An App is now available on the Apple App Store to enable you to record your bicycle Ride Logs directly from your iPhone and add them to the Harrisburg Bicycle Club website without the need to login every time or use your computer.
Join the Baltimore Bicycling Club for four days of cycling on the lightly traveled roads Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore. Rides of 11 to 100 miles meander along flat to rolling roads - through rural towns and along scenic rivers. For more information and to register go to: www.baltobikeclub.org and click on the icon for Kent County Spring Fling.
Join us for the 5th Annual Chocolate Tour to support cancer research at Penn State University. There is something for everyone! Exciting events to choose from include the Foreman Foundation 10K run/race, the Mike Geltrude Foundation 5K or 10K walk and Cycling events (10, 25, 35, 50, 75, and 100 miles). With rest stops available every mile, walkers and runners will enjoy local chocolate.
Cyclists will enjoy riding through the beautiful countryside of central Pennsylvania with its Amish farms, wooded areas, and covered bridges while visiting the historic towns of Hershey (home of Hershey's chocolate), Elizabethtown (home of M&M Mars) and Lititz (home of Wilbur Chocolate Company). Aside from other cycling friendly food, rest stops have samplings of local chocolate and cyclists will be provided with a meal upon return.
Registration is now open! Cost is $30-$45 before July 13; prices increase to $40-$55 after July 13. Registration and packet pickup start at 6:30 am on August 8. The events start at the Milton Hershey School Campus. To register, get directions, and for more details, visit http://thechocolatetour.com or PennStateHershey.org/melanoma
All funds raised by the 2015 Chocolate Tour support cancer research to find a cure at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. "Inspired to walk, inspired to run; inspired to bike to find a cure"
We’re going back to the Finger Lakes area to enjoy the pleasant riding, spectacular scenery and fine wines. Once again we will be staying at Hobart-William Smith College in Geneva N.Y., which is on the northern tip of Seneca Lake. The accommodations are townhouse units* with 4 or 5 single bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, an unfurnished kitchen and patio. (It is possible, but not easy, to move 2 single beds into one bedroom.) Each person will be given a packet of cue sheets and maps, unless you choose not to receive them, for routes ranging from 15 miles to 90 miles, including some off-road trails.
The Harrisburg Bicycle Club is embarking on a new program offering its members the opportunity to ride in other areas of the northeastern United States with other clubs as “exchange cyclists”.
The first club “exchange” will be partnered with the Princeton New Jersey Free Wheelers. On one weekend, probably in June, members of the Free Wheelers Club will travel to Harrisburg to ride with our members. A Saturday evening social event will be scheduled in addition to the weekend of riding opportunities.
Visiting Free Wheelers will be hosted by members of the Harrisburg Bicycle Club, offering “bed and breakfast” accommodations.
On another weekend in June or July, members of the Harrisburg Bicycle Club will travel to Princeton to ride with the Free Wheelers and enjoy a Saturday evening social event sponsored by the Princeton club. Harrisburg Bicycle Club members will be hosted with “bed and breakfast” accommodations by members of the Free Wheelers.
To participate, club members are asked to “exchange”; to host and be hosted.
With this program, we shall offer our members the opportunity to ride in new areas with new friends without the expense of hotels.
We are currently working to arrange “exchanges” with other clubs in the northeast and expect a few opportunities throughout the riding year.
Dear Harrisburg Bicycle Club,
Thank you for your thoughtful gift of $1000.00 made on December 26, 2014 to the Capital Area Greenbelt Association.
Your wonderful gift helps us to do all the things necessary to keep the Greenbelt well maintained and all the beautiful gardens and wildlife along the trail thriving. I encourage you to visit our web site, www.caga.org. where you can read the most recent news concerning the Greenbelt.
Once again, we are deeply grateful for your continued support. With your help we can keep lush, green spaces in our community for generations to come.
Want someone to ride with? As a benefit to our members we now have a place on the HBC Forum to list your ride. These rides are NOT sponsored by HBC so will not be protected by our insurance. They are rides any HBC member can post and discuss with other members. Find others in your area, in your pace and distance category and who can ride when you can. It’s easy, just log onto the HBC website, click on the Members Only Tab, then click on Forum. Once in the Forum click on the Index tab and Non-HBC sponsored rides will be at the top.