Get Inspired by Rebecca Levenberg: “There’s Nothing I Can’t Do”

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Rebecca Levenberg | Photo by Adam Jones

Old City resident Rebecca Levenberg lost her leg in a bike accident. But since learning to rollerblade, rock climb and, yes, bicycle in a prosthesis, she hasn’t looked back. This is Rebecca’s story, in her own words.

I’d been a bike commuter for about five years when, in November 2010, a garbage truck hit me. I was riding my bike to work, in the bike lane.

I always knew there were risks. But you hear about cyclists getting hit by a door or breaking their wrist—not losing their legs.

The truck crushed my left leg completely. I sustained severe internal injuries, broken ribs and a fractured pelvis. I was wearing a helmet, and I didn’t have head injuries. The doctors at Jefferson had to amputate my leg to save my life. In total, I’ve had 15 surgeries since the accident.

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Tell Philly Where You Want Bike Share Stations

Bike Share Map
It seems like just about every other big city around—D.C., New York, Chicago, Boston—has launched a bike share program in the past few years. So, where the heck is ours? Well, it’s coming guys: The Philly bike share program is expected to launch in the spring of 2015 (yay!), but before then, the city wants you to chime in on where you think bike share stations should go with a handy interactive map.

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Huge Bike Swap This Weekend in Fishtown

Photo via Facebook

Photo via Facebook

Calling all Philly cyclists: This Saturday, Fishtown’s Bicycle Stable is hosting a huge bike swap meet, and you are invited. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the bike shop will be selling and trading tons of used bikes and bike parts. Plus for just $10, anyone is welcome to set up shop to sell their bike-related goods for the day.

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