May is National Bike Month and the CRBC is celebrating in style. To kick off the month, the CRBC in conjunction with local organizations are hosting several Bike To Work Week activities.
Friday, May 1
- Bike To Work and Bike Week Kick-Off
Join CRBC, CATA, and a host of Penn State environmental and health organizations to find out about bicycling and other alternative transportation initiatives in the State College area.
WIN dinner for 20 from Clem’s BarBQ – Bike to work, register at the Bike To Work table and the organization with the most employers/members registering at the event will win dinner for 20 from Clem’s BarBQ!
When: 8am – 5pm
Where: Corner of College and Allen
Saturday, May 2
- Street Fair
Food and fun for the entire family. Bob Swaim, the bike guy, will be on hand with his extensive collection of unusual bicycles. Local bicycle shops will be here to help with your cycling needs. There will be information about bicycle commuting, health, relaxation, and much more.
When: 10am – 2pm
Where: 200 block of Allen
- Bike Rodeo
Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the bike rodeo put on by the State College bike police. Freeze Thaw Cycles will provide bike maintenance support for the event. Come with your child and his/her bike to learn about bike safety and proper bike fit.
When: 10am – 12pm
Where: 200 block of Allen
- 4 Township and a Boro Ride
Join CRBC as we explore State College on designated bike paths and bike routes in the area. While the entire ride will be about 23 miles, join us for as much or as little of the ride as suits your abilities. We will ride at a leisurely pace with seasoned cyclists to ensure that no one is left behind. We will ride to each of the townships and the borough that comprises State College. Municipal officials will be on hand to receive and possibly ride with the riders at each municipal office or designated meeting spot. Come out and be part of the inaugural Ride!
When: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Start at State College municipal building
Sunday, May 3
- Winery Ride – Cancelled
We’re sorry, but the winery ride is cancelled due to conflicting events. If you’d like to be notified when the ride is rescheduled, please contact Paul Rito at paulrito at comcast . net or 814-231-8405.
When: 1pm – 4pm
Where: State College Borough Building
Monday, May 4
- Bohdan T. Kulakowski Memorial Ride – Cancelled
We’re sorry, but due to forecast rain, the ride
We will try to reschedule the ride later in the year. Watch the CRBC website for details.
While riding home from his office at PSU in 2006, Dr. Kulakowski was struck and killed by a van whose operator, though legally blind for 20 years, had continued to drive.
Wednesday, May 6
- “Have One for the Trails” Tony’s Big Easy Happy Hour
State College Outdoors will be hosting a “Have One for the Trails” Happy Hour at Tony’s Big Easy from 7-10pm, featuring several short films on cycling. Come socialize and relax with your friends! Cover charge is $5. Proceeds go to State College Outdoors.
When: 7pm – 10pm
Where: Tony’s Big Easy
Friday, May 8
- Bike-in Movie: Wall-E
Bike with the family to Tudek park for an outdoor showing of Wall-E. Rain date is Saturday, May 9.
Where: Tudek park
Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8
- Ride Guides for Commuters
Several experienced cyclists have volunteered their time to guide new commuters during Bike To Work Week. Areas, contacts, and availability are listed below:
|Flexible departure time
Spring Creek Park
|7:15 – 7:30am
||9 – 9:30am
|Blue Course Dr
|Boalsburg Pump Station
|South State College
General commuting advice
|Pine Grove Mills
We also have Ride Guides specifically for the commute home from campus:
||Nittany Lion Shrine
Please contact your Ride Guide mentor to arrange your commute!
For general questions, please contact Kate Marshall-Chase via e-mail at email@example.com or via phone at 237-6316.
So mark you calendars, because in May we’re getting you out of your car and back on your bike!
Help spread the word about Bike To Work Week by downloading and distributing the BTWW flyer (PDF, 175KB).
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