The HBC Sponsors a number of special events throughout the year. As the events are scheduled, registration information will be provided on this page.
HBC Maintenance Clinic:
Usually held in January, this hands-on clinic seeks:
> To make you more comfortable as you ride, knowing that you can handle many on the road problems that can come up - and
> To be aware of maintenance needs to keep your bike in good running order.
> To learn about related issuesTo have a good time in the process!
Three-hour show-and-tell sessions are held over the course of several successive Saturdays where you will learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and safety.
Spring Fling, Every year the Harrisburg Bicycle Club has a ride called The Spring Fling which is the first big event of the year. This event is held in various locations, and generally in an area that is easy riding for all levels. It is normally a three day event, but members can participate any number of days. Some of the locations in the past have been: Gettysburg, Thurmont Md., Bethany Beach, Raystown Lake, Lewistown, Pa., Hagerstown, MD., just to name a few. The Spring Fling is not just a great way to start your training for the upcoming year, but a fun social event for all. See you there!!
Held in June, this weekend trip to the Finger Lakes region in upper New York has become one of the most popular HBC rides. Participants drive to Geneva, NY, on the northern tip of Seneca Lake on a Thursday and stay three nights. Day rides are organized for Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning and you can choose to ride with a designated group leader or head out on the route of your choice. The Finger Lakes region offers a wealth of cycling opportunities through the beautiful winery-dotted countryside.
HBC Picnic - Fort Hunter Park, Harrisburg.
Three Creek Century:
Normally held in September, this is a scenic bicycle ride through the picturesque Cumberland Valley of Central Pennsylvania and is the club's primary fund raiser. Typically attracting about 800 riders, this event is open to the public and offers rides of 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles.
For years, this trek to Cape May, NJ in late September has been the highlight of the riding season. This is a bike-down event with options to make the ride from central PA to Cape May in either 3 or 4 days depending upon your preference and arriving on a friday. "Six-pack" groups look after one-another as they bike through southcentral and southeastern PA and Deleware. The ferry from Lewes provides the final leg to the seaside destination. Most riders choose to carry their overnight gear on their bikes with panniers and racks, although in 2013 for the first time a "supported" option was added. Day rides are held on Saturday and then most participants drive (not bike) the return to central PA, although every year there are typically a few who decide to bike back as well.
For the first time in 2013, a trip, similar in format to the Finger Lakes trip was planned. Like the Finger Lakes trip, this is a drive-down event with participants arriving on a Thursday, bicycling Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning in the Williamsburg area and then driving home on Sunday. In addition to some fine bicycling on both roads and bike paths, Williamsburg has something for everyone with a variety of historical, dining and shopping opportunities.
A Fall Banquet is normally held at the end of the cycling season. Stay tuned for more information for the Fall Banquet!