The Navy Yard is excited to join Clean Air Council, Bicycle Coalition and Indego for Philadelphia’s Cycle September Bike Challenge. Starting September 1st, Navy Yard employees and visitors can compete for great prizes, including a new Charge e-bike, by simply riding a bike. Logging your rides and encouraging your coworkers and friends to join in the fun earns you points and helps reduce pollution from cars. Cycle September also offers a great way to get your body moving in a safe, socially distanced way.
You can get cycling in the Navy Yard with a new self-guided bike tour created by the Clean Air Council. This five and a half mile tour starts at Broad Street and Langley Ave and will lead bicyclists through the Navy Yard, viewing historic and new architecture, significant landmarks, and bike path/lanes that loops back to the entrance. Bring a friend and learn about the history of buildings and ships with a special stop at the hidden goldfish pond. If you don’t have a bike there are three Indego bike stations that you can use in the Navy Yard.
This year as part of the challenge Bicycle Coalition and Indego will offer a 90 minute virtual Urban Riding Basics on September 17th from 12:00 – 1:30pm. Attendees will learn about rules of the road, how to use Indego, riding safely in traffic, and riding to work during COVID-19. This class is relevant to bicyclists of all skill levels but is especially beneficial for beginner riders. Course attendees will receive a one month Indego30 pass which includes unlimited 60 minute Indego rides After registering here, you will be sent a link to join the class via Zoom.
Love to Ride has saved over 260,000 lbs of carbon dioxide emissions from being released over the last four years. This September, make biking a part of your commute or take the opportunity to check out the Navy Yard and all it has to offer. Reducing your daily greenhouse gas emissions and encouraging your coworkers to do the same are two ways you can solve climate change!