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|Early Bird Rates for Bike Freedom Valley |
Register before April 30 and take advantage of the early bird rate for this wonderful ride along the Schuylkill River Trail. 8, 22, 44 routes on trails and 35, 50 or 60 mile routes on shared roads.
More details about the BFV route are found on BCGP's event page
Congratulations to the 2009 Bicycle Ambassadors! Edward Mage, Shanisha Mitchell, Diana Owens, Ben Scheinfeld, Chrystal Smith and Joshua Willis join the BCGP staff in May to encorage adults to ride more often and ride more safely.
Invite the Ambassadors to your next event!
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It's that time of year when we all start spending more time on our bikes -- and when you can start spending more time at Bicycle Coalition events. Come out to one of the public meetings for the Philadelphia Bike Plan (plus fill out the online questionnaire), join me at our annual meeting and register now for the early bird discount for Bike Freedom Valley.
A quick but heartfelt thank you goes out to Brian Hackford at Keswick Cycle and Lee Rogers at Bicycle Therapy and the other bike shops that helped to make the Red Bowl such a success. Over two hundred people had a great time and we raised over $5,000 for the Coalition!
Philadelphia Bike Plan Public Meetings!
Philadelphia's City Planning Commission (PCPC) is preparing a new pedestrian/bicycle plan to find ways to make it easier, safer and more appealing to walk and bike around the City. The study area includes Center City, North, South and Northwest Philadelphia. The Bicycle Coalition is actively participating on the Steering Committe, as described in this Plan Philly story.
Now is your chance to voice your opinions, ideas, concerns, and dreams for a more bicycle-friendly Philadelphia. Attend a community meeting to share with PCPC your thoughts about walking and biking in Philadelphia and fill out this online questionnaire.
South Philadelphia--TOMORROW -- Thursday, April 16th 6:30-8:30 PM--Fels Community Center Auditorium
2407 S. Broad St.
Center City--TUESDAY, April 21st 6:30-8:30 PM--Municipal Services Building 16th Floor 1401 JFK Boulevard.
(North and Northwest meetings will be held in May.)
|Don't Miss the 2009 Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 26
All BCGP members are invited to come to the Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 26th from 6-9pm at International House at the University of Pennsylvania. We're bringing back the free buffet dinner for the first 100 who RSVP Don't wait! Dinner seats are limited and going fast!
This year's theme is Connecting to the Rivers and our guest speaker will be Charles Carmalt, Philadelphia's Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator. Senator Arlen Specter will be honored with a Bicycle Leadership award (although he's not expected to attend in person).
|Philly Introduces Bike Parking Ordinance
In an effort to make Philadelphia more sustainable, green and meet the needs of bicyclists, Philadelphia is joining the ranks of other bicycle friendly cities by proposing an ordinance to require bicycle parking to be installed for all new non-residential uses, multiple-dwelling facilities, public parking lots and low-occupancy facilities. The bicycle parking bill, developed by the Nutter Administration with assistance from the Bicycle Coalition was introduced on March 12th by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Councilman James Kenney and Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. Read the Bicycle Coalition's factsheet about the bill.
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will review the ordinance at its April 21st monthly meeting at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor at 1pm. City Council will hear the bill on May 13th. Please come to either hearing to show your support. For more information, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Powered Vehicle Competition (April 18-20)Taxing Metric (April 18)
Rally in the Valley (April 18)
Cynwyd Trail Work Day (April 18-19)
Girls with Gears (April 19)
Delaware Bike Summit (April 24) 4th Annual SOCH Great Causeway Challenge (April 25)
Fishtown Shad Fest (April 25)
State Police Ride (April 25)
BCP Cycle n2 Spring (May 1-3)
Bike Legislation Harrisburg Rally (May 5)
Valley Forge Bike to Work Competition (May 7)
East Coast Greenway Summit (May 8)Quad County Metric (May 9)