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Cyclegram: Philly Bike Expo Rolls Into Town October 29th-30th

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October 2011
IN THIS ISSUE
Philly Bike Expo Coming Oct 29-30th!
Our Annual Meeting Is October 29th
Time To Renew Your Membership!
Take Action: Save The Bike Corral By Voting
Bike Meetings and Trail Openings Galore!
Bike Links
Calendar
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Greetings!

Our work to make your ride better doesn't scale back when the weather gets wet and cold. How can you improve your ride when the weather keeps you indoors? Renew your membership or join for the first time today! Your dues make our work possible, and your name behind us allows us to speak louder for bicycling's right to a seat at the table.

Interested in bike sharing in Philadelphia, or the state of the Schuylkill River Trial? If you spend only an hour this year educating yourself on bicycling issues, spend it at one of our seminars at the Philly Bike Expo next weekend. We're bringing in 15 policy makers and high-level advocates for twelve one-hour seminars. Want to know how federal transportation funding affects Philadelphia? What trails are coming to Bucks and Montgomery Counties? How to win an argument with a bike hater? Attend our seminars and find out!

Our annual meeting is also happening at the Philly Bike Expo (no ticket needed for the meeting). Bicycle Coalition members can meet us and each other, learn about our new strategic plan, and enjoy refreshments and a presentation from Steven Rea, Inquirer movie critic and bicycling blogger of good repute. I hope to see you at the meeting on October 29th!
 
Alex Doty, Executive Director 
 
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Want to get in to the Expo for free? Volunteer at the Expo! Contact bina@bilenky.com to volunteer at the Expo or caroline@bicyclecoalition.org to volunteer for us.
Bicycle Coalition Annual Meeting: Saturday, October 29th
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Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, from 'Rides A Bike' blog
Our annual meeting for Bicycle Coalition members is coming up!

Saturday, October 29th
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Griffin Hall, First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

Come enjoy food and drink and meet your fellow Bicycle Coalition members. Our feature guest is Inquirer movie critic Steven Rea, know in many circles for his movie-stars-on-bikes blog Rides A Bike. Alex Doty will present our strategic plan, and we will elect new Board members.

Bring your Bicycle Coalition membership card for entrance. Not a member? You can join at the door! Note: you do not need a ticket to the Bike Expo to attend our Annual Meeting.
Bicycle Coalition logo Time To Renew Your Membership!

We recently moved our membership program to a rolling basis, but the majority of our members renew in the fall or winter. Now is the time to renew your membership!

Your membership fuels our efforts to improve bicycling in the Greater Philadelphia Region. From new bike lanes to a completed Schuylkill River Trail, we speak loudly for your interests as a bicyclist. Benefits of your membership include:
  • Entrance to our Annual Meeting happening October 29th!
  • The monthly CycleGram e-newsletter
  • Discounts at over 30 bike-related retailers
  • Discounted registration at Bike Philly
  • A tax deduction
Have you changed your mailing address or e-mail address? Let us know by sending an e-mail to: donations@bicyclecoalition.org.
Take Action: Save The Bike Corral

 

We need your help!  We have an opportunity to purchase the very cool bike corral (see below) that was loaned to us by Dero Bike Racks for a seven week demonstration on Syndenham Street as part of Park(ing) Day.   

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Bike corral at corner of Walnut and Sydenham St in Center City

How can we save it? By winning a contest that will also help cut down on bike theft!

 

Open Data RaceWe are participating in OpenDataPhilly's inaugural Open Data Race to get access to bike theft incident locations (so we can create maps to help crack down on bike theft). First prize is $2,000! Our nomination is in the running for first prize, but we need your help to lock it in!

 

If we win, we'll put the prize money towards keeping the corral in Philadelphia. Our success depends upon the support of our loyal members and readers. Here's how you can help alleviate bike theft and keep the corral, for free, all in less than 3 minutes:

  1. Go to the OpenDataRace.

  2. Register (it's free).

  3. Find the Bicycle Coalition's entry (for Bike Theft Locations).

  4. Cast your vote for us.

  5. Vote again next week! You can vote once a week.

The contest runs through October 31st.

Bike Meetings and Trail Openings Galore
 
Biking and walking Philly

Tis the season!  The next few weeks are chock-a-block full of public meetings and ribbon cuttings for projects that will impact your ride.   

 

Wed.  Oct. 19 - Cobbs Creek Connector Public Meeting (Paschalville)

Sat.    Oct. 22 - Neighborhood Bike Works Bike Part Art Show  

Sun.   Oct. 23 - Cynwyd Heritage Trail Ribbon Cutting and Fall Fest  

Tue.   Oct. 25 - Northeast Philly Ped/Bike Plan (Fox Chase)  

Tue.   Oct. 25 - Schuylkill River Trail Ribbon Cutting (Spring City)  

Wed. Oct. 26 - Cobbs Creek Connector Public Meeting (Cibotti Rec.) 

Wed. Oct. 26 - Northeast Philly Ped/Bike Plan (Juniata)

Thu.  Oct. 27 - Spring Garden Greenway Public Meeting

Tue.  Nov. 1   - Manayunk Canal Tow Path Groundbreaking 

 

 

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Bike Links 
Calendar 

 

10/19
Cobbs Creek Connector Public Meeting

10/20
Urban Sustainability Forum: Public Transportation in Philadelphia

10/21-10/23
BCP's Fall Foliage Weekend

10/22
Bike Part Art Show

10/23
Cynwyd Trail Opening

10/25
Schuylkill River Trail in Chester Co. Ribbon Cutting

10/25
NE Philly Bike/Ped Plan Open House

10/26
NE Philly Bike/Ped Plan Open House

10/26
Cobbs Creek Connector Meeting

10/27
Spring Garden Greenway Public Meeting

10/29-10/30
Philly Bike Expo

10/29
Bicycle Coalition's Annual Meeting

10/29-10/30
Bicycle Coalition seminar series (preview and another preview)

11/1
Bike Delaware Meeting

Manayunk Canal Tow Path Groundbreaking

11/2
Bicycle Coalition volunteer night

11/12
Bike Mural Arts Tour   

 

Full calendar with details here.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
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