Friday, October 9, 2009

Monthly Ride

A little late on this - but it is on all other BikeAllentown sites.  Tonight is the monthly ride and it seems that Mother Nature may cooperate this time - rain early clearing late as opposed to the usual opposite.  Tonight's ride is a casual ride through Allentown with a variety of starting points. The first group will leave the Campus of Cedar Crest College's Blaney Hall at 4:45pm.  We will head out to meet the second group departing from Muhlenberg College's Seegers Union at 5:00pm. All shall head to meet the last group at The Ritz in the Allentown Fairgrounds at 5:15.  We will head out as a group at 5:30pm from the Ritz.  I hope you can join us.

The next scheduled ride is a new twist. We are going to head to the Allentown Art Museum on October 18th (a Sunday) to check out the newest exhibit - "A Force For Change : African American Art.  This ride will leave Muhlenberg College's Seegers Union at 1pm ( a group will also set out from Covered Bridge Park in South Whitehall Township at noon if you are interested).  We will ride at a very leisurely pace to the Allentown Art Musuem.  Admission on Sundays is free but there is a $7.00 fee for the special exhibit. Many from the group are intending to stop for s warm beverage at Hava Java on 19th Street on the return trip.

Also look for the BikeAllentown crew in the Allentown Halloween Parade this year. More details on that to follow. We hope you join us. Ride on!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Friday

Definitely feeling like fall fast.  Getting ready to jump on my bike requires a deeper thought process to make the choice between too hot and too cold - the layers definitely increasing.  Slowly the colors are beginning to turn and the smell of people stoking their fireplaces becomes more frequent.  I can think of no better way to get oneself in the spirit of the season than by attending an Oktoberfest.  As luck would have it - there is one right here in Allentown tomorrow - Saturday October 3rd - 19th Street North of Liberty from 12pm til 10pm.  Come out and support your community and warm your belly with some fine food and fine beverages.  If that is not enough to jump on the bike and head on out - this should get you there.  Folks from BikeAllentown will have a tent set up all day.  Stop by and say hi - share your thoughts or just stop and sit for awhile.  We look forward to meeting you.  Ride on!