Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Bike-to-Work/Bike-to-Class Day: April 22

Volunteers are needed to help make University City bicycle commuter day a success, if you can donate time anytime tomorrow contact John Madera or give him a call at (215) 238-2854.

There will be free, daylong guarded bike parking at four University City locations with refreshments and goodie bags for the first 300 participants. The four bike parking areas, staffed with UCD ambassadors as well as volunteers from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Neighborhood Bike Works, will be open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Around 50 spaces apiece will be available at University Square, 36th and Samson Sts.; International House, 37th and Chestnut Sts.; and the Fresh Grocer parking deck, 4100 Walnut St. More than 100 bicycles can be accommodated at Jon M. Huntsman Hall, on Walnut Street between 37th and 38th Sts.

Note: Bring Locks, unless you plan on parking at University Square where we will have valet bike parking.

Folks can view demonstrations at University Square on bike safety and the correct usage of a SEPTA bus bike rack between 11:30 and 1:30 as well as sign up for drawings for one of three free used bikes. (You can sign up at any bike parking location).