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 →
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 →
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!
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
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 →
Have you ever wondered what the Handlebar volunteers are like in real life? I think this sums it up… This is one of my favorite bike videos – Monty Python is always amazing.