Renewing Our Bicycle Friendly University Certification

Many people at Dickinson have heard about the numerous biking activities and resources that groups such as the Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) and The Cycling Club provide on campus. For example, The Handlebar offers education and bicycle repair services to faculty, students, and staff who want to learn about their bikes and take their knowledge of mechanics to the next level. CSE sponsors the annual Bike to Farm Potluck, a group ride out to the College Farm where participants enjoy a leisurely 7-mile ride and potluck lunch. DPS Continue reading →

The Upcoming Semester!

Hey Folks! As the semester rolls in, the handlebar has a new slate of events! We’re really excited about the variety of events this semester, as we’re hoping to run a couple of new events as well as continue with the traditional ones. This Semester: The Handlebar will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-6! All are welcome to hang out and learn about bike maintenance, or learn how to fix your own bike. The Handlebar will be continuing our trips to Recycle Bicycle, Continue reading →

Bike to Farm Potluck Fast Approaching

  Its that time of year again… time to register for the Bike to Farm Potluck! This semester, the event will be held on Saturday, October 21st. Riders will meet in the Kaufman parking lot at 10:30 am, where they will depart in small groups (organized by riding ability) to the College Farm. Vans will accompany the riders and carry everyone’s potluck dishes, as well as first aid supplies in case of emergency. The Bike to Farm Potluck is an incredibly fun day of riding, Continue reading →

Stylish Bike Ride of Harrisburg’s Mural Fest

Written by Handlebar volunteer Claire Jeantheau, Class of 2021   We got a lot of strange stares from other drivers on the road last Sunday—some probably concerned, others amused. This, of course, likely had to do with the insides of our white Dickinson bus. Our vehicle was filled with extra passengers: our bikes, which filled the aisle and pressed into our seats. The reason for our bike labyrinth? The “Stylish Bike Tour”—an afternoon ride through Harrisburg to tour a new collection of murals painted by Continue reading →

Handlebar Volunteers Needed – Training September 6, 4PM @ CSE

The Handlebar, Dickinson’s Bicycle Cooperative, is seeking enthusiastic student, staff, and faculty volunteers to help run the shop and improve the Biking@Dickinson programs. Handlebar Volunteer Training Date: Wednesday, September 6th Time: 4-6PM Location: Center for Sustainability Education, Kaufman Hall 190 Any questions, please contact: biking@dickinson.edu Marcus Welker at welkerm@dickinson.edu

Fall 2016 Bike to Farm Potluck

A touch of fall has begun creeping onto campus over the past few days. In stark contrast to the oppressive summer heat, everyone has been enjoying cool, crisp evenings and lovely gusting winds blowing through the trees on the academic quad. As a few stray leaves begin dotting Dwalk, it is hard to focus in class as your mind wanders off, dreaming of pedaling down the open road. For bicyclists, there is no better time of year to be out on your bike, counting the miles and breathing in the fresh air. Here at Dickinson, Fall also means the biannual Bike to Farm Continue reading →