It looks to be a little cooler this weekend, but there’s some chance of rain. Let’s try to get our rides in! Join Peter for a different southside ride on Saturday! Here’s the schedule: Saturday, July 30 – 8:00 A.M. – Independence High School, 1776 Declaration Way (off Columbia Pike (U.S. Hwy. 31) near StateRead more
In spite of the heat we had a good turnout for our weekend rides! On Saturday the Bell & Back route challenged all the riders with lots of ups and downs on both routes. There were quite a few groups traversing the scenic, very rural roads, and near the end the shade on Caney ForkRead more
There are only seven steps in the process of renewing your Harpeth Bike Club membership on the new site, so it should only take about five minutes. Before we begin, however … IMPORTANT: If you were a member before and had a user ID and password on the old site, that user ID and passwordRead more
A prime goal of the Harpeth Bike Club is to promote safety on the road. Dr. Michael has examined the topic and provides these very useful tips: There have been a few people injured in cycling accidents recently. Some of us recently had a discussion of what to do if there is a wheel overlapRead more
Dear HBC Members, Since the track has opened for the cool-weather months and the Adaptive Athletes are once again ready to ride, I wanted to send out a note of appreciation and news to all of you. 2015 has been a good year for the Adaptive Athlete program. During this summer, George Guerrero has been livingRead more
We had 77 members respond to the membership survey last month. If you would like to see what those surveys told us, a breakdown by the general numbers is here, information on the questions specific to the Harpeth River Ride is here, and the detailed comments in response to various questions are here. For the most part, itRead more
We all know that middle Tennessee has some great roads for cycling, but it’s only in the past few years that our local governments here have begun adding infrastructure to better support cyclists. This support has come in the form of more bike lanes (and better placement and connectivity for those lanes), more places to parkRead more
Harpeth Bike Club member Steve Phillips passed away this week, following a lengthy battle with cancer. A veteran of many grand randonnees — including the Gold Rush and Paris-Brest-Paris 1200Ks — Steve was the Regional Brevet Administrator for Alabama. He frequently came up from his home outside of Birmingham to ride brevets with us inRead more
Whenever somebody asks me what the mission of the Harpeth Bike Club, that’s what I say: We promote safe, fun, and friendly cycling in Middle Tennessee. And as we begin the 2015 prime riding season, I’d like to address just what that means. You’ll notice that we begin with “safe.” That’s obvious. We’re all responsibleRead more
If you’ve ridden much with the Harpeth Bike Club or FOGBEES, or have bought a bike recently from Gran Fondo or Biker’s Choice, you may have gotten to spend some time with Bryan Kortness. Bryan passed away Easter Sunday. Reportedly riding with friends, Bryan suffered either a heart attack or stroke. He is survived byRead more
Become a Member
- Participation in all scheduled rides, with ride leaders who map out special routes and ride “sweepers” for anyone who might need help along the way.
- Participation in all social activities planned by the club.
- Informative list services to keep you up to date on rides, activities, and cycling topics of interest.
- Training clinics during the year.
- Volunteer opportunities.
- Ability to purchase exclusive Harpeth Bike Club cycling apparel.