May Newsletter

Bike to Work Month

May is both National Bike to Work Month , as well asNational Bike Safety Month , and CentreBike has a handful of events to celebrate the start of another warm-weather cycling season.


CentreBike will be sponsoring "Commuter Coffee Fridays" and will offer free coffee to commuting cyclists every Friday morning in May at a different location around Downtown State College. You'll also have the opportunity to take a family-friendly bike ride with the Mayor, or attend a PennDOT press event about bicycle safety in the region.

  • Friday, 5/1, Commuter Coffee Fridays
  • Friday, 5/1, "Ask a Cyclist" Table all day at Allen Street Gates (and see our A2B(ike) page for online help)
  • Friday, 5/1 through Wednesday 9/30, The National Bike Challenge
  • Sunday, 5/3 The Linden Loop at the Rock Hill School
    (not a CentreBike event, but helps support a bike rest stop at the school)
  • Tues-Weds, 5/5-5/6 Make a donation to CentreBike during the CentreGives Campaign
  • Friday, 5/8, Commuter Coffee Fridays + Group Photo at Old Main Steps
  • Friday 5/8, PennDOT Bicycle Press Conference at Old Main Steps
  • Friday 5/15, Commuter Coffee Fridays
  • Saturday 5/16, Spring Bike Ride with the Mayor
  • Friday 5/22, Commuter Coffee Fridays
  • Friday 5/29, Commuter Coffee Fridays


Local Bicycle Clubs

The weather is getting warm and you may be looking for a good group of people who like to ride.  There are two major groups here in State College that get together on a regular basis.  


If you are into road riding there is  State College Cycling.  They have a very popular Tuesday night ride that attracts people of all ability levels.  Details can be found onour website under rides. 


If you are into off road riding, there is the  Nittany Mountain Biking Association.  They organize many different rides for all levels as well.   They also do a fair share of trail advocacy and trail building and are always looking for help in making State College the best mountain biking area on the east coast. 


For people in the Altoona/Johnstown area there is the  Laurel Highlands Bicycle Association(LHORBA).  They are great group of people who ride both mountain and road as well as do trail work and advocacy.  They also throw a great club party every year.  There is also the Blair Bicycle Club which organizes many road rides throughout the year as well as their famous mountain challenge series. 


If you live up in the Williamsport/Montoursville/Muncy area there is the  Susquehanna Valley Velo Club.  They, like LHORBA, ride both on the road and on the trails.  

Posted on May 4, 2015 .