Events

Celebrate Bike Month and see how much fun biking around the ‘Burg can be!

Harrisburg Bike Party offers cool rides through the sweet streets of Harrisburg on the first Friday of each month. https://www.facebook.com/harrisburgbikeparty Harrisburg Bicycle Club’s Upcoming Events Bike Harrisburg brochure 2016 Every Sunday 7:15 a.m. HBC Sunday Morning Sociable Meet on City Island in the parking lot near the Walnut Street Bridge for a casual 8-10 mile ride, followed by optional breakfast at Roxy’s Café, 274 North Street, HBG. Helmets required. Every Sunday May 1 – May 29 1:00 p.m. Capital Area Greenbelt Ride This 18 mile ride starts on the Greenbelt behind the City Line Diner, 3302 Derry Street, HBG. The pace is very casual. We’ll show points of interest along the way, such as SAMBA’s new mountain bike trails. Helmets required. Wed. May 4, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Bike Info Night Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd. St. Harrisburg This event features books on bikes, bike law Q&A presented by Bicycle Access Council, and info about local bike groups and events. Fri., May 6- 6:15 p.m. HBC Friday Night Social Meet at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, 1110 3rd. St., for this 20 mile ride on paved sections of the Capital Area Greenbelt and quiet city streets. The pace will be leisurely, about 10-12 mph, followed by dinner. Helmets required. http://www.harrisburgarts.com Friday, May 6 - 7:00 p.m. Harrisburg Bike Party Let the good times roll during this downtown party on wheels. Location TBA. Bike Parties are held the first Friday of each month. Like Harrisburg Bike Party on Facebook for updates. Sat. May 7 - Allison Hill Multi-Cultural Festival & Bike repair Meet at 13th & Derry. Parade at 1:00 PM and decorated bikes are welcome to join in. Bike repair 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sun. May 15 - Seersucker & Lace Benefit Bicycle Ride 1:00 p.m. Think of this as a fashion show on wheels. Dress in your best vintage spring outfits. Kids must wear helmets and all traffic laws are to be obeyed. Meet at on Riverfront Park under the railroad bridge just north of the Passage to India Restaurant at 12:00 pm for pictures. Please bring a non-perishable food donation as your admission. May 16-20 - Bike to Work Week Ride your bike to work. It’s a wonderful way to get exercise and go green. Log your commute for the week and be entered to win a Bicycle Prize Pack valued at over $50.00! Find out more at www.pacommuterservices.org Mon. May 16 – Rally at 10:00 a.m. Ride your bike into Harrisburg and meet by the Capitol steps on 3rd Street. Join government, business, and community leaders for this rally and press event which will highlight efforts to make our area more bike friendly. Tues. May 17 – Bike Registration Register your bike for free with the Harrisburg Police from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Solders and Sailors Grove, across from the Capitol fountain. Registration helps the police to return stolen bikes to their owners. Sponsored by Recycle Bicycle and the Interagency Bicycle Support Group. Wed. May 18 – Ghost Bikes at the Capitol Visit this display on the Capitol Steps of white Ghost Bikes representing bicycle fatalities in PA. Wed. May 18 - 6:30 pm International Ride of Silence The Ride of Silence will begin at the Camp Hill Boro Hall, 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill. It's part of a worldwide event to remember bicyclists who have been injured or killed. Approx. 8-10 miles at a slow pace. Helmets required. Fri. May 20 – Spoke ‘n Gear Bicycle Expo/Bike To Work Day 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Field across from the Capital Fountain). (Rain location: Commonwealth Keystone Building) There’s something for everyone at the Capital Area Spoke ‘n Gear Bicycle Expo! Learn about bicycle gear and fashion, bike travel, how to use the CAT bus bike racks and more. Fri. May 20 - 3rd in the ‘Burg Bike Train 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Join the “Bike Train” which will run up and down 3rd Street, picking up bicycle riders along the way. Riding together is safer and more enjoyable! Stop off anywhere along the way to visit the many businesses that stay open for this special night and rejoin the bike train at any time. Recycle Bicycle will also be doing free repairs and minor tune-ups at the Broad Street Market. Sat. May 21 - Bike Repair, Learn to Ride, and Bike Advocacy at the Broad Street Market, 3rd. Street. 10:00 AM – 2:00 p.m. One stop shopping for all your bike and culinary wishes! Recycle Bicycle will provide bikes and instruction for new riders of all ages. (tentative) Sat. May 21 - 10:00 am - 1:30 pm “Highlights of HBG” Bike Tour Meet at the east end of the Walnut Street Bridge, near Front Street. The 10:00 tour and the 1:30 tour are each 2 hours long and each is 10-15 miles. There will be a lunch stop at the Broad Street Market in between tours. Riders can opt to do one section or both. Helmets required. Thurs. May 26 Bike Tour of Former State Hospital Grounds with Historian Dan Deibler Free. Register at 717-221-0292. May 28-30 The Harrisburg Arts Festival The Harrisburg Arts Festival will have free valet bicycle parking on the north and south ends of the festival, courtesy of Recycle Bicycle. Bike to the festival and save $! Coming Events Sat. June 4 - Explore West Shore Meet in the parking lot between Karns Foods and the West Shore Plaza in Lemoyne at 9:00 a.m. for a 15-20 mile tour of several local communities. Lunch at the West Shore Farmers Market following the ride. Pace: 10-11 mph. Helmets required. Sun. June 5 - Tour de Belt 9:30 am HACC Harrisburg 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 www.caga.org June 17-19 LCI Training, HACC Become a League Cycling Instructor To register for an LCI Seminar, you must be a member of the League of American Bicyclists, 18 years or older, and have completed Traffic Skills 101 or similar training. LCI Seminar schedule and details available at http://www.bikeleague.org/content/seminar-schedule. Registration closes 5/26. Tweed Ride The Fall version of the Seersucker and Lace Ride. Watch for details.