Our friends over on Philly Mag’s Property blog just alerted us to some pretty exciting news for the Philly cycling community: It looks like a giant—as in 6,000-seats giant—cycling arena might be coming to South Philly’s FDR Park.
Get ready to log some serious miles, cyclists: the inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer hits Philly this October 11th and 12th, with proceeds going to Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.
Short of, you know, actually pedaling in the Tour de France, this is a pretty epic way to celebrate the end of the race: with a 75-minute Tour de France-themed ride on Sunday at 9 a.m. at Body Cycle Studio.
As cost-effective (and environmentally friendly) as bikes are, buying one certainly isn’t cheap. If you’re in the market for a bike, or looking to upgrade your current one, Danzeisen & Quigley will be hosting their 18th annual bike swap this Saturday and Sunday in Cherry Hill. Bikes, bike frames, wheel sets, car racks, jogging strollers and lots more will be available at this consignment sale. In short: This is basically a cyclist’s dream. Even better, a portion of all sales will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
If you’re cruising through the city tomorrow, be sure to give your bike a little TLC and stop by Hotel Monaco for their second annual Cycle Check-up event. The Kimpton Hotel is partnering with Keswick Cycle for a pop-up bike shop, where mechanics will perform on-the-spot wheel and tire inspections, express tune-ups, and adjustments on front and rear derailleurs and brakes—all for free. There will even be snacks, courtesy of Red Owl Tavern, and the chance to enter a raffle for a free Fuji bike. Holler!
The pop-up shop will be located in front of Hotel Monaco (433 Chestnut Street), from 7 to 9 a.m., noon to 2 p.m., and 5 to 7 p.m. First come, first served.
This might just be the workout of all workouts: This Sunday, Newtown Square’s Inner Drive Studio is hosting A Worthy Quest Through Sufferfest — an all-day indoor cycling marathon, where participants will pedal to the beat of 10 hour-long interactive biking videos, taking them through various terrain, like steep mountain climbs and downhill rides.
It’s sounds…hard, right? I mean, they don’t call it Sufferfest for nothin’. But all that suffering is for a good cause: Proceeds from the event will go toward the Tony Snow & Betty Jo Caregiver Support Fund, a charity supporting those affected by colon cancer.
It’s baaaaack. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s second annual Race to Anyplace indoor cycling spin-a-thon is happening on April 5th. Last year, LLS raised $42,000 for critical blood-cancer research from this event; this year, their goal is $60K.
Here’s how it works: Team members of 12 or more will each complete at least one 15-minute, all-out spinning heat during the six-hour day; individuals can also take part, completing up to two 15-minute segments. Teams will compete—for prizes, of course—to cover as much mileage as they can over the course of the event, while individuals will go head-to-head for best heat time. Winners will be announced after 3 p.m. when the race ends.