We felt the love and support from friends, neighbors, and donors during our Open House on October 5th. And of course, we loved showing off our amazing shop and beautiful mural.
This celebration was our way of thanking our valued donors and dedicated volunteers; introducing us to the neighborhood; and bringing together local organizations. Harrisburg Mayor Eric Pappenfuse initiated the official ribbon cutting with remarks and praise for RBH’s community support. We received a Proclamation from Representative Patty Kim, presented by her assistant Angel Fox. Senator John DiSanto also spoke in support of RBH during the ceremony. Founder Ross Willard’s comments praised volunteers who help spearhead the renovation of our building over the last two years while other volunteers continued to supply bicycle service to the community. Ross also pointed out our amazing mural painted by Ralphie Seguinot through the Sprocket Mural Works 2021 Harrisburg Mural Fest.
During the open house we gave tours of the facility, provided refreshments, and children’s activities. Groups like Bike Harrisburg, the Capital Area Greenbelt Association and the Harrisburg Bicycle Club were promoting bicycle rides, safety and information about bicycling in our area. We even had a Zumba class in the parking lot.
For over 20 years Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg has focused on our mission to provide all residents of the greater Harrisburg area – especially those of limited means – with access to safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally friendly transportation in the form of bicycles. With the support of generous donors, the city, and the community we have now have our permanent building in South Allison Hill. Many volunteers, including volunteer professionals and those seeking community service, have spent hours helping to make this a reality.
Many thanks to all the media that provided coverage of our open house event.