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Fall 2015 Bike to the Farm

I’ve biked to the college farm many times, but I have never ridden in¬†Bike to the Farm. This distinction is important because, while I follow the same route, my rides are usually by myself or with a friend not with the entire vibrant biking community¬†at Dickinson College. That means that this Fall will be my first time organizing Bike to the Farm and also the first time I’ve participated in it. This biannual event is a celebration of the gorgeous farm, the Carlisle area, and Continue reading →

Bike to Farm Potluck (B2F)

A fun and exciting 14-mile round-trip bike ride from Kaufman Hall to Dickinson College Farm in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. The bike ride to the potluck is open to everyone! Join us! This event will build community and introduce you to the Dickinson Farm if you have not been already. Meet in the Kaufman parking lot at 10:30 AM for 11:00 AM departure. Bring a potluck dish and your own dinnerware, utensils, and cup. A van will transport your dishes and bags for you. Special guest 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 →