Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bike To Work With Mayor Nutter This Friday

Nutter was undaunted by rain in 2008. Friday's forecast
is sunny and warm.
Whatcha doing this Friday morning? Want to grab coffee and ride alongside Mayor Nutter down the Parkway?

Yeah you do.

This Friday is Bike to Work Day! And for the 5th consecutive year, Mayor Michael Nutter is joining us for a bike ride to work.

If you read our blog, there's a good chance you already bike to work. So take this opportunity to convince a co-worker to give it a try! It's a short ride, the forecast is looking perfect, and your co-worker will be able to say that the first time they biked to work, they had a police escort! Makes for a good story.

National Bike to Work Day
Date: Friday, May 18th
Gathering time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM (ride leaves at 8:30 AM)
Gathering point: Lloyd Hall
Coffee: free and available

We'll be leaving Lloyd Hall at 8:30 sharp and biking down the Parkway to Love Park. There will be a short press conference at the Park, with Mayor Nutter and our own Alex Doty offering remarks.

And don't forget to log your ride in the I Bike PHL Challenge. It's a 1.7 mile ride, so that's 22 points (20 for riding on Friday)!


Ian Brett Cooper said...

Let's face it - Bike to Work Day is a sham - it's a day for motorists to pretend they're cyclists for one day a year. As a person who cycles to work every day, I don't want to have anything to do with that. If that many motorists really want to be cyclists, all they have to do is cycle more often than they drive - it's that simple. One day a year not only doesn't cut it - it's a shameful and disgusting embarrassment! For a cyclist like me to participate would be a betrayal of what I believe cycling is - a lifestyle, not merely a holiday. I'm tired of the posing that goes on at this event. I refuse to be counted among the charlatans.

I am calling for Bike to Work Day to be renamed the “Motorists’ Day of Cycling” (which is what it SHOULD be called).

I will walk my commute tomorrow. My bike will stay in the garage, safe from any association with the poseurs.