Bike Weekend

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Harrisburg Bike Weekend Schedule  June 3 -4, 2017

One of the biggest biking events in Harrisburg is the Tour de Belt that attracts over 700 riders who enjoy riding around the 18 mile Capital Area Greenbelt, the “emerald necklace” that surrounds Pennsylvania’s capital city.
This is an event you won’t want to miss! While you’re in Harrisburg, why not enjoy a whole weekend of bike related fun?
Bike Harrisburg is offering multiple activities to showcase all the City has to offer.

Sat. June 3 – National Trails Day

10:45 a.m. Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Assoc. Parkway Trail Rides

  • Rides start at 11:00 a.m. at the Derry St. gate behind the City Line Diner: 3302 Derry St., Harrisburg
  • Beginner/novice 8 miles
  • Novice/expert rides 12 miles.
  • Helmet and waiver required.
  • Riders under 18 year of age require a parent or guardian to be present.
  • More details and updates will be posted on SAMBA’S Facebook page one week prior.

 

5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.  Five Bridges Ride   HACC Midtown

There’s no better way to see the city than from the top of a bridge!

This leisurely sightseeing ride will meander over the Harvey Taylor, State St., Mulberry St., Market St. and Walnut St. bridges before bringing riders back to Midtown.

Free parking in the HACC lot on Reily St. between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Sponsored by Bike Harrisburg and Recycle Bicycle.

 

7:30 p.m. – Bike Night at the Movies at Midtown Cinema, 250 Reily St. 

“The Long Bike Back” is a documentary about Pearson Constantino, who suffered a debilitating injury when he was hit from behind by a SUV while cycling. We’ll follow his recovery and his exciting ride across America with his brother, Pete.

See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M4Eni8GfGk

This movie will only be shown if 75 tickets are sold by May 26. $10.00

Sign up at https://www.tugg.com/events/the-long-bike-back-awze

Spread the word and invite your friends for a great night out at Harrisburg’s independent art theater. You can even stop and get some beer from Zer0day Brewing Company next door to enjoy during the movie.

 

Sun. June 4

 

9:30 am HACC HarrisburgTour de Belt 

This is your chance to have a great time on your bike while supporting the Capital Area Greenbelt.

  • Volunteers are placed along the 18 mile route to cheerfully provide encouragement, directions and refreshments to all riders.
  • Get a team of riders together to have more fun and provide a greater level of support for this valuable community resource. Pre-registered riders get a free commemorative t-shirt!

 

To register or for more information, go to http://www.caga.org

Can’t participate in Tour de Belt this year? We ask that you consider a donation to the Capital Area Greenbelt Association to support the future development of this urban trail system and the connections between the communities that the Greenbelt provides. http://caga.org/donate/

 

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Art of the Bike Show

Stroll the grounds of HACC after the Tour de Belt to peruse the Art of the Bike show, featuring creative sculptures, paintings, photographs and more, all related in some way to the sport we love!

Want to add your artwork to the display? Contact Jenifer at jjdtad@comcast.net

 

Questions? Contact mchastek2009@gmail.com