Philadelphia Celebrates Biggest Bike To Work Day Ever in 2015

by | May 4, 2015 | Biking in Philly | 0 comments

Mayor Michael Nutter rides his bike on Bike to Work Day 2013.

Mayor Michael Nutter rides his bike on Bike to Work Day 2013.

On Friday, May 15, The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and its partners will celebrate Bike Month with the city’s largest Bike To Work Day celebration ever.

To mark the 20th annual Bike To Work Day—as well as the launch of Indego Bike Share—the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will host four Energizer Stations around the city in the morning, a LOVE Park rally, two outreach stations in the afternoon, and a happy hour and Bike to Work Day Awards ceremony at Yards Brewery to top it all off.

“Bike to Work Day is the largest bike event of the year in America’s most-biked big city, and a great way to showcase the importance of Philly’s bike- and pedestrian-friendly streets,” said Alex Doty, Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. “Further, Bike To Work Day will re-introduce bicycling as a form of commuting for Philadelphians who either put their bikes away for the winter or want to start putting their Indego Bike Share membership to good use.”

Hundreds of Philadelphians are expected to participate in this year’s Bike To Work Day. Biking to work saves time, money, lowers stress, is good exercise and—perhaps most importantly—is fun.

Bike to Work Day is sponsored by Capital One, Indego Bike Share, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Kind, Peet’s Coffee, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities and Yards Brewery.

Free coffee, snacks, and other swag will be available from 8am-10am at Energizer Stations located at LOVE Park, Clark Park, the Penn Museum and 13th and Spruce Streets. Then, from 3pm to 5pm, there will be Bike to Work Day community events at Chew Playground (18th and Washington) and 44th and Walnut.

Click the map for a larger version.

Click the map for a larger version.

The day will end at Yards Brewery at 901 Delaware Avenue, with a Happy Hour beginning at 4:30pm. All beers with be $3.

Between May 1 and May 15, registrants will be able to vote in our First Annual Bike To Work Day Awards, which will recognize things like Philadelphia’s Bike-Friendly Business of the Year and local Bicyclist of the Year.

All information regarding Bike to Work Day is available here.

To vote in the Bike to Work Day Awards contest, go here.

Download a PDF of our Bike to Work Day poster here.

WHO: The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Mayor Michael Nutter and other city officials, bicycle commuters, Indego Bike Share, the Better Bike Share Partnership, Bike to Work Day volunteers.

WHAT: Philadelphia’s 20th Annual Bike To Work Day, featuring four Energizer Stations and two outreach stations, a Center City rally, a special contest, and a Happy Hour celebration. Participants will get free coffee, snacks and other swag at stations.

WHERE & WHEN: 8am-10am: Energizer Stations at LOVE Park, Clark Park, the Penn Museum and 13th and Spruce Streets. Outreach events from 3pm-5pm at Chew Playground and 44th and Walnut Streets.

WHY: Bicycling is a fun, healthy form of transportation and the Bicycle Coalition promotes bicycling as a safe way for anyone to get around the Greater Philadelphia region.

CONTACT: Randy LoBasso, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia: randy@bicyclecoalition.org, 215-242-9253 Ext. 311

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