Biking

Bicycle Tire Change Clinic

Tuesdays
August 20, September 17
6 - 7 PM
Ages 16 and Over
FREE
The Bicycle Shop, 441 W College Ave


Don't let a flat tire ruin your day! Every cyclist, at some point in their riding caree, will get a flat tire. Knowing what to do when it happens is the difference between a 5 minute tire change and a potentially long and painful walk home. Join us at The Bicycle Shop to learn the tips and tricks which make flat tire repair simple and easy! Register online now!

Biking in the Centre Region 101

Wednesday, September 11
6 - 8 PM
Ages 16 and Over
FREE
COG Forum Room

Do you want to start biking or feel more confident navigating local routes? Join us and learn more about the Centre Region's bike paths/routes, PA and local laws, how to pick a bike, and other biking-around-town tips. Get answers to your bike-related questions from regional planning staff and CentreBike members. Attendees will receive a copy of the PA Bicycle Driver's Manual and an awesome bike pin. Please note: This is a classroom workshop; attendees do not need to bring a bike. Register online now!

Bike Maintenance 101

Saturday, September 14
6 - 8 PM
Ages 16 and Over
FREE
Freeze Thaw Cycles

If you are new to cycling or just want to learn more about caring for your bike, then this class is for you! Learn how to fix flats, clean and lube a chain, go over maintenance tips and answer mechanical questions. These skills will save you time, money and give you a much better understanding and appreciation of your bike. If time permits we will cover additional topics. Light refreshments will be provided by Freeze Thaw. No need to bring your bike to this educational class. Register online now!

Bike Commuting 101

Tuesday, September 17
6 - 7:30 PM
Ages 16 and Over
FREE
COG Forum Room

Are you a recreational or mountain cyclist? Are you looking for a refresher course to help you feel more comfortable commuting by bike? If so, this class is for you! Learn about the realities of bike commuting, traffic safety principles, layering and dealing with weather, what to wear so you don't arrive at work a sweaty mess, what kind of gear you'll need to haul a change of clothes or ride at night, how and where to lock your bike, and much more. Centre Region bike maps and a PA Bicycle Driver's Manual will be provided. Please note: This is a classroom workshop; attendees do not need to bring a bike. Register online now!

Family Fun Ride

Saturday, September 21
10 AM - Noon
All Ages
FREE
Orchard Park Pavilion

Join State College Borough Mayor Don Hahn and CentreBike for a fun, family friendly ride. The 8-mile ride starts and ends at Orchard Park and travels on shared use paths and low volume streets in State College Borough and Ferguson Township. All ages and experience levels are welcome and helmets are required. After the ride we'll enjoy snacks and beverages and all participants will also receive an event gift. Register online now!

Winter Riding

Monday, October 7
7 - 8 PM
Ages 16 and Over
FREE
The Bicycle Shop

When winter arrives you might think that bicycling season is over, but with a little knowledge and practice, winter riding can be highly rewarding. Don't let the cold weather keep you indoors. Take this class and learn how to dress for warmth and ride year-round. Please note: This is a classroom workshop, so attendees do not need to bring a bike. Register online now!

Mountain Biking 101

Saturday, October 12
10 AM - 1 PM
Ages 16 and Over
FREE
Circleville Park, Pavilion #3

State College is a great place to mountain bike and this is the perfect class for those who want to learn more about the basics of riding, where to ride, and the Nittany Mountain Biking Association (NMBA). This introductory clinic will cover topics to get you riding and enjoying off-road trails. Skills covered will include: braking, bike/body position, cornering, navigating obstacles on trails, basic bike maintenance/repair, and trail etiquette. After the instructional portion of the class there will be an hour-long group ride. If you plan on riding you must bring a mountain bike, a properly fitting helmet, and water. Register online now!

Adult Learn to Ride Lessons

Private lessons are available for adults and children who don't know how to ride a bike, or learned a long time ago and want a refresher.  It doesn't matter if you are 6 or 80, the instructor will get you rolling in no time.  Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.  Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if you don't you will be equipped with an easy, low stress way to teach yourself or you can schedule another class.  Contact CRPR at 814-231-3071 for more information.