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Your Definitive Guide to Bike to Work & Wherever Day

Attention all bike riders! Friday, May 17th is full of festivities to celebrate you and your preferred mode of transportation! Check out the list of events below and mark your calendars, because you definitely don’t want to miss the best bike day of the year.

Most of these events are free but require registration, so please make sure to register to help the organizers of the events know how many people to plan for!

All Day

  • Take the pledge to ride your bike anywhere on May 17th and get a coupon for discounts & freebies at High Point Cafe, Joe Coffee Company (both locations), Menagerie Coffee (both locations), Nook Bakery & Coffee Bar, The Monkey & the Elephant, Rally Cafe, Greenstreet Coffee Roasters, Conshohocken Brewing, and Little Baby’s Ice Cream!
  • use code BIKE2WORK to get 50% off an Indego Day Pass (good 5/16-5/18)
  • Get a free bike checkup from Keswick Cycles at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco’s Bike to Work Day event
  • Anyone who joins the Bicycle Coalition or renews their membership will be eligible to snag a member gift (bandana or t-shirt) and will be entered to win a ticket to a Cycles PHL Campout this summer!

Bicycle Coalition’s Energizer Station at the Rail Park (Broad & Noble Street entrance)

  • 7:30 – 11 AM
    • I Bike PHL photo spot & interactive mural project with local artist Ali Ruffner
    • e-bike & e-scooter demo track by Gotcha
    • free coffee and snacks by Wandering Bear, Oatmega, Effie’s Homemade, and Bobo’s (while supplies last)
  • 7:30 – 8:30 AM – free Spanish + English yoga class with Roots2Rise (and free Philly Style Bagels for the first 50 registrants)
  • 8:30 AM – group ride departs for Center City/Dilworth Plaza

Bicycle Coalition’s Energizer Station at the Penn Museum

  • 7:30 – 9:30 AM
    • community partners festival ft. the Penn Museum, Penn Bike Committee, Penn Transit, VeloJawn (West Philly’s newest bike shop), the Bicycle Coalition, Indego and SEPTA
    • free coffee and snacks by High Point Cafe, Wandering Bear, Backyard Beans, Oatmega, Effie’s Homemade, and Bobo’s (while supplies last)
    • a raffle & other giveaways
    • Hutchinson Gym showers open to bike riders!
    • Be in the Know points for Penn Employees
  • 8:30 AM – group ride departs for Center City/Dilworth Plaza

Bicycle Coalition’s Press Conference at Dilworth Plaza

  • 8:50 AM – group rides arrive
  • 9:00 AM – press conference begins, winner of Bike Phriendly Business Awards announced! Nominate your business by May 13th for your chance for this to be you!

Neighborhood Bike Works Afterparty

  • 5:30 – 8 PM – $10 gets you boozy or regular water ice, beer, cocktails, soft pretzels, snacks, lots of carnival-like games and prizes! Registration is helpful but not required.

Greater Valley Forge Bike to Work Day

  • 7:15 AM – Chester County and Montgomery County group rides depart
  • 8:15 AM – Press event begins at Valley Forge National Historical Park Student Pavilion with food, refreshments, exhibitors and networking
  • 5:00 PM – use your wristband from the morning’s activities to get a free beer at Bridgeport Brewpub or the Rec Room by Conshohocken Brewing Co.

Delaware County Bike to Work Day

TMACC’s 9th Annual Bike to Work Day Challenge

  • 7:30 AMgroup ride meetup at Exton Park Trailhead
  • 7:30 AM group ride meetup at Westlakes Trailhead
  • 7:30 – 9:00 AM – hangout, breakfast, awards ceremony

Topics: Bike Share, Biking in Philly, Biking the Suburbs, Featured, The Circuit, Women Bike PHL

2 comments on “Your Definitive Guide to Bike to Work & Wherever Day

  1. John Poole

    So, I see that Independence Blue Cross is the lead sponsor of this. I worked for them for over 3 years, and they couldn’t give a shit less about anyone biking to work and never ever encouraged it or were interested in promoting, even for free in a newsletter.

    Are these events about encouraging people to bike to work, or just a cover for fundraising?

  2. Randy LoBasso

    Hi John:

    I’m sorry IBX never encouraged you to ride a bike.

    The events are about about encouraging people to bike to work (or wherever) and the discounts/free stuff/rides around the region are meant as a show of appreciation to the Greater Philadelphia cycling community. Hope you can join one of the events!

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