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Bicycle of former Handlebar Shop Manager Avery McGuire ’13 attacked by Danish thugs!

The Ghost Rider strikes again! The Guest Blogger this week sets out to unravel the truth in a violent act of bike mangling! ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Just what on earth happened here?  Clearly thieves used a hacksaw and later a bolt cutter … Continue reading

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Winter Bike Storage

My bike’s name is Penelope, and one of her greatest fears is snow. She trembles at the thought of her frame corroding from the street salt, her chain seizing up due to rust, and her brake and derailleur cables freezing. … Continue reading

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Green Biker Profile – Glen Peterman

You may have noticed that there are an extraordinary amount of Green Bikes around campus – we currently have 54 working bikes! Starting this week, we will be profiling some of the Green Bike riders. This first profile is by … Continue reading

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Smoothies on Britton Plaza (Guest Post)

This week we have a guest blogger by “The Ghost Rider,” who writes about Smoothies on Britton Plaza (aka S.O.B.P.) – enjoy! ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Once again, the Green Devil  got wildly out of control at the recent Campus Sustainability Day on … Continue reading

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Weekend Activities

This weekend was especially exciting for cyclists and bike enthusiasts. Friday was Campus Sustainability Day on Britton Plaza. Both the Bike Blenders and the Handlebar could be seen making smoothies and performing bike tuneups. The chilly October weather couldn’t deter … Continue reading

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Bike Blenders

Last spring, a group of students decided that they wanted to build something new and exciting in the Handlebar. Different ideas were tossed around, but we eventually settled on building a bike blender. What is a bike blender, you ask? … Continue reading

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Handlebar Volunteer Training Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fix bikes?Are you interested in becoming a Handlebar volunteer? Do you like singing, dancing, and generally having fun? Then you should attend the Handlebar Volunteer Training Workshop! Everyone is welcome to attend … Continue reading

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Safety is Sexy

“Safety is Sexy” may be the official motto of the CSE office. We say it as we strap a helmet to our head, put reflective and brightly-colored bike clothing on, and follow the rules of the road. So here are … Continue reading

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Why I Ride

On July 5th, my dad and I rolled back into our driveway, covered in sweat, grime, spit, and sunburn. In three hours, we had covered 40.2 miles of Pittsburgh hills, climbing a total of 3,105 feet. After hobbling into the … Continue reading

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Biking @ Dickinson Transformed

It seems like just yesterday that I walked into my first club meetings as a nervous, yet excited first year student. At one meeting, I, along with another student (who has since become my best friend, thank you Biking @ … Continue reading

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