This year's HBC picnic will be held at Fort Hunter Park on Front Street in Harrisburg on Sunday, July 16. HBC has rented the west pavilion on the riverside. Rides will be offered in the morning for all levels of rides from D to B, but there's plenty to do at the park even if you don't ride a bike. There's a great new playground, a downloadable self-guided walking tour map, tours of the Ft. Hunter Mansion, horseshoe pits and the opportunity to do some boating or tubing on the Susquehanna River. Bring the whole family! https://forthunter.org
Lunch will be at 12:00 noon and HBC will provide the grilled chicken, hot dogs, water and Gatorade. Everyone who attends is asked to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. Bringing a folding chair is a good idea, too. You can also bring lawn games or other activities. Relax and have a good time with friends. The pavilion is ours for the whole day.
8:00 a.m. B Ride 40-50 miles Leader: Mark Riordan
9:00 a.m. C+ Ride 30-40 miles Leader: Deb Barish
9:30 a.m. C Ride 20-30 miles Leader: Howard Ross
10:30 a.m. D Ride 10-15 miles Leader: Hal Warnick
Did you know that when PennDOT is looking at road improvements, they seek to solve problems? How do they determine where the problem spots are? They look to see if any problems have been reported. You can report problems for pedestrians, bike riders and motor vehicles by submitting a problem form that can be found at this link http://www.tcrpc-pa.org/report/ You may not be able to answer all the questions asked on the form, but complete what you can and submit the form to http://www.tcrpc-pa.org/report/ You can report dangerous intersections, rough road conditions, insufficient signage, hazards, and more.
May is bike month! Bike Harrisburg is offering lots of fun ways to celebrate. www.bikeharrisburg.org
September 19th thru 24th
SAVE THE DATE!
2017 HBC Fall Tour – Cape May, NJ
2017 marks the 43rd anniversary of the HBC Fall Tour, dedicated to the memory of Owen Moore. Be sure to mark your calendar now for this special event. Organized by experienced HBC member volunteers, the tour will once again travel to Cape May, NJ with the 4 day ride down running from Sept 19-22, and the weekend in Cape May running from Sept. 22-24.
The Fall Tour has evolved to become a very flexible cycling experience for all levels of riders. Options include cycling the full, four-day tour leaving from the Harrisburg area (about 220 miles over 4 days), or you can join the tour “in progress” and ride only the days your schedule permits. Special Fall Tour training rides are offered to help participants prepare for a multi-day tour, and there are always interesting points of interest along the way. Fall Tour Committee members will help make arrangements for participants to get home from Cape May after the tour.
We also provide a luggage transport vehicle, so no need to carry all of your gear on your bike. We also encourage weekenders to join us in Cape May, and they do! Discounted hotel rooms are available for Thursday and Sunday evenings for anyone that wants to stay longer in Cape May. We guarantee you’ll return with some new friends and a great stories to tell! Stay tuned for more updates as the year progresses, but mark the dates on your calendar - NOW!
Snacks and drinks are offered in the Hospitality Suite on Friday and Saturday where you will meet friends and hear stories from the “ride down.” Friday evening features a banquet at the Grand Hotel with reports from the riders and presentations. Saturday starts with a continental breakfast in the Hospitality Suite. Those who want to ride can choose from a full slate of day rides hosted by HBC club members. Everyone will enjoy the Cape May experience by touring this historic Victorian national landmark. All of the usual fun will happen this year – trolley tours, Alpaca farms, kite flying, shopping, birding at Cape May Point State Park, eating at the wonderful restaurants, checking out the latest brews at the Cape May Brewery, and just relaxing on the beach!
We look forward to seeing you on the 2017 Fall Tour!
We guarantee you’ll return with new friends, great memories and stories to share!
Please check Fall Tour under the Special Events tab on the Home page.
Penn State Health, Penn State College of Medicine and Zagster, Inc. will be launching a new bike-share program that will provide employees, residents and visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around campus and the town of Hershey. The launch event will be on Thursday, May 11th, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, the Penn State Health East Campus Bike Station, located at 30 Hope Drive in Hershey. The launch event will include remarks and a ceremonial ride.
Thirty Zagster Bike Share cruiser bikes will be available at six stations for use on-demand and for local trips on the Penn State Health Hershey Campus. Riders join the program by signing up as a Hershey Rides Zagster Member. Rides for members — who must be 18 or older — will be free for the first two hours of use.
Penn State Health, Penn State College of Medicine and Zagster, Inc. will be launching a new bike-share program that will provide employees, residents and visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around campus and the town of Hershey.
Starting on Tuesday, April 25th, thirty Zagster Bike Share cruiser bikes will be available at six stations for use on-demand and for local trips on the Penn State Health Hershey Campus. Riders join the program by signing up as a Hershey Rides Zagster Member. Rides for members — who must be 18 or older — will be free for the first two hours of use.
Penn State Health & Penn State College of Medicine will be launching this bike-share program at a ceremonial launch event on Tuesday, April 25 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at the Penn State Health East Campus Bike Station, located at 30 Hope Drive in Hershey. The launch event will include remarks and a ceremonial first ride. The event will run from 2:30 pm 3:30 pm.
Congratulations to Penn State Health, Penn State College of Medicine and everyone who worked so hard to make this possible! Please stop by so we can thank them and congratulate them in person!
It's time for the spring Bike and Pedestrian Counts again and your help is needed. These counts provide essential information to transportation planners and municipalities. Counts are done at various spots in Dauphin and Cumberland Counties. Choose the times and locations that are best for you. Sign up to help today! http://www.tcrpc-pa.org/bikeped/
You can support both Recycle Bicycle of Harrisburg and HBC while riding in the Three Creek Century by using the Crowdrise link at www.threecreekcentury.com to register for the Century. Once you have registered, use Crowdrise to create your own fundraising page, so your friends and family can support your effort to raise funds for RBH. You can also use the Crowdrise link to support an RBH team rider or to give a donation.
Recycle Bicycle, located near Maclay Street in Harrisburg, provides the essential community service of making bicycles and bike repairs available to people at no cost. These bikes are often the only means of transportation these people have to get to work, stores, medical appointments, and other important destinations. The RBH “Earn a Bike” program teaches responsibility, repair skills and the value of volunteerism. RBH volunteers also fix hundreds of bikes yearly to give to disadvantaged children at Christmas or whenever needed. In addition, RBH helps recover stolen bikes and return them to their owners. For more information about RBH go to http://recyclebicycleharrisburg.org
The HBC Three Creek Century is being held Sunday, Sept 17 and riders have the choice of beautiful routes of 100, 75, 50 and 25 miles, in addition to the 18 mile Cumberland Valley Rail Trail option.