A Day in The Handlebar

I came to open hours at The Handlebar, Dickinson’s bike co-op on March 3, 2020 with my camera hoping to find some interesting and expressive content and I found exactly what I was looking for! The Handlebar was busy, filled with students coming through with damaged bikes and volunteers eager to help and get their hands dirty. When I walked in, everyone was very focused and pensive while some obscure rock album was playing in the background. A broken chain was being repaired, a brake Continue reading →

Humans of The Handlebar

These Humans of the Handlebar are Dickinson students who hold open hours at the Handlebar. They have consistently held open hours this fall 2019 semester and supported the gem that is our community bike co-op! Thank you Humans of the Handlebar!

Get a Glimpse into the Handlebar

During the busy semesters, we don’t often get a chance to focus on the bigger picture- why do we do the things we do? Taking advantage of the summer, this collaboration with Marketing and Communications was a great chance to do just that. While we could never go over the confidence, skills, equitable access, independence, freedom, improved health, and more that the space offers in just one minute, this video is a glimpse. To understand more about the Handlebar, you’ll have to come by yourself! Continue reading →

Shop & Ride 2019: Buy a bike and have it ready when you get to campus!

Shop & Ride: Buy a bike and have it ready when you arrive! Dickinson has teamed up with Holmes Cycling and Fitness, a family-owned, local bicycle shop to offer sales to Dickinsonians. Through the Shop & Ride Program, you can order your bike, helmet, lock and accessories online before August 9 and have it ready for pick up on campus during Orientation 2019. The Shop & Ride program supports Dickinson’s commitment to sustainable transportation, and helps incoming students find a great bike at a great Continue reading →

Northside Ride Recap and Highlights 2019

  One week ago, with a an abundance of incredible community and student volunteers, community partners and bike riders of all ages to thank, the fruition of planning and preparing bloomed (literally- the cherry trees bloomed the day before) into the North Side Ride. The planning and preparation process seemed unparalleled towards creating an experience that turned out smoothly; I suppose this is the result of our meticulous planning. We began with t-shirt printing, check-in, and bike checks at New Life Community Church, where we Continue reading →

Inclusivity in Cycling (a lack thereof)

As International Women’s Day gets a little less than 3 weeks away I want to talk a little more on women in biking. First of all, a note on language, when I use the word “woman” I am referring to anyone who identifies as a woman or expresses their gender as feminine.  Check out the gender unicorn if you are confused on what that might mean. We are talking about women because in a recent study done by Camber Outdoors the biking industry was perceived Continue reading →