Kick Off to Autumn: September Events August 30 2016
While we hate to say good-bye to summer, we do love when the weather gets cooler. Riding a bike is so much nicer when the air is a little crisper. Now that folks are back from the shore and back to work and school, it's a great time to get your bike in working order or buy a new one. By ditching the car and riding a bike we can cut down on those nasty green house gases that adversely affect our climate. You should check out the Clean Air Council's Greenfest Philly on Sunday, September 11th. We'll be there with some cargo, city, and folding bikes for you to demo so you can get on the green path. Riding a bike is one of the best things you can do for the planet. If your a family of cyclists you can meet up with the Kidical Mass PHL crew & GoPhillyGo for a group ride from Fitler Square to the event at Head House Market. Departure is at 10AM.
For our New York friends, you can find Simon at the bi-annual NY Bike Jumble in Park Slope, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 10th. He'll bring one of his custom frames to show off. If a custom bicycle is an idea you've been bandying about, Simon can build you a beautiful one. His Hanford Cycles have won awards and recognition at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and Classic Rendevouz. Below is the dog hauling city bike he finished for Mrs. Firth this spring.
And at the end of the month on Thursday, September 29th the Bicycle Coalition is holding their annual gala and awards dinner. We are all indebted to the work the Bike Coalition does to improve and promote cycling in the Philadelphia. You can buy tickets to the event or donate here.
Power Hour and Rocky 14 July 06 2016
Two great cycling events this weekend. On Friday, July 8, Cyclocross world champion, Jeremy Powers will be holding court at our shop. Come ready with questions. Event begins at 7pm. Sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Lagunitas Brewing Co. with special guest Rapha and food available from 6pm on by Foo Truck. Tickets are available from BCGP. The 14th annual Rocky race is back on Saturday, July 9th. This is the longest running courier event in Philly organized by the Philadelphia Bicycle Messenger Association. Find a partner and head to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, registration at 1pm, race kicks off at 2pm.
A Virtual Tour of the Shop and Other News April 27 2016
You don't have to physically be here to see inside. This virtual tour will give you an idea what's going on in this awesome space we call Transport Cycles. You'll see our showroom, our service area, our frame shop, and even where the magic of Haley Tricycles takes place. It's all pretty much here. Technology is pretty cool.
Last week Indego, Philadelphia's bike share program, purchased a beautiful blue Larry Vs Harry electric assist Bullitt for employees to use. Tray Duffy, Indego's fleet manager, picked up the bike. Says his crew are super stoked and can't wait to ride it. It'll be easier for them to get around to the different stations throughout the city with the Bullitt. They'd all rather be riding than stuck in a truck all day. Hope this is the first of many (or at least a couple more.) Not just bike related business but many business would benefit from a bike like the Bullitt. It's available to order but we have one in shop to test ride.
Earth Day celebrations continue in Narbearth this Saturday where from noon to 4 pm we'll have an assortment of bikes for kids and adults to check out. Here's your chance to test ride a Brompton, Boda Boda, Babboe, Edgerunner, and for kids the Flip Flop balance bike without leaving the comfort of the suburbs.