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May is national bike month!  It's the perfect time to learn about the many benefits of bicycling — and give biking a try!

 

Join us for Push the Pedal, an invitation to complete ten biking adventures throughout the month for a chance to win prizes. 

 
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To get started, download your Push the Pedal bike adventure tracker.

Complete ten (or more) Biking Adventures during May.

Take a picture or scan your completed form to info@centremoves.org by June 8 to be to enter into the grand prize drawing. 

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Bike Bingo

May 1 - May 31

Bike Bingo is sponsored by Centre Regional Planning Agency, CentreBike, and Centre Region Parks and Recreation but participation is open to anyone in Centre County.

 

Just Complete five activities in a row (down, across or diagonal) to enter the prize raffle. 

 
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The National Bike Challenge!

May 1 - May 31

Bike Month kicks off the National Bike Challenge on May 1st. Bike Month is a national community and workplace challenge designed to get everyone riding and encouraging others to ride. 


In this fun, friendly competition individuals, businesses, and communities compete to see which can get the most friends, family and co-workers to ride a bike during May

 
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Bike Infrastructure Word Search 

May 1 - May 31

Win a chance at a Purple Lizard Map!  Just complete the word search and learn more about the importance of bike infrastructure. 

 
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Family Bike Scavenger Hunt 

May 1 - May 31

Win a chance at a $50 Weis gift card.  Just complete four of the  tasks on the Family Bike Scavenger hunt card and email to FamBikeSH@centrebike.org.

 
 
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National Bike (and walk to School) Day

May 5

Bike (and walk) to School Day allows participants to celebrate the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. The event also brings attention to the importance of creating safe routes to school.

 
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Mountain Biking 101

May 8

This is an introductory skills clinic that will cover topics to get you riding and enjoying off-road trails. Skills covered will include: braking, bike/body position, cornering, how to navigate common obstacles found on trails, basic bike maintenance/repair and trail etiquette. The class includes an hour long group ride. If you plan on riding, you must bring a mountain bike, a properly fitting helmet and water.

This program is free but registration required

 
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Virtual CentreBike Meeting

May 10

Attend a CentreBike membership meeting and learn more about the organization and biking! CentreBike aims to be the voice for slow and fast bicyclists in the Centre Region.

 
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Biking 101

May 8

Do you want to start biking or feel more confident navigating local
routes? Join us for this FREE virtual class and learn more about the
Centre Region’s bike paths/routes, PA & 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

This program is free but registration required. 

 
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Nittany Mountain Biking Association (NMBA) Meeting

May 19

Nittany Mountain Biking Association (NMBA) is a volunteer-based organization that is dedicated to building and maintaining sustainable mountain bike trails and promoting responsible mountain biking through club activities and community outreach.

NMBA brings together people who love mountain biking, being out in the woods, and are passionate about environmental stewardship in central Pennsylvania.  

 
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Bike Commuting 101

May 13

This class is for recreational or mountain cyclist, who would like to feel more comfortable commuting by bike. Learn about the realities of bike commuting, traffic safety principles, what to wear, what kind of gear you’ll need to haul a change of clothes, ride at night, how and where to lock your bike, and much more.

This program is free but registration required. 

 
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Virtual Bike Chat

May 19

Learn about biking in Patton Township with a Virtual Bike Chat. 

 
 
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Ride of Silence
May 19, 7:00 pm - May 22, 8:00 pm

Each year, bicycle riders in the U.S. have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways.  All bicyclists to participate in a  bike ride in coordination with the  World Wide National Ride of Silence to honor those who were lost. 
 

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Virtual Bike Chat

May 19

Learn about biking in Ferguson Township with a Virtual Bike Chat. 

 
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Spring Bike Anywhere Friday

May 21

Ride Anywhere Friday is easy and fun! Ride your bike to work, school, shop, eat or for fun in the Centre Region and register to win a $50 Freeze Thaw gift card. 

 
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Virtual Centre Region Bicycle Advisory Committee

May 25

The advisory committee focuses on center region bike projects and programs. Join the committee to discuss and learn more about biking in the area. 

Choose your own Bike Adventure
 

Centre Region

Bike Routes

Outlines 99 miles of bike paths and bike repair stations.

State College Cycling Club

Riders of all ages and experience levels are invited to come out and join the club for rides.

Basic Bike
 
Safety

 It's important to know how to ride safely.

Cycling Centre County

Detailed maps, descriptions, and cue sheets for a wide variety of favorite local road rides.

Penns Valley

Pedals and Pints

Enjoy beautiful Penns Valley scenery and end with pints at Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks afterwards

Biking for Begingers

Bike safety, traffic laws and more to ensure a safe and fun start to biking!

Moutain Biking

Maps and Trails

Maps of state park trails. Plus many trails throughout Rothrock have been recently marked.

Local Rails to Trails

 Find a  trail  near you using TrailLink, a free trail guide website, and app

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