Promoting bicycling as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation.

Summer Biking

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Take pleasure in a morning of bicycling on car-free streets in Philadelphia on September 13!
 
Chose one of four loops that range from laid-back family-friendly route on car-free streets to a challenging 50-mile option on shared roads.  
 
River to River Bike Lanes for Center City
Spruce and Pine Bike Lane Rendering
Community
 Meeting
 
Philadelphia's Office of Transportation and Utilties is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, August 12th at the Gersham Y at 6:30pm
Take Back the Drive
 
A  horrible crash in the MLK crosswalk that critically injured a father and young son on a bicycle is the latest example of the dangers of a beautiful park road that has been allowed to become a throughway. It is time to make MLK Drive safe for park users. 
 
You are welcome to join us and please send Mayor Nutter a letter asking him to make MLK Drive safe for park users. Over 600 letters have been sent so far!  
 
Be sure to tell a friend about this campaign.
Upcoming Rides

August 8--Annual Nightmare Tour; Conquer the Hills Memorial & Green Branch Park Century
August 16--Covered Bridges Century
August 22- Shorefire Century
August 23--Courage to Ride & Livestrong Challenge
August 29--Round the Valley
August 30--Brandywine Tour & Shoofly Classic
September 6--Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride
September 12 -- Scenic Schuylkill River Century
September 13--TD Bank Bike Philly
Volunteer Night

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is seeking volunteers for its annual Bike Philly event. Join us on for pizza and learn how you can help our work to make bicycling better.

New Office Location
The next meeting is: 
September 2, 6:30 pm
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 1107
Enter from 15th Street between Walnut and Locust
Dear Bicyclist,

I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. It's been a busy one at the Bicycle Coalition and promises to get even busier with TD Bank Bike Philly approaching (have you registered yet?).

If you live in Society Hill or know a bicyclist who does, there is a meeting next week I hope you can make it to: the City is hosting a public meeting to discuss the pilot bike lanes on Spruce and Pine Streets. They need to see neighborhood faces speaking in support of the idea!


Alex Doty

Executive Director
EVENTS
2008 Annual MeetingLisa Nutter Honorary Chair For TD Bank Bike Philly
on September 13
Philadelphia's First Lady Lisa Nutter is the new Honorary Chair for TD Bank Bike Philly. Ms. Nutter is an avid cyclist and a member of Sturdy Girl Cycling.
 
Biketoberfest 2009Save the Date for Biktoberfest!
Yes, the second annual Biketoberfest is back and this year promises to be even bigger and better.

October 18, 2009
Bikes, bands, beer and brats!
2pm - 6pm at the Dock Street Brewery
CAMPAIGNS
The Bicycle Coalition and the Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Coalition are hosting a public meeting to discuss plans for finishing the trail from Delaware to Montgomery County and safety concerns on the current trail around Norristown.
Thursday, August 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Montgomery County Planning Commission (1 Montgomery Plz # 201, Norristown)
 
Support River to River Bike Lanes in Center City
The City's Spruce/Pine bike lane proposal was met with tremendous enthusiasm when rolled out last month. Over 40 people wrote personal emails to Councilman Frank DiCicco and Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler voicing their support and over 260 thank you letters were sent to Mayor Nutter.

Attend a
public meeting to voice your support!
Wednesday, August 12 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Gershman Y - Chapel 100, 401 South Broad Street 

Bicyclists who live in the neighborhoods along Spruce and Pine are needed to attend and express support!

MORE CAMPAIGNS
SPINZONE
Bicycle Coalition in the News
 Highlights from the Coalition's blog

EDUCATION
Bicycle Ambassador Dead Bike Project
Have you ever wondered who is in charge of removing abandoned bikes in Philly?  So did we. Check out the latest project of the Bicycle Ambassadors.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Please join all of us at the Bicycle Coalition, our six Bicycle Ambassadors and Mayor Michael Nutter in taking the I Bike PHL Pledge. It's a simple way to make your ride safer!

I Bike PHL 

MORE EDUCATION
Make Your Ride Better!
Bicycle Coalition 2009 Membership
 
Membership benefits include:
  • The monthly CycleGram e-newsletter
  • Discounts at over 30 bike shops in the region
  • Discounted registration at TD Bank Bike Philly and Bike Freedom Valley
  • An invitation to our annual meeting
  • A tax deduction

Not a member? Take four minutes to make your membership gift online.

If you represent a bike shop or local business and would like to participate in our Member Discount Program, please click here for an application.
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