May is National Bike Month, so each year DCTMA holds its Bike to Work Day in conjunction with the national celebration. For the past 17 years, we’ve hosted a fun-filled morning event to help promote commuting by bicycle as a healthier, more eco-friendly, and great way to get to work and school. For the months leading up to Bike to Work Day, the DCTMA Bike/Pedestrian Committee works closely with county and local leaders, nearby business owners, cycling clubs, and other organizations to create the annual event and encourage people to bike to work.
Thank you to all who participated in DC Tma‘s 17th Annual Bike to Work Day! What a wonderful turnout despite the raindrops on a Friday morning in May! It was a great morning filled with cycling camaraderie, lots of raffle gifts and giveaways, refreshments and fun!
Special thanks to: Delco DA Jack Whelan @DelcoCouncil John McBlainFranklin Mint Fcu Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. AAA Mid-Atlantic Dvrpc Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Wawa Trader Joe’s Custom Bagels CafeMain Line Spring Water Cycle Fit of Delaware County Cycle Sport Drexel Hill Cyclery Bryn Mawr Running Company Human Zoom Bikes & Boards – Ardmore Fit Tribe Swarthmore Fit Tribe Buddy’s Burgers, Breasts, and FriesGarden Cafe Scooped Ice Cream Quotations Earth & State Penn State Brandywine
Cyclists from across Delaware County gathered at the Courthouse in Media this morning for the 15th Annual Bike to Work Day celebration, coordinated by Delaware County Transportation Management Association and (DCTMA) and the Delaware County Planning Department.
The fun-filled morning featured breakfast treats and refreshments for participants; great raffle gifts donated by local bike shops, restaurants, and other businesses; and free giveaways. DCTMA coordinated an off-duty SEPTA bus for live demonstrations on how to easily mount a bike on the front of the vehicle.
Several county and local dignitaries, business leaders, and DCTMA board members came out to show their support, including:
Jack Whelan, Delaware County District Attorney
President Judge Chad Kenney
Dennis Wolf, Republic Bank & DCTMA Board Chairman
Eric Ostimchuk, Traffic Planning & Design, Inc. & DCTMA Vice Chair/Secretary/Bike Committee Chair
Mike Bunner, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
Bryan Messick, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, AVP Marketing Manager
Stacy Bartels, DVRPC
Jen Scimone, SEPTA
DCTMA hosts Bike to Work Day each year to promote commuting by bike as a healthier, more eco-friendly, and fun way to get to work and school.
Bike to Work Day 2015 was presented by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. FMFCU has sponsored the even 11 times.
Bike & Ride Video
Guess how easy it is to Bike & Ride?!? Last spring, DCTMA debuted a “How To Bike & Ride” video, which illustrates how easy it is to commute on SEPTA by bicycle. Check it out!
2015 Bike to Work Day
Cyclists from across Delaware County gathered at the Courthouse in Media on Friday, May 15th, for the 14thAnnual Bike to Work Day celebration, coordinated by Delaware County Transportation Management Association and (DCTMA) and the Delaware County Planning Department.
The fun-filled morning featured breakfast treats and refreshments for participants; great raffle gifts donated by local bike shops, restaurants, and other businesses; and free giveaways like sport bottles, safety reflectors and trail maps. Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission was on hand giving out bicycle commuting information and free blinking lights for riders. New this year, DCTMA coordinated an off-duty SEPTA bus for live demonstrations on how to easily mount a bike on the front of the vehicle.
Bike to Work Day 2015 was presented by Boeing and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.
For cyclists who couldn’t attend, DCTMA coordinated the first-ever “Social Media Cycle Challenge.” Participants chose a day in may to ride a bike to work instead of drive, snapped a photo, and posted it on our Facebook and/or Twitter pages. Winners chosen at random scored great prizes like gift cards and bike gear for entering.
2014 Bike to Work Day
Despite being postponed a week due to nasty thunderstorms, Mother Nature didn’t stop us the second time around. The 13th annual event went off without a hitch and every cyclist won a special raffle prize, such as helmets, tubing, LED safety lights, a pump, and gift cards to dozens of restaurants.
Special thanks to our premiere sponsor Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, as well as Delaware County Planning Department, DA Jack Whelan, DVRPC, David Bennett of Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, and the DCTMA Executive Board. Refreshments were provided by Trader Joe’s, WAWA, Main Line Water, and Custom Bagel.