About Us

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Who are we:
HBC was established in 1982 as a nonprofit bicycling and social club. We currently have over 200 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.

HBC maintains an active safety and education program in the community, and updated on local government as relates to cycling issues. HBC is a proud member of the LAB, League for American Bicyclists, an advocacy organization and the Long Island Bicycle Coalition which is coordinated by members from all the bicycle clubs on Long Island.

The Gold Coast Tour:  
In addition to an extensive weekend riding program, HBC proudly organizes and supports Long Island’s premiere cycling event, the Gold Coast Tour, which annually attracts over 600 riders from all parts of Long Island and the tri-state area.

 

HBC OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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Owen Kassimir
President
Dan Panzenback
Board Member & Ride with GPS Chairperson
John Greene
VP & Ride Chairperson
Malachy O'Connor
Board Member & Web Administrator
Carl Fiore
Treasurer
Steve Carballeira
Web Master
Karen Gellert
Secretary
Jeff Erlitz
Ride with GPS Chairperson
Patricia Kalvar
Secretary
Arne Johnson
Safety Chairperson
David Hirsch
Board Member & Gold Coast Chairperson
Louis Bruno
Social Media Chairperson
Sal Levy
Membership Chairperson
Gregg Fremed
Sunshine Chairperson
Jay Bender
Education Chairperson
Scott Gross
Board Member & Retention Committee Chairperson