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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.  

May 21st Spring Kickoff - Save the Date

  • Save the date for our Spring Kickoff event. It will be at at Burnes Park in Hopkins.  The Spring Kick-off features coffee, pastry, biking, socializing and lunch (either bring or buy your own).  Ride leaders are putting together routes for a variety of speeds and distances.  Stay tuned as Jean M. continues to organize the event.

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

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

Out of Town Ride Itch?

Scratch it by reviewing the ideas and a video from our Smart Cycling Session 

Click Here for List Bike Trip Ideas

Click Here to Watch Bike Trip Ideas

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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