• October 18, 2018 10:02 AM | Dennis Carpenter (Administrator)

    You can renew their membership from the membership renewal notice you received by email, or from the HBA site.

    To renew or upgrade your membership, click the View profile link to jump to your member profile page. 

    Memberships are for 12 months from November 1 of each year and are set to auto renew at the end of each year. 

    From their member profile, you can perform a variety of self-service functions, including membership renewal.

    Example:

    https://cdn.elev.io/file/uploads/jEC8HySvDwISUdSg8iqChOB9kMRsiM1RCnIFiA0173M/g9m-XNDjOA236-6RVFNfswzYC37H1CcNhNvTbMZzgnw/member renew-A-8.png

    After clicking the Renew button, they will be given the opportunity to review and update their membership details.

    Until the payment is made, a Balance due notification will be shown on the notification bar.

    Auto-renew is our default setting but you can change this setting by returning to your profile after you complete your renewal and then selecting -


  • September 20, 2018 12:32 PM | Dennis Carpenter (Administrator)

    October 14th, 2018 6:00 p.m. 

    Register https://www.hawkeyebike.org/event-3033095

    WHERE: Hickory Room, Lowe Park, 4500 N. 10th St, Hiawatha, IA POSITIONS:

    Officers to be elected–

    President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer.

    Directors -

    RAGBRAI, Membership, Touring Director, Web Master, Swine Trek.

    TERMS OF OFFICE AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

    https://hawkeyebike.org/bylaws

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE:

    Nominees must be members in good standing and be present to accept nominations or provide notice of acceptance in advance of the meeting to Dennis Carpenter at ddc0553@gnail.com by October 13th, 2018



  • September 16, 2018 9:16 PM | Dennis Carpenter (Administrator)

    Guidelines for HBA Rides

    All HBA-organized rides are open to members and non-members.

    The ride schedule will be listed and also at HBA Ride Calendar (Google Calendars)

    HBA is not responsible for last minute changes in the schedule

    In the event the ride leader wants to cancel his/her ride, the ride leader must do so from the start of the ride location unless prior arrangements have been made.

    On the days listed as T B A / T B D / Riders Choice, rides will start at the noted time at Greene Square Park. If you wish to be a ride leader on any of these days, please call Mark Dimke 775-0487 or email Mark.

    Riders are expected to wear helmets at all times. Also, riders are expected to wear a jersey, shirt, tank top or some sort of torso covering, while on an official HBA ride.

    Rides starting in Jones Park, Bever Park and Ellis Park will meet in the swimming pool parking lots.

    Leisure Rides (Slow Rides). These rides are to welcome newer riders to the sport of cycling. These rides are designed for those who want to go a slower pace or ride shorter distances than the usual club rides. These rides will provide the newer rider an opportunity to ride with a group. Families are encouraged to ride, but parents must judge the suitability of the route for their children. Leisure rides will generally be scheduled on weekends. The pace of this ride is expected to be 10 mph or less, with the entire group staying together throughout the ride. These rides will have a ride leader and the usual HBA rules will apply to this ride. Leisure rides may be scheduled on the same days as other rides.

    Saturday Rides are a little quicker and longer than the leisure rides. The ride leader stays at the rear of the group. The riders often re-group throughout the ride.

    Sunday Rides tend to be the quickest and longest rides. All level of riders are encouraged to join the ride. There will be regrouping throughout the ride, to ensure no one will be left behind.

    Complaints and suggestions from riders are to be forwarded to the Touring Director Mark Dimke and will be handled by the HBA Board, if necessary.

    All laws and regulations set forth by the State of Iowa will be obeyed.


  • August 20, 2018 7:32 AM | Dennis Carpenter (Administrator)

    Item Due date;

    Sept 1: Payment processing functional

    Sept 10: Beta site design and functions approved by Board

    Sept 12: Beta site completely  functional

    Sept. 13 Membership list to be imported completed

    Sept. 13: All member accounts imported

    Sept. 15: All current events posted

    Sept.15: All member accounts proofed and approved

    Sept.16: First three newss post are live

    Sept.20: All content removed and archived from legacy Wordpress site.

    Sept.20: All content removed and archived from legacy ClassMate site.

    Sept. 20: Shut off old website platforms

    Sept. 20: New website live at https://hawkeyebike.org

    Sept. 23: Send email to current members notifying of site changes.


  • August 18, 2018 12:11 PM | Dennis Carpenter (Administrator)

    We don’t have to sell you on cycling: If you’re here, you already know the myriad benefits of riding a bike. Now, a group of scientists have discovered even more good news regarding two-wheeled transportation. In short, when it comes to mental and physical health benefits, nothing beats getting around by bike.

    The findings, which were published in Environment International, were part of the European Union-funded—and awesomely named—PASTA (Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches) study that included surveys of thousands of people (8,802 completed the baseline survey; 3,567 answered the final questionnaire) from seven European cities over a two-year period.

    The focus of the study was how various forms of transportation influence how people feel about their general health and wellness. The researchers asked participants how often they used various forms of transportation including public transportation, car, motorcycle, e-bike, conventional bike, and walking, along with a slew of questions about their mental and physical health, including energy levels, fatigue, stress, depression, and social wellbeing.

    The findings, which were published in Environment International, were part of the European Union-funded—and awesomely named—PASTA (Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches) study that included surveys of thousands of people (8,802 completed the baseline survey; 3,567 answered the final questionnaire) from seven European cities over a two-year period.

    The focus of the study was how various forms of transportation influence how people feel about their general health and wellness. The researchers asked participants how often they used various forms of transportation including public transportation, car, motorcycle, e-bike, conventional bike, and walking, along with a slew of questions about their mental and physical health, including energy levels, fatigue, stress, depression, and social wellbeing.

    In the end, bicycle riders hit the transportation jackpot, with those pedaling to and fro on traditional bikes yielding the best results in every analysis. Here are the top findings the researchers teased out.

    You feel healthier

    No surprise here. Related PASTA project research found that daily cyclists weigh less than their peers, and that people who switch from driving to cycling for their daily commute lose weight and have healthier body mass indexes (BMIs). Cycling also helps keep your immune system stronger as you age and can slow down the aging process. All that shows in how good you feel.

    Related: Want to fly up hills? Climb! gives you the workouts and mental strategies to conquer your nearest peak.

    You’re less stressed

    Exercise like cycling not only helps keep stress hormones like cortisol in check, but also makes you more stress-resilient over time, so you’re less likely to sweat the small stuff and more likely to feel more chill overall.

    Other transportation research has echoed these findings: Those who bike to work arrive less stressed than those who arrive by car.

    You’re less lonely

    Being on a bike makes you feel more at one with your environment, so you’re less likely to feel isolated and alone. Also, the more you wave and say hi to other pedestrians and cyclists, the less lonely you’ll feel (that’s actually not a scientifically-proven fact, but is an awesome idea).

    Dennis



  • August 15, 2018 10:24 PM | Dennis Carpenter (Administrator)

    Learning to RIDE RIGHT should start young and this is the perfect way to reinforce bicycle safety with children. It includes Do’s & Don’ts and snippets of safety information all children should know.

    Whether you’re an educator in a school, involved in a bike club or just planning a family bike ride, these teaching aids can help instruct others on bicycle safety

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