The semester is gearing up, and we all lament the end of the holiday season spent with friends, family and loved ones. As we scramble to prepare for a busy spring semester ('spring' in name only) we tend to
forget the vehicles we relied on during the warmer parts of the year to get
around. I don’t mean our cars.
No, the noble steeds to which I refer are the bicycles.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Bike to Breakfast! You braved the rainy weather to commit to sustainable travel, and we couldn't be more pleased with the number of bikers who came out. It was a fun event, and we hope to see more of you at the next Bike to Breakfast event in the spring!
Experiencing my first bike wipeout (no worries, it was very minor) and
just being plum out of luck with no bandages in my bag, I decided it
might be a good idea to post on the Bike Temple website some
suggestions about what to carry in your biking bag, in case of
emergency. The article below, written by Jane at Cycling Sisters gives a
great list of items you may want to think about carrying with you on a
Thanks to all those who participated in the 2011 Commuter
Challenge, sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. The Challenge
was a success with 18,485 commutes logged for a total of 149,281 commuting
miles! That is equivalent to 7,314,800 calories burned and a reduction of
146,296 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
"RESIDENTS and business owners gathered under Chinatown's iconic arch
yesterday to petition against plans to place bike lanes in the heart of
the commercial district in September.
A temporary bike lane is
slated for the left curb of 10th Street from Spring Garden to Lombard
Street as part of the city's effort to improve two-wheel traffic; a
portion south of Market street already is in place. The bike lanes will
be in place for three to six months while they are evaluated.
When interviewing Temple medical residency candidates, one of the first questions that Deputy Program Director Sue Gersh asks is, "Are you a cyclist?"
The way they answer doesn’t sway her decision, but the question does offer future internal medicine doctors insight into the culture of the Temple department. More than half the doctors in the General Internal Medicine division are cyclists; those who don't bike are avid exercisers.
To help kick off the fall semester Bike Temple will be
holding an Urban Riding Basics course at the Bell Tower on September 7, 2011
from 11:00am until 11:45am. All attendee’s receive a biodegradable Bike
Temple water bottle. Please be sure to
attend and help spread the word!
NBW's North Philly location is having its first annual Back to School Sale on Sunday September 11th starting at 11am. We have used bikes of all varieties- mountain, road and commuters all 15% off! Other offers include a free tube with every in-stock tire purchase and instant walk-in chain lubes for $5! Get around town faster than ever for a great deal this fall!