May is Bike Month
Larry P Wasser | Published on 4/17/2022
2022 Bike Month Schedule
- HBC Sunday Morning Sociable Ride: Every Sunday 7:15 a.m. City Island in the parking lot near the Walnut Street Bridge for a casual 8-10 mph ride. Optional breakfast to follow the ride at Roxy’s Café, 2774 North Street, Harrisburg.
- Friday Lunch Rides: Offered by Harrisburg Bicycle Club every Friday at 10:00 a.m. from Five Bridges Health and Fitness, 4450 Oakhurst Blvd, Harrisburg. 20-30 miles @ 12-13 mph pace. www.harrisburgbicycleclub.org
- Harrisburg Urban Ride: Every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.Meet at the Sunken Gardens on Riverfront Park.
- National Ride A Bike Day- Ride your bike to celebrate the first ever National Ride a Bike Day! https://bikeleague.org/content/take-part-first-ever-national-ride-bike-day
- Capital Area Greenbelt Ride: May 1, 1:00 p.m. Meet at the trailhead behind the City Line Diner, 3302 Derry St. This 20 mile ride goes at a casual pace (10-11 mph) and may stop at points of interest along the way.
- Bike to School Day is May 4.
- New Cumberland Community Day: May 7, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Features music, arts, food and activities, including bike repair provided by Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg. Free bikes and helmets (limited supply) at Trinity UMC, 415 Bridge Street.
- ABC’s of Biking: May 10, 5 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Rays Place, 4363 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg. For all ages. Free bike repair and safety information.
- Bicycle Day at the Broad Street Market, May 14: 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Recycle Bicycle will do free bicycle repair while teaching applied physics and the importance of further education for our youth. Promote bicycle safety and more bicycle infrastructure.
- Ride With the Mayor: May 14, 1:00 p.m. at Broad Street Market. Enjoy an easy bike ride with Harrisburg Mayor Wanda Williams.
- Sunday Slow Ride, Sunday, May 15. Rays Place, 4363 N.6th Street, 1:00 p.m. This ride is about 3 miles on the Capital Area Greenbelt and is for all riders with families in mind.
- Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Bike and Pedestrian Counts
May 15-21. Volunteers are needed to perform this important task. Choose the date and times and locations that work best for you. https://www.tcrpc-pa.org/bikeped/
- Bike to Work Week: May 16-22 – Ride your bike to work. It’s a wonderful way to get exercise, save money and go green. Log your commute with www.pacommuterservices.org/bike/ and win prizes.
It would be ideal if everyone could ride to work from home, but we recognize that isn’t possible due to distance and the difficulty if finding safe route. Consider taking the bus (they all have bike racks) or driving close to your destination and biking the rest of the way. If you work in Harrisburg, you may want to consider biking from these start points:
Harrisburg: Street parking near the old William Penn HS, 2901 4th Street
West Shore: Street parking on 2nd Street in Wormleysburg. Use the Harvey Taylor Bridge to cross the river. It has bike pathways on each side.
If you work elsewhere, you might be able to find a park, commuter lot or other public parking area that will work for you.
- Ghost Bikes at the Capitol, Wed. May 18.All day. One white bike is placed on the Capitol steps for each rider who has died while biking in PA during the last year.
- International Ride of Silence, Wed. May 18, 6:30 p.m. Camp Hill Borough Office, 2145 Walnut Street. This slow, silent ride goes from Camp Hill to Harrisburg and back to recognize all the cyclists who were injured or killed on Pennsylvania roadways. The Ride of Silence is held on the same day in hundreds of locations all over the world.
- Bike to Work Day: Fri. May 20. Get your “I Biked to Work Today” badges in Harrisburg at 3rd and North Streets from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and at other locations TBD. Follow Bike Harrisburg on Facebook for details.
- HBC Friday Night Social Ride: Fri., May 20 - 6:15 p.m. Park at the HACC Midtown Campus parking lot on Reily Street between 3rd and 4th Streets in Harrisburg. We’ll take a 15 mile tour around the quiet streets of Harrisburg. Dinner afterwards at the Broad Street Market. Bring a folding chair. It’s 3rd in the Burg, so take time to check out the other special events happening in the City. http://thirdintheburg.org
- Free Valet Bike Parking at the Harrisburg Arts Festival: May 28-30, Riverfront Park. Valet parking will be set up at Front and Forster Streets, also Front and Walnut Streets, Courtesy of Recycle Bicycle. Bike to the festival and save $!
- SAMBA Parkway Mountain Bike Trails and Rides Check at www.Sambabiker.com for more information about trails and group rides.
- World Bicycle Day, June 3. Tricycle or tandem- Cycle your troubles away on World Bicycle Day. This day celebrates the bicycle as a sustainable and reliable form of transportation. https://www.un.org/en/observances/bicycle-day
- Bike Travel Weekend, June 3-5. Experience the joy of traveling by bike. https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/bike-travel-weekend/
- The Tour de Belt! Sun., June 5. Have a great time on your bike while supporting the beautiful Capital Area Greenbelt, the emerald necklace that circles Harrisburg. This year you can choose from a virtual ride or the main event on June 5. Details at http://caga.org/tour-de-belt/