Bike Harrisburg
Helping to build a more bicycle friendly community.

Celebrate Bike Month with Bike Harrisburg!

A whole month’s worth of events and rides are planned for May and details can be found under the EVENTS tab above.

Highlights include the Spoke’n Gear Bicycle Expo, the Executive Community Ride, guided bike tours of Historic Harrisburg and the Capital Area Greenbelt, the International Ride of Silence, and the fashionable Seersucker and Lace Benefit Ride. 

New for 2015 is the 3rd in the Burg Bike Train which will run up and down 3rd Street on Friday, May 15 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Riding with the train and other bicyclists is safer and more enjoyable! Stop off anywhere along the route to visit the many businesses that are open on this special night. Harrisburg Bike Party is also letting the good times roll on May 1.

Don’t forget that Recycle Bicycle offers free bike parking at the Harrisburg Arts Festival on Riverfront Park May 23-25. Save time and money by riding to the festival!

The fun doesn’t end in May. The annual Tour de Belt is scheduled for Sunday, June 7. Have a great time on your bike while supporting the Capital Area Greenbelt. www.caga.org 

There’s something for everyone at Bike Harrisburg!

 

May Bi-monthly Lunchtime Bicycle Support Clinic on May 12

A Special Bicycle Registration event is being offered by the Capitol – Interagency Bicycle Support Workgroup as the  May Bi-monthly Lunchtime Bicycle Support Clinic, extends thru the entire lunch hour period (11 am – 2 pm) on Tuesday, May 12  at Soldiers and Sailor's Grove, across from the Capitol fountain.  . This is a collaborative event with Recycle Bicycle of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg City Police Bicycle Registration Program. In addition to providing this opportunity for Commonwealth employees and other local bicycle commuters / owners to register their bikes, the bikes they use to commute and ride to or around Harrisburg, we are also offering a complimentary bicycle safety check as part of that registration. Help deter bike theft, and make it easier to recover and be reunited with your bike, if it is ever lost, stolen or borrowed without your permission. Come join us at the Grove!

 

Camp Hill Borough Forming a Bicycle Friendly Task Force

One of the elements of Camp Hill's Borough's Strategic Plan is improving the "bike-friendliness" of the Borough.  The Boro is forming a task force to work on this, and invites you to learn about and hopefully join the effort.  

Mayor Simpson and Borough Council are involved in and supporting the U.S. Dept. of Transportation's "Mayor's Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets," and are also considering seeking the "Bicycle Friendly Community" designation from the League of American Bicyclists.  

There will be holding an introductory meeting on Thursday April 23, from 7 PM - 8 PM at Camp Hill Borough Hall

Please contact Mayor Simpson, Tim Poole or Carl Shultz if you are interested in joining the effort, and in any event please come to the introductory/informational meeting.   

We look forward to hearing from you and/or seeing you on the 23rd, and beginning our journey!

Mark Simpson 

mayor.simpson@camphillborough.com

Tim Poole info@greendiamondtrails.com

Carl Schultz cschultz@camphillborough.com 

 

Your Input Can Help Make the Tri-County Region Safer for Cycling
At the Feb. 4 HATS Bicycle/Pedestrian task force meeting, it was brought to our attention that Tri-County Regional Planning Commission receives very little input from people who ride bikes or use non-motorized means of transportation. The Bike/Ped task force helps to bridge that gap but the more feedback that TCRPC gets, the more they can focus on bike/ped issues. 

You can help by letting TCRPC know the places where problems exist for cyclists and pedestrians. You do not have to complete the problem reporting form found at the link below, but you might want to look it over to see the type of problems that can be reported. Examples include poor roadway conditions and inadequate shoulders. 

You can use this form to submit your concerns: Problem Form 

Your comments can be sent directly to Elijah Yearich, Transportation Planner, at eyearick@tcrpc-pa.org
For the greatest impact, copy your comments to the appropriate person at the local municipality where the problem exists, since any problem solution will have to involve both parties.
Enjoy this entertaining video of the 2014 Harrisburg Tweed ride