BROMPTON BIMBLE

SUNDAY, 26 JUNE, NOON

Meet: FITLER SQUARE (23rd + Pine, SW Center City Phila.)

[ Bimble, V. Britain, 1930s. “To travel gently in a meandering fashion, often with no particular goal.” ]

In this Brompton-Only ride *We will bimble around historic Philadelphia on our Bromptons, trying (not too hard) to fulfill this checklist: One awesome vista, one awful vista, a wrong turn, hedges, fountains, refreshment stop-slash-lined-up Brompton photo, cats in windows, a tunnel, etc. etc.

[we may have a couple/few Bromptons to borrow for this event. Contact mcget (at) outlook dot com ] FREE, ends AT TROPHY BIKES’ NEW SHOP near 23/Walnut.

BROMPTONS UNDER BROAD STREET!

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.

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NOTE: We will meet, RAIN or SHINE! • If it’s like, BIBLICAL RAIN, we may just take the subway to Erie Avenue and hang out, then subway back and retreat to La Colombe or even FERGIES PUB. So, please bring a jacket and be flexible; that’s the beauty of riding a Brompton, the world’s best folder bicycle. 

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 info@trophybikes.com with BUBS in the subject line to help us know how many Brompton riders to expect. THANKS!

 

PS–SAVE THE DATE: Sept. 9th THE BROMPTON BURST– BROMPTON RACING IN BEAUTIFUL DOYLESTOWN PA. We will ride a special BROMPTON CAR on SEPTA to this event. Go to:  http://buckscountyclassic.com/races/brompton  for all the details!

BROMMIE WASH SAT. 3/17 • 11am-2pm

Get that winter muck off yer Brompton folder at the Brommie Wash. From 11 to 2 on Sat., March 17, we’ll give your faithful bike a splash, a scrub and some chain lube too.  You can help if you wish (we’ll give you gloves) or just cheer from the sidelines and yell, “You missed a spot!” from time to time. If it’s warm enough, we’ll go for a quick ride at 2 p.m., so bring a helmet and some money for a beer.  Cheers! brommieWASH

MID-WINTER BIKE WASH! Sat., Jan. 13, Noon-4 p.m. FREE [first-come-first served]

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.