Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Get Your Bike On This Week With Upcoming Classes and Family-Friendly Bike Rides

It feels like winter outside, but everyone know bicycles are notoriously calendar-focused. They see it says "March" on that Phillies wall calendar hanging in your garage and they start spinning their pedals and whining. So shut your bike up by taking advantage of these free bike activities happening in the next week!

1) Kidical Mass! Family Bike Ride
This Saturday, March 9th
10:30 AM, Fitler Square, Philly

This is a friendly, casual ride for parents to ride bicycles with their children! It's like a Critical Mass, but with more adorable and less confrontation.

You can see the 4-mile center city ride route here. You can learn more information about the group of parents organizing these rides on their website or in their Facebook group.

2) Bicycle Coalition Volunteer Night
Wednesday, March 13th
6:00 - 7:30 PM
1500 Walnut Street, 2nd floor conference room, Philly

This is our monthly volunteer night! This is going to be a HUGE year for the Bicycle Coalition, and we want you to get involved! Volunteer nights are relaxed, fun evenings in our office where we handle volunteer-y tasks, talk bicycling, eat pizza, and preview upcoming events and activities for which we'll need volunteers. RSVP by filling out this form and contact Steve at with questions.

3) Urban Riding Basics Class
Thursday, March 14th
6:00 - 7:00 pm
1500 Walnut Street
, Suite 1107
Register here

A class for new or inexperienced bicyclists looking to gain confidence navigating streets with cars. Let our Bicycle Ambassadors walk you through everything you need to know to have fun and be safe when riding your bike in the city. Class limited to 12 spots; bicycles not required. Topics covered include:
  • Buying the right bike
  • Locking it up
  • Helmets and clothing
  • Rules of the road
  • Biking in the rain