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The Common Wheel exists for one simple reason — to work together to transform our community through the power of bikes.

Why Bike?

Just think about it: 70% of all car trips in the U.S. are under two miles. If people begin to replace these car trips with  short bicycle rides, we can have a tremendous impact on our entire community. 

Biking allows you to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. It reduces pollution and CO2 emissions immensely, positively impacting the environment. It is a accessible and relatively inexpensive form of transportation for those who can’t drive or afford a car. It dramatically reduces congestion in our downtown, while also providing more commerce for local businesses. Plus, biking is an efficient, practical, and incredibly fun way to get around.

Lancaster has invested (and should continue investing) in bicycle infrastructure to provide a safe and comfortable travel experience for those riding on public roads, as well as more convenient access to bicycle parking. Together, we can create a vibrant, safe, and inclusive biking culture right here in our little city, improving the quality of life for every member of our community, either directly or indirectly.

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Our Values

  1. Empowerment

    Improving the lives of the people we serve is central to why we exist and we see bicycles as tools that can transform the lives of individuals and our community as a whole.  

  2. Community

    Community is strength. It allows us to stand together and advocate for a cause we believe in. It takes a collaborative community to support and grow a bicycle movement, therefore it is essential that we embrace this movement together.

  3. Diversity

    Cycling can, and should be, accessible to everyone regardless of age gender, language, skin color, belief, or income level. Our space is a welcoming and inclusive space which serves to help all who walk through our doors. We value the vibrancy of our community and look for ways to incorporate joy and love into everything we do.

  4. Sustainability

    We aim to be conscious of the environmental implications of what we do, finding ways to incorporate sustainable ideas into our operations whenever possible.

Bike Shop

324 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Tuesday - Friday 11AM-7PM
Saturday 9AM-4PM
1st & 3rd Friday



Closed Sun & Mon


Community Center

701 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Tuesday 2PM-6PM
Wednesday Programs Only
Thursday 2PM-6PM
Saturday 11AM-3PM

Closed Sun, Mon & Fri

© Copyright 2018, The Common Wheel

The Common Wheel is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. We rely on the generosity of the community we serve to better the community as a whole through the power of bikes. Any and all donations that directly support our mission are tax deductible, and we can always provide you with the correct documentation.

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