Another successful Three Creek Century!
We had a great HBC Three Creek Century this year. There were 637 registrants and that is the most we’ve had since we moved to the Penn Township Fire Department facility in 2015. We were initially concerned that Hurricane Florence would move in and we’d have to cancel the Century. However, Florence wasn’t a problem and actually helped boost our attendance because some other biking events closer to her path were cancelled and their riders came our way instead. We had participants from Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia. Pennsylvania riders came from both near and far, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Most came from the Harrisburg area and throughout Central Pennsylvania.
We have received wonderful reviews from the people who rode the Century this year, and they remarked on the terrific food, helpful volunteers, and beautiful, well marked routes.
Our many HBC Volunteers deserve all the credit for a job well done as the Century could not have been successful without them. They pitched in wherever needed, sometimes spending the whole day shifting from job to job.
I especially want to thank the 2018 Century Committee Coordinators who did an outstanding job of pulling everything together.
We are grateful to the following businesses for their contributions to the Century:
- Donegal Insurance Group
- Giant Foods
- Karns Foods
- Recycle Bicycle, the Pedal Pusher and Cole’s Bicycles for providing the repair stations.
- Bicycle Outfitters
Save the date for the next Century: September 15, 2019
Photos from the ride:
Photographer Steve Holland is providing photography services for the Three Creeks Century as well as the other rides of the Trifecta.
These photos are now available for sale on his website, imaginations.zenfolio.com. Available items will include digital downloads and prints in popular sizes, all at very reasonable prices. And best of all, proceeds benefit the Conner M Holland Foundation (cmhollandfoundation.org), which provides financial support to families of children with pediatric cancer, and runs the Conner’s Comfies ™ program that distributes new pajamas to sick children at the Hershey Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).