- Volunteer Night
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia holds volunteer training nights every month, typically the first Wednesday. You’ll learn what’s involved in helping us with outreach events (sharing and speaking about our work, and listening to concerns about the state of cycling and cyclists in Philly); then you’ll have a chance to sign up for events in the following weeks. Please register here.
- Safety First – Family Friendly Ride
On Saturday, May 18, 2013, Center City District and Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will host the First Annual “SAFETY FIRST” bicycle ride on the streets of Center City Philadelphia to express the importance of bicycle safety while raising money for the continuing education and awareness of bicycle safety. Proceeds will go to support youth programs at Neighborhood Bike Works and the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, to purchase needed bicycles for Center City District and the Philadelphia Police Explorers, and to continue the educational efforts by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
This ride is open to all ages and riding skills. The cyclists will be escorted by police officers assigned to Center City District and a Bicycle Ambassador from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. All traffic regulations and laws will be followed and enforced.
The ride will start at 9:00AM at Washington Square Park at 6th & Walnut Streets. During and after the ride, Center City District will have personnel selling raffles for prizes, passing out giveaways, and assisting citizens who are interested in registering with the Philadelphia Police Department B.I.K.E. Program.
Please register here: http://centercityride.eventbrite.com/#
We regularly offer free workshops, rides, and classes in Philly and the suburbs. Check out our blog for event descriptions, dates, and links for registration.
- Bike to Work Tomorrow With Mayor Nutter
It's going to be a beautiful morning - grab your bike and glide down the parkway with Mayor Michael Nutter!
Tomorrow is Bike to Work Day. Ride with us for a police-escorted jaunt down the Parkway to Love Park before continuing onward to your final destination of employ. Joining us will be Councilman Mark Squilla, Councilman Dennis O'Brien, Superintendent Hite, and Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis, plus students from Meade and Meredith Elementary Schools. Get there early for coffee and breakfast munchies from Cosmic Cafe.Date: Friday, May 17thMeet up: Lloyd Hall (1 Boathouse Row)Time: 7:30 AM (ride will leave approximately 8:10 AM)Route: Ben Franklin Parkway to Love Park
Mayor Nutter will be there. We cannot promise he will be there in bike shorts.
- Cyclist Struck By Tractor-Trailer On Callowhill St
According to 6ABC a cyclist was struck by a tractor-trailer at 2nd and Callowhill St in Philadelphia at approximately 9 AM this morning. The victim was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital in critical condition. We will provide updates when they become available.View PA/NJ Bicycle Crashes 2011-2013 in a larger map
- Donate Your Bike At The Trenton Ave Arts Festival This Saturday
The Trenton Ave Arts Festival is happening this Saturday from noon - 5:00 pm in Kensington. We will be there, as will hundreds of other vendors, organizations, musicians, and food trucks. Neighborhood Bike Works will also be there, and they will be holding a bike drive for their programming. Have an old bike you no longer use? Donate it to their youth programming!Neighborhood Bike Works is a fabulous organization endowing urban youth in Philadelphia with educational, recreational, and career-building activities and opportunities through bicycling. Give that unused bicycle in your garage or basement a new sense of purpose by donating it to NBW this Saturday.