Proposed by:
Lauren Bruns ’13 and Avery McGuire ’13
Services Received:
Innovation Grant
Center for Sustainability Education, Student Senate

We aim to increase social and environmental consciousness through hands-on learning, networking and teaching about biking at Dickinson.


The Handlebar opened it’s doors in October 2011 and has grown tremendously since then. The Handlebar is an on-campus teaching bike repair shop that was created by the Dickinson Community, for the Dickinson Community. The vision became a reality after joint efforts by the Center for Sustainability Education and the Idea Fund. Now operated by CSE interns and student and staff volunteers, the Handlebar services members of the Dickinson College community; aiming to increase bicycle use on campus through repair services and education. Our reuse (Handlebar Swap Shop) and recycle (Green Bikes Program) practices also support the College’s sustainability initiatives. The Handlebar is located in a community space in Davidson-Wilson Residence Hall on D-Walk, check out the events page on our website for upcoming workshops or open hours.