Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chester County Cycling Coalition Seeks Bike Week Volunteers

The TMACC (Transportation Management Association of Chester County), Friends of the Chester Valley Trail and the Chester County Cycling Coalition (CCCC) are partnering this year to organize Bike Week events in Chester County.

TMACC is organizing the kick-off and closing week events on the Chester Valley Trail (CVT),
while the CCCC is planning 2 signature Bike to Work Week events in West Chester and is interested in finding people who want to organize these events in their own municipalities. CCCC will help with efforts elsewhere. Both events are easy to organize and require zero dollars:

  • May 18th 7pm - Ride of Silence
  • May 20th 8am - Bike to Work Day

A Bike to Work Day ride is also being planned in Downingtown on Friday May 20th.

CCCC is also interested in any ideas you may have to celebrate Bike to Work Week! Some possibilities include:

  • Organizing energizer stations along bike routes during Bike to Work Week - For example, Friends of the CVT will have a station at the East Whiteland Township Building.
  • Organizing or being a mentors for new bikers (route mapping assistance, offering to lead a group of bikers for a short ride to work)
  • If you're a business, providing bike commuting incentives to employees (ex. which employee rode the most miles, etc.)
  • Hosting a smart cycling class or a bike rodeo for kids in your neighborhood (CCCC can help you with that).

If you would like to organize an event or become involved in an event already organized, please contact, either Ellen Zadoff, Chester County Cycling Coalition or Molly Duffy and/or Paul DesRocher at TMACC.


Dr. Phila said...

Thanks for posting this John! Since the links appear broken, please email or

All ideas welcome!