BIKE MONTH HAS ARRIVED

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Bike month is upon us, which means there are tons of exciting biking events happening throughout the Harrisburg area ALL MONTH LONG. 

Here's a snapshot of some of the month's events sourced from Bike Harrisburg's website

  • HBC Sunday Morning Sociable Ride: Every Sunday 7:15 a.m. City Island
  • Capital Area Greenbelt Ride: Every Sunday May 6 – May 27 1:00 p.m. Meet at the trailhead behind the City Line Diner, 3302 Derry St.
  • Explore West Shore Ride: May 5 – 9:00 a.m. Meet at West Shore Plaza, Lemoyne, across from Karns.
  • Garden Faire at Fort Hunter: May 6 – Ride your bike to Garden Faire and receive a voucher for a free tour of the elegantly restored Fort Hunter Mansion.
  • Spoke ‘n Gear Bicycle Expo: May 9 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Field (across from the Capital Fountain)
  • Allison Hill Multi-Cultural Festival and Free Bike Repair: May 12 – Meet at 13th & Derry in Harrisburg. Parade at 1:00 PM. Decorate your bike!
  • Rally to Support Cycling In PA: May 14 10:00 a.m. – Ride your bike into Harrisburg and meet at the Capitol steps on 3rd Street.
  • Bike to Work Week: May 14-20 – Ride your bike to work. It’s a wonderful way to get exercise and go green.
  • Bike to Work Day: May 18 Local businesses will offer special incentives for those who bike to work this day. Follow Bike Harrisburg on Facebook for details.
  • HBC Friday Night Social Ride: , May 18- 6:15 p.m. Meet at the HACC Midtown parking lot on Reilly St. Dinner afterwards at the Broad St. Market.
  • Free Bike Repair, Learn to Ride, and Bike Advocacy: May 19 – 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Market, 3rd. Street, Harrisburg.
  • “Highlights of HBG” Bike Tour: May 19 – 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Meet at the east end of the Walnut Street Bridge, near Front Street.
  • Seersucker & Lace Ride: May 20 – 2:00 p.m. Think of this as a fashion show on wheels. Meet at the Underground Bike Shop,1519 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg.
  • Free Valet Bike Parking at the Harrisburg Arts Festival: May 26-28, Riverfront Park on the north and south ends of the festival, courtesy of Recycle Bicycle.

An in-depth guide to all things Bike Month can be found here. 

AND DON'T FORGET!! OUR VERY OWN BIKE TO BRUNCH EVENT IS ON MAY 26! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! Click here to visit the ticketing site and find out more information about the event. 

Enjoy Bike Month, riders!

Bike to Brunch

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Dear Riders,

Have you heard about our Bike to Brunch event? If you like trying delicious food and taking leisurely bike rides - this event is for YOU! 

On May 26, 2018 we will be visiting some of Harrisburg's finest brunch destinations and touring the city via bike! The event will kick-off with registration at the Hilton Harrisburg at 9 am and we will begin riding to our destinations around 10 am.

The destinations include Cafe Fresco, Home 231, Cafe 1500 and Bricco for brunch samplings, then back to the Hilton Harrisburg for drinks and mingling.

Each ticket costs $45 and includes the bike share rental, all food and gratuity and two alcoholic beverages per ticket holder. 

This event is open to everyone, bike share members and nonmembers alike. And if you'd prefer, you can even bring your own bike to ride - a new take on BYOB. If you do choose to bring your own bike we ask that you email us at harrisburgbikeshare@gmail.com so we can provide enough waivers. 

Click here to get your tickets now, space is limited so don't wait too long! 

We hope to see you there!

 

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Upcoming April Events For Harrisburg Bike Share

Hey, Riders! Here at the Bike Share, we have so many events planned for the upcoming summer months. If you’re interested, check them out! Also, don’t forget to check out our monthly newsletter coming to you for more information about each event!


April

12th - Central Penn Business Journal Nonprofit Innovation Awards

  • Time: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location: Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011

21st - Opening Night at Penn FC

  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: FNB Field, 245 Championship Way, Harrisburg, PA, 17101

28th - Promo Night For Harrisburg Senators

  • The gates will open at 4:30 PM and the game starts at 6:00 PM
  • Location: FNB Field, 245 Championship Way, Harrisburg, PA, 17101
  • The ticket price is $11, and $4 of that will go towards supporting the Harrisburg Bike Share! 
  • Join us for a pre-game bike parade and one lucky member will get to throw a first pitch!
  • For more information click here

 

We hope to see you at all our events! Happy Riding!

20 Songs You Should Listen To When Biking Around Harrisburg

Hey, riders! Have you ever wanted to take a trip on one of the Zagster bikes around Harrisburg but just couldn’t find the right song to listen to? Well, you are in luck! We made a playlist of 20 upbeat songs to jam to while you pedal those feet!

Just click to open up the Spotify playlist!

Don't have a Spotify Account? No problem! 

Here's the list of the songs we have put together and you can make your own playlist! 

  1. Bicycle Race - Queen

  2. Beautiful Day - U2

  3. Friends - Justin Bieber & Bloodpop

  4. Real Love - Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne

  5. I Cycle - Richard Lomax

  6. Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne

  7. The Bike Song - Mark Ronson

  8. Say Something - Justin Timberlake

  9. The Greatest Show - The Greatest Showman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

  10. Echame La Culpa - Luis Fonsi Feat. Demi Lovato

  11. High Times - Marcus Marr

  12. Carolina - Harry Styles

  13. Can’t Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

  14. Break Free - Ariana Grande

  15. Senorita - Justin Timberlake

  16. Feel It Still - Portugal. The Man

  17. Riptide - Vance Joy

  18. Budapest - George Ezra

  19. Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners

  20. You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates

So what are you waiting for? Ready, set, ride!

Communities In Schools of PA Recognized as 2018 Nonprofit Innovation Award Finalist

Central Penn Business Journal's 2018 Nonprofit Innovation Awards

Central Penn Business Journal's 2018 Nonprofit Innovation Awards

Harrisburg Bike Share is proud to announce that Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania, the organization that spearheaded the bike share program, will be recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Nonprofit Innovation Awards, along with a select few charitable organizations in the region.

Communities in Schools of PA will be acknowledged as a finalist in the Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign category for the innovation of the Harrisburg Bike Share. Launched in September 2017, the Harrisburg Bike Share seeks to bring a quick and easy transportation alternative to the city of Harrisburg.

Not only does this program engage the community, the Harrisburg Bike Share also expands the brand identity of CISPA by being one of the first philanthropic bike shares in the state of Pennsylvania. 93% of all generated revenue comes back to CISPA to assist with funding in the Dauphin County area.

Sponsors of the program include First National Bank, Maher Duessel, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Temple University Harrisburg, UPMC Health Plan and Eagle Printing & Publishing.

Learn more about the categories and other finalists here

Harrisburg Bike Share was on BOB 94.9!

Happy Monday, Harrisburg!

Early this morning, Meg and Justine went to BOB 94.9 to talk about the Harrisburg Bike Share! Pretty exciting stuff, right?

You can listen to the podcast here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/nancy-newman-28332403/episode/gooder-news-meg-justine-from-harrisburg-bike-share-28731272/?autoplay=true&cmp=ios_share

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HBG Bike Share @ BOB 94.9!

Nancy, Meg, Justine and Newman

Fun Holiday Events You Can Bike To!

We don't know about you, but we're SO excited for the holiday season. It's the special time of the year to spend with cherished family and friends.

What better way to make fun holiday memories than by participating in community events? We put together a list of holiday happenings that are just within biking distance! Enjoy!

Holiday Hay-Ride - 12/12

Senators Holiday Party - 12/13

Hannukah Event - 12/13

3rd In The Burg - 12/15

Science With Santa - 12/17

A Christmas Carol - 12/6-12/22

Popcorn at The Christmas Carols - 12/9-12/16

Santaland Diaries at Open State Harrisburg - 12/8-12/22

Gingerbread Contest Display - 12/14-12/28

Sunday Fundays at The Midstate Distillery - Every Sunday in December