Free Police-Led 10-Mile Bike Ride in Center City This Weekend

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is organizing a "Safety Ride" in Center City.

Here’s a pretty good way to round out Bike to Work Week. This Saturday, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Center City District are organizing a free “Safety First” bike ride through Center City. The ride is advertised for cyclists of all levels (including families), but is really meant for newbies who aren’t yet confident about riding bikes in the city. The group will be led by a police escort as well as reps from Center City District and BCGP. All traffic laws will be obeyed and enforced throughout the ride.

The ride itself is free, of course, but organizers are encouraging cyclists to register ahead of time here. There will be raffle drawings before and after, giveaways and more.

Cyclists will gather at 9 a.m. at Washington Square Park at 6th and Walnut. The route is an almost-five-mile loop that’ll be completed twice. See the map below.

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