This midweek weather has left Philadelphia not the safest to bike with kids. We regretfully will be pulling the ride.
Please join us in March! Details up soon.
Thank you to those who joined us at Firth & Wilson this weekend.
Our next ride will be along the Delaware Water Front on 2/15/2014 and end at IKEA.
We hope to see you this weekend at the open house event at Firth& Wilson. This event takes place in lieu of a ride this month, so if you already have wheels no big deal come on by to say hello.
If you are curious about family biking we really hope you will make it to the event we are here to learn from one another and the staff of Firth&Wilson.
Feel free to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431191600431472/
Thank you so much to families, friends & Santa for coming out last night to our Holiday Lights ride. We couldn’t have had so much fun without you.
Our next event is an open house at Firth&Wilson for parents who already ride to share our experiences with those who want to ride.
DATE: 12/14/2013 (Saturday)
TIME: Meet at 4:30pm // Although I have never been a stickler for start time let’s try to get this one out by 4:35 pm
START: We are meeting at DICKINSON SQUARE (4th and Tasker)
END: Graciously, DiBruno Brothers in the Italian Market is letting us end there, we can use their parking lot to lock up our bikes and then we can go buy all the cheese :)
HELMETS, BELLS AND LIGHTS (HOLIDAY AND BIKE LIGHTS!!) ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED. Kids are 12 are required by PA Law to wear helmets and by law a front light is required on all bikes including kids.
Exit Dickinson Park on 4th Street, heading South
Left onto Wolf Street (Lights at between 4th/3rd, 2nd/Front)
Right on Front Street
Right on Ritner Street (Lights between Front/Second, 4th/5th)
Will will continue on Ritner until 13th
Right onto 13th Street (Look but no go down the lights at Wolf)
Check out the “Miracle on 13th Street Display”
Right on Dickinson
Left on Passyunk
Stay on 9th end at DiBruno Bros
****ROUTE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Santa, from Firth & Wilson’s Bike Shop will be riding with us!
Wash Cycle Laundry, Philadelphia’s laundry mat by bicycle, will be joining us to offer a buffer and providing us with some snacks at the start.
Thank you again to DiBruno Brothers for allowing us a space to warm up and park our bikes post bikes.
What happens if there is bad weather?: We will likely cancel. Please check back on the website and Facebook group.
How many lights will we see?: In interest of time we are only going to see 6 streets with lights. We will not be crossing Broad Street to see the West side of South Philly’s displays. If you want to go on a longer ride The Bike Coalition will be running one on the Thursday before ours.
I want to drive down, where can I park?: We suggest you park at the end of the route so you can easily reload bikes and kids at the end.
How fast do you go?: We go so slow, we could probably walk faster. No really this ride is at a slow rate, we wait for the group between lights/ stop signs.
Kids on Training Wheels?: We suggest if your child is on training wheels, biking on the city streets might not be the safest.
Can I come without a kid?: Yes, as long as you are pro safe streets and do not make us nervous you are welcome to come without children. Please remember though you are riding with children.
Can I come without an adult?: Sorry, at this time we require you come with an adult who is responsible for you.
Can I volunteer to help?: YES PLEASE. Email Us.