Philly Bicycling Events Pre Expo

Of course many of the Philadelphia cycling community minds are focused on the Philly bike expo this weekend, but there are a few events that are going down early in the week that will wet your whistle for the weekend upcoming.

First of which is Wednesday. The folks of breakaway bikes that brings us the Hillbilly Hustle and some other great events is throwing a party featuring Cyclops. The party is in their shop between 6 and 8. There will be a discussion of training with power held at 7pm. Contact Joe for more info.

I made an earlier post about the event this weeks event at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Cities for Cycling: Riding in the Innovation Lane is a panel discussion at the ANS presented by the Center for Environmental Policy. This event will highlight community cycling innovations from around the country with hopes that some of them could take hold in Philadelphia


The night will feature
Rina Cutler: Deputy Mayor Transportation and Utilities City of Philadelphia
Eric Gilliland: Executive Director National Association of City Transportation Officials
Jon Orcutt: Director of Policy New York City Department of Transportation
Robert Burchfield: City Traffic Engineer City of Portland DOT
Timothy N. Papandreou: Deputy Director Transportation Planning & Development
San Francisco Metropolitan Planning Agency
This event is free, but you must register. Click here for more details.

Feel free to try out some bike sharing two days this week. Fall is a great time for getting around town on a shared bike…why don’t we have it in Philadelphia? Maybe we could make it happen. To see what you think, come out to the following demos.
Thursday, October 28th at 19th & The Ben Franklin Parkway
, 4 PM to 8:30 PM, in front of the Academy of Natural Sciences
Friday August 29th at JFK Plaza (Love Park) – 15th & JFK Blvd,
9 AM to 1 PM

Demonstration bikes will be from the London, Washington, DC, Minneapolis and Montréal bike-sharing programs. This demonstration is co-sponsored by Alta Bicycle Share Company.

As the ghosts are coming out, and with Halloween falling on a weekend, there will be so many great all hallows eve events planned for the weekend. There is a ride from the Bell tower at Temple University. This Friday night costumed ride will snake around town with the turn around point a ride around the Laurel Hill cemetary for a haunted ghost tour. There is a planned stop on the way home for some grub. Check out


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