOLLOWING ALL PA VEHICLE LAWS, and proper cycling etiquette. That includes STOPPING AT ALL STOP SIGNS AND RED TRAFFIC LIGHTS. Respect the direction of the leader and do not ride ahead if you are unaware of where the route is going. RIDE ON THE RIGHT / PASS ON THE LEFT, DO NOT CALL CLEAR, CALL OUT & SIGNAL FOR HAZARDS. Watch out for those around you and stay true to the category you are riding in. It is up to all of us to keep our rides safe and enjoyable for ALL. Remember to take the pledge below and sign the banner when you see it!
A CYCLISTS PLEDGE
I PLEDGE to be more aware of my surroundings on the road.
I pledge to be as visible as possible to motorists.
I pledge to respect all those that use the road,
and to set a good example as a cyclist to those around me.
Beginning right now, I will do my part
to help put an end to cyclist’s injuries and fatalities
by committing to drive and cycle as responsibly as I can.
Four HBC team members (Cindy Gorski, Terry Neiles, Chris Seier and Bonnie Iorfido) participated in the American Cancer Society’s PA HOPE Ride June 27-28th. The 140 mile journey began at the Hershey Hope Lodge on Saturday and finished on Sunday at PA’s second lodge in Cheltenham, a suburb of Philadelphia. The route was rolling to hilly through scenic countryside to Kutztown University for an overnight stay and a nice dinner. On Sunday the route boasted a big climb at mile 5 after which we were back to the rolling, hilly terrain until it flattened out for the last 30 miles. There were 86 riders and as of Saturday the ride raised $72,207.00, with the HBC team contributing $6,064.00. Terry Neiles placed 2nd in individual fundraising with $4,330.00. Monies raised help support our American Cancer Society's Hope Lodges and other critical programs in the fight against cancer. Our two PA Hope Lodges alone provide 15,500 free nights annually for patients traveling to receive cancer treatments. The ride was well organized with good support and I hope more HBC members will join the team next year for this worthwhile cause. Mark your calendar for June 27 & 28, 2015.