LEBANON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION is a 501c-3 organization founded in 2008 to make the Lebanon Valley region of Pennsylvania, a better, safer place to bicycle. We work with elected officials and municipal, county and state governments to make certain that new road projects or redesigns consider the needs of bicyclists. We want cyclists to have the necessary skills to be able to bicycle for their transportation, recreation and health. We offer bike rides because we enjoy cycling together. Volunteering will give us more momentum!
Join LVBC as we strive for a safer, more convenient, and less stressed bicycle transportation network in the Lebanon Valley and region. You are joining an advocacy community who cares about bicyclists of all ages, skills and incomes. The 2017 membership dues is any contribution that you are willing to provide. You can join by PayPal which allows for use of a credit card or you can pay by check. Go to "Contribute" at the Menu Bar to access the form or pay on line through PayPal. Your contribution is tax deductible.
SR 343 Is Safer for Bicyclists
Several years ago SR 343 was resurfaced and most of the project provided very adequate shoulders to the right of the installed rumble strips. There was, however, a short section where motorists travel very fast that was done without providing adequate shoulder width. This was very risky for bicycling. It has required several years and support from Penn DOT to fill these rumbles. Together, we learned what material would work best. LVBC partnered with Lebanon County Penn DOT Maintenance staff and crew to undertake a fix. We appreciate the time and logistics involved in doing this project to make it safer for bicyclists.
LVBC Members Bike Audit and Make Recommendations for SR 322 through Campbelltown
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The lives of other bicyclists and pedestrians are at stake.
LVBC Provides Education at Lebanon City PD's Night Out
For many years LVBC has been providing bicycle safety to youngsters and their parents at the City Police Department's Night Out. Ron Birch and Dean Auchenbach have been constant volunteers for the event. Taking a closer look at the photo, we are also reminded that member Barry Yiengst built the 2 bicycle wheels for the safety game. Ruth Barley took responsibility for designing and having the LVBC banner made. Financial contributions have allowed us to buy prizes and the display board. LVBC has been built on so many individual contributions.
Volunteers Make Earn a Bike a Success
On a very hot and humid Saturday, five LVBC members worked with clients to enable them to fix and then own bikes. Not having access to cars, these men need reliable bikes to reach their jobs and for other purposes. While Scott Shreve leads this project, he depends on others to help. At this particular Earn a Bike session, Scott was joined by Chris Waldron, Rich Barley, Ed Krebs and Alan Olson.
Every 4th Saturday from March through November, the Earn A Bike program gets together to fix up old bikes. In collaboration with the Lebanon Rescue Mission, Jubilee, the VA and others, the Earn A Bike program helps people earn bikes for transportation to work and to share the joy of biking. E&E Metal Fab provides critically needed warehouse space.
No bicycle mechanic experience is necessary. Please join us. You're likely to make a few new friends along the way while learning some repair techniques. Donations of repairable bikes are always needed. If you have questions, call Scott at 717 273-1571.