Earlier this week, Reading Terminal Market hosted the International Association of Chiefs of Police hosted the Philly-Octoberfest Chiefs Night reception, blocking the section of Filbert Street at the Market. As such, bike parking was removed, and so were the bikes.
We were told about this on Twitter, then asked Reading Terminal Market what the deal was.
If you’re bike was taken away from Filbert Street on Monday, you may be in luck. Reading Terminal Market representatives responded to us on Tuesday.
We were told, first of all, most if not all the bikes taken off Filbert Street on Monday have been recovered; and when there are special events at Reading Terminal Market, the Philadelphia Police Department removes bicycles after tagging them.
They are then moved to the Market’s basement, where they are stored for six months.
If someone wants to recover a bicycle, they should go to the Reading Terminal Market Office and ask for Chris Gowan, who can be reached at 215-922-2317. They can also ask security guards at the Market.