Monday, May 10, 2010

Featured Bike Month Events Week 2: Urban Gardening Tour and more!

We've begun our second week of bike month, and wanted to let you know about some of the great events happening later this week (as well as a sneak peak of tons of events for next week). Check out the full Philly Bike Month Calendar to see more info about these events and many more!

It's not too late to sign up for the Bike Month Commuter Challenge and win great prizes for riding your bike, or to pull out your camera and submit a photo for our Bike Month Photo Contest!
See this and more on the Growing Green Bike Tour this Saturday!

Featured Events This Week:
Friday, May 14:
Sustainable 19125's Car-Free Fridays
Get happy hour specials if you ride your bike!

Saturday, May 15:
Growing Green Urban Gardens Bike Tour
Join the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and members of the City Harvest Growers Alliance Program (CHGA) for a bicycle exploration of urban gardens and food systems. Starts 2pm. Entry fee: $15/$10 for Bicycle Coalition members. Register here.

9th Annual R.E.Load Maypril Fools Fun Ride
Essentially a huge scavenger hunt, you'll be given a list of stops at the start, each with a different points value assigned to them. Registration begins 12pm. Entry fee: $10.

Bicycle Ambassador Service Station on the Schuylkill River Trail, 8am-12pm
Come out to the base of the trail (25th and Locust) to meet our new team of Bicycle Ambassadors, brush up on your bike safety tricks, and get a quick check of that bike you just pulled out of the basement for bike-to-work day. Look out for guest bike mechanics, too!

Next week:
Free Urban Riding Classes at the BCGP Office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then, on Friday, Philly's biggest Bike-to-Work-Day ever!