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BPRC Hosting Bicycle Valet at Upcoming Jack Johnson Concert!

BPRC Hosting Bicycle Valet at Upcoming Jack Johnson Concert!

jackjohnsonBPRC and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia are teaming up with Jack Johnson and hosting a FREE bicycle valet  at the Camden stop of his 2017 Summer Tour! The concert is this Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 PM. We will be setting up around 5pm providing concert-goers with a free and safe place to store their bicycle during the show.

Concert Details:
Saturday, June 10, 2017
BB&T Pavilion
1 Harbour Blvd. Camden, NJ 08103
Doors Open: 6:00pm
Support Act – Lake Street Dive: 7:30pm
Jack Johnson set: 8:45pm

Picture of a bicycle valet. Source: bikewinnipeg.ca

Picture of a bicycle valet. Source: bikewinnipeg.ca

We are also partnering with All At Once, Jack Johnson’s social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. All At Once comes to life online at www.AllAtOnce.org and at the Jack Johnson concerts where you can get educated, get inspired, and connect face-to-face with us and other local and national non-profits. All At Once promotes sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives and encourages action through the Capture Your Commitment campaign.

HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION!

  • Explore All At Once! Visit AllAtOnce.org to check out what you can do before, during, and after the show to get involved.
  • Bike to the show! We will be hosting the bike valet program at Jack Johnson’s concert in Camden. Bike to the show, take environmental action, and enter to win Best Seats in the House – a chance to watch the show from the stage!
  • Help our friends raise funds! Jack Johnson’s charity is matching donations contributed to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia at the show or directly to their organization through September 1st, up to a total of $2,500.  Make a contribution right now and your money will be doubled by the Johnson Ohana Foundation!  

Coming from Philadelphia?

Map of suggested bicycle routes to valet.

Map of suggested bicycle routes to valet.

Use the walkway on the south side of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Access the bridge near Franklin Square, from North Independence Mall East and Race Street. The sidewalk leads right onto the path.

On the Camden side, there is a staircase to exit the path, although there is a small ramp to help you take your bicycle down the stairs. The stairs place you at Pearl Street, behind Rutgers Camden. From there you have two options:

Option 1 (less traffic, more turns)

Make a u-turn at the base of the stairs and bicycle down Pearl Street towards the waterfront. This is a low-traffic road with bicycle sharrows. Make a left at the stadium on Jersey Joe Walcott Blvd. This road has buffered bicycle lanes. You then make right onto Penn Street or Cooper Street (bicycle lanes). One block down, make a left onto Riverside Drive. There is construction, but you can use the sidewalk. Bicycle straight until you reach the traffic circle, and look for signage for the bicycle valet.

Option 2 (more direct, more traffic)

Make a u-turn at the base of the stairs and bicycle one block down Pearl Street. Turn left onto North 3rd Street alongside Rutgers. Be careful with the light rail tracks when crossing Cooper Street. Continue straight down North 3rd until you reach MLK Boulevard. Turn right onto the bicycle lanes and continue straight until you reach the traffic circle. Look for signage for the bicycle valet.

Please note that the Ben Franklin Bridge path is scheduled to close at 11:30pm.

If the path clsoes before you can get home, you can return to Philadelphia with your bicycle using either the PATCO subway or the Riverlink Ferry. Both welcome bicycles at no additional cost. To reach PATCO, simply bicycle straight up MLK Boulevard to the Broadway Station. There is also a PATCO station at City Hall.

Coming from New Jersey?

Bicycles are allowed on the NJ Transit Atlantic City Line and the Trenton-Camden Light Rail line, along with local buses that have bicycle racks. Make the best of your trip by combining transit with your bicycle.

Remember to bring bicycle lights for your trip home. The lights can stay with your bicycle at our valet.

Curious about bicycling in Camden? Check out the great work they have done in making the streets safe for bicycling.