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Community News & Stories

Columbia Demolition

Demolition at the Lazy K: Tearing down walls and building TCW in ColumbiaWell, folks. It has begun!  We spent two weeks with Steve Sensenig of Revolution Concept tearing down walls, ripping up floors, and finding all sorts of treasures at the Lazy K, the future home...

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12/2 Tear Down These Walls

The time has come for us to tear down some walls at the Lazy K Lounge! Starting on Tuesday, 12/5, we begin demolition in the former dive bar, remodeling it into a community bike center! To say we are excited is an understatement. Join us in welcoming Steve Senenig,...

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F&M Students Create Impact at The Common Wheel

  We are grateful to the wonderful F&M students who have been volunteering with us every Wednesday at the King Street Co-op & Donation Center. Also, did you know that Adriana is an F&M alumna? Click here to read more about the impact F&M has on...

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Sheldon Thorpe on Volunteering

    Sheldon Thorpe on Why He Volunteers "I'm a 56-year-old cyclist, avidly on my bike 3-4 hours a week. My first introduction to The Common Wheel was when I donated a bike or two, then my daughter Savannah called from the Mayann Caldwell Holiday Bike Drive -- so we...

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Some Thoughts on Bicycles and Drivers

Bicycle sales are up 73% this year. Why? Because telling people they have to stay inside does not bode well. Instead, they dust off their old bike or buy a new bike and hit the trails. But how do you get to that trail? What if you’re a person who lives in the city and...

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Doug’s Story

Riding the City Block by BlockLast week, Franklin & Marshall College Professor Doug Anthony came into our Queen Street Shop and mentioned he was riding the entirety of the city...block by block! We thought it was a pretty cool undertaking and asked him to share a...

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George Floyd Statement

Here at The Common Wheel, we believe that the bicycle is a vehicle for freedom and happiness.  But freedom is not something that we have seen for our Black friends and family since the first slaves were kidnapped and forcefully brought to this country. Since 1619...

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Adriana’s Story

Adriana’s Story

Adriana spent most of her life fearing bikes due to an early accident. The Common Wheel helped her overcome all that.

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Velarmino’s Story

Velarmino’s Story

Velarmino, a Cuban immigrant, inspired us to create our Bikes For All program, which provides bike transportation resources for immigrants, refugees, and others in need.

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Bike Community Center & Shop

324 N. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-461-3386 x1

 

Sunday CLOSED
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10 AM -  6 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM

 

Bicycle Co-Op & Donation Center

701 E. King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-461-3386 x2

 

Sunday CLOSED
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 12 PM - 4 PM
Wednesday CLOSED FOR PROGRAMMING
Thursday 12 PM - 4 PM
Friday 12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 12 PM - 4 PM

 

TCW in Columbia

137 Locust St
Columbia, PA 17512
717-461-3386 x3

 

 

Sunday CLOSED
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 12 PM -  6 PM
Wednesday 12 PM - 6 PM
Thursday 12 PM - 6 PM
Friday 12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 12 PM - 6 PM

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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.