The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has a great event coming up on May 19th. Attendees of Katie from BCGP's "Women Bike PHL" lecture at Temple earlier this year may remember Katie mentioning that Elly Blue has some very exciting ideas about gender equality and cycling. This an event that you don't want to miss if you have an interest in bicycling, equality, delicious vegan food, or any combination of the three!
This is a great story about a Temple alumna making big waves in the community using bicycles! Read on below...
Kristin Gavin, an adjunct professor and alumna founded “Gearing
Up,” a program in the Interim House that encourages recovery through
Some choose to write poetry, others knit and still others may listen
to music to escape from the stress they encounter day-to-day. But for
others, these stationary activities can be replaced with a helmet and a
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.
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.
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!
If you travel along Spruce and Pine East of Broad St you may have seen some new signs: We wrote about the Green Wave for bicycles back in January. The term 'Green Wave' applies to any road where signals are synchronized for traffic to flow during the green phase at a set speed.
As the semester gets closer and closer every day we at Bike
Temple are prepping our Urban Riding Basics courses to be offered throughout
the University including Main, Ambler, and Health Science Campuses. The Urban
Riding Basic Course is a 45 minute educational information session on how to
ride safely and efficiently on the roads surrounding your neighborhood. Learn how
to properly fit equipment, the laws cyclist need to abide by, and much more.
Each attendee will receive a biodegrable Bike Temple water bottle to help you
stay hydrated on those long commutes.