Northside Ride 2024

Northside bike ride


April 20, 2024 (Rain Date: April 27, 2024)

What is the Northside Ride?

Bicyclists of all ages are invited to join a community bike ride around Carlisle’s Northside neighborhood. Let’s celebrate this and learn how to ride safely, together. The Northside Ride will bring together community members of all ages to explore our neighborhood on bikes. The ride will:

  • Provide helmets, lights and locks to neighborhood riders who do not have them.
  • Promote bicycles as an effective form of sustainable transportation within and beyond the Northside of Carlisle.
  • Practice bicycle safety.
  • Connect residents to each other and local resources and organizations while building inclusive communities.
  • Build sustainable communities through biking, education and partnerships.

Thank you to Harrisburg Bicycle Club for your financial assistance in the form of a grant for the purchase of helmets, locks and lights for 2024!

When and where is the Northside Ride?

The Northside Ride will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024 with registration, free minor bike repairs and free pancake breakfast starting at 9:00 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 3.4 mile route (with guides and fire police escorts) to waypoints including Dickinson’s Handlebar, YWCA of Carlisle of Cumberland County, Project SHARE Farm Stand, Carlisle Tool Library and will end at Hope Station, 149 W. Penn St., Carlisle for an ice cream social about 12:15 pm. Educational stops along the way will provide information about our community assets and a bike-safety related activity or demonstration.

Timeline:

  • 9:00 AM: Registration, Free Breakfast, Minor Bike Repairs, Helmet Fitting, & Educational Fun in New Life Community Church Parking Lot
  • 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM: 3.4-mile Community Bike Ride to visit sites in the Northside neighborhood
  • 12:15 PM: Ice Cream Social Finale at Hope Station with WDCV Radio

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 and masks are encouraged. On site registration will be required. Advanced registration isn’t necessary.

How can you get involved?

Contact biking@dickinson.edu if you are interested in volunteering your time or donating resources.
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Co-Sponsored By:

Bikelisle • Borough of Carlisle • Carlisle BikeLab • Carlisle Parks and Recreation • Carlisle Tool Library • Carlisle Victory Circle • Carlisle West Side Neighbors • Dickinson College•  Harrisburg Bicycle Club • Hope Station • LifeCycle Carlisle • New Life Community Church  • Project SHARE • YWCA Carlisle & Cumberland County