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Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Whitaker Family Fun Ride

July 18, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Give your bike a tune-up and join Whitaker Center for our first Whitaker Family Fun Ride! The 5-mile ride will have a rolling start at the Carousel Pavilion on City Island, then follow the Susquehanna River along Riverfront Park. Following the bike ride, participants are welcome to join in a finish line celebration.

Young riders are welcome to ride two laps around the island if the 5 mile course is too difficult. 

Join in the finish line celebration after the bike ride with our WOW Van, music, food trucks, and more! Food and beverage vendors include Coffeeine Unlimited and Grappling Crab Shack.

The event will benefit Whitaker Center’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) programs. It will consist of a rolling start (to stagger the participants) with Rest Stops/Water Stops along the route.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and you can start the route anytime between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The Whitaker Family Fun Ride will have a rolling start keeping safety measures in mind. All riders must wear a bike helmet.

*Please Note*

Families can park on City Island but will be charged if they arrive after 10 a.m.

Whitaker Family Fun Ride Sponsors

Presented by M&T Bank

Rest Stop Sponsors


Media Sponsors


Listen to Bob 94.9, News Radio WHP 580, and The River 97.3 for special discount codes! See you Sunday!

Mile Marker Sponsors



*Coldwell Banker Ferris Team

Register today!

July 1st Early Bird Registration

All 6+ riders registered by July 1st will receive a water bottle and t-shirt.

  • Adult (18+) - $35
  • Youth (17 & Under)- $20
  • Kids 6 & under free with an accompanying registered adult participant.
  • We ask that there is a minimum of one adult participant for every four youth riders.
  • All Whitaker Center members will receive a $5 discount off of registration.
  • Visit Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg before the event for a free bike tune-up!
  • Each registered participant 6 & over will receive a Harsco Science Center voucher for a future visit to Whitaker Center, and a voucher for a free class or open gym at Dexterity Depot in Camp Hill. Visit dexteritydepot.com for more information.

Become a sponsor today!

Do you have questions about sponsorship or becoming a sponsor? Email Michele Holloway, Vice President, Development, at mholloway@whitakercenter.org today.


$2,500 Rest Stop Sponsor

  • Opportunity for your banner to be displayed at your Rest Stop
  • Opportunity for your employees to staff your Rest Stop
  • Recognition as a Rest Stop Sponsor on signage at event
  • Recognition as a Rest Stop Sponsor on the event web page
  • Waived registration fee for 6 participants
  • Recognition as a Rest Stop Sponsor in newsletters

 $500 Mile Marker Sponsor

  • Opportunity to have your logo on a mile marker
  • Recognition as a Mile Marker Sponsor on signage at event
  • Recognition as a Mile Marker Sponsor on the event web page
  • Waived registration fee for 2 participants
  • Recognition as a Mile Marker Sponsor in newsletters

Thank you Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg and Dexterity Depot for your support and special offers to all participants!



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