It's September and that means the Cycle September Bike Challenge is back! Join people from Philadelphia and across the world in this free online cycling competition. All you need to do is sign up at www.lovetoride.net/philly and keep track of your rides throughout the month. Earn points by logging rides and encouraging others to participate. All it takes is one 10 minute bike ride during the month, and you have a chance to win prizes from local sponsors like Firth & Wilson Cycles, Amalgam Comics, and WaWa. Riding a bike is a great way to maintain social distance, get exercise, enjoy the fresh air, and stay connected with the world.
Once you are signed up, use GoPhillyGo to find the best parks and trails to start logging those miles. Use the GoPhillyGo tours section to explore multiple destinations with a common theme. Take a trip to the Navy Yard, and explore a five and half mile loop past historic landmarks, modern murals, and a hidden goldfish pond. Or head over to Pennypack Park for a ride that takes you through over 9 miles of forests along the Pennypack Creek. You could even check out the newly extended Cobbs Creek Trail. No matter where you go, make sure to log your ride with Cycle September!
GoPhillyGo is a great resource for new cyclists to plan rides. Customize your trip to show the fastest, safest, or flattest routes. You can even include the location of Indego bike share stations if you don’t own a bike. Download the GoPhillyGo android app or save the mobile site to get easy biking directions on your device!
Cycle September is the best chance to set a new biking goal, small or large. No matter who you are, Love to Ride has tips to make cycling a fun and practical part of your life. Just make sure that you follow proper health guidelines to keep you and your community safe. If you are looking for a new adventure and fun outdoor activity, get your whole household involved or create a friendly competition with your coworkers to get everyone in on the fun. So what are you waiting for? Use GoPhillyGo to help you start logging rides and earning points!