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CycleGram: New Website, New Maps, Riding Car-Free

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
CycleGram August 2008
Bike Philly

How can you help Commerce Bank Bike Philly?
Registrations this year are capped at 5,000 so reserve your space today!

Take Action!

Support the inclusion of a bicycle and pedestrian pathway on the new I-95 Scudder Falls Bridge over the Delaware River by signing our petition.

Join a Regional Committee Listserv
 
Attend a Regional Committee Meeting
 
All interested bicyclists welcome to join--check out all the regional committees meetings and sign up on the Coalition's new website.

Bike Delaware: 9/8
Philadelphia: 9/16

 
Check the Bike Coalition calendar for meeting details
 
Are you a member of the Bike Coalition?

 Membership gets you discounts at the Bike Coalition's feature rides Bike Freedom Valley and Bike Philly 

It only takes four minutes to join or renew your membership in the fastest growing bicycle advocacy group in the country!   
 
If you're not sure if your membership is up to date, contact Jill
 
Make Your Ride Better!
Greetings!

One of the Bicycle Coalition's aims this year was to better communicate with you. Towards that end, we just launched an all-new bicyclecoalition.org.

I want to thank our staff, John, Breen, Beth, Jill and Sarah, who all spent a lot of time filling the site with information about our advocacy as well as practical information for bicyclists. Let me know what you think!
 
Alex Doty, Executive Director

P.S. -- We are limiting registrations for Commerce Bank Bike Philly to 5,000 riders this year so, if you haven't already registered, secure your place now!

Bike Freedom Valley 2008 
ALL NEW BICYCLECOALITION.ORG 

We teamed up with EvolveStrategies to develop a new Bicycle Coalition website to serve you better.

It has information about how to take action, report a problem, find commuter routes, learn bicycling tips, upcoming events, and the latest on the Bicycle Coalition's advocacy efforts throughout the region. 

There are pages for each regional committee, and we encourage you to get involved in the committee where you live. 
 
Gihon Jordan 
Remembering Gihon Jordan

After a long battle with cancer, Bicycle Coalition board member and retired Philadelphia Streets Department engineer Gihon Jordan passed away August 7th. One of the early board members of the Bicycle Coalition, Gihon was a fiery champion for bicyclist and pedestrian rights.

A safer South Street Bridge being planned by the Nutter Administration is part of his legacy. Philadelphia is a better place today because of Gihon's passionate advocacy for safer streets for bikes and peds.

Read more about his life and how to leave a remembrance.
 
Philadelphia Bicycle News 

Our blog, with new posts almost every day, is now a regular fixture on the pages of the new bicyclecoalition.org.

This past month feature posts about the nearly completed West Bank Greenway, speeding and pedestrian crossings on the Fairmount Park Drives, the Ivy Ridge Trail, and how to bike to this weekend's Philadelphia Folk Festival. 

Sign up to receive a feed of the blog posts or for posts to come directly to your in box!
NYC Summer StreetsSummer Streets in NYC

This is the summer of "cyclovia" -- closing streets to cars to encourage active recreation and excercise. First launched in Bogota, Columbia, the idea is sweeping American cities. 

Last Saturday, New York City launched Summer Streets -- closing 7 miles of streets in Manhattan on three Saturdays in August for walking, bicycling and running.  Alex and John are leading a tour this coming Satuday, August 16 and you are invited! 

Sarah was there, with a video camera, last Saturday: enjoy it vicariously with video (courtesy of EvolveStrategies), photos and a blog post.  We're excited to see how Philadelphia can capitalize on lessons learned from NYC's ventures.     
Regional Bike Map FrontRegional Bike Maps Now Available!
Through our new Bicycle Ambassadors Program, we were able to reprint 20,000 Regional Bike Maps this week. The maps are free to Bicycle Coalition members when you join or renew.
 
Bicycle Ambassadors logoBicycle Ambassadors
 
Bicycle Ambassador Breen Goodwin has been on the job two months and has already developed some test outreach materials and a new logo to reach out to new bicyclists and those teetering on the edge of two-wheeled freedom.

Look for Breen at the Clark Park Farmer's Market this Saturday morning.
 
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Dates!
Bike Coalition NYC Summer Streets Tour........................August 16
Covered Bridge Metric Century.....................................August 17
Shorefire Century......................................................August 23
Lake Nockamixon Century...........................................August 24
Livestrong Challenge..................................................August 24
Brandywine Tour.......................................................August 31
22nd Annual Amish Country Bike Tour...............................Sept. 6
Jersey Devil Century.....................................................Sept 20
Bike Fresh Bike Local.....................................................Sept 21
MS City to Shore.....................................................Sept 27-28
More rides and all links listed on the BCGP Events Calendar
For more info, contact Jill Minick at jill@bicyclecoalition.org  or (215) 242-9253 ext 3#.  

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