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The Bicycle Shop

The Bicycle Shop has been selling and servicing bikes since 1946. Our dedicated staff is here to serve you in a friendly and professional manner.

We have the largest inventory in Central PA with over 500 bikes in stock.  Our staff specializes in most aspects of cycling: Commuting, Mountain Biking, Gravel/Road Cycling, BMX, Triathlon, and Cyclocross.

We service all makes and models of bicycles, usually within 24 hours. Our dedicated staff of mechanics and salespeople will be glad to help you with any of your cycling or fitness needs.

The highwheeler is back! We are reopening slowly with a smaller staff, and all sales will be made out front, but we’re looking forward to seeing everyone, from a distance!

Our current hours are 10-4pm Monday through Friday and 10-2 on Saturday.

All sales will be made out front, and we will be following social distancing rules.

We plan on taking

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Bicycle Safety and Pennsylvania Laws

When you’re commuting on your bike, you’re likely to share the road with cars. If you know the laws, safety rules, and have the right attitude, you can be a confident, streetwise cyclist.

General Bicycle Law

Pennsylvania’s Vehicle Code considers “pedalcycles” as vehicles and provides that every person riding a pedalcycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and responsibilities applicable to a driver of a vehicle, with certain exceptions discussed below.

If you ride in violation of the traffic laws, you greatly increase your risk of a crash and will likely be found at fault in the event of an accident.

Riding on the Roadway

  • Bikes may be ridden on the shoulder of the road (in the same direction as the flow of traffic) but are not required to do so.

  • Bikes may also ride on the right half of the roadway as follows:

  • On a

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Zoo ordered to stop forcing chimp to spray disinfectant from bicycle

A zoo in Thailand has been slammed for dressing up a chimpanzee and employing him to spray disinfectant from a bicycle.

Authorities in the south-east Asian country have demanded staff at Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo in Samut Prakan Province cease the activity immediately after the stunt provoked a backlash.

Concern was raised last week when video footage from the zoo showed a six-year-old him dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and wearing a facemask cycling around with a canister of disinfectant.

The antibacterial liquid sprayed behind the bicycle while the ape cycled around the grounds, while he was also handed a hose to spray down fences.

A chimpanzee was filmed cycling around the zoo as disinfectant sprayed from the back of his bike

Environment minister Varawuth Silpa-archa attended the zoo on Tuesday to order the owner to stop the activity citing concerns for the

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5 Tips for Safe Bicycle Trips

There’s no better way to enjoy a beautiful summer day than with a bike ride with the family. When we think of bikes we think of healthy exercise, but we can sometimes forget that bikes are not just outdoor toys.  Several years ago, I was in a bicycle accident and my head hit the ground so hard.  Had I not been wearing a helmet, I am sure I would have had more than a fractured hip. That is just one safety measure of cycling, but there are many more than can protect you and your family.

Bicycle accidents account for 2% of all traffic fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, over 700 people die from bicycle injuries each year. Bike safety is important for everyone especially our children. 300,000 kids each year are hospitalized for bike injuries.

People most at risk are young kids ages 5-14

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Beyond The Bicycle Coalition

WHO ARE WE?

The Beyond the Bicycle Coalition is an initiative set up in 2017. We are a group representing users of non-standard cycles (e.g. handcycles, e-cycles, cargobikes) with the aim of facilitating discussion and developing ideas that will lead to improved infrastructure, facilities and recognition, along with reduced user costs, for users of non-standard cycles in London – including, but not limited to, disabled, cargo, freight and family cyclists.

WHY “BEYOND THE BICYCLE”?

The sheer variety of cycles available, the diversity of people using them and the amazing range of uses people have for their cycles takes us beyond the standard image of a “bicycle”. However, it’s also about people using cycles for mobility; it’s about cycling being easier than walking for many people; it’s about being able to use cycles for transporting people and goods; and it’s about families being able to use cycles for transport as an

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Santa Barbara – Bicycle Master Plan

The community-driven Santa Barbara Bicycle Master Plan (also referred to as the SB BMP) outlines the goals, policies, and implementation strategies that will improve bicycle safety, convenience, facilities, and infrastructure in the City of Santa Barbara. The plan will also enhance and preserve Santa Barbara’s circulation system for all road users by increasing the number of trips taken by bicycle; reducing future traffic congestion levels and parking demand. The plan implements other General Plan goals and policies such as Healthy Communities and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction.

Chapter 1:
Introduction

Provides an overview of the Bicycle Master Plan, explains the vision and goals of the project, lists relevant plans and policies, and presents factors that lay the foundation for the development of this Plan such as local context and the existing transportation network.
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Chapter 2:
Community Engagement

Provides an overview of the outreach completed for the 2016 Bicycle Master

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From Cantona’s chip to Rooney’s bicycle – Manchester United’s best Premier League goals

A look back through the Old Trafford archives offers a striking masterclass from some of the greatest marksmen to have graced English football, with the likes of Mark Hughes, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke and Ruud van Nistelrooy having plundered goals for the club.

Every United fan has their own favourite goal from the Premier League era, with unforgettable hits lighting up each of the 13 title triumphs achieved under Sir Alex Ferguson.

We’ve picked out eight of the very best, all of which came during the Ferguson era – a time when goals were easier to come by than they have been of late for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

David Beckham v Wimbledon, August 17, 1996

It was the opening day of the 1996-97 season and Ferguson gave

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Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle: For Some People, Intimacy Is Toxic

It is practically an article of faith among psychotherapists that an intimate human relationship is good for you. None other than Freud himself once famously said that health requires success in work and in love.

I’m not so sure. It seems that for some people, love and intimacy might not just be undesirable but downright toxic.

Not long ago, a man consulted me about his 35-year-old son, who had made a suicide attempt.

“I was shocked, because he never seemed depressed or unhappy in his life,” the man said of his son. “He always preferred his own company, so we were relieved when he started to date.”

He went on to tell me that he and his wife had strongly encouraged their son to become engaged to a woman he was dating. “She was perfect for him,” he recalled. “Warm, intelligent and affectionate.”

Everything seemed to be going well until,

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Bicycle seats vs. bike trailers for children

Q: I’m in the market to buy a bicycle seat so I can ride my bike with my 1 year old. Which is safer—a bicycle-mounted seat or a bike trailer?

A: Both types of bicycle seats have their safety issues. Because of its low profile, a bicycle trailer, which attaches to the rear axle or frame of a bike and can transport one child age 1 to 6 or so, can be difficult for motorists to see, especially in limited light. (If you go this route, get a 31/2 -foot- to 7-foot-tall, high-visibility orange flag for it.) Trailers are also wider than the bike, so they take up more of the roadway. If you’re riding on the shoulder of a road, which we don’t recommend because we consider trailers “off-road” vehicles, the trailer can stick out into the road if you’re not careful. And trailers can tip over if you

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Modified Shelter-in-Place Order Allows Bicycle Shops, Some Social Services to Resume

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Humboldt County’s Joint Information Center sent out a press release this afternoon clarifying how Gov. Gavin Newsom’s modified stay-at-home order changes things here in Humboldt. (Spoiler alert: not much.)

The modified order allows some real estate work to resume, bicycle shops to re-open and faith based social services to resume, all as “essential” activities. It also clarifies what types of outdoor recreation are allowable, while still practicing social distancing with everyone who is not a member of your household.

Check out the full press release below.

May 1, 2020 – Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Updated: Most Activities Already Allowed in Humboldt
707-441-5000 ; covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us ; Monday-Friday 8am to 7pm ; Saturday 10am to 5pm Opens in new window
California Governor Gavin Newsom further clarified the state’s Stay-at-Home Order in a series of posts and statements yesterday, though many of the activities mentioned are already allowed in Humboldt

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