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Cyclegram: National Bike to Work Day Coming Next Week

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May 10, 2012
Next Week: Bike to Work Day and the Ride of Silence
8th annual Philadelphia Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 16th (rain or shine)
6:45 pm; meet at steps of Philadelphia Art Musem

The Ride of Silence, happening worldwide, honors cyclists killed or injured in motor vehicle-related crashes and raises awareness of cyclists' right to share the road. The Ride is a slow, silent 8 mile loop through Philadelphia with police escort. Helmets required, lights encouraged. No registration required; for info.


Bike to Work Day 2010Philadelphia - Bike to Work Day with Mayor Nutter
Friday, May 18th (rain or shine)
7:30 AM, gather at Lloyd Hall (coffee provided!)
8:30 AM - ride down the Parkway to Love Park (route)

Celebrate the joy of biking to work by joining Mayor Nutter and other dignitaries for a short but sweet police-escorted ride down the Parkway to Love Park.

Philly's Bike to Work Day is part of Love Your Park Week, a celebration of Philadelphia's parks being organized by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Lloyd Hall is also one site of Philly's new bike rental system along the Schuylkill from Wheel Fun.  
Delaware County - Bike to Work Day 
Friday, May 18th
8:30 AM, Courthouse at Front & Olive Streets, Media PA
Sponsored by DELCO TMA in partnership with the Delaware County Planning Dept.  Refreshments provided, raffle of items donated by local bike shops.

Downingtown - Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 18th
8:00 AM, from the Duck Pond in Downingtown to Eagleview
Contact Mark Dane at for more information.

West Chester - Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 18th
8:00 AM
A ride from Mayor Committa's home to Borough Hall for breakfast and giveaways. Contact Ellen Zadoff at for more information.
Ride Your Bike, Support Your State, Win Cool Stuff
2012 I Bike PHL Challenge posterPennsylvania and New Jersey are participating in the National Bike Challenge! As of Thursday morning, Pennsylvania was 7th in the national leaderboards; New Jersey was 40th.

We can do better! Start logging your miles today and let's climb the rankings. Want incentives? The national organizations are giving away prizes to participants, but we are rewarding Pennsylvania and New Jersey riders as well!

To be qualified for the prize raffles, simply select during registration to receive information from us or fill out this tiny form. Then hit a point level by the end of the month to be automatically entered into the drawings.

Individual Rider Prize List
Platinum level (1500 points by end of August)
  • 1x Fuji Breezer Uptown 8 bike
  • 1x Burley Travoy Urban Bike Trailer
Gold level (500 points)
  • 2x Mag trainer
  • 8x Park PPM Mini Tool Set

Silver level (150 points)

  • 40x Bicycle Coalition schwag bags (includes: BCGP tote bag, shirt, 1-year membership, hanging bike light, water bottle) 
For Teams and Workplaces
Our friendly Bicycle Ambassadors are offering free urban riding basics classes and bike commuting info sessions to interested communities and workplaces. Classes are 60 minutes and can fit into your schedule. Our Ambassadors cover getting the right fit of bike and helmet, how to bike to work while still dressing professionally, how to pack, rules of the road, secure bike locking, and more!

These classes are free and a great way to get more comfortable biking to work, or to get your co-workers to join you! Contact Diana at or (215) 242-9253 x309 to schedule a class. 
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