More Evening Rides!!!

So you thought that now with the early sunsets you would be stuck riding indoors each evening all fall and winter?  Well, not with the HBC!  We resume our Tuesday night rides at the Track next Tuesday, October 4, with a special Kickoff Celebration.  And this season we are also resuming an HBC tradition by offering Thursday night rides on the Natchez Trace, beginning next Thursday, October 6, at 6:30.  Both rides will continue throughout the fall and winter, weather permitting.

On October 4 we have the Kickoff Celebration at the Track!  This will include the usual track cycling at various speeds on the outside oval, family night roller-skating-rink style riding on the inside oval, games, music, and fun!  Bill MacDonald is organizing this special event!  All ages and bicycle types are welcome (even high wheelers!).  The club will provide pizza and sodas for all participants.  We will also offer a ride clinic and a bike maintenance clinic and look forward to reuniting with our great crew of adaptive athletes!.

Following our evening Kickoff next Tuesday, these are the details for the Tuesday and Thursday rides each week:

Each Tuesday, beginning Oct. 4 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. – The Track at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway! – The Track is open on Tuesday nights for the cool-weather months. As always, this is the HBC’s most unique event, drawing large crowds of riders who can participate in a very fast paceline or take it calmly in the outer lanes.  You must be an HBC member to ride at the Track, except for one-time visitors. In the interests of safety, please pass through the big gate and park in the rear instead of at the front entrance.

All riders at the Track must strictly observe the rules for riding there, which are specifically designed to enhance the safety and enjoyment of all participants. Please review and follow these rules carefully:
Track Rules

Each Thursday, beginning Oct. 6 – 6:30 P.M. – Mile 440 Parking Lot on Natchez Trace Parkway – Natchez Trace Ride! – A great place to ride when it is dark is the Natchez Trace Parkway, where the pavement is smooth, the traffic is light, and you can’t get lost!  The ride will start at the MIle 440 Lot and go down to Garrison Creek and back for a 22-mile journey.  Jeff Sammons and Fredia Barry will lead the ride.  All bicycles must have a front headlight and a rear taillight, and all riders must wear reflective, high-visibility upper body clothing so that they can be seen when off the bike.  Here are the guidelines for appropriate nighttime riding:

Lighting Requirements

Join us for these great opportunities to ride even when daylight is short!

Larry Lewis, HBC Ride Chair

       

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