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SAMBA & NEW BELGIUM BREWING PRESENT: HMC GNOME CHALLENGE CONTEST

Several gnomes have been spotted along the trails at Hershey Medical Center over the past few weeks and their numbers seem to be growing!  We are not quite sure if they are migrating to these woods or have been here all along. The gnomes seem to be friendly but do not like to be picked up and held. They have been spotted hanging around hollow trees and stumps and seem to like the rocky areas where there are a lot of ferns. Maybe you caught a glimpse out of the corner of your eye on a recent ride? Gnomes bring good luck so if you know of a gnome that is looking to re-locate please feel free to direct them to HMC.       SAMBA/NBB HMC Gnome challenge contest rules Meet at “The Beach” kiosk area at HMC at 8:30 on 7/27 to register. Just inside the gate on Reservoir rd. Go out and ride. Search for gnomes. Gnomes will be asked to re-locate before the start to keep it fair. Take selfies with gnomes. Decide if you are going for the GRAND PRIZE package requiring 4 gnome selfies. Return to “The Beach” to verify photos, post photos to SAMBA Facebook and claim prizes!!! GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE from New Belgium Brewing & SAMBA (First one to snap 4 selfies  and verify AT SAME TIME) includes: Case of NBB Fat Tire Ale, Grand Trunk NBB hammock, NBB Baseball cap, NBB bandana, NBB frisbee, NBB patch kit, NBB bottle opener, NBB stickers, Stan’s Notubes sealant, Gu gels and SAMBA pint glass!   The first three participants that snap 3 selfies and verify photos win a prize package from...

SAMBA announces new Social media platform

SAMBA is excited to announce that we will be upgrading and expanding our Social media presence. The plan is to launch a new Instagram account, YouTube channel, re-establish our old Twitter account and create a SAMBA Facebook Page in addition to our existing Facebook User group.   The new Facebook Page will be focused on SAMBA’s official communications and will not be open to the public to post. Here you will find the most current information about our rides, work days, club news, announcements and updates. The existing User group will remain as a place for all to share and exchange information about mountain biking in Central Pa. as an open forum!!!   Kindly follow the link and click the sign-up button to follow SAMBA and stay up to date with SAMBA happenings! More content coming soon!!! https://www.facebook.com/SAMBAbiker717 Also check out: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAMBAbiker717   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samba_biker_717/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeldE3bTcGK_TlpvdwbnupQ   #MTB  #MountainBike  #MTBlife  #Bike #Cycling #SAMBA #717 #LancasterPA  #HarrisburgPA  #YorkPA   Thank You for your support! SAMBA  ...

SAMBA partners with New Belgium Brewing

SAMBA announces partnership with New Belgium Brewing and July Fat Tire Ale promotion in Hershey! During the entire month of July, visit the Cocoa Beanery in Hershey, just across the street from the fabulous PSU Hershey Medical Center trails on the Eshenour Bike Path and enjoy a tasty Fat Tire Ale with a portion of sales going to SAMBA! The Beanery hosts a farmer’s market, live music, yoga and other events and has a sweet outdoor grill with cafe seating for post ride relaxation. SAMBA will be scheduling some extra rides throughout July and there will be a special event on July 25 with New Belgium Beer rangers from 5-7. More info on rides and July 25 event coming soon… New Belgium Brewing has demonstrated a long-time commitment and passion for the outdoors, environment, land stewardship and mountain biking and is a 100% employee owned company. A few excerpts from their website: NEW BELGIUM IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE BUSINESS MODELS IN AMERICA. OUR 100% EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANY IS DRIVEN BY A DIFFERENT METRIC FOR SUCCESS: OUR ABILITY TO CREATE VALUE FOR ALL SHAREHOLDERS, INCLUDING EMPLOYEES, THEIR COMMUNITIES AND OUR PLANET. We do one thing – make great beer – and we do it with pride. We believe in the true idea of craft, a set of skills honed over time. Quality and craftsmanship demand expert workers who feel passionate about what they make. That’s who we are and what we always aim to be. Employee ownership creates shared wealth and an entrepreneurial mindset, what we call “owning your shit.” When the business does well, all our...

SAMBA welcomes Ali Noll

SAMBA welcomes Ali Noll to our Board of Directors! The Board is super excited to announce that Ali Noll has been added to the team as a Board member at-large! Ali already organizes our Winter Party as a member of our Events committee and will be adding responsibilities as Bike Shop liaison as part of our Public Relations committee. Ali will bring her contagious energy, sense of humor, organization skills AND a female perspective that the Board is lacking. Please give her a high-five when you see her out on the trails. Thank You...

Mechanicsburg School trail upgrades

MECHANICSBURG SCHOOL TRAIL UPDATE: Kudos to the crew over in Mechanicsburg lead by Physical Educator Jason Minnich for the ongoing maintenance and recent improvements to the trail at Mechanicsburg High School. The crew brought in soil and sculpted some nice corners and rollers to enhance the fun factor. SAMBA is proud to serve the school district in an advisory role throughout the process. The trail is an excellent place to learn basic mountain biking skills and since it’s construction mountain biking has been added to the school’s PE curriculum!!! The trail also serves as the main practice space for the West Shore composite team of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling Association. Check it out when you are in the area or need to teach a friend to...