Friday, May 10, 2013

Reminder: Ride of Silence and Bike to Work Day Next Week!

People With Bicycles In And Near Philadelphia! Two always-anticipated bicycling events are happening next week. Check 'em out below:

Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 15th
Meeting place: Steps of the PMA
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

The Ride of Silence is an annual bicycle ride honoring those killed while riding their bicycles and reminding communities of bicyclists' right to safe space on the roads. There will be a brief ceremony remembering the five bicyclists who have died in the past 12 months in the Delaware Valley, and then the ride will commence.

The ride is conducted in silence, at no more than 12 mph, with a police escort. Please bring a helmet and a donation to cover the cost of the police escort. The Ride happens rain or shine.

Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 17th
Meeting place: Lloyd Hall (1 Boathouse Row)
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM

The annual Bike to Work Day is this upcoming Friday! Join Mayor Nutter, other dignitaries, two classes of school children, and your fellow bicyclists on a bike ride to work! We meet up at Lloyd Hall at 7:30 and bike from there to Love Park at 8:15 am. Rain or shine, because work happens rain or shine, unless you're a tennis player (or professional rain collector).

Note: this post has been updated to reflect that the Ride of Silence is in the PM, not the AM.