Monday, November 09, 2009

SEPTA Strike is Over - Keep On Riding

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Now that the strike is over please consider keeping bicycling in your commuting routine, you'll save some money and it will help keep you in shape year round.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Fuji Bicycles Offers Opportunity To Bike the Strike

In conjunction with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia bicycle manufacturer, Fuji, has responded to the strike quickly. In the campaign to “Bike the Strike,” Fuji is offering special deals on bicycles through its local dealer network giving SEPTA users a dependable way to get to work.

Fuji is offering discounts on three of its models starting at $239 through for more information go to

It's great that Fuji has stepped up to the plate, it would be very easy for bicycle dealers to raise prices due to the high demand for bicycles.

Strike Discounts on Electric Bicycles At PHEW!

Do the hills of Northwest Philadelphia or the endless ride from the Northeast keep you from biking to work? Then an electric assist bicycle might be the answer. Philly Electric Wheels opened in October in Mt. Airy across from Weaver's Way Co-op. Phew! carries five lines of electric bicycles and tricycles, plus conversion kits and is offering incentives for those stranded by the SEPTA strike.. The store has extended its hours for the duration of the strike, and will also open by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays. Prices for electric bicycles start at under $500 and for the duration of the Strike and at least through this weekend PHEW will offer regular SEPTA riders a $100 discount. (Show weekly or monthly transit pass.).

Philly Electric Wheels also offers:
· Free escorted trial rides (for 16 year olds, up, with proper I.D.)
· Free trial ride of a hybrid, or self-generating bicycle – Coasting downhill and braking actually sends energy back to the battery.

PHEW! is only a few blocks from the R8 Carpenter Station:
550 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 821-9266

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

A Guide To Biking In Philly

A Guide to Biking In Philly

Bicycle Ambassadors Website

Bike Safety Video On YouTube

Philadelphia Regional Bike Map

You can click and zoom in on this map, note that this map is about 2-3 years old so the bike lanes on Spruce and Pine in Center City are not included but little has changed elsewhere. Bike lanes are in red and preferred routes without bike lanes are in blue.

It's On! - Get Your Bike Ready Before You Leave

SEPTA workers walked out at 3AM this morning. Make sure you perform the ABC Quick Check on your bike before heading out. (A-Air, B-Brakes, C- Chain and Crankset, Quick Release)

And remember sunset is at 5 so make sure that you have lights for the trip home. Drug stores sell cheap LED lights that you can secure to your bike or body. Make sure you get one for the front and back. For better (safer) bike light sets try your local bike shop.

SEPTA Updates on Twitter -