We’ll have a booth with lots of Brompton and Surly goodies, we’ll be doing an anti-theft demo, and BEFORE THE EXPO EVEN BEGINS, we’ll host URBAN IMPROV, the ride that takes you over, under and around historic central Philly before ending up (at about 10 a.m. we hope!) at the Expo’s front door. (Where we will enjoy secure indoor valet bike parking)
NOTE: THIS IS A BROMPTON and SURLY-FRIENDLY RIDE.
HOW FRIENDLY? Well, if you show up on either of these great bike brands, you’ll get $99 off any new Brompton, or $101 off any new Surly bike. And because we’re nostalgic, we will give you the same deal if you roll up on a classic BRIDGESTONE bicycle.
Should you be early for this ride? Maybe – the first ten to arrive get free tickets to the Expo. See you on Saturday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m, main info booth, Amtrak 30th Street Station, 30th & Market Streets, Philadelphia PA.
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.
We will offer our bike theft countermeasures workshop at noon, both days (free with Expo admission), and we’re doing two morning rides, which both end up at the PA Convention Center for the Expo.
On Saturday, 10/27, Brompton owners are invited to the Brompton Breakfast Roll, an all-Brompton event. The B-Roll meets 8:45 a.m. sharp at the central info booth in Amtrak 30th Street Station. We’ll roll around town and end up at the Expo just in time for doors open– and all you Bromptoneers get in for free.
(Looking for rough stuff? Scroll down for Sunday’s ride…)
The PHILLY BUMP!, presented by 26-inch-lifestyle, is our invitation to test your bike handling skills and your sense of humor. Meets 10/28, at 8:44 a.m. in front of Trophy Bikes. Bring your chunky-tired bike, helmet, tube and tools. We’ll bounce over Philly’s worst cobble, brick, gravel, potholed-and-railroad-tracked historic streets–along the way, we will have a very polite foot-down cobblestone DERBY, and everyone on the ride gets into the Expo for FREE at the end. (including secure valet parking for what’s left of your bike)
IF YOU’VE READ THIS FAR: Please note that our FALL SCHEDULE snaps into effect on
MONDAY, Oct. 15th.
We trim 60 minutes from the end of our weekdays…
i.e., we’re open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. through Fri. (instead of 7, as in the summer). Weekend hours remain at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. + Sun.
This Saturday, 11 August, we invite Brompton bike riders to join us in a “top-down” tour of the Philly Free Streets day. Philly Free Streets, now in its 3rd year, will turn Broad Street, from City Hall to Erie Avenue, into a car-free zone from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Our event will take advantage of the Brompton’s unique fold to take SEPTA up to the north end of Open Streets. We will meet at La Colombe Coffee Penn Square, on the SW corner of City Hall at 10 a.m. sharp. First, a quick lap around City Hall, then down into a cool, rumbling Broad Street subway car, which will rocket us to Broad and Erie in 16 minutes!
We’ll unfold and pedal back down 100% car-free North Broad Street to City Hall (4.6 miles, easy pace, lots of stops for photos) …and maybe a post-ride beverage at nearby Fergie’s Pub.
The ride is FREE (please bring $2.50 or your SEPTA KEY for the subway trip), but because of space considerations–Brompton bikes only, please. • • RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with BUBS in the subject line to help us know how many Brompton riders to expect. THANKS!
Meet up with fellow Brompton riders and join us for a Flea Market Frolic on Saturday, December 16!(under 8 mi. total, easy paced)
MEETS 11 a.m. sharp at Trophy Bikes (712 N. 2nd St.); we’ll cruise through Chinatown and then South Philly to the infamous PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET at the Bok Building.
We’ll GUARD your neatly-folded Bromptons while you shop for funky gift bargains at one of Philadelphia’s more unusual holiday happenings. The PuNk RoCk FleA* features 100 vendors selling vintage and hand-made goods, clothing, LPs and crafty items.
Afterward, we’ll spin north with our swag along the Delaware River and roll through two of Philadelphia’s newest riverfront pier-parks. FINISHES BACK AT TROPHY BIKES;optional after-beverage hangout at one of the fine local pubs nearby.
ALSO back at Trophy Bikes after the ride: special discounts for all Bromptoneers on any and all Brompton goods in stock. PLUS surprise gifts for the owners of the oldest and newest Bromptons on the ride (per serial numbers!).
NOTE: This is a Brompton-only ride, thanks for your cooperation; helmets and blinky lights, please. • RAIN/SNOW DATE 12/17; wear layers–we re-sked only for snow or rain!
(* Note: entry is $3, BUT the first 10 Bromptoneers to arrive at Trophy get free admission to the Punk Rock Flea Market.)
TROLLS! • All-New 27.5 Krampus • Flock of Flat-Bar CROSS CHECKS • The NEW Big FAT Dummy • Non-Pitiful STRAGGLERS • And MORE • See ’em, ride ’em, buy ’em at URBANIZER II.
MEET UP STARTING 5 PM• RIDE around 6 p.m. Show up on your fave machine; swap for a Surly at any point; this is an easy-paced ride with at least one beer stop, some gravel, no hassles. Please rsvp to info at trophybikes dot com with URBANIZER in the subject line. (if you can’t get here on a bike, we -may- have a loaner SURLY.)
Please bring your dang helment! LIGHTS, TOO, okay?