ALA Midwinter Bicycle Ride – NY to Philly

Save half-a-ton of carbon emissions from going into the atmosphere by riding your bicycle from NY to Philadelphia to ALA Midwinter! This will be a 2-day ride and it will be totally fun and will be something to remember forever!

Even if you are not planning on attending ALA Midwinter you are welcome to join us for the ride from NYC or Princeton to Philly!

DAY 1: Leaving NYC – Thursday, January, 23rd. 65 miles the first day to Princeton. 9:00 AM – will Leave from Battery Park City Library (175 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282) and bike to Princeton Public Library (65 miles). Staying overnight – either at a hotel or a friendly librarian’s house.

DAY 2: Leaving from Princeton, NJ – Friday, January 24th. 45 miles to Philadelphia. 9:30 AM – will Leave from Albert Einstein’s House and arrive in Philly at 3:30 PM to sign in for ALA Midwinter.

The objective of this ride is to collaboratively raise awareness of carbon emissions as well as Sustain RT’s mission. Together on our bike ride we will further develop Sustain RT’s community, to forge bonds between members, and to make life-long friendships. We will document the ride with video, and social media posts. We will also stop at sites along the route and visit local libraries. There will also be opportunities to train together before the trip! There will also be opportunities to learn about bike touring, to learn basic bike repair, and to get your bike in touring shape before the ride!

Please sign up via our survey to participate. We hope you can join us!

Note: We will have free safety vests for the first 7 riders to register. Bicycle ride is only one way. We are actively pursuing sponsorship but you are still responsible for any costs that arise, such as ALA conference registration, food, hotel, bicycle repairs, and any possible health expenses.

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