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Philly International Bike Race Cancelled for 2013

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Organizers of the Philly International Bike Race say they are canceling the championship for this year and will postpone the famous race down the Manayunk Wall until next year. According to NBC 10, this will be the first time in 28 years that the Philly Bike Race has been cancelled. Oganizers say Continue reading »

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South Philly Entrepreneur Creates Nifty Bike Safety App

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“Let’s face it, getting hit by cars is the pits,” says South Philadelphia entrepreneur Bryce Beamer in a Kickstarter video for his product, the “Monocle.” The belt attachment/iPhone app aims to turn your phone into a bike reflector for late night rides when another option isn’t available. KMD Studios and Continue reading »

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Help Bike Share Philly Figure Out Where to Put Their Bikes

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Penn students David Bendell, James Wiley and David Gregson are looking to set up a rather ambitious, green bike sharing program throughout all of Philadelphia. They just need some help figuring out where to put the damn things first. The group has since launched a crowd sourcing initiative to find out where you Continue reading »

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City to Get Rid of Your Deserted Bike

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For all you aimless drifters and mindless hoarders who, for one reason or another, have decided to permanently park your good-for-nothing bike on public grounds, the city has an announcement for you. The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is teaming up with the Philadelphia Streets Department in order Continue reading »

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Where We’re Going, We Won’t Need Bikes

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Sometime during last weekend’s bike race, Mayor Nutter announced a new and costly plan to build some 750 miles of bike trails throughout the greater Philadelphia area. We’ve already got around 250 miles completed, and, over the next 20 years, the rest will be made up with $12.5 million in annual funds (that’s $250 million dollars Continue reading »

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PPD Post Slideshow of Recently Recovered Bikes so We Added That Sarah Mclachlan Song from the Commercial

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As we reported last week, local police recently came across a payload of stolen bikes while arresting a suspect on the 2200 block of West Lehigh Avenue. Last Wednesday, police displayed all of the bikes in hopes of returning them to their rightful owners. Apparently, that did not work well, as Continue reading »

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New Law May End Ongoing Slap Fight Between Philly Cyclists and Drivers

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Most Philly commuters invariably fall into one of two categories that are fiercely opposed to each other’s right to exist. I’m, of course, referring to the perpetual slap fight between Philly cyclists and drivers. Their feud usually manifests through impassioned public spectacles that take place either in the middle of Continue reading »

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