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Here’s to a Great Year Ahead!

Recently, the HRBike officers meet to plan events for 2018. Plans are to continue events like Adopt-a-Highway, Ride of Silence and others; also we hope to provide opportunities that will empower you as a cyclist. First on our list – equip members with tools to lead rides. We h

ave a lot of great ride leaders in the club, below is a summary of what they consider as they plan a ride.

Route Planning: Consider weather, time of day, ride length & pace, and road & traffic conditions. Try to select a route with little traffic, interesting scenery, a challenge, and a tailwind to bring you back home. Make the route unique by going a different way to a familiar destination. If ride is long or it is a hot day, plan plenty of refreshment and rest stops. Do some recon if unsure of good water stops. Still need help with a route…no problem…look for a route on the HRBike Ride with GPS. Continue reading

Fill the Sleigh Ride

Want a way to really get in the Christmas Spirit? Make plans to participate in the Fill the Sleigh Ride!

Three years ago our cycling friends in Franklin County invited us to join them for a toy drive/bike ride/poker run to benefit children in Franklin County. In addition to toys, they also take donations of new children’s books. These folks work hard to make this fun for all, and it is a joy to know you are helping a child have a good Christmas. They even have a drawing for prizes at the end of the ride and also a prize for best poker hand. (Riders get new cards at each stop.) Want to know more? Keep reading to find out how to be involved.

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Thanksgiving is the time of year we reflect on all the good things in our lives. Family, Friends, Food, Fun, and, of course, Cycling!

Family: This year many fathers & sons and entire families rode together. What a great way to spend time with your children; No phones or other devises to get in the way of talking. Several couples rode together this year too. Bike dates are the best! Remember to tell your family thanks for encouraging you to ride.

Friends: Long lasting friendships have begun with people enjoying the sport of cycling together. The photo above is one of the last rides Jim Herron shared with us before he moved to Colorado.  Jim plans to come back and ride with us as often as he can. Throughout this year, we have had several friends return to the area for a visit and to join us on a bike ride. Old friends say how much they miss the beautiful area here and we say how much we miss them. Thanks for the pulls, drafts, encouragement & thoughtfulness. Continue reading