Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bykofsky Bike Bingo

Over the years Stu Bykofsky's bike columns have become so predictable that you could play the game "Bingo" with them. To score a bingo you can use the comments and Mr. Bykofsky column to win. Check out his most recent column 

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Funnies - Wouldn't it be cool?

Wouldn’t it be cool if all of our rides could be captured by a film crew complete with a soundtrack.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Thank You Captain Brian Korn

On an almost daily basis the bike lane at 13th St between Arch and Filbert  is blocked by marked and unmarked police and civilian vehicles. Most likely because they have business at the Municipal Courthouse. Fortunately all of these individuals have alternative options for parking. On one side of the street is an official police parking lot and on the other a public parking garage. Unfortunately there are those who chose not to avail themselves of these choices. 

The Philadelphia Bicycle Journal would like to recognize Captain Brian Korn (@PPDBrianKorn) of the Philadelphia Police Department, 6th District for making an effort to help unblock the bike lane at 13th between Arch St. and Filbert St. On several occasions this sign has been sighted.

Captain Korn should be commended for taking the initiative to address this matter. I can only hope that the Philadelphia Police Department will institute a permanent solution.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Why I ride

I ride because for most errands I do not need a car.
I ride because I can get to where I need to go as fast or faster than a car or SEPTA.
I ride because SEPTA makes it easier to bring my bike with me.
I ride because parking my bike is easier and cheaper than parking my car,
I ride because when I see something or someplace interesting I can check it out.
I ride because I get exercise.
I ride because I save money on gas and SEPTA fares.
I ride because being a better cyclist does not mean having the best bike money can buy.
I ride because I enjoy rebuilding old bikes and turning them into new bikes.
I ride because some of the trails take me far away from Philadelphia so I can get away from people.
I ride because when I want go faster or farther I have to make it happen.
I ride because it makes me feel better about myself.
I ride because I can have ice cream after a long ride.

I ride because sometimes I imagine I am Dave Stoller racing the truck and I can hear the music playing.