This year, PHEW! is sponsoring a ride from Philly to DC, organized by Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light. PA IPL is an organization consisting of PA members of faith, all responding to climate change in a myriad ways. Some are tangible, such as walking, caulking -- and biking! And some are intangible, such as education, prayer … Continue reading Interfaith climate advocacy group pedals to Washington
We're closed today, Thanksgiving Day, to spend time with our families. We're also in mourning for what's happening in North Dakota, a focal point for our nation right now, where our nation's military might is being deployed against our own citizens standing up for their water rights. We all stand with Standing Rock Sioux tribe and … Continue reading Thanksgiving weekend
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You may have heard that Pope Francis will be in town in a few weeks. All the media attention has been around the frustrations of limited car access to Center City Philadelphia. Our City's Commerce Department has even opened a help desk for businesses to continue to flourish during the Pope's visit. All understandable. I've … Continue reading Papal enCYCLEcal – Get thee on a bike!
For years, I’ve heard of a bike ride called Bike MS: City to Shore, from Philly to the Jersey shore. Although I own a bike shop, I rarely venture on group rides. And this one, with thousands of riders, of all ages and endurance, going the 150 mile distance, was unfathomable to someone happy enough … Continue reading The Power Riders at Bike MS: City to Shore
It's a good thing we're stocked up on bikes.The current congestion at the West Coast ports means, for our industry, a lot of bikes log jammed. It'll be a while before those Made in Asia bikes get off the boats, to their respective warehouses, and eventually on a truck destined for Philadelphia. So, though we're … Continue reading Welcome to the global economy or Who wants to build bikes in PA?
The Philly Bike Expo! Now in it's 5th year and growing. At the Pennsylvania Convention Center! Saturday Nov 8th & Sunday Nov 9th! PHEW! too has been growing, and will have a booth at this Expo to showcase some of our work, designing custom e-bikes. You'll see a selection of Breezer & Fuji bikes that've gone electric, a … Continue reading Gone Expo’in!
Finally! Someone's decided to organize e-bike rides in our region. Our friend Cheryl in Northern NJ has setup a Meetup group. The first ride is scheduled for Saturday October 18th, 2014 at 1250 County Road 629, Clinton, NJ . Hoping some of you New Jersey e-bikers can make it!
It was 5 years ago today that we setup shop with a dozen electric bikes in a corner storefront. Now, as PHEW! turns 5, our shop has mushroomed into a space 7 times our original space and morphed into an electric as well as folding bike specialty shop serving the region whilst also serving as … Continue reading PHEW! turns 5
Several of us are off to Interbike (a bicycle dealers convention) this week, to scout out new bikes & accessories for next spring. PHEW! a bike shop will remain open, but with limited staff, hours and services. Please call if you’re headed our way from a distance. And please note that our shop will be … Continue reading Off to InterBike again! Limited hours this week