Exciting News for Spring 2022

We at Plug-N-Pedal like to share and promote some of our favorite and worthy events! Harford County is opening registration for summer bike camp for riders with differing abilities. What a great opportunity to introduce bike riding and all of it’s benefits to everyone! This is a five day camp and the program uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained staff to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a bike. Eligible applicants must be age 8 or older with a disability. Applicants must preregister and space is limited! It seems like it will be a good time so please look for more information at the Harford County Office of Disability Services and the Department of Parks and Recreation. You may also contact Rachel Harbin (manager for the Harford County OffIce of Disability Services) at 410-638-3373 or disability@harfordcountymd.gov. 

Along with this topic, we’d like to draw some attention to BuddyBike, provider of the alternative tandem bicycle for riders with special needs. They have had some production setbacks due to supply chain issues but are making progress as material becomes available! They’ve also started a trade in program for previously owned BuddyBikes and possibly other adaptive bicycles for which they will pay cash. This would enable them to provide bicycles for customers who are on a waiting list. We wish them all the best and learn more about them at shelley@bikesforeverybody.com and or shelley@buddybike.com.

Bicycle Safety – Improve Visibility of Bicycle and Cyclist

Spring is here with warmer weather! More cycling enthusiasts will be taking to the road and now would be a good time to assess your visibility. Take the time to check out the latest and most recommended lighting, reflective tape and so much other new equipment for your bicycle and your person.  Specialized has helmets that have a device that can detect if you’ve been in a crash and can even provide your last known coordinates if you lose cell service during your drive. The ANSi device can also be bought separately to be attached to your own helmet. Check out the following sites for more information, recommendations and some great articles. Please be sure that while you enjoy your rides you stay safe!