Recycle Bicycle this Thursday, 2/23 and Volunteer Training this Saturday, 2/25

Hello out there cyclists!   Just wanted to give a quick heads up that a small contingent of Dickinson community members will be heading to Harrisburg this Thursday (5:30-8:30) after the normal Handlebar hours to visit Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg. This is a great opportunity for you if you’re in need of bike, in need of learning to fix bike, or just in need of getting off campus and getting your hands on some tools. Please send me an email if you’re interested: biking@dickinson.edu. Thanks!   Continue reading →

Surprise: Weekend Handlebar Hours

Hey everyone! Last night I went with Mike Johnson down to Michaux State Forest to do some night mountain biking. If you’ve never seen that before, here’s a video to give you an idea what it’s like: Crazy! We even had that cool sountrack. It was muddy, chilly, and I broke my chain right at the end of the ride but it was still a good time. If you’ve never been mountain biking before and want to give it a try (doesn’t have to be Continue reading →

Tandeming Back to Back and other Crazy Bike-Related Videos

Okay, so today I have a variety of ridiculous and incredible bicycling videos to brighten your life. So, without further adieu and for your viewing pleasure:   First, here’s a short clip of two dudes tandeming back to back: Tandems I can’t quite figure out how the gearing on this works. Any ideas?   Now, for the square-wheeled bicycle: SQUARE WHEELS!   Third, an interview with a guy who rode his custom built PENNYFARTHING around THE WORLD. A revived piece of history: AWESOME   And finally, a series of Continue reading →

New Handlebar Manager

Hey everyone, I wanted to take this opportunity and use this space to introduce myself. My name is Daniel Grover and I’ll be handling all things bike and Handlebar this semester through the Center for Sustainability Education. I’m taking over from Lauren Bruns and I definitely have big boots to fill. I’m excited to get some rides together this semester, increase our volunteer capacity in the shop, and have a couple of field trips to the awesome recycle bicycle in Harrisburg for those who are Continue reading →

Brunch at The Handlebar!

Just imagine…you’re hanging out at Dickinson’s bike co-op chatting with friendly people about bikes while eating delicious hot pancakes and freshly brewed Utamsi coffee. Well, you don’t have to imagine any longer, because on December 4th, 10am-12pm, that’s what’s happening! Please bring a suggested donation of $4 for Brunch at The Handlebar, all proceeds go to The German Club and The Handlebar.  

The Handlbar Grand Opening

Location: The Bike Room in the Davidson-Wilson residential hall. Accessible from Dickinson Walk, running between the Kline Center and the HUB Time: Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m The Handlebar, Dickinson’s newly established bike-repair shop, will be celebrating its grand opening. Come over for light refreshments, a quick tour, and/or a light repair on your two-wheeled wonder. The Handlebar is located in the former, bike room in Davidson-Wilson. For more information: 717-254-8199 Contact: brunsl@dickinson.edu