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The Common Wheel Community Bike Center Now Open

Oct 31, 2014 07:01PM

The Common Wheel, Lancaster’s first nonprofit community bike center, is now open in the 700 block of East King Street, in Reservoir Park, across from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Dedicated to helping cyclists and to building a bike culture in the community, the center offers refurbished bikes, complete service and a wide range of new and used accessories aimed at the city rider.

“Seventy percent of car trips in the U.S. are less than two miles. Replacing short car trips with trips by bike is good for your wallet, good for your health and good for the planet,” explains Chris Caldwell, chief wheel spinner at The Common Wheel. “We’re here to encourage more people to get on bikes. We help with all aspects of making people feel more comfortable riding in the city.”

Since it opened in July, The Common Wheel has organized social rides through the city, held after-school Earn-A-Bike programs, hosted maintenance workshops for adults and organized bike valets in downtown Lancaster. Visit their website for updates on social rides and their holiday drive for kids’ bikes.

For more information, call 717-461-3386, email [email protected] or visit

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