50 Years of HBA

  • January 09, 2021 2:17 PM
    Reply # 9788661 on 9772188
    Dave Benderson (Administrator)

    In 1971 a handful of bike enthusiasts established a bicycling organization in the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area.

    That organization is still going strong 50 years later as the Hawkeye Bicycle Association and we are planning many activities this year related to this milestone.

    Watch for updates regarding our 50 year celebration this year!


  • January 09, 2021 3:58 AM
    Reply # 9772525 on 9772188
    Dave Benderson (Administrator)

    More HBA History.

    RAGBRAI isn't the only annual ride for HBA riders!  The Cedar Valley Tour enjoyed its 28th year in 2020.  It's normally scheduled mid July and its a good practice ride for those planning on attending RAGBRAI since it starts in CR and takes the CVNT to Waterloo on Saturday and returns Sunday.  It was originally sponsored by KGAN,  but HBA took it on after 6 years.  Rick and Lisa Paulos lead the ride now.  Rick has kept a blog providing ride details, pictures, history and personal stories and thoughts.  My favorite is 2017.  You can read all about it at https://cedarvalleytour.blogspot.com/.  Thanks, Rick for keeping this great HBA tradition going!  #HBA50th

  • January 09, 2021 3:51 AM
    Reply # 9772387 on 9772188
    Dave Benderson (Administrator)

    As many of you may know 2021 will mark 50 years of the Hawkeye Bicycle Association. You may find the first installment of periodic dissemination of HBA history, trivial facts and tid bits of information on Facebook or the HBA website.To receive notifications follow the HBA Facebook page or subscribe to Forums at hawkeyebike.org.

  • January 09, 2021 3:42 AM
    Message # 9772188
    Dave Benderson (Administrator)

    HBA Founders

    Who were those cycling enthusiasts that established the organization we still enjoy today?

    Douglas Heath

    Chris Heath

    James Clifton

    Douglas Brandt

    We have touched base with Douglas Heath and happily he has agreed to talk with us about the early days.  If you have questions you would like to submit for the interview, please let us know.  #HBA50th

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