May 15, 2012
The Bicycle Coalition Of Greater Philadelphia Celebrates Bike Month With Two Great Events This Week: Ride Of Silence And Bike To Work Day
May is Bike Month, and this week our city celebrates alternative modes of transportation with two great events presented by The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 16, riders can take part in the 8th Annual Philadelphia Ride of Silence, a worldwide initiative which raises awareness for cyclists’ rights to share the road by remembering those who have been killed or injured in motor vehicle-related accidents.
With helmets fastened and reflectors and lights in place, the slow and silent eight-mile ride, escorted by police, will push-off at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 6:45 p.m.
Then, on Friday, May 18, join the mayor with the mostest, Michael Nutter, as he leads Bike to Work Day down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Part of Love Your Park Week, a.m. peddlers will gather at Lloyd Hall, the site for Philly’s new bike rental system along the Schuylkill, for coffee at 7:30 a.m. and follow Mayor Nutter to Love Park at 8:30 a.m.
Both events will take place rain or shine, so gear up, show off your streamers, baskets and horns and happy peddling!
And don’t forget the I Bike PHL Challenge this month; register to help Philadelphia log miles against the national average.
8th Annual Philadelphia Ride Of Silence
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps
When: Wednesday, May 16, 6:45 p.m.
More info: www.bicyclecoalition.org
Bike To Work Day With Mayor Nutter
Where: Llyod Hall, 1 Boathouse Row
When: Friday, May 18, 7:30 a.m.
More info: www.bicyclecoaltion.org