In late July, the Bicycle Coalition and Northwest Philly-based outfitters Lone Wolf Cycling got together to sponsor a mountain biking photo contest, asking those cyclists who utilize some of Philly’s often-overlooked wooded bike trails.
Using the hashtag #bikePHLdirt, more than 50 people participated in the contest. Check below for some examples:
Oh hello and good morning! I didn’t see you over there! I’ve been ~hanging around~ all week just waiting for Friday – or #TGIMeghan, as we call it here on the #teamlasercats ‘gram. I hope you’ve got some great adventures planned for this weekend! #outsideiscats #bikephldirt
A photo posted by Laser Cats Feline All Stars (@teamlasercats) on
A photo posted by Drexel University Cycling (@drexelcycling) on
Earlier this week, Jason Fritzsche and Tim Woods of Lone Wolf Cycling chose a winning Instagram snapshot and last night, at our Happy Hour at The Porch at 30th Street, the winner was announced.
Here’s the winning photo, of Michaela Maria, a member of Philly-based women’s bike race squad, Team Lasercats.
The guys at Lone Wolf noted they chose this picture specifically because it shows both old and new Philly infrastructure. Back in the woods of Fairmount Park near Belmont Plateau are the remnants of the 1876 Centennial World’s Fair in Philadelphia, the venue of which was Fairmount Park. Many of Philly’s mountain biking trails were carved out of the Fairmount Park woods, and bikers regularly find crumbling infrastructure from the event 139 years ago.
thanks for choosing my photo for the #bikePHLdirt photo contest, @lonewolfcycling! also thanks to my teammates for accepting the prize for me! (Since I was stuck at work.) can’t wait for #newkitday tomorrow. #womenscycling #teamlasercats #bicyclebabes #regram #finestavailable
A photo posted by Michaela ‘Whipsnake’ Marie (@chaychers) on
What’d she get for winning? A free kit courtesy of Lone Wolf Cycling — and this awesome poster commemorating the ride. Thanks to all who participated and stay tuned for similar happy hour events and contests in the near future!