December 17th 2015
What do Santa on a Harley, a horse and buggy, a guy in a kilt, a man playing sax in a 3 piece suit, and a guy eating pizza on a sidewalk have
in common? These are all the sights we enjoyed during one of our bike club rides through Philly. The last one was actually Coach Dan, but these rides never run short on interesting sights and people! With the weather being sunny and 53 degrees, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ride over the bridge, up the Schuylkill and down the iconic South Street with whoever was available to ride. In this case, it was just Brandon B, but that didn’t stop us from logging in 25 miles before stopping for a super-size slice of pizza. I guess this could be a twist on Mother Teresa’s saying; “if you can’t feed 100 people, feed one.”
Just a few weeks later, our Environmental Educator, Ms. Vicki, joined the crew for another ride through Philly. The weather continued to favor riding, so the “Urban Pedalers” weaved (safely) through the streets of Center City Philadelphia and along Penns Landing. These trips are not only great experiences for students to connect with urban green spaces, get exercise, and see the city, but they also serve as preliminary training for two big events coming up: the 11th annual Pedal for Promise and Trek Malawi, a 300-mile cycling journey through Malawi, Africa. Our students are going places—literally. Thank you for being a catalyst for the movement!