Bike to Work Day: Bike to Work on Friday, Get Free Coffee, Snacks and Flowers

This Friday, May 19th, is National Bike to Work Day. And besides simply getting in on the cause for the environment and your health, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is giving you many more reasons to peddle into the office on Friday. For the city’s 22nd Annual Bike to Work Day, the Bicycle Coalition’s got a whole lineup of events and goodies to fuel your commute — and you’re going to want in.

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How to Bike to Work in Philly and Make It There In One Piece

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Mother Nature’s fury, which we are experiencing in full force right now as I type this, forced Philly’s Bike to Work day to be rescheduled for Monday. That’s actually a good thing because it gives you more time to study up on the unspoken rules of the road.

I’ve been biking to work for a solid eight years now, first in DC and now here in Philly. I’ve learned a few things in my time about how to do it without getting run over. Yes, there have been a few close calls, but we’ll call them learning experiences, the fruits of which I will now impart to you.

If you’re an experienced city cyclist, you’ll probably find this list a tad obvious. That’s fine—I’m not writing it for you. This list is for newbies who have always wanted to ride their bikes to work, but for whatever reason haven’t yet taken the plunge.

Here, the unspoken (and a few spoken) rules of conduct for successfully riding your bike in the city.

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