Love bikes? Cool. Love BBQ? Even better. If you weren’t riding in the 3rd Annual Bike and BBQ , well then you missed an absolute perfect day for bike riding and chowing down on some of the best BBQ in Philly.
Bikers from all walks of life and skill level gathered at 32nd & Baring St. in Drexel Park for registration. The ride itself took participants from Powelton Village through the Art Museum District with a pit stop at Dilworth Park for a photo session then onto the final destination at Community Bikes and Boards in Queen Village. Don Scott of Pedal Pushas, was instrumental in organizing the event. With an objective to promote #bikelife, Don and his crew pulled off a well executed event.
With what seemed like a perfect partnership and no-brainer, the Pedal Pushas teamed up with Indego Bike Share program to offer free bike rentals and helmets for those without wheels, so anyone and everyone was able to cruise the city. At the end of the 5K journey, Side of the Road Jerk Chicken awaited the riders with savory dishes. A live DJ set the ambiance while Community Bikes & Boards provided the perfect backdrop.
The riders turned out by the dozens, with everyone anxious for next year’s event. With Philadelphia actively pushing residents to consider biking instead of driving, the city has been providing bike lanes, bike share programs, events as well as the idea of proposed $100 million bike arena floating around, Philly is quickly positioning itself as one of the country’s premier bike riding cities and Pedal Pushas are helping usher Philadelphians to embrace the lifestyle.