The Harrisburg Bicycle Club is pleased to present our 2014 annual "century" bicycle ride, the Three Creek Century, starting from LeTort Park in Carlisle, PA on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
This is not a race but rather a leisurely ride through the scenic Cumberland Valley of central Pennsylvania. Ride on lightly traveled roads along and over the Conodoguinet, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks which feed the Susquehanna river. Cue sheets, sag wagons and rest stops are provided for all routes as well as markings on the road to guide the riders on the routes. This event is well known for its homemade cookies, soup and other great food.
Most of the routes offer gentle terrain, although one of the 25 mile routes contains some challenging hills. Routes of 100, 75,50, and 25-mile lengths are available.
HBC 2013 Three Creek Century...Another Great Success!
Perfect weather and good experiences from past 3 Creek Centuries combined to bring in 652 registrants for the 2013 Three Creek Century. HBC’s reputation for great food and enjoyable routes makes this ride a “don’t miss” for cyclists in our area and beyond. Most riders were from the Central PA area, but others came from Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and other nearby states. We even had some registrants from as far away as Arizona! HBC raised more than $10,000 from this event. These funds are used to pay for HBC operating expenses, new programs and initiatives. If there is a surplus at the end of the year, these funds are also used to support local cycling groups such as Recycle Bicycle, the Capital Area Greenbelt Association and the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail.
Kudos go to Century Committee Chairman Alan Adelman and his committee coordinators for putting this very successful event together.
- Dave and Lois Young – Food
- Kelly Szymczyk - Hospitality
- Mark Dolheimer - Registration
- John Donoughe - Routes
- Owen Moore – Volunteers
- Marilyn Chastek & Tim Roden- Marketing and Publicity
- Diana Bermingham - Cookies
- Keith Highlands - Rest stops
- Larry Riley - Parking
- Mike Kincaid, Terry Drachbar, Rich Goodman - Sag
- T-shirts – Marilyn Wheatley
And we couldn’t have done it without the help of the many volunteers who baked cookies, parked cars, drove sag vehicles, prepared and served food, manned the rest stops, handled registrations, and helped out wherever needed.
A special “thanks” is due to Konhaus Printing, The Pedal Pusher Bike Shop, Bicycle and Fitness Outfitters, Giant Food Stores and the Keystone VHF Club HAM radio operators who helped with the sag coordination.
Save the date for the 2014 Century: Sunday, September 21.
Registration information coming in April, 2014