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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 →

Mark Ruffalo Wants a Smoothie

This past weekend, Mark Ruffalo found the video made about our Bike Blender, and shared it on his Tumblr, saying: “This is a brilliant project by Dickinson College students. Can I put in an advanced order for a blueberry smoothie in May??” Of course you can, Mark Ruffalo! To see the post, click here!

Banish The Blues

Unfortunately, as we celebrate our upcoming birthdays, our brains shrink and old/new brain cells communication slows down. BUT, when we began to pedal, we are forcing our nerve cells to fire, format new brain cells, and release more neurotransmitters! All of this is happening while we ride to banish our blues and elevate our mood. Bigger Brains & Happiness! Check out this article: http://www.bicycling.com/training-nutrition/training-fitness/your-brain-bicycling  

The Handlebar is Back in Business!

It might be cold, snowy, and icy outside, but people are braving the elements to ride their bikes! However, the current weather can be a problem for bikes – snow, slush, and salt can all be detrimental to bikes if proper care isn’t taken. And what tire pressure should you fill your tires to so that you don’t slip on the ice? Come to the Handlebar and we’ll help you figure that all out! Our current hours are: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4-6pm If Continue reading →

The Dirty Dozen

Have you heard of The Dirty Dozen bicycle race? The race is considered one of the most difficult in the world. It involves riding over 50 miles while climbing the 13 steepest hills in Pittsburgh, one of which – Canton Avenue – is considered the steepest automobile street in the world. Watching this race in-person is amazing, but check out this video about the race to get an idea of how amazing these riders are!