Initiatives and Programs

The Handlebar:

The Handlebar, launched in 2011 by students, faculty and staff in collaboration with the Center for Sustainability Education and the Idea Fund, strengthens Dickinson’s living laboratory for sustainability education by providing a context for meaningful service, community building, resource sharing and experiential learning. In The Handlebar, students, faculty and staff work as leaders and volunteers assisting fellow members of the Dickinson Community to learn the skills of bike repair and maintenance, building their own bike mechanic and leadership skills, participating in a program that reclaims and reuses materials to provide a valuable environment-friendly benefit to the community, and promoting life skills for more active, healthier and sustainable living.

Bike Share:

Two free bike-share programs lend bikes to all Dickinsonians in an effort to increase biking on and around campus.

Bike Racks:

Dickinson College has invested in many bike racks across campus to provide convenient and safe bike parking for all.

Biking Listserve:

The Biking @ Dickinson listserve has over 300 subscribers, from Dickinson & beyond, that are interested in sharing information, events, routes, rides, safety information, videos, and making connections. Subscribe today!

Bike Storage:

The Center for Sustainability Education offers free, secure, indoor, long-term bike storage in the basement of Kaufman Hall over winter and summer breaks. Contact biking@dickinson.edu for more information.