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Philadelphia Hosts Two Hot-Button Bicycle Events Wednesday

Press Release May 17, 2011


 Nicholas Mirra, Communications Coordinator

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Two Hot Button Bicycle Events In Philly On Wednesday
Two Events Draw Attention to Bicycle Commuting and Bicycle-Vehicle Crashes


MAY 17, 2011.  PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.  As part of Bike Month, two topical bicycling events are taking place in Philadelphia on Wednesday.  Each addresses an important bicycling issue drawing mainstream attention in Philadelphia.  Both events represent good photo opportunities.


The 7th annual Bicycle Coalition's Commuter Race pits a bicyclist, a public transit user, and a Zipcar driver navigating a rush hour commute from Mifflin Square to City Hall.  The commute routes traverse some of the most heavily-bicycled neighborhoods in Philadelphia, and the 10th and 13th street corridor in which the City has recently proposed new bike lanes.  The bicyclist is on a 5-year winning streak.



DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 18th at 8:00 am (at Mifflin Square).

LOCATION: Mifflin Square and Municipal Services Building, Phila PA.

Finish line photo opportunity at Municipal Services Building at approximately 8:30 am.

Photos from the 2010 Commuter Race are available on the Bicycle Coalition's Flickr page.


The Ride of Silence is an international annual bicycle race honoring cyclists killed or injured by motor vehicles and raising awareness about bicyclists' rights to safely share the road.  Families of bicyclists killed in the Philadelphia region will be in attendance.  The 8-mile ride through Philadelphia is conducted in silence with rolling street closures provided by Philadelphia police.  This is the 6th consecutive year a Ride of Silence has been held in Philadelphia.  Photos from the 2010 Ride of Silence are available on the Bicycle Coalition's Flickr page



DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 18th, 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm.

LOCATION: Philadelphia Museum of Art steps and throughout Phila, PA.

Photo opportunity at PMA steps at 6:45 pm. 


Additional details about Bike Month events are available on the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's events page.

















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