Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Weekend Escapes

Every Thursday this summer we'll be looking at bicycling getaways around the region. These will not be challenging long distance road rides, instead the focus will be on small towns, quiet streets and rail trails.

For the most part these escapes will be accessible by public transportation. However be prepared though to deal with the quirks of taking your bike on SEPTA and NJ TRANSIT. If you have never taken your bicycle on a bus or train before then you may want to look at the Bicycle Coalitions bike on transit page.

If you are looking for speed and convenience you may want to look at car sharing options such as PhillyCarShare. Each escape will be depicted on a Google Map which automatically provides a driving directions option.

Finally if you have any concerns, tips or suggestions please leave your comments.