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Upcoming Rides

Note: a few rides are Self-Paced Rides which are HBC Rides that you will do either by yourself, household members, and invited others.  You may complete the ride anytime within a week after it is posted.  

Too Cold or Icy to Bike, Check Out Winter Activities

Non-Club winter activities are now going on including the Friday walks and dinner. To find out more about these non-club sanctioned events, send an email to the address below and you will be put on an email group announcing when these activities occur:


HBC is Committed to Our Biking Community

Since 2010, the Hiawatha Bicycling Club has contributed over $22,000 to other Minnesota biking and community non-profits. For 2021 we have made $2,500 in grants to:

HBC also volunteers at local community events:

   HBC Fatty Adventure

Presenting HBC's 2022 Board Members

The 2022 Board Members and their positions are:

  • President - Alan Wichman
  • Vice President - Ellen Guerin
  • Treasurer - Ron Jensen
  • Secretary - Carmen Price 
  • Member - Shelli Hesselroth
  • Member - Mike Becker
  • Member - Hoang Pham

Jean Mangan and Lisa Soldat have completed their board tenures in 2021 and we want thank them for their contributions and look forward to seeing them as "citizen" riders in the future.

Octoberfest Pictures

Prost! (Cheers!)

Ride Registration Rules:

1. All riders will pre-register for group rides

2. Ride Leaders will determine the number of riders allowed on their rides

3. Non-members are welcome but also will pre-register to join group rides

4. Self-paced rides will continue to be offered and posted on the Ride Calendar

Fri Jan 21: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM "Movie Night on Zoom" We will be getting together on Zoom to view the exciting bicycling documentary "Inspired to Ride". Follow the adventures of a few hardcore bicyclists as they set off across the USA on the Trans Am Bike Race.

Fri. Feb 25: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM "Let's Ride Together - Bike Trips & Tours" We will gather in person in the Party Room at Davanni's in Golden Valley. Buy your own dinner and drinks from 6-7. The program will begin at 7:00 PM. Enjoy hearing about the personal experiences of several of our members who have taken exciting bike trips - regional, national, and around the world. Photos will be shown on the overhead screen.

Fri. Mar 25: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM "Getting Ready for Ride Season." This is your chance to learn more about Ride with GPS, the powerful bike route planning app that is free to all members of Hiawatha Bicycling Club. We will meet in the Bassett Creek South room at the Brookview Community Center. You might want to have dinner at Three One Six Bar + Grill before the event. HBC will provide desserts and coffee.

The 2021 Member Survey was completed and reviewed at the November Annual Meeting. The results show we have a very satisfied membership who enjoy riding and socializing together.  The 2022 Board will be reviewing the Survey results and looking for improvement areas.  In a nutshell the survey highlights are:

  • ALL surveyed member agreed with the statement: “HBC is friendly and welcoming to new members and visitors.” Comment: “This is the reason that I joined.”
  • 99% of the respondents are “satisfied” or “very satisfied.”
  • ALL respondents plan to ride with the club again in 2022
  • ALL are satisfied with the ride leadership. 
Next steps: The 2022 Board will be reviewing the Survey results and looking for improvement areas.

Mary Buss - New to HBC, but already a legend

Mary joined the Club a couple of years ago, having never biked much before, she has logged 3000 miles so far this season. Click Here to read Mary's Spotlight.   

About the Club

Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) is a recreational riding club. Our core value is providing friendly rides and opportunities to create lasting friendships. Our ride leaders and volunteers create this inclusive environment by:

  • Welcoming new and existing members at each ride
      • Introductions at start of each ride
      • Often a meal or a tasty treat during or after the ride
      • A monthly all club Birthday Bash with food, wine and birthday cake
  • Emphasizing rider safety
  • Offering several weekly rides across the metro area:
    • Appealing to a wide variety of rider abilities
    • Exploring close to home or expanding out to the 11 county metropolitan area
    • Providing opportunities for multi-day riding near and far
  • Educating members and the community on bike related topics through our Smart Cycling series

Rides are open to all - non members welcome

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