- Thursday, August 26th in the plaza in front of the Penn Bookstore in University City at 36th & Walnut Streets, 10AM to 6PM
- Friday August 27th at Love Park - 15th & JFK Blvd, 10 AM to 6 PM
- Saturday, August 28th at Penn's Landing on the Walnut Plaza, off Columbus Blvd., 10 AM to 6PM
Meanwhile bike sharing is stealing headlines. Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Maes narrowly won the Republican Primary on Tuesday. A few days before the election Maes warned voters that his Democratic opponent Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his support for the B-Cycle program, are "converting Denver into a United Nations community."
"This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed," Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally in Centennial, CO.
On a more positive note - Kudos to commentator Michael Smerconish for asking Mayor Nutter to bring bike sharing to Philadelphia after being inspired by "Boris' Bikes" (Barclay's Cycle Hire) on a recent trip to London.
"And there's the fitness factor. Hizzoner was willing to fight tooth and nail with City Council to levy a tax on sugary drinks - in part out of concern for the city's rising obesity rate. Making it easy for both city residents and visitors to bike around town would seem to fill the same bill."
Unfortunately his idea for Mike's Bikes is already taken by that shop on S. 13th Street. How about Philly Psycles or Brotherly Bikes. What catchy phrase do you propose for Bike Sharing in Philadelphia?
And finally in New York City a new twist on bike sharing that actually makes the bike the station by attaching a lock box to the frame. SoBi or Social Bicycles plans to deploy bikes in New York City this fall. Think Bixi meets the Dutch White Bicycles.