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, cyclocross, 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 cyclocross riding in Rothrock is an option at almost all times of the year except some winter months where XC skiing, hiking, or snowshoeing is a better idea. Or, take advantage of our Salsa FAT bike demo/rental fleet and see why our trainer + roller sales have dropped in the past few years.
In the non-icy portions of the year we have weekly group gravel rides starting from the Gaibrath Gap Parking lot at 7pm. The rides are a casual, no-drop pace. Any MTB's or 700 x 32c+ 'cross/touring/hybrid/Tibrid bikes are welcome to join! We usually ride 1-2 hrs. depending on the group + weather. Lights, helmets + a spare tube are the only requirements.
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.