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
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!
Cyclists Justin Murphy and Greg Johnson, both 24, openly admit that they regularly break traffic laws while biking in the city.
"I never obey a single law," Murphy said flippantly, balancing his black Schwinn fixed-gear near 16th and Walnut streets. "I'm not worried."
Maybe he should be.
As bike lanes spread around Center City, the Give Respect, Get Respect campaign aimed at promoting and enforcing the peaceful coexistence of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians has started cracking down on rogue bikers.
Paving and painting is now complete on the "Bridge to Ridge" section of the Schuylkill River Trail. The only major task left is the installation of a guardrail adjacent to the embankment. Department of Parks and Recreation officials have told us that the rail will be installed "very soon" and once it is, you'll be able to ride the path all the way to the Wissahickon Transit Center without battling traffic on Ridge Avenue and the detour signs will be removed. A formal ribbon cutting will occur with Mayor Nutter some time in August.
Join Mayor Nutter, Rep. Bob Brady and Rep. Chaka Fattah on Friday May 20, 2011 at the footsteps of the Art Museum for National Bike to Work Day! Be there at 8am and ride to the Dilworth Plaza by 8:30am. After your fun ride with the Mayor be sure to stop up to Temple’s Bike to Breakfast event!
Our Basic Bicycle Repair course for adults is a great way to begin
learning how to repair and maintain your bike yourself, or to brush up
on rusty repair skills. The class meets weekly for a month. Lessons
typically include parts of the bike and bike fit, care and feeding of
your brakes and shifting, and an introduction to overhauling bearings.
More advanced procedures can be covered on request. Participants are
encouraged to bring their own bikes.
Classes meet Tuesday evenings (6:30-9pm) at our 1426 W Susquehanna N. Philly location.
THREE cyclists from two local racing clubs, defiant and ready to take
a stand, rolled into Central Park near 110th Street, and were promptly
arrested. It was a summer morning in 1881, and bicycles were not
permitted in the city’s vast park.
Fellow cycling enthusiasts, gathered to witness this act of civil
disobedience, cheered as the police hauled them away, setting the stage
for a battle over biking and its proper place in the park, and on the
Bike Temple wanted to give a special thanks to everyone who
helped bring the Philly Phyler Criterium Race to Temple University especially Breakaway
Bikes, Campus Police and Safety, Sodexo, Temple Administration, Temple Grounds,
and of course all the Marshalls and volunteers at the Philly Phyler. Everything
went smoothly in the end and the entire event was a complete success. So far we
have only heard great reviews but if you’re interested in letting us know how
we can make the event even better just shoot us an email and we will be sure to
take it into consideration.