Bicycle Therapy is proud to host the kick-off meet-up/sign-up for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 4th Annual Aptalis CF Cycle for Life ride. Come by the shop this Friday, April 12th at 6:30pm to learn about the event, meet people from the CF Foundation & cycling team, and most importantly, sign up for the ride!
We’ll have light refreshments and free samples of cycling products for you to enjoy while you’re at the shop and just by coming to the meet-up, you’ll be in the running for some great cycling door prizes. Even more enticing, Specialized & Bicycle Therapy have donated some premium-level cycling gear to be raffled to off to ride participants and awarded to top-level fundraisers.
The 2013 edition of the CF Cycle for Life ride event will take place on Sunday, October 13th at the Mann Music Center. Cyclists will ride through some of the most scenic terrain the Delaware Valley region has to offer. Last year’s ride set a record for most participants and money raised. The CF Foundation has raised the bar for the 2013 campaign and we all want to see you there.
As always, you do not need to own a bike to participate in the event. The CF Foundation will be working with local bike shops to have both road and hybrid bicycles available to rent the day of the ride. Follow us on twitter, @CFCYCLE_PHILLY, for updates and chances to win promotional giveaways. Contact either Jason Brinn or Dean Kitagawa, with any questions you may have.
We’re having a hard time believing it, but the 2013 racing season is already upon us. Here’s something we’d never doubt: our fast friends on the Bicycle Therapy – Melitta Racing Team are off to a great start.
The team always appreciates hearing our cheers on race day and by coming to their fundraiser, we can show our support by giving them a much needed financial boost.
Here are the details:
Where: Mummer’s Museum, 1100 S 2nd St (2nd & Washington)
When: Friday, March 22nd from 8pm to midnight
What: Rub elbows with some of the friendliest and fittest people you’ll ever meet, drink your fill at the open bar, all for $25
See you there!
There are cool rides, and there are cool rides. This is a cool ride:
Deaf by age 10, Jacob Landis received a cochlear implant which gave him back his ability to utilize both his speech and the sounds of the world. Riding across the country and stopping at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, Jacob hopes to raise $1 million dollars for others who could benefit from a cochlear implant but cannot afford one.
Check out the link to find out more about Jacob’s amazing journey, the cause, his ambitious ride, and how to support this remarkable young man.
The Thursday Dirty Thirty ride just got Dirtier: ride your cyclocross rig with Team Bicycle Therapy – MelittaPosted: August 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Featured, Rides | Tags: cyclocross, rides | No Comments »
It might have been the hottest summer on record, but soon enough the air will get crisp, the leaves will change, and all of sudden it will be Cyclocross season. Whether you’re a seasoned CX vet or you’re about to enter your first race, come out for the Team Bicycle Therapy – Melitta Dirty Thirty Cyclocross Ride. The ride still rolls out at 6:45AM so everyone can get to work on time, but now you can show up at the office with a little mud on your face.
To quote a certain rogue army Colonel, I love it when a plan comes together. Join us this Saturday, July 7th when the Rapha Mobile Cycling Club (MCC) parks it in front of the shop, fires up the espresso machine, and makes for a generally awesome time. They’ll be along for Bagel Ride, they’ll pour a mean cup of joe after, and they’ll have the Tour de France on the flat screen.
If you’re into cycling and cool new stuff – presumably you are if you’re reading this – you’re invited to join us so you can ride SRAM RED-2012 with Quarq and Zipp Firecrest wheels. You might have heard it called a demo, but we call it a Ride Experience.
For SRAM, it’s a little about the bike, but more about the parts. Experience a confident front shift, more comfortable ergonomics, and AeroLink Brakes that give you speed control with RED-2012.
The event is next Monday, June 25th on Main Street in Manayunk, from 2:00 – 7:00PM. All you need to do to sign up is take a quick, painless survey and then just show up with your riding gear, shoes, and pedals. Product check-out is first come – first serve, so get there early and enjoy.
Specialized, Team CF, and Bicycle Therapy are hosting a Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic on Saturday, July 21st. Team CF Elite Women’s Team members will be with work with small groups on trails in the Wissahickon and/or the Belmont Plateau to help develop essential mountain biking skills.
Don’t have a bike? Worried about your current bike? No problem! The Specialized Test the Best crew will be there to provide demo mountain bikes, so women are encouraged to something new! Bikes will be available on a first come first served basis, so get there early.
Bicycle Therapy is proud to help sponsor The Works, Vol. II: a ride/race held in the city and with all proceeds going to support Neighborhood Bike Works, one of our absolute favorite local non-profits.
If you’re not already familiar with Neighborhood Bike Works, you really should be. Here’s what they do:
“The Mission of Neighborhood Bike Works is to increase opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods in greater Philadelphia by offering educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities through bicycling; it also promotes cycling as a healthy, affordable, environment-friendly form of transportation.”
How cool is that? From their after-school programs, to their summer camp, to their employment opportunities for young people, to their work in the cycling community and beyond, NBW is a great organization and they deserve our support. We might be a little biased – both Andy and Toby used to work there – but can you blame us?
Long story short, if you support cycling and kids, and you’re looking for a something fun to do on May 5th, check out the race, the ride, the after party, and support NBW in the process.