The Hanover Cyclers was formed in 1974 to promote bicycling as a form of family recreation and to promote bicycle safety. The Club advocates the enactment of laws pertaining to the interests of bicyclists, recognition of the bicycle as a vehicle used for pleasure, health and transportation, and organizes friendly bicycle rides for cyclists of all abilities.
The Club sponsors rides year-round. Each ride is led by a friendly, knowledgeable member of the Club. Wednesday morning breakfast rides, ice cream rides, night rides, Christmas light rides, weekend jaunts, rides in surrounding areas of Hanover, Gettysburg, East Berlin in PA and Carroll and Frederick Counties in Maryland.
In addition, the Club sponsors two signature rides; the Horse Farm Tour in May and the Labor Day Century in September. Both are well supported with routes between 10 and 100 miles.
The Hanover Cyclers ride primarily in Adams and York Counties where the terrain varies from gently rolling to steep hills. Rides frequently travel thru horse farm country and the world famous Hanover Shoe Farms, the Battlefields or Apple Orchards of Gettysburg.
The Club holds monthly meetings as well as an Ice Cream Social, Summer picnic, Fall and Winter hikes, and a Christmas Awards Banquet.
A monthly newsletter a weekly ride list is emailed to all members with the Club’s schedule of events and rides for the coming months).
The Club also promotes and contributes to giving back to the community programs such as Adopt-A-Highway, Pedals for Progress, Adams County Land Conservancy, York County Heritage Rail Trail, HAPBA and the Bicycle Access Council.
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