Spring, it's officially here. Now that the temperature is getting a little higher and the sun is staying out a little later, we're all getting that itch to get outside and do something, like ride a bike. April 1st is the opening day of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park. Get some friends together and head to the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden to marvel at all the pinkness. If your friends don't have bikes, they can rent from us! Don't feel like riding the whole way? Let GoPhillyGo (they have a phone app too) map your multi-modal journey for the day. The festival runs until April 9th.
Flowers not really your thing? Then join in on the April Fools Fun Ride, also on April 1st. This event has been going on every Spring for 13 years now. It's a huge, city-wide scavenger hunt through Philadelphia where riders stop at various checkpoints, perform goofy, fun tasks and collect points along the way. Some checkpoints are bars, some are parks, some are local businesses that support cycling. It's open to every type of rider. Go fast or take your time but by all means have fun. Register by March 30th (you'll get some fun stuff) or at Penn Treaty Park the day of the ride at 1pm (the ride begins promptly at 2pm.)
Saturday, April 8th, we will once again be in Collingswood at their 9th Annual Green Festival. We had fun last year showing off cargo, kid, and folding bikes to our suburban neighbors. Small towns like Collingswood, Westmont, Audubon, and Haddonfield would really benefit from these practical vehicles. Come see us between 9 and 2 for a test ride. Then on Saturday, April 22nd we'll be celebrating earth day in the lovely town of Narberth at their annual NarbEarth Day festival. Come out and test ride cargo, family, and kid bikes.