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May 2024 Bike Month Schedule of Events/Activities

2024 Bike Month Schedule

  • Play Bike Bingo! Download a playing card, complete a row of 5 activities and win a prize!
  • 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, 274 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. 30-40 miles @ 12-13 mph pace.  
  • Harrisburg Bike Crew: These casual social rides will be offered:
    • Saturday, May 4 11:00 a.m. from Elementary Coffee
    • Thursday, May 9 6:00 p.m. from the Broad Street Market
    • Wednesday, May 15 5:00 p.m. from the Broad Street Market
    • Friday, May 24 6:00 p.m. from the Broad Street Market

Contact Jonathan Dunk or follow HBG Bike Crew on Facebook for more information. 

  • National Ride a Bike Day– Sunday, May 5. Ride your bike to celebrate National Ride a Bike Day! 
  • Capital Area Greenbelt Ride: Sunday, May 5, 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, Wed. May 8:
  • HBC Friday Night Social Ride: Fri., May 10 – 6:15 p.m. Park at the former HACC Midtown Campus parking lot on Reily Street between 3rd and 4th Streets in Harrisburg. We’ll take a 10-15 mile tour around the quiet streets of Harrisburg. Dinner afterwards at Two Brothers Midtown Pizzeria. 
  • Capitol Police Bike Safety Day: Saturday, June 1   10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Commonwealth Avenue near the Capitol fountain. Bike safety info, no cost bike repairs and freebies.
  • Bike to Work Week: May 13-19 – Ride your bike to work, all the way or part of the way. It’s a wonderful way to get exercise, save money and go green. Log your commute with

and win prizes. 

Don’t forget about SusqueCycle Bike Share!

  • Ghost Bikes at the Capitol, Wed. May 15.  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 15. This slow, silent ride starts at the USMC parking lot 2995 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA at 6:30 pm and the ride begins at 7 pm. You can also start at Camp Hill Borough Hall, 2145 Walnut Street at 6:30 p.m. and meet up with the other riders at the Capitol. Riders go to the Capitol steps 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. 
  • Bicycle Fix-It at the Broad Street Market, May 17: 5:00 8:00 p.m. It’s 3rd in the Burg! 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. 
  • Bike Commuter Workshop – Friday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Broad Street Market Plaza. Learn how to get started to safely bike to work. Attend this in-person, free session to learn tips on how to get started biking to work and other places you need to go.
  • Bike to Work Day: Fri. May 17. 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. Roxy’s Café is offering a complimentary beverage to all riders. 
  • Bike Day at the Broad Street Market – Sat. May 18 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Recycle Bicycle volunteers will be at the market to answer your questions and perform free bike repair. 
  • Free Valet Bike Parking at the Harrisburg Arts Festival: May 25-27, 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 May 11

Join SAMBA members for a mountain bike ride on May 11 at 9:00 on the Parkway. Register on the SAMBA Facebook page and look for the meet-up.  Check at for more information about trails, work days and group rides.

What’s Next?

  • National Trails Day, June 1
  • United Nations 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.
  • The Tour de Belt! Sunday, June 2. 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 4. Details at
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