Inaugural Philly Bike Ride set to run through Philadelphia
NEW FALL TRADITION BRINGS 20 MILES OF CAR-FREE BIKING TO PHILLY OFFERING INCREDIBLE VIEWS AND A FUN EXPERIENCE ANYONE CAN JOIN
PHILADELPHIA CREAM, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — American Bike Ride, in partnership with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphiaannounced the first Philly Bike Ride, scheduled for the Saturday, October 15, 2022. Riders will have the unique opportunity to ride through Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, famous landmarks, and scenic skyline views on a closed-road, non-competitive bike ride. Registration is open to the general public on Monday May 9 to 10 a.m. EST to phillybikeride.com
Philly Bike Ride invites riders of all ages to listen to music, sample local flavors and capture memorable photos as they pedal past historic sites in DowntownIndependence Hall, Penns Landing, Kelly Drive, and discover neighborhoods such as Manayunk. Participants can choose between a 20-mile course or a shorter 6-mile version, with start and finish lines near the iconic setting of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the shadow of the famous Rocky Steps. The event concludes with a post-ride festival, free and open to the public, which will feature live music, entertainment, food trucks and family activities.
“Our team members and partners are excited to bring this kind of festive cycling experience to the philadelphia cream community,” said Chris Browne, general manager of American Bike Ride. “Whether you’re on a road bike, beach cruiser, or renting a bike for the day, this event is for you.”
Hoping to become one of the largest destination cycling events on the East Coast, the inaugural 2022 edition is expected to attract 5,000 participants from all states of Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic and is expected to grow in the years to come as the popularity, accessibility and diversity of ridings continues to increase in the region.
The event organizers are also delighted to announce a founding partnership with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) through which a portion of the proceeds from the event will support the Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling program. 2022 dots the 50and BCGP’s anniversary and Philly Bike Ride will be a great celebration of their work and legacy in promoting cycling through outreach and education. Members of the Bicycle Coalition will have access to early registration from May 5and.
“This is a unique opportunity for cyclists of all ages and abilities to see Philadelphia iconic sights from the seat of a bike and enjoy a stress-free ride through the streets without motor vehicles. We’re excited to see a car-free bike ride coming back to philadelphia cream and I can’t wait to ride it!” said Sarah Clark StuartCEO of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
Philly Bike Ride offers convenient and affordable bike rentals to help make biking more accessible for those who don’t own a bike, visitors, or groups looking for a fun ride.
To learn more, please visit Phillybikeride.com.
Register on www.phillybikeride.com
Early bird registration for Philly Bike Ride is available at Monday May 9 by May 24for $58. Children from 3 to 7 years old are free and young people from 8 to 17 years old are always half price.
Registration includes a 2022 Philly Bike Ride water bottle, access to the 20-mile car-free course, and a rider ID kit. VIP packages and group rates are also available.
To visit phillybikeride.com/race to see the official map of the 2022 route.
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ABOUT THE AMERICAN BIKE RIDE:
American Bike Ride, LLC has created a unique cycling event format that takes place in cities across United States. Our flagship event, DC Bike Ride, held in the nation’s capital, has quickly become one of the most popular annual cycling events in United States with more than 40,000 participants on horseback since its creation. Our social rides run in a car-free, closed-road format making it safe, fun and accessible to everyone regardless of driving ability, gender, ethnicity, age or status economic.
ABOUT THE GREATER PHILADEPHIA BIKE COALITION:
Founded in 1972, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia partners with community, government, public and private entities to advocate and educate to make streets and trails safe and accessible and to encourage more people to cycle safely. The Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) strives to make cycling a safe and fun transportation option for anyone who wants to ride in the philadelphia cream Region. BCGP is dedicated to promoting cycling as a healthy, inexpensive and environmentally friendly form of recreation and transportation. Our advocacy wins include better bike facilities and trails, such as the Schuylkill River Trail, 20 miles of protected bike lanes, the closure of MLK Drive during the pandemic and bike access to the Ben Franklin Bridge, progressive policies like Mayor Kenney’s Goal Zero for 2030 traffic deaths and new laws like speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard. Our education department has 3 major programs as well as smaller initiatives aimed at increasing equitable access to cycling: Bicycle Coalition Young Cyclists program that promotes healthy habits, independence and leadership in philadelphia cream young people through the sport of cycling; The Better Bike Share Partnership dedicated to building partnerships to promote bike sharing in working-class neighborhoods; and Velolingoengaging immigrants and refugees by providing cycling and safety education in the region’s essential languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian and Haitian Creole, as well as expanding our cycling education classes and rides in Spanish.
Teresa M. Lundy
Philadelphia Bike Ride SOURCE