Freeze Thaw Cycles is located at 109 South Allen Street in downtown State College, Pennsylvania.
The main streets in downtown area are College Ave, Beaver Ave and Allen Street. College and Beaver are both one-way streets running in opposite directions that form a loop around the downtown area. Allen Street bisects the loop and points directly up the Penn State mall. There isn't much parking on Allen Street, so continue below for the nearest parking garages.
From US Route 322, turn onto Beaver Ave and continue for 5 blocks; turn left onto McAllister Street. After a few yards, turn left into the parking garage.
One can also enter the parking garage from McAllister alley, which is the previous cross street.
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Your best bet for nearby parking is the parking garage in between McAllister Street and McAllister Alley off of Beaver Ave. Equipped with coin-operated meters, this close-by parking is almost never full. Meter rates are 20 minutes per quarter, 8 minutes per dime, and 4 minutes per nickel.
Bikes on the roof? Metered street parking is available on both sides of College, Beaver and Allen streets.
There is also a parking garage on South Fraser Street, which is the first major cross street after you turn onto Beaver Ave from 322.
Freeze Thaw has a dog named Bosco. His human is Justin and he is present in the shop pretty much every day. He sometimes growls to say hello but is totally harmless. Watch for him out on the trails!
State College is fortunate to have lots of great mountain, gravel, and road riding. Rothrock State Forest affords us the luxury of being able to ride a short distance to our expansive trail and fire road network. Mountain and Gravel riding in Rothrock is an option at almost all times of the year, with the exception of major hunting seasons - check with DCNR for updated listings.
We have currently have two shop group rides:
Every Wednesday: Meet at 7pm in the parking lot behind TGI Fridays on North Atherton for our In-and-around-town MTB ride. This ride takes the place of our Gravel ride in the colder months, usually from about October - Aprll. Lights, helmets, an off-road capable bicycle, a Grand sense of adventure and your best PMA are the strict posted requirements. The 2 hr. ride is a casual pace and explores trails within close riding distance to town and campus.
1st + 3rd Thursdays: Meet at 7pm in the parking lot behind TGI Fridays on North Atherton for our Spring Creek Canyon ride. The 22ish mile ride takes us on a mix of roads and trails and ends up at Fisherman's Paradise in Bellefonte. This ride is super fun and usually takes 2-3 hours depending on the group.
Mountain biking isn't limited to Rothrock, plenty of other surrounding areas house some of the best trails on the east coast. If you are in State College you are less than 3 hours from Michaux State Forest and even closer to Lykens. The Allegrippis trails at Raystown Lake are about an hour away and offer a break from the rocks and great camping. We even have some trails close enough to town to take test rides. Feel free to pick our brains on riding options and see what Central PA has to offer.