Who are we:
HBC was established in 1982 as a nonprofit bicycling and social club. We currently have over 300 members whose cycling skills range from beginner to advanced.
What do we do:
HBC offers all levels of structured road rides on weekends and holidays. Cyclists of all abilities meet from April through November. Leaders are trained in road safety and take our members on scenic and bicycle friendly routes throughout all parts of Long Island. Read more>
Update July 29, 2020 Important: COVID-19 Pandemic HBC Message
The Huntington Bicycle Club is starting group rides on August 8th, 2020 with the following Guidelines and Restrictions
Group Ride Procedures
- Ride Leaders must post their rides at least 6 days prior to ride date. Your ride must be approved by the Ride Captain at which point the ride will appear on the club calendar.
- Members wanting to join a specific ride must contact the Leader via email or text at least 2 days prior to the ride date. Please include your Name, Cell number and an Emergency number.
- A maximum of 10 riders per ride are permitted. The first 10 riders to sign up will be allowed on the ride. (Determined by Time/Date stamped on your Email/Text.)
- Ride Leaders will return an email confirmation that you are on the ride.
- If the Ride Leader sees interest from more than 8 riders, they will contact the Ride Captain, who will attempt to get second Leader to post a ride at the same level.
- If you have not been confirmed for a ride, you can still show up at the lot and possibly join a ride as there may be no shows and/or other rides which are not at capacity.
Important: Riders must agree to the HBC Waiver Statement. This waiver covers the rider for the entire 2020 season. Click this link for the waiver:
Please carefully read below, the HBC Covid-19 Guidelines and Ride Restrictions.
Huntington Bicycle Club Covid-19 Ride Guidelines
DO NOT show up to the lot for any ride if any of the following apply to you:
1) You have any of the following symptoms:
Fever Shortness of breath Headache Chills Loss of smell or taste Sore throat
Cough Diarrhea Myalgia (generalized aches and pains)
2) You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks and have any persistent symptoms
3) You have had any high-risk exposure*, within the last 14 days, to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether you have had a PCR test.
4) You have had any high-risk exposure, within the last 14 days, to anyone who is a person of interest for COVID-19, regardless of whether you have had a PCR test.
5) You have traveled, within the last 14 days, to any of the Restricted States listed on the link below, regardless of whether you have had a PCR test:
- If you show up at the lot with any of the above items, you will put both your club membership, as well as the future of any club rides, in severe jeopardy.
- You must wear a mask at the start while signing up for your ride.
Covid-19 Ride Restrictions
- Rides are limited to club members only
- All riders must have masks and wear them when meeting at the lot. Riders not wearing a face mask at the ride start will not be included in any group ride. Masks may be removed once the ride is in progress and proper distancing is being maintained
- Proper social distancing of at least 6 feet should always be maintained at the start and during the ride, including rest stops, red lights, stop signs, “mechanical” stops, etc. Where this is not possible, face coverings (masks, Buffs, neck gaiters, etc.) should be worn and “up".
- No more than 8 people in a group ride; If more than 8 show up for the same ride, two or more separate rides should go out.
- Cyclists riding single file should ride at least 2 bike lengths (12 feet) apart, whenever possible. Close-up pace lining is not safe and disallowed. Side-by-side riding should maintain a minimum of 4 feet of separation. You should not ride side-by-side on a busy road.
- Riders must follow local rules posted at bathroom and rest stops.
- Ride leaders should consider ride distances in terms of limited availability of rest rooms and food stops.
- Ride leaders are responsible for their riders to adhere to all Ride Guidelines and Restrictions. Leaders have the right and obligation to remove any rider who may be endangering other fellow riders by not adhering to said Guidelines and Restrictions.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
NOTE: The following are the current links for USA Cycling resources related to COVID-19.
Currently All Club Meetings are Cancelled Due to COVID-19
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