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.
Salsa and Bosco:
Freeze Thaw has two dogs - Bosco is Justin's and Salsa is Jordyn's. They are present in the shop pretty much every day. Bosco sometimes growls to say hello but is totally harmless. Watch for these shop dogs out on the trails where they can go for longer than anyone on two wheels.
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.
Here is a link to maps of some popular rides in Rothrock. As the weather warms up, Freeze Thaw shop group rides for all skill levels will be planned.
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 Lychens. 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.