Monday, October 21, 2013

New Bicycle Group in University City Holding Wednesday Info Session

Some enterprising grad students have created the University Bike Collective, deciding that in order to improve bicycling in University City, sometimes you just gotta DO THIS THING!

Their mission, from their Facebook page, states that they aim to:
  • Encourage everyone in the University City community to integrate biking into their everyday lives
  • Assess the needs of bikers in University City and advocate for bike infrastructure improvements, such as new bike lanes and bike parking
  • Hold workshops to encourage safe and confident urban riding
  • Organize fun, social rides to explore Philadelphia
Want to get involved? They are organizing an open-to-everybody information session this Wednesday at 12:30 PM on Penn's campus. Info and description below:

Wednesday, October 23rd, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meyerson Hall B6
210 S. 34th St.
Philadlephia, PA 19104

Looking for fun bike-related events, with free pizza?
Want to see more bike lanes and bike parking in University City?
Ever thought about biking in Philly, but you're not sure how to get started?
Interested in perfecting the art of layering clothes to avoid over-sweating on your ride to class?

Lucky you - the brand new University Bike Collective is hosting a bike-tastic and pizza-infused info session next Wednesday! Susan Dannenberg of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia [ed note: that's us!] will share updates on the latest in Philadelphia bike advocacy, and we'll introduce our plans for the year, including fun social rides to explore the city, research and advocacy efforts, and workshops to encourage safe and confident urban riding.

All are welcome to attend! Students, faculty, staff, and folks outside the Penn community are all encouraged to attend and invite their friends! RSVP and/or invite friends via Facebook here:

You can also find them on twitter at @BikeCollectiveU.