Meet our new Intern!

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Meet Phil, our new intern. He graduated from Central Dauphin East High School in 2015 and is now a senior at Penn State Harrisburg and will be graduating in December of 2019 with a degree in Communications. He has lived in Harrisburg his entire life and is dedicated to helping the community and showing people just how wonderful the City of Harrisburg can be.

In addition to interning for The Harrisburg Bike Share, Phil also works part-time at Troegs Brewing Company in Hershey and is excited about the emergence of the brewing community in Harrisburg. 

Enter Our Bike to Work Week Contest!

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Did you know it’s Bike to Work Week? We want to celebrate with you 🎉 Enter to win our Best Wheel Forward contest! Details below ⬇️

Simply take a picture of yourself on your bike (or one of ours), use the hashtag #HBGBike2Work and tag us (@hbgbikeshare), and post the pic to your feed or your story! Everyone who participates will be entered to win a basket of local goodies valued at over $100 🤩

Anyone can enter the contest and submissions will be taken until Thursday, May 16 at 5pm. The winner will be announced this Friday, May 17 - AKA Bike to Work Day 🚲 Please contact us if you have any questions! 

Meet our newest featured rider, Cody Wanner!

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It’s time for our second rider feature, and there is no doubt that we’re excited about this one! Whether on a bicycle or his one wheel (check out his cool motorized skateboard which he coincidentally rode to our interview here), Cody’s positive attitude and fun-loving personality are hard to miss.

We picked Cody’s brain about what the Harrisburg Bike Share means to him and how he uses it. Read on to find out how to replicate his coolness! (joining the bike share will help, of course)


Cody has been a supporter of the Harrisburg Bike Share since the very beginning. He joined at the bike share’s inception, and even made an awesome vlog at our launch day event! So when considering who to interview for our next rider feature, Cody was an easy choice.

Cody, a York native, moved to Harrisburg after college and co-founded a production company called Cap Collective. He is passionate about action, adventure and telling stories, and likewise, he loves the city of Harrisburg.

In Cody’s opinion, the Harrisburg Bike Share has added an instrumental element of convenience and community collaboration to the city. He typically rides up and down the riverfront, to meetings and from downtown to uptown on the bike share bikes. However, his all-time favorite place to ride is across the Walnut Street Bridge so that he can peek down at the water through the grates of the bridge.

Overall, Cody recognized that the bike share has simply made him “happier.” To quote him exactly, “I’m happy that Harrisburg is cool enough for a bike share that we can be proud of.”

Well said, Cody— well said. We hope that we continue to make all of our city’s wonderful residents proud.


Take a visit to Cody’s youtube page to get a glimpse into his life, and check out these sweet photos from our shoot with him:


Harrisburg Bike Share Celebrates its 1st Anniversary

September 29 marks one year since the Harrisburg Bike Share’s inception. In that time, the program has garnered over 3,397 active members and 9,411 trips, making it Pennsylvania’s third largest bike share program. Launched by local nonprofit Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania, the bike share has exceeded expectations.

“Over the past year, the Harrisburg Bike Share has thrived as a result of the positive response from community members. It has become an integral mode of transportation as more and more people are using the system for both leisure and day trips around the city,” said Ryan Riley, President and State Director of Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania. “We are grateful for the generosity of our sponsors to make this program possible, and Highmark Blue Shield’s pivotal investment.”

The Harrisburg Bike Share has been recognized by local groups for its notable impact on the community. In February, the Harrisburg Young Professionals nominated the bike share as Project of the Year for their work in expanding eco-friendly transportation options and improving accessibility throughout the city. Additionally, in April, the bike share received Central Penn Business Journal’s Nonprofit Innovation Award in the Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign category.

The Harrisburg Bike Share plans to expand its footprint further into Dauphin and Cumberland Counties. “Our goal is to spread our success into the surrounding communities,” continued Ryan Riley. “We want the convenience of bike sharing to extend beyond city limits so that more people can use the program to meet their needs.”

Harrisburg Bike Share riders have logged more than 9,400 rides totaling some 331,000 minutes on the 55 bikes available from eleven stations in Harrisburg. The statistics translate to a total of 2.75 million calories burned, 10,399 pounds of carbon dioxide saved and 471 fewer single-occupancy car trips.   


Meet Zac Monnier, our first featured rider!

We are pleased to introduce you to Zac, our very first featured rider!

Zac has been a devoted member of the Harrisburg Bike Share for ten months, and during that time period, he’s taken 181 trips. That’s a lot of riding!

We sat down with Zac to gain some insight into where he likes to ride, why he likes to ride and more. So sit back, relax and be prepared to learn a little bit about Zac.


Zac has been a resident of downtown Harrisburg for seven years. He’s passionate about working with nonprofits and other organizations to make Harrisburg a better place to live, and he’s especially interested in city beautification. So when he heard about the bike share, he knew it would be right up his alley.

Although Zac works full-time for the state and part time at Home 231, he manages to find time to garden, sketch, read, workout at the YMCA and of course-- bike! In fact, Zac recently got rid of his car and has since depended on biking as one of his primary modes of transportation.

Zac often finds himself using the Harrisburg Bike Share to travel from his apartment on North Street to Provisions or Strawberry Square for groceries and necessities. However, his favorite ride is down to Phoenix Park, an old industrial ruin reclaimed by nature and graffiti artists where Paxton Creek meets the Susquehanna River.

When we asked Zac what he likes most about the Harrisburg Bike Share, he explained that he really enjoys the humanity of the program.

“Instead of being enclosed in a car, the bike share gives me the ability to catch the little details in the city and really experience the sights while I’m on the move. Plus, I get approached by people all the time who want to know about the bike share. And because I’m on a bike, I’m actually able to talk with them. I have my own bike that I ride, but when I use the bike share, people pay attention to me and get really interested in what I’m doing and how they can participate.”

Zac has been instrumental in advocating for the bike share and spreading the good news of its presence. He’s attended many of our events and helped us whenever possible. We are incredibly grateful for the support and kindness that he has provided us since we launched.

To conclude, Zac gave us a few suggestions for our riders:

First, he recommends recommends taking a ride through the city's less traveled alleyways. You’d never realize how beautiful the architecture is where the cars don’t frequent.

Second, he suggests checking out a part of the Greenbelt called Asylum Run, so named because it resides on the grounds of the old Pennsylvania State Hospital. Despite its name and location, the ride is beautiful and shaded, and at dusk, the surrounding Honeysuckles give off a wonderful fragrance.

Thank you, Zac, for taking the time to sit down with us and for being our first featured rider!


If you’re interested in being a featured bike share member, shoot an email to justine@cisofpa.org. We want to get to know you better and share your unique story!

Why #webike4kids

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What does biking mean to you? Is it an enjoyable way to get some exercise? An eco-friendly transportation alternative? A Saturday activity that you enjoy with family or friends?

To us, it’s something deeper. It’s an opportunity to do better by the youth that we serve. It’s a way to show people that we are making a difference in the community.

The Harrisburg Bike Share is not only an asset to our community, it’s a gift to our students.

When we introduced the Harrisburg Bike Share in September of 2017, we had several intentions:

   1. Launch a useful, proven concept into the city that would better the community

   2. Spread awareness and support about our organization, Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA)

   3. Take advantage of (region’s bikeability)

The Harrisburg Bike Share provides resources to Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania in support of their mission--to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Our goal is to make it possible for teachers to teach, and students to learn by providing the students with what they need to show up to school ready to learn and succeed. From clean clothes, to a warm meal, or even a caring relationship with a dependable adult-- students’ needs are assessed and accounted for by our site-based coordinators to bring them one-step closer to graduation and a prosperous life.

We are proud to have introduced a program that adds convenience and joy to the lives of our residents and improves the lives of our students. We bike for kids, so that we can make a difference, one child and one bike ride at a time.


Check out this video to learn more about what CISPA does and why our work matters. 

July Feature: Bike Safety

Hey there, riders! 

Summer is the perfect time for LOTS of biking, and as the streets are bustling with more and more cyclists, safety becomes a greater concern. 

Biking is a wonderful privilege, but like most things, it does not come without risk. Your safety is our top priority, so this month we've decided to share some helpful tips to consider the next time you're on the road. As always, we encourage you to ride responsibly and to be aware of pedestrians and motor vehicles. 

Enjoy these tips and feel free to print out the infographic below for a constant reminder of what you can do to stay safe. 

For even more information on bike safety, visit Penndot's page on bicycle safety and Pennsylvania laws.

Bike on! 

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Bike to Brunch Recap

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On Saturday, May 26, we hosted our very first Bike to Brunch event! We led over fifty attendees on a ride from the Hilton to four different local restaurants: Cafe Fresco, Home 231, Cafe 1500 and Bricco.

The weather was perfect, and the brunch was delicious. Afterward, we led our riders back to the Hilton to enjoy Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. Plus, each attendee received a special swag bag to commemorate the event, and three attendees won giveaways. 

Bike to Brunch was a wonderful event and we look forward to hosting it again! Thanks to the participating restaurants, sponsors, and attendees for making the day so very special. 

Check out these photos from the event!