June 2022 HBC President’s Letter
Ride with your HBC Friends on the Fourth of July
HBC is again sponsoring the Independence Day Ride Series. I invite you to sign up and join your HBC friends for a great variety of rides, fun, food and fellowship. What a great activity on the 4th of July!
Location: Brookview Park in Golden Valley
The large pavilion located toward the center of Brookview Park is the starting point for our Independence Day rides. The large pavilion is also the headquarters for socializing, snacks and lunch following the rides. Parking is adjacent to the pavilion and bathrooms are located in the pavilion. Navigation tips: Brookview Park is located immediately south of Hwy 55 and Winnetka Ave North. The street address is 100 Brookview Parkway North, Golden Valley.
HBC will provide pop, water (still and with bubbles) snacks and cake. Because managing a coffee maker in a picnic pavilion is all too often unpleasant, bring your morning coffee from home or stop at Caribou along the way.
Rides: The Long, the Medium and the Short of it
Three routes are posted on the Ride Calendar. For agility and safety, HBC ride leaders will divide the riders into groups of 15 or fewer. To help us plan the number of leaders needed, register now for one of these routes:
Post-ride Lunch and Socializing: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm Lunch options:
Bring your own lunch and store in one of the coolers we’ll provide. Get your lunch from D’Amico & Sons located right across the street. Lunch from D’Amico is not funded by HBC and is a transaction between you and D’Amico. The manager asks that you order online by 9:00 pm on Saturday, July 2 to give the staff enough planning and prep time on the morning of July 4th. Specify in your order that you are part of HBC and that your pickup time is 11:30 am on July 4th. We will dispatch an HBC member to pickup all of our orders.
Bring your own lunch and store in one of the coolers we’ll provide.
Get your lunch from D’Amico & Sons located right across the street. Lunch from D’Amico is not funded by HBC and is a transaction between you and D’Amico. The manager asks that you order online by 9:00 pm on Saturday, July 2 to give the staff enough planning and prep time on the morning of July 4th. Specify in your order that you are part of HBC and that your pickup time is 11:30 am on July 4th. We will dispatch an HBC member to pickup all of our orders.
Judy Burdick and Tom Renner will manage the pavilion while the rest of us are out riding. So no worries about your picnic lunch or cooler walking away.
Thanks to Shelli Hesselroth for planning and managing the Independence Day Ride Series.
In May the HBC ride leader team conducted the annual ride leader refresher. 37 HBC ride leaders and 7 members who want to become ride leaders attended. Our speakers were Hoang Pham who introduced the event and presenters. Greg Swanson reviewed the capabilities of the Ride with GPS mapping software and the steps to add rides to the club calendar. Alan Wichman provided an overview of topics including rider safety, insurance, waiver and web resources. Dan Robinson provided additional information about club insurance and Mike Becker provided an analysis of ride and rider metrics. Thanks go to Shelli Hesselroth and Carmen Price who helped ensure the success of the refresher.
The annual HBC Spring Kickoff was held at Burnes Park in Hopkins on May 21. Despite balmy 56 degree temperatures, riders enjoyed three route options. Following the ride, many attendees enjoyed lunch from the MinnyRow Market. The traditional HBC cake was also a hit with the participants. Thanks to Jean Mangan who organized the event enjoyed by nearly 50 club members.
In other news:
St. Paul Classic on September 11, 2022 – Edie Kalweit is organizing HBC volunteers to staff the rest stop at Indian Mounds Park in St. Paul. Contact Edie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Get out there and ride during our Minnesota summer. If you are a ride leader or a ride leader in training, post more rides.
Thanks, be well and be safe.
Alan Wichman, HBC President