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Schedule of Events


Bike to Work Week Events
Urban Riding Basics Class After Work
Bicycle Ambassador Launch
Urban Riding Basics Class over Lunch
Ride of Silence
Urban Riding Basics at the Wooden Shoe
Bike to Work with Mayor Nutter
Service Stations
Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
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COUNTY EVENTS


Monday-Friday
6am-10pm
Ben Franklin Bridge
North Walkway


Tuesday, May 18th
6:30
Philadelphia City Cycling Committee
BCGP Offices, 1500 Walnut

Tuesday, May 18th
7pm
Chester County Cycling Coalition
Chester County Planning Offices

Friday, May 21st
8am
Delaware County Planning
Olive & Front, Media





Dear Bicyclist,

Celebrate the freedom and fun of biking to work!  Bike To Work Week is getting a great launch on Monday, May 17th with a special Livable Communities forum with Representatives Allyson Schwartz from Pennsylvania's 8th District and Earl Blumenauer from Oregon.  These two Congressional Representatives are true bicycle champions and I urge you to catch them Monday evening at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

We are offering urban bike riding classes, service stations and other incentives to encourage you and your friends to bike to work!  Our bike month event calendar lists all events sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition and others including REI, Temple University and others. 

Having fun biking,
Alex
  Monday, May 17 -- Urban Riding Basics Class

5:30-6:30pm BCGP Offices
1500 Walnut St., Suite 205

Join the Bicycle Ambassadors for a free and public Urban Riding Basics class. This class focuses on the basic safety details each rider needs to know before hopping on a bike.  Ambassadors will review fitting a bike and helmet, what to wear, how to pack, a review of the rules of the road, locking your bike and much more. Participants do not need to bring bicycles.
  Tuesday,  May 18 -- Bicycle Ambassador Launch
11: AM
Love Park
Bicycle Ambassadors 2010 Season Launch
  Wednesday, May 19 Urban Riding Basics 
 
12:30 to 1:30 pm 

BCGP Offices
1500 Walnut St., Suite 205




Lunchtime  Urban Riding Basics
This class focuses on the basic safety details each rider needs to know before hopping on a bike.  Ambassadors will review fitting a bike and helmet, what to wear, how to pack, a review of the rules of the road, locking your bike and much more. Participants do not need to bring bicycles.


  Wednesday, May 19  Ride of Silence
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Meet at 6:45pm
Art Museum Steps
Philadelphia's Ride of Silence starts at the Art Museum steps at 6:45 pm for a seven-mile, police-escorted ride through Center City. The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. For more information, contact volunteer ride coordinators John Siemiarowski or Ray Scheinfeld.

Volunteers are needed! Contact Russell Meddin or give him a call at 215-567-6767

  Thursday, May 20 -- Urban Riding Basics Class
7:00-8:30pm at the Wooden Shoe
704 South Street.
 
Urban Riding Basics class focuses on the basic safety details each rider needs to know before hopping on a bike.  Ambassadors will review fitting a bike and helmet, what to wear, how to pack, a review of the rules of the road, locking your bike and much more. Participants do not need to bring bicycles.
 Friday, May 21 -- Bike to Work with Mayor Nutter

Mayor Nutter bikes to work


Meet at 7:30am on Art Museum Steps to ride to City Hall with Mayor Nutter



National Bike to Work Day

Join us for the yearly celebration of bikes as transportation!  Hop on your bike and join Mayor Nutter and other Philadelphians and enjoy the two wheeled commute into the city. 

RSVP for Bike to Work Day and you will be entered to win a Breezer Ziggy folding bike.


p.s. Temple University is hosting a Bike to Work breakfast from 7-9:30am!
 Friday, May 21 -- Bike Ambassadors at Service Stations on Bike to Work Day
Bike Station

Get your tires pumped and some commuting tips at one of 4 service stations around town.

Center City (21st & Chestnut) - 9:00-6:00
Center City (ING Cafe, 1636 Walnut Street) - 8:00-12:00
Kensington (Corner of Frankford and Master Streets) - 7:00-9:00am
Manayunk- Manyunk Brew Pub (4120 Main Street) - 7:00-9:00am

  Saturday, May 22 -- Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
Kensington Kinetic Bike Derby

12:30 start from the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival 

Don't miss Philadelphia's most fun derby! Think of parade floats on bicycles, or mummers on hand crank driven pirate ships, or an alien space ship on 2 welded together bikes. Kensington's Kinetic Sculpture Derby is all about fun and ingenuity, mud and irreverence.  Sponsored by the New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Saturday, May 22: REI Introduction to Road Cycling Class
9:00 AM  / REI Conshohocken / REI Member $55.00 /  Non Member $75.00 / registration required.

This outing is perfect for beginning cyclists who know the basics of riding but are looking to improve or brush up on their skills. You'll receive instruction on proper shifting, braking, hill descending/climbing techniques, and avoiding hazards. Road riding etiquette will be emphasized. Please bring proper riding apparel. Duration: 6 hours

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