Friday, August 06, 2010

Big Weekend For Cyclists

With great weather on their side four very different bike events will be occurring within 90 miles of Philadelphia this weekend.

1. The Brandywine Bicycle Club's Dog Daze Century starting at the Brandywine Valley Association on Wawaset Rd outside West Chester (Map).

2. Somewhere between the Dog Daze Century and competitive races lies Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia. Gran Fondo rides are popular in Italy. There is no competition (as in winners) but everyone wears a timing chip, to assure course completion, and awards are given to confirmed finishers and the fastest climbers. Starting at the Art Museum the 100 mile ride (with shorter options) travels on a popular route to St. Peters Village near French Creek State Park. Unfortunately there is no day of registration for Gran Fondo.

3. In Bethlehem the Coalition for Appropriate Transportation will be hosting free valet bike parking for Muzikfest. Bike parking is directly adjacent to the AmericaPlatz venue.

4. And as we reported earlier tomorrow is the first Saturday of NYC's Summer Streets.