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Cyclegram: Announcing Upcoming Bicycling Workshops In City and Suburbs

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June 7, 2012
Take Our Workshop On Suburban Bicycling Advocacy
Interested in getting your county or suburban community more bike friendly? We have workshops for you!

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Learn how to turn the red lines into green lines

Bike 101/Suburban Outreach Workshop
Saturday, June 23rd

Easttown Library

720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312

Morning: Bike Lane 101 (10:30 AM-12:30 PM)

Do you want your community to be more bicycle friendly? Making this a reality takes more than a simple call to your Commissioner or Representative. This workshop will cover what to ask for, building local support, finding money, and getting the attention of the elected officials whose support you need to make things happen.


Afternoon: Connecting The Circuit (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)

Our brand-new website, (screenshot above right), is a powerful tool for both using and advocating for trails in your county. Learn about The Circuit and how you can make sure that your favorite trail gets built and is well maintained.


Lunch will be provided. To register, send an e-mail confirming your attendance to Diana at Please include any dietary restrictions for lunch.

ThinkBike Workshops Bring Dutch Bike Planners To Philly
In two weeks' time, a delightfully wonky workshop is taking place on Temple's Campus.

The ThinkBike Workshop will bring together Dutch bicycle transportation experts, local transportation planners, engineers and cyclists to plan and discuss how Philadelphia can become more bike-friendly. ThinkBike workshops have been held recently in Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

You can get involved in one of two ways: attend the open and closing sessions (open to the public), or apply to be part of one of the design teams.

Amsterdam Centraal Station bike parking
bike parking at Amsterdam Centraal Station
Opening session

Monday, June 18th
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tickets are free but limited
The opening session will showcase innovative ideas used in the Netherlands to improve traffic safety and support high cycling rates.

Closing session
Tuesday, June 19th
5:00 pm - 6:30 PM
Tickets are free but limited
In the closing session, two design teams led by the Dutch cycling experts will present their findings for applying Dutch methods to bicycling infrastructure around Temple University and Center City.

Apply to participate in one of the design teams: More information here.

Organized by the Dutch Embassy, with the Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities and BCGP, at Temple University's Main Campus. 

Kickstart Biking At Your Work With Bike Ambassadors
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Things we hear often:
  • "I bike to work, but am unable to convince my coworkers that it's safe or convenient."
  • "I want to ride in the city, but I'm not confident."
  • "I have questions about bicycling, but am too busy to attend evening seminars."

The solution is simple: let the Bicycle Ambassadors bring this information to you with a one-hour workshop tailored to your questions!


Our knowledgeable Ambassadors will visit your workplace, community meeting center, or event and provide one-hour workshops to help demystify bicycling as a practical transportation option. Topics include:Bicycle Ambassadors logo

  • Urban Riding Basics Workshop (our most popular class)
  • Fix-a-Flat Clinic
  • Bike Cleaning 101 Workshop
  • Ambassador presence at an organized event

Simply fill out this short form and our Bicycle Ambassadors will contact you shortly!

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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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