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.
You guys, this could quite possibly be the most scenic bike ride you ever take, like, ever: On September 20th and 21st, the Pedaling Through Our National Parks Bike Ride will take on over 60-miles of trails throughout three national parks around Philly—the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. Just think of all the Instagram gold to be had!
Calling all bikers: As you pedal home tonight, you might want to swing by the Art Museum to join in on the the annual Ride of Silence. This 8-mile bike ride through the streets of Center City, done in silence, honors cyclists who have been injured or killed on the road and brings awareness to cyclists’ right to share the road. This evening, there will be over 250 sister races happening worldwide.
Riders will gather at the steps of the Art Museum tonight at 6:30 p.m. and the ride will kick off at 7. There is no registration fee and no need to RSVP. Just make sure to bring your helmet and a light for your bike, and you’ll be good to go. You can find more info on the ride here.