Imagine this: You’re on a bike, pedaling from Philadelphia all the way to Cape May. (My calves are panicking just thinking about it.) That’s exactly what local non-profit Team Foster plans on doing in their third annual Foster 100 this September. And to train for the big day, Team Foster will be holding a series of bi-weekly free group bike rides along the Schuylkill River Trail, starting this Sunday. And psst: They end with free beer! Read more »
With the sun making more of a regular appearance, it seems like warmer days are finally here to stay (please?). And along with the spring weather comes a slew of bike races that will get you to shake off those winter blues that facilitated far too many Netflix marathons.
To help you leave the cave you’ve been hibernating in, we’ve put together a list of awesome bike rides happening throughout the spring and summer seasons. The best part: They’re all charity rides, i.e. your ticket to earning some good karma. Check ’em out below. Read more »
If the changing leaves of fall are your jam, we’re pretty sure this group bike ride, put together by PopeRide organizer Alexandria Schneider, will be too: The Leaf Ride, happening Saturday, October 17th, will take cyclists from Franklin Square to tree-heavy spots around the city to take in the turning leaves of fall. Doesn’t that just sound lovely?
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A great workout, charity, and complimentary food and drink — now that’s a combo we can get down with. And that’s just what the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is bringing to Conshohocken on August 16th for its sixth annual Cycle for Life event. Read more »
UPDATED 6/1 at 5:05 p.m.: We talked to Brandon Gussoni, who is organizing the ride along with his friend Justin Tucker. He told us that past versions of the ride have topped out at around 40 people, and that this year’s version has gotten much bigger than they’d anticipated.
“If everyone who’s saying they are going to come actually does come and orders tacos at the restaurants, we’re going to be stuck at each place for a long time,” he explained. So Gussoni wants to stress the importance of pre-ordering tacos this year. The form to do that is here and all orders, along with payment, are due to Gussoni by Friday, June 5th.
ORIGINAL: Spending your Saturday biking around town from taco shop to taco shop, shoveling every type of stuffed tortilla under the sun (and the occasional margarita) into your face, sounds like a dream one might have while inebriated, right? But it’s not a dream! It’s real: The fourth Tour de Taco, a bike ride that makes its way to nine taco shops around Philly, is happening Saturday, June 13th.
Riding a bicycle can be fun, but it can also be dangerous. People are often injured and sometimes involved in fatal accidents while biking to work or getting some afternoon exercise. In fact, just within this past year alone, six bicyclists were killed in the Delaware Valley. And the time to show your support and honor victims of bicycle accidents in Philadelphia and worldwide is right around the corner, with the annual Ride of Silence coming up tomorrow.
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If you like long bike rides and cheap massages, this event was made for you: Registration just opened up for the 13th annual French Creek Iron Tour bike ride on Sunday, June 14th, a choose-your-own-adventure-style ride through Chester County with seven courses to choose from, ranging from 11 miles to 100 miles in distance. At the end of the ride, cyclists will get free lunch, and professional massages will be available for 10 bucks. Yes, please!
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You’ll have to wait until you reach the end of the 50 miles to claim your free beer, but hey, totally worth it, right? And did I mention there will be free hot dogs, too? Yep: Free beer and hot dogs.
Here’s the deal: On November 1st, Shake Shack is teaming up with Breakaway Bikes for the first-ever Tour de Shack, a 50-mile bike ride that will take you to all three Shake Shacks in Philly. The ride will leave from the Center City Shake Shack, then, first stop: the King of Prussia Shake Shack. There, you can rest for a second (and refuel with a peanut butter milkshake, obviously), plus collect some sweet Shake Shack giveaways. From there you’ll go to the next and final stop, the University City Shake Shack, where you will be greeted with the beer and hot dogs mentioned above.
On Sunday, October 19th, the Central Bucks Bicycle Club is hosting their annual Covered Bridges Ride, a ride with five routes ranging from 20 to 63 miles, which all showcase the historic covered bridges of Bucks County. And every single one of those routes ends at the same place: a giant picnic in Tinicum Park, complete with tons of food for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Because after 63 miles of riding, you so deserve a hot dog or two.