Northside Ride 2020

Northside Ride


What is the Northside Ride?

Bicyclists of all ages are invited to join a community bike ride around Carlisle’s Northside neighborhood. The Northside Ride seeks to connect residents to each other and community organizations while encouraging bicycle safety and bicycle use as an effective form of transportation within and beyond Carlisle. Bicycles are an affordable transportation option for many in the Carlisle community used for work, accessibility to resources and recreation. Let’s celebrate this and learn how to ride safely, together.

When and where is the Northside Ride?

The Northside Ride will take place on October 3, 2020 (April 4 event cancelled due to Covid 19) with free bike repairs and free pancake breakfast starting at 9 a.m. at New Life Community Church, 64 E North St., Carlisle. The all-ages, all-abilities, bike ride (other wheels welcome too- scoot/skate/blade) will depart at 10:15 am.

The ride will follow a 3.8 mile route (with guides and fire police escorts) to waypoints including the YWCA of Carlisle, Dickinson’s Handlebar, Project SHARE, Carlisle Tool Library and will end at Hope Station, 149 W. Penn St., Carlisle for an ice cream social. Educational stops along the way will provide information about our community assets and a bike-safety related activity or demonstration.


  • 9:00 AM Registration, Free Pancake Breakfast, Bike Repairs, Helmets, & Fun at New Life Community Church
  • 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Community Ride
  • 12:15 PM Ice Cream Social Finale at Hope Station

Why should you participate?

The Northside Ride is a lot of fun, for everyone! This event is cherished by Carlisle community members because it is educational, social, and welcoming. And when else do you get to go on a bike ride with 100+ others?

The event will provide FREE helmets, bike lights and locks to neighborhood riders who participate. All participants will be required to sign a waiver, and participants under age 14 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult on the ride. The ride and its associated events are free and open to the public. On site registration will be required. Advanced registration isn’t necessary.

How can you get involved?

Contact if you are interested in volunteering your time or donating resources.
We cannot carry out this community event without you. Here's some ways to help:

  • Volunteers are needed to lead stations, mentor youth, carry out registration, and help with the pancake breakfast & ice cream social!
  • Funding support allows us to provide helmets, locks and lights to all community riders in need!
  • Help us spread the word: 

Funding Provided By:

UPMC Pinnacle  •  Raven’s Claw Honorary Society

Co-Sponsored By:

Carlisle Tool Library • Carlisle West Side Neighbors • Cole’s Bicycles •  Dickinson •  Hope Station • LifeCycle Carlisle • New Life Community Church  • Project SHARE • Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg • YWCA Carlisle