Thursday, May 08, 2008

Bike Week Activities

Saturday, May 10th 11am
Bike Philly Volunteer Ride & Picnic

Meet at the steps of Art Museum and ride to Mt. Pleasant Mansion.The Coalition will lead a VIP tour of the Bike Philly course ending at the beautiful Mount Pleasant. There we'll treat our volunteers to a scrumptious barbeque and private tour of the Mount Pleasant mansion (appropriate footwear required, no bike cleats inside the mansion). The winners of the Bike Philly 2007 photo contest will be announced. Like Bike Philly, this will be a family-friendly event and all are welcome. Please RSVP or direct questions to

Monday, May 12th 10am
On-Street Bicycle Parking Demonstration

The week begins with the take over of two on-street car parking spaces in Center City and University City to accommodate bicycle parking. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will address the state of bicycle parking in Philadelphia at a press conference at 10:00 a.m. at 16th and Chestnut Street.

Tuesday, May 13th 8:30 - 9:00 AM
Fourth Annual Commuter Race

The Fourth Annual Commuter Race between a bicyclist, a car driver and a transit rider. The race will test the theory that a bicyclist who commutes four miles or less in Philadelphia will generally arrive before, or within a few minutes of, other commuters during rush hour. The exciting finish will take place at City Hall.

Wednesday, May 14th 7pm
Bike Film Night

Join us for a special screening of classic cycling film Breaking Away. This family-friendly movie begins at 7:00 p.m., and a $5.00 suggested donation includes soda provided by Olde Philadelphia Soda and popcorn. Complimentary valet bike parking will be provided by Neighborhood Bike Works.

International House 3701 Chestnut Street.
An RSVP is appreciated to 215.BICYCLE, ext.4. or email

Thursday, May 15th 6pm
Bike to the Ballpark Night

Skip the traffic and parking fees and bike to Citizens Bank Park. Meet at City Hall at 6pm for a group ride to the ballpark and watch the Phillies challenge the Braves (game time 7:05pm). Complimentary valet bike parking will be provided by Neighborhood Bike Works. Tickets ($25 each) for Bike to the Ballpark Night are limited and must be reserved in advance. Please call 215.BICYCLE, ext.4. or email

Friday, May 16th 8:30am
Bike to Work Day with Mayor Nutter

Bike to Work Week is anchored by National Bike to Work Day on Friday. Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter will lead by example and commute to City Hall by bicycle. Citizens are invitedto ride with Mayor Nutter from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 8:30 a.m. The ride ends at a reception at Temple University's Broad Street Plaza (across from City Hall) for complimentary coffee, tea and bagels provided by Cafe Express Breakfast & Lunch and South Street Bagel Company.

Delaware County TMA's Bike to Work Day

County Court House
Front and Olive Streets
Media, PA

Saturday, May 17th 12-5pm
Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

Don't miss this second annual design competition and parade celebrating art and human powered transit that is part of the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival.

May 12th-16th
Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway

The bridge walkway will be open until 8pm throughout the week, and open until 10pm (or 30 minutes after the last out) on Tuesday and Wednesday for the RiverSharks games.