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September 20, 2013

Roundup: Our Guide To Hiking And Biking In And Around Philadelphia This Fall

With cooler temperatures and stunning foliage on the horizon, autumn is the ideal season to take advantage of the great outdoors in and around Philadelphia. Philadelphia has some of the most enormous, not to mention gorgeous, park spaces in any city in the country, so fall is the perfect time to take advantage of all […]

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December 14, 2012

Awesome News: Bike Sharing Is Coming To Philadelphia

Great news, Philadelphia. Last week, Mayor Nutter announced that the City of Philadelphia will introduce a bike share program that will launch in 2014. The plan calls for an initial 650 bikes to be put into use in the first year, with that number set to grow to 1,200 bikes by 2015. The plan also […]

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November 14, 2012

Calling All Bicyclists: The Fifth Annual Philadelphia “Tweed Ride” Is Back Saturday, November 17

You know what would look great with that blazer with the leather elbow patches? Your bike. At least it will at the Philadelphia Tweed Ride V, where participants dress in tweed jackets or pants or driver caps. Or all three. The Philadelphia Tweed Ride, similar to London’s Tweed Run that encourages riders to wear traditional […]

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October 12, 2012

The Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge To Officially Open Next Saturday, October 20

Starting next weekend, Saturday, October 20, pedestrians, bikers and stroller-pushers will be able to walk directly from the Schuylkill Banks to the Schuylkill River Park on a special Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge that spans the railroad. The bridge, a 95-foot-long truncated arch truss structure, has a 12-foot-wide pathway with ADA accessible ramps on both […]

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September 28, 2012

Roundup: The Fall Guide To Hiking And Biking In The Philadelphia Region

One plus of the waning of summer is that the heat and humidity have finally let up, which means it’s prime time to think about planning fit and fun adventures on the bike or on foot. Philadelphia has some of the most enormous, not to mention gorgeous, park spaces in any city in the country, […]

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June 27, 2012

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Introduces The Fairmount Park System’s First Bike Rental Service, With Pickup Locations At Love Park, Trolley Car Cafe And Boathouse Row

Exciting summer news: Earlier this month, Mayor Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy hosted a grand opening ceremony for Wheel Fun Rentals, a brand new bike rental service for Philadelphia. Residents of and visitors to Philadelphia can now rent Fuji hybrid two-wheels, surrey bikes, tandem bikes, deuce coupe bikes and Segways […]

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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 […]

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April 27, 2012

The I Bike PHL Challenge Begins May 1; Register To Win Prizes And Help Philadelphia Log Miles Against The National Average

May is National Bike Month, and the Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition is celebrating with a brand new event: the I Bike PHL Challenge. Last year Philadelphia logged nearly 150,000 miles in GPBC’s first-ever Commuter Challenge. This year they’re upping the ante by joining the National Bike Challenge. National Bike to Work Day is May 20. […]

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June 30, 2011

Highlights From The 2011 Greenworks Progress Report: 40,000 New Trees, Recycling Up 300%, 450,000 Square Feet Of Green Roofs, 472 Hybrid Septa Buses, Bike Commuting Up 150% And Much More

Mayor Nutter launched the Greenworks program in 2009, a seven-year roadmap to move Philadelphia towards becoming one of the greenest cities in America. The ambitious plan sets 15 sustainability targets in the areas of energy, environment, equity, economy and engagement to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015. The 2011 Progress Report, released […]

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June 1, 2011

Reminder: The Annual Philadelphia International Bike Race Returns This Sunday, June 5 With 300 Riders, Ten 14.4-Mile Laps, Countless Cowbells And The Epic Manayunk Wall

The 27th Annual TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship takes Philadelphia by storm this Sunday, June 5, with a weekend full of fun and competition. The Bike Race heralds the beginning of summer, and marks one of the major cycling events in the entire country. Join the thousands who will come out to watch this […]

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