Join PHS for a Growing Green Bike Tour

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Join the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which produces the Philadelphia International Flower Show, and members of PHS’s City Harvest Growers Alliance Program (CHGA) for a bicycle exploration of urban gardens and food systems.

Funds raised from this event will be used to purchase bike trailers for use by the City Harvest Growers Alliance farmers.

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
When: 2-5pm
Where: Meet at the Our Front Yard Garden (N Front Street & Fairmount Avenue)
Distance: ~8 miles or approximately 3 hours (see below for more information)
Who: All Riders (helmets are highly recommended)

Entry Fee: $15 ($5 off for Bicycle Coalition members) Register here.

The tour will start at Our Front Yard Garden and Liberty Lands Community Garden in Northern Liberties. We will head north to the Teens For Good Garden with a stop through the Village of Arts and Humanities. We will end at Emerald Street farm in Kensington. 

We will make a stop at each of the three different urban garden projects where participants will learn about the various innovative community efforts to create access to locally grown food. At each stop we will sample prepared dishes straight out of the gardens!

These and many other urban farm projects are building community with fresh foods and beautiful landscapes. We welcome you to come and see first hand the green city that Philadelphia is becoming, one community garden at a time. 

Bicyclists are asked to obey the rules of the road.

  • Stop at all stop lights
  • Stop at all stop signs
  • Use hand signals when turning
  • Be as friendly as possible to all road users throughout the ride (bring your bells!!)

Riders will be provided the route at the start point (but don’t worry, we will have volunteers leading the ride). Because riders will obey the rules of the road on this ride, participants will naturally spread out as the ride proceeds and regroup at each farm.

Questions about registration? Contact Nisha Mitchell at 215-242-9253 x4 or nisha@bicyclecoalition.org      Questions about the event? Contact Nic Esposito at 267-968-5426 or nesposito@pennhort.org

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One Response to “Join PHS for a Growing Green Bike Tour”

  1. EasyBloom Plus Plant Sensor Says:

    It looks like a great event… unfortunately we’re about a 5 hour drive from Philadelphia.

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