Be Among the First to Ride a Philly Bike Share Bike Next Week

Here's how to participate in Indego's "ride-off" on Thursday.

Photo via Indego/Facebook

Photo via Indego/Facebook

At long last, Philly’s much anticipated bike share program, Indego, is set to launch next week on April 23rd. To kick it off in style, Indego is hosting a launch party at Eakins Oval on Thursday.

In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, music and snacks, there will be a Critical Mass-like “ride-off,” during which time groups of volunteers will ride fleets of bikes to Indego docking stations around town. Guess what? You can be one of those volunteers. 

Indego is currently accepting sign-ups for folks itching to be among the first to ride the shiny new bike-share bikes as part of the ride-off. There are 35 groups headed to different locations around town; be sure to pick a location close to where you want to end up. Sign up for the ride-off here.

You can also sign up to be a ride-off group leader. Leaders get a t-shirt. Email if you’re interested.

Ride-off participants should plan to meet at Eakins Oval at 11 a.m.; the party gets underway at 11:30, and the ride-off will begin at 12:30. And be sure to bring a helmet.

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