Let’s just say you’d better be on your bike this SATURDAY, November 10th! TWO GREAT RIDES are double-booking the day, so you’ll have to decide whether to join the 10th Annual Philly Tweed Ride, which meets 11 am at the Waterworks behind the Art Museum on Saturday.
OR help get food out there to our fellow Philadelphians in need with CRANKSGIVING:
Cranksgiving helps a great cause, and has a less strict (as in no) dress code. The Tweed Ride requires a sartorial effort, but is an awesome trip into a fantastic, imaginary cycling past of dandies and quantrelles on two wheels.
We couldn’t decide either, so we pitched some swag to each of these events. Flip a coin, ask your friends what they’re doing, check your closets…
It’s your call.
AND FINALLY, remember that TROPHY BIKES is now on a FALL HOURS FOOTING: Which just means we are OPEN 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10-4 sat + sun. Our cheerful mechanics are ALWAYS ON DUTY, at Trophy Bikes 712 N. 2nd St. , PHL.
PLEASE BRING YOURSELF – and THAT DIRTY BIKE OF YOURS to TROPHY BIKES, at 712 N. 2nd Street in Northern Liberties PHL. We will wash your faithful steed… and YOU (we hope) will give a GENEROUS TIP – 100% of which will go to the NORTH AMERICAN CYCLE COURIER CHAMPIONSHIPS in Philadelphia Oct. 4-8.
ALSO: The NACCC needs you! Check their website to find out where the biggest courier races of 2018 will be held, AND check for volunteer opportunities. Here’s that VOLUNTEER LINK.
RACE YOUR BROMPTON on a world-class course, in beautiful Doylestown PA.
The Bucks County Classic is a full day of pro road bike racing – and now, for the first time ever, they’ve turned over their beautiful racecourse to Brompton folders at midday! Register online (link below) , or on race day at 11:30 a.m. RACE STARTS 12:30 p.m., exactly.
Coming from Philadelphia?MEET UP at 30th Street Station, 9 a.m. sharp on race day. We will hop the 9:16 SEPTA train to Doylestown. The last car on the train is the designated BROMPTON CAR.
More about the Brompton Burst: it will have great prizes for top woman and man finishers, and for BEST-DRESSED. ALL RIDERS must wear business attire, and the race kicks off with a Le Mans running start to your folded Brompton bicycle!
ALL BROMPTON RACERS invited back to the Brompton tent for complimentary drinks and lunch afterward, and to watch the Bucks County Classic pro riders battle it out. What else? Oh! There’s an arts fest around the corner in this lovely small town – bring family and friends for a great day out. REGISTER/MORE INFO HERE
Get a FREE* wash, rinse + chain lube for your faithful machine this SATURDAY. ALSO: free safety inspections + other specials in the shop! First-come / First-served *NOTE: we will accept TIPS––100% of tips donated to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
The GGBW started out in 1996 as a nostalgic event for riders of classic English roadster 3-speed bicycles, and did pretty well for years, even getting some serious press from the Philadelphia Inquirer HERE. For 2015, we’re opening things up a bit and inviting owners of new machines to attend: That means Brompton folders, Moulton Spaceframes, and of course, the shiny new Pashley roadsters that look as if they rolled straight out of a 1930s factory. If you own an older bicycle, an F-frame Moulton, say, or a Raleigh Supercourse, Clubman or Tourist, we’d like to see you. Ditto if you’re pedaling a Bickerton, Lenton Sports or BSA. If it’s made in the UK and it pedals, the British Bike Weekend will offer you a ride, a cup of tea and something stronger during the Great British Bike & Pub Crawl which starts Saturday afternoon. On Saturday morning, we’ll pay visits by bicycle to three Philadelphia shops with strong UK connections: Via Bicycle, Firth & Wilson, and Trophy Bikes. All events start/finish close to center city Philadelphia. Please visit/like/share our Facebook Event page for a full schedule and to RSVP! Oh, and please note that workshops are open to all, but for our rides, we ask that you be aboard an English-made bicycle; thanks for your cooperation in that respect.
With Kind Regards, — Michael McGettigan / Trophy Bikes, LLC