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Bike Week in Philadelphia (May 2008)

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
CycleGram May 2008
Bike Freedom Valley
Sunday, June 15
 
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For more information about this terrific Father's Day ride, check out the
Bike Freedom Valley Blog
 
Bike Philly
Commerce Bank Bike Philly 2008 Early Bird Registration is now open!!

Join us on Sunday, September 14th for the Second Annual Commerce Bank Bike Philly, a family-friendly bike tour celebrating car-free streets of Philadelphia.  Ride through Philadelphia's historic neighborhoods and explore hidden corners of Fairmount Park. Distances of 10, 20, 35 and 50 miles will please all riders. The 10 mile route is appropriate for all ages and all skill levels, and kids 17 and under ride for just $5.
Take Action!

Join a County Committee Listserv
 
Attend a County Committee Meeting
 
Delaware County: 5/20
Philadelphia County: 5/20
Montgomery County: 5/21
Chester County: 5/28
 
 
 
All interested bicyclists welcome to attend meetings
Ride of Silence
 
Tickets still available for Bike to the Ballpark Night!
Thursday, May 15th
Phillies vs Braves

Contact Beth at  beth@bicyclecoalition.org or
(215)BICYCLE, ext. 4
to reserve your tickets!
Ride of Silence
Ride of Silence

Wednesday, May 21st 6:45pm

 

  Join other bicyclists to honor cyclists killed/injured in motor vehicle related accidents and to raise awareness about the rights of cyclists to ride the roads. The ride, in its sixth year, is being held at over 150 U.S. locations and in seven countries.   The route will start at the foot of the front steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway. A brief pre-ride dedication ceremony will take place at 6:45 PM and the ride will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. It will proceed down the Parkway, circle City Hall, continue to Independence Hall, and head over to West Philly via Spruce Street and the Walnut St. Bridge. The ride will return to the front of the Art Museum over the Market Street Bridge, for a total distance of 8 miles.

The ride will proceed at a pace of 12 miles an hour. The duration of the ride is expected to be 1 to 1.5 hours. Helmets are required and bicycle lights are encouraged.

 
Bike Share Philadelphia
Ask Mayor Nutter to support Bike Sharing!
 
Read about the April 30th City Council hearing
 
City Council Hearing photos
Dear (Contact First Name),

Next week is Bike Week in Philadelphia! Join me in a ride to a Phillies game, to watch Breaking Away or ride to work with Mayor Nutter. 
 
Saturday, May 10th- Bike Philly Picnic
Monday, May 12th-Bikes take over car parking
Wednesday, May 14th-Bike Film Night
Thursday, May 15th-Bike to the BallPark
Friday, May 16th-Bike to Work with Mayor Nutter
Saturday, May 17th-Kensington Kinetic Bike Derby
Wednesday, May 21st-Ride of Silence
 
Alex Doty, Executive Director

Saturday, May 10th 11am 

Bike Philly Volunteer Ride & Picnic

Meet at the steps of Art Museum and ride to Mt. Pleasant Mansion.

The Coalition will lead a VIP tour of the Bike Philly course ending at the beautiful Mount Pleasant. There we'll treat our volunteers to a scrumptious barbeque and private tour of the Mount Pleasant mansion (appropriate footwear required, no bike cleats inside the mansion). The winners of the Bike Philly 2007 photo contest will be announced. Like Bike Philly, this will be a family-friendly event and all are welcome. Please RSVP or direct questions to beth@bicyclecoalition.org.

 

Monday, May 12th 10am

On-Street Bicycle Parking Demonstration

The week begins with the take over of two on-street car parking spaces in Center City and University City to accommodate bicycle parking. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will address the state of bicycle parking in Philadelphia at a press conference at 10:00 a.m. at 16th and Chestnut Street. 

 

Tuesday, May 13th

Fourth Annual Commuter Race

The Fourth Annual Commuter Race betweena bicyclist, a car driver and a 2007 Commuter Race Winnertransit rider. The race will test the theory that a bicyclist who commutes four miles or less in Philadelphia will generally arrive before, or within a few minutes of, other commuters during rush hour.

 

Wednesday, May 14th 7pm

Bike Film Night

Join us for a special screening of classic cycling film Breaking Away. This family-friendly movie begins at 7:00 p.m., and a $5.00 Breaking Awaysuggested donation includes soda provided by Olde Philadelphia Soda and popcorn. Complimentary valet bike parking will be provided by Neighborhood Bike Works. 

International House 3701 Chestnut Street. An RSVP is appreciated to 215.BICYCLE, ext.4. or email beth@bicyclecoalition.org.

 

Thursday, May 15th 6pm

Bike to the Ballpark Night

Skip the traffic and parking fees and bike to Citizens Bank Park. Meet at City Hall at 6pm for a group ride to the ballpark and watch the Phillies challenge the Braves (game time 7:05pm). Complimentary valet bike parking will be provided by Neighborhood Bike Works. Tickets ($25 each) for Bike to the Ballpark Night are limited and must be reserved in advance.  Please call 215.BICYCLE, ext.4. or email beth@bicyclecoalition.org.

 

Friday, May 16th 8:30am

Bike to Work Day with Mayor Nutter

Bike to Work Week is anchored by National Bike to Work Day on Friday. Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter will lead by example and commute to City Hall by bicycle. Citizens are invitedto ride with Mayor Nutter from theMayor Nutter at Bike Philly 2007 steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 8:30 a.m. The ride ends at a reception at Temple University's Broad Street Plaza (across from City Hall) for complimentary coffee, tea and bagels provided by Express Breakfast & Lunch and South Street Bagel Company.

 
Saturday, May 17th 12-5pm
Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
Don't miss this second annual design competition and parade celebrating art and human powered transit that is part of the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival.    

Ride of Silence

 

May 12th-16th

Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway

The bridge walkway will be open until 8pm throughout the week, and open until 10pm on Tuesday and Wednesday for the RiverSharks games.

 
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Dates!
Quad County Metric................................................May 10
Bike Week...........................................................May 12-16
Bonkers Metric.......................................................May 18
Tour de Cure.........................................................May 18
Chester County Challenge for Cancer.........................May 18
Horse Farm Tour.....................................................May 18
Ride of Silence......................................................May 21
Commerce Bank Philadelphia Int'l Championship.........................................................June 8
Bike Freedom Valley
.............................................June 15
Tour of Pennsylvania...............................................June 24
Delaware Double Cross.............................................June 29
Iron Hill Twighlight Criterium.......................................July 5
ACS Bike-a-thon......................................................July 13
Commerce Bank Bike Philly....................................Sept 14
More rides and links listed on the BCGP Ride Calendar
For more info, contact Jill Minick at jill@bicyclecoalition.org or (215) 242-9253 ext 3#.
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