Last year’s inaugural Philly Bike Ride was such a big hit, it’s returning this year, writes Laura Brzyski for Philadelphia Magazine.
The 20-mile cycling event, that is not a race and welcomes riders of all ages, is organized by American Bike Ride in partnership with Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. This year’s ride will be on Saturday, October 14th.
Here’s everything you need to know:
The closed-road course runs from Penn’s Landing to Manayunk. The scenic route will include the Art Museum, the Love Statue, City Hall, the Delaware River Waterfront, Boathouse Row and Manayunk’s Main Street.
Anyone can participate in the Philly Bike Ride and kids who are three to seven years old can ride for free as long as they are in a child bike seat, tagalong/tandem bike, bike trailer, or bike cargo. Children ages eight through 17 can ride their own bike in the event at a discounted rate, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The ride will start at 7:30 a.m. by the Art Museum, and it will happen rain or shine.
Read more about how much to register and the cost of the Philly Bike Ride in Philadelphia Magazine.
More on last year’s event.