Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Sponsor

Thank you Sabrina's and Sabrina's and Spencer's Too!

They donated all the water at Valley Forge and Spring Mill.

Stop in to one of their 2 locations: 1802 Callowhill or 910 Chestnut St, in Philadelphia, for some great food and thank the owner, Robert.

Thank You!

Thanks to all our great riders, volunteers and staff. There are too many of you to name you personally in this post. All of you made this a great event.

Despite the weather many people went out and rode and enjoyed a cool wonderful ride.

Now that you have this ride under your belt think about joining us for TDBank Bike Philly on September 13. Remember this a ride geared to all abilities so you can ride with those folks who may be faster or slower than you are. 20 miles of streets with only bicycles. Join us for a party on 2 wheels.

If you're not a member think about joining now so you get a discount on TDBank Bike Philly and conintue to make your ride better by contributing our advocacy work.

Keep the rubber side down.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cue Sheets Now Available online

You can print your cue sheets in advance. They reside below the rotating sponsors window on the right hand side.

All cue sheets are on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper this year.

Enjoy your ride!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Plan Your Ride with rest stop times

When you get to a decision point, Villanova, Wayne's Woods at Valley Forge or Spring Mill on the trail, look at the rest stop closing times. Make sure you have enough time to get there before you continue on a longer segment.

Rest stops have firm closing times so our volunteers will want to come back and serve you next year so please respect that.

The closing times are below:

Lloyd Hall 7AM - 3PM
Spring Mill 8AM - 1:30 PM
Villanova 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Valley Forge 8:30 AM - 3 PM

Enjoy your ride and plan so you have rest stops available.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

T-Shirt Pickup

All t-shirts, except for volunteers, can be picked up at the end of the ride. We will also have a limited number of shirts for sale for a $10 donation to the Bicycle Coalition.

E-Mail Confirmations

E-mail confirmations should be in your mailbox during the week before the ride in the meantime if you registered online you will have a receipt from signmeup.com . Don't forget to print your email confrimation from us to speed up your check-in at the event.

Time is Running Out...

And so are the numbers of complimentary t-shirts. Register Now! Visit:


Don't delay, our t-shirts are a hot item and this is our best design yet.

Where do I sign in on June 21

If you are familiar with the are we will be on the East side of Lloyd Hall, behind the Philadelphia Museum or Art.

If you're not familiar with the area search for 1 Boathouse Row, Philadlephia, PA on your favorite map program.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Registration Confirmations

When you registered online you should have gotten an email confirmation. If you didn't or you missed it you can get a copy at this link:


Everyone will get an email confirmation from us just before the ride. Either one will work at registration but the one from us will contain addtional helpful information.

Look for it on Bike Freedom Valley Weekend.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Final Route Distances

Now that the cue sheets are finalized and the detours accounted for the final route distances are:

Trail: 8, 22, and 44 miles. There are no changes here.

Shared Roads: 32, 45, and 72 miles.

Both the 45 and 73 mile routes are using park road and not the trail to arrive at Wayne's Woods and to exit Wayne's Woods for the final leg returning to the Finish at Lloyd Hall.

You asked for longer distances so when we rerouted the longest ride to account for the missing 252 Bridge we really extended it. It is a beautiful loop in Chester County. There is a stretch of 5.4 miles on Yellow Spring Rd with no turns at all and of course the beautiful covered bridge.