Commuters face off in Philadelphia’s Commuter Race

    You’ve told your coworkers a million times your mode of transportation can get you to work faster than theirs. Tomorrow’s your chance to prove it (or not). The seventh annual Commuter Race kicks off at 8 a.m.


    In honor of National Bike Month, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is hosting the race as one of many events. Three commuters will ride from Mifflin Square to City Hall using separate modes of transportation: bike, ZipCar and public transit. You can cheer on whomever you like and see who makes it to the finish line first.

    The Coalition is also sponsoring tomorrow night’s Ride of Silence. The eight-mile ride kicks off at the Art Museum at 6:45 p.m., and is part of a national effort to honor cyclists killed or injured by motorists. Helmets and lights are required, and there will be rolling street closures to mark the event.

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