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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...

2019 SAMBA Bash at Rattling Creek September 12th – 15th

    Click Here To REGISTER Now!    Early Bird Price until August 15th!   Click here for directions SAMBA Bash at Rattling Creek with camping at Camp Muckelratz, Halifax PA. Thursday September 12th through Sunday September 15th. $75  The Full BASH – Thursday 1PM – Sunday 1PM (includes 3 nights of camping, rides, coffee and bagel breakfast each morning, and Forrest Feed Company BBQ dinner on Saturday) $60 Saturday  8AM  through Sunday 1PM (includes Saturday night camping, the BBQ Feast, the live music, bonfire, breakfast and rides) $40  Saturday only (no camping, enjoy a full day at the Bash including rides, BBQ Dinner) Prices will go up August 16th and the event may sell out, so register early! Not Quite the same old Bash! But it still helps pay for the Rattling Creek IMBA EPIC Ride!   Saturday the 14th As always the main thing is the IMBA Epic Rides on Saturday.  This year we will have aid stations out on the Epic on Saturday stocked with cold water and snacks to keep you going. Group rides will be available for all levels of riders from shorter rides to the full IMBA Epic.   What can you expect at this years Bash?   Serve yourself Bagels and Coffee each morning! Yoga by Free Spirit Yoga! Group Rides by SAMBA Ride Leaders! Holmes sponsored Trek Demo! Velofix will be on site for repairs, parts extra! New Belgium will sponsor beer for Saturday dinner and after the rides Saturday!!! Forrest Feed:  Pulled Pork, mac n cheese, potato salad, baked beans, slaw and more! Dinner 5pm! Live Music by Poolside and...

SAMBA announces 2019 ride calendar

We are proud to finally announce that we have established a monthly ride schedule for the entire 2019 riding season! We plan to host a ride each weekend starting in April and running through November. Of course some rides may be relocated, cancelled or rescheduled.  We also plan to continue our night rides at Governor Dick and Swatara in the Fall and and add some new night rides along the way. Here’s the basic plan: Camp Mack: First Sunday every month Parkway Trails: Second Saturday every month Weiser State Forest (Rattling Creek): Third weekend every month HMC Trails: Fourth Saturday every month All rides will be created as recurring Facebook events and also appear on our website calendar! Check Facebook for all ride updates. See you out there!...

SAMBA Winter Party and Fundraiser

There are really BIG and EXCITING projects in the works. Find out more by joining us at the Winter Party & Fundraiser on Saturday, February 9th, 4pm at the Fire Hall in Mount Gretna. Huge raffle, beer, fabulous food, music & more! Rides will begin at 2pm.  Please inform anyone that may be interested.       While we have all been out riding and enjoying the trails SAMBA has been hard at work behind the scenes to make this happen. To continue this fabulous progress SAMBA needs YOUR help!  We are in need of members who are interested in filling the following positions on the SAMBA board and committees!   Please review the committees below that could use your help and let us know which interest you. Nominations will be accepted at the Winter Party on 2/9/19  and also on the SAMBABIKER.COM website, click on Contact and submit your nominations through March 15th. If the below committees aren’t really your “thing”, just let us know what your area of interest / expertise is and we can find a way to utilize you.     Public Relations (Need a PR Director & Committee members) Mission Statement: The mission of the Public Relations committee is to expand awareness of the chapter via promotional material and public outreach by: Manage promotional materials, bike shop items and soft goods inventory Promote and represent club at events as needed Coordinate non-event fundraisers, donations and sponsorship’s Coordinate outreach opportunities Work with local businesses and non-profits to partner and support cycling Other tasks upon request from the Board   General guidelines Committees should meet a minimum...

HMC Grand Opening! 10/13/2018 postponed to 10/14/18

GRAND OPENING DAY! Please join us for the Opening Day of the PSU-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (HMC) Trail System this Saturday! Be among the first to ride 10 miles of sweet new single track in Hershey! Join us at the Cocoa Beanery across the street for an after party celebration from 3-5. Post-ride food, beer, coffee etc available from 1-5. Please access the Medical Center via Life Lion Dr. at Bullfrog Valley rd and do not use the main entrances along Rt. 322. OR ride to the event using the Eshenour bike path. (See map) Trailhead parking on Reservoir rd and overflow parking at Lot H. Follow signs or watch for traffic director. Visit the SAMBA booth at Reservoir Rd. for rides, information and maps, to join or make a donation, to purchase shirts or find out ways to get involved! SCHEDULE * 10:00 Ribbon cutting ceremony 11:00 Ladies First ride-East side-5+ miles (LADIES ONLY!) 11:05 SAMBA Liaisons rides- Advanced/expert- West side-Full route-10 miles 11:05 SAMBA Liaisons rides- Beginner/Novice-West side-Beginner loops plus-3-5 miles 11:15 Trails officially open for riding 11:30 Group ride- Advanced/Expert- East side-Full route-10 miles 11:30 Group ride- Beginner/Novice- East side-Beginner loops plus-3-5 miles 12:00 Group ride- Advanced/Expert- West side-Full route-10 miles 12:00 Group ride- Beginner/Novice- West side-Beginner loops plus-3-5 miles 12:30 Group ride- Advanced/Expert- East side-Full route-10 miles 12:30 Group ride- Beginner/Novice- East side-Beginner loops plus -3-5 miles 1:00 Cocoa Beanery opens for post-ride food & beer etc 1:00 NICA ride-E-town Mtb-East side-Length TBD 1:00 Group ride-Length TBD 3:00-5:00 SAMBA celebration at Cocoa Beanery *Schedule subject to change. See you...