It’s been more than two weeks since the presidential election has been called for now-President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
One of the most famous spectacles of the post-election hellscape is former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s third-or-fourth-to-last stand at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Northeast Philadelphia.
You’re probably aware of how that went by now. A press conference was scheduled for the landscaping business’ parking lot in Northeast Philadelphia, because the local team thought it would be a more politically friendly spot for such antics than Center City. But President Trump didn’t get the memo, and misinterpreted his team’s plans, tweeting out the presser would be at the Four Seasons Hotel in Center City, Philadelphia. This led to general hilarity.
Since then, Four Seasons Total Landscaping has since become a sensation in its own right — and not just for the fine work they were already doing. They’ve leaned into the post-election press conference boondoggle, and have made political merchandise part of their business.
With all that in mind, Jeff Lyons, a local Philadelphia runner and host of the podcast Junk Miles with Chip and Jeff, came up with the idea to run the 11 mile distance from one Four Seasons to the other — which they’re calling the ‘Fraud Street Run.’ That run has gone viral, and everyone is welcome to participate on their own terms.
Generally unorganized and at your own pace, on your own time (in part due to the popularity of the run), the ‘Fraud Street Run’ is taking place on November 28th and November 29th, starting at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Northeast Philly and ending at the hotel in Center City.
Well, for those of you who want to join but don’t necessarily want to run 11 miles, we’ve got you covered.
Our team developed a route from Four Seasons Total Landscaping to the Four Seasons Hotel that utilizes bike lanes, multi-use paths along the Delaware River (which are part of the East Coast Greenway and the Circuit Trails), parks, and low-stress streets for those who want to partake on their bikes! Check out the map below, and download to your Google Map app:
What do you have to do to bike this? First of all, the organizers of the Fraud Street Run are requesting donations to Philabundance.
Second: that’s it! Mask up, get on your bike, take a ride, and celebrate the city with the best sense of humor in the nation.
Four Seasons Total Landscaping has merchandise for sale so if you’re interested in a shirt, check out their website.
Additionally, Northeast Philadelphia has a lot to offer, and if you feel like doing something other than snapping a selfie while you’re near Four Seasons on State Road, we recommend you check out this op/ed by Cher Molle from last week’s Inquirer, with some tips on what to do and where to shop, if you’re going to be heading in from elsewhere. Don’t miss the Riverfront North’s Pennypack on the Delaware and come back to bike the Pennypack Trail from the Delaware River all the way up to Montgomery County.