A guided bike ride highlighting history, hidden gems and the stories of interesting places in East Fairmount Park
Sunday, July 25, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm
1 Boathouse Row
Join experienced bike tour guide Graham Robb and John Sigmund (FPC’s Public Programs Coordinator) on all levels bike rides highlighting history, hidden gems and the stories of interesting places in East Fairmount Park.
TICKET PRICES: Pay what you can – $20, $30, or $40
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
– This event is BYOB … as in, bring your own bike (and helmet!). No bike? No problem! We’re meeting right next to Wheel Fun Bike Rentals, where FPC members receive a discount
– most of the ride is flat, however there will be some hilly sections
– Everyone must weat a helmet at all times. Riders who arrive wiout a helmet will not be permitted to join the tour
-Appropriate for Adults and families with children ages 14 & up. Minors must be registered and accompanied by an adult.
-Please dress according to weather conditions.
-Please bring your own water and snacks (drinking water is not available in the park)
-There are nearby bathrooms available before or after the tour (if absolutely necessary)
By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:
-This event has limited capacity. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP.
-Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from one another during the event.
-Please bring a mask. We encourage you to wear it if you’re in proximity to others.
-If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home.
POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION POLICY: Light rain or shine. Rescheduled in the case of severe weather
Graham Robb is a “retired” lawyer who enjoys biking, hiking, gardening and learning anything new. When he is not officiating high school sports he volunteers much of his time with various organizations including Habitat for Humanity for whom he leads teams of volunteers on builds around the world. A life-long resident of Philadelphia, Graham is something of a history and genealogy buff – having traced his Philadelphia ancestors back to the 1680s – and loves sharing past and current stories about his favorite city.
John Sigmund is the Public Programs Coordinator with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, drawing upon his experience as a community organizer, teaching artist, history lover, and urban park enthusiast. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he spent a decade living in Austin, San Antonio, and New York City, but made a happy homecoming to go back to school at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. John has the proud distinction of actually living in Fairmount Park– he and his partner are resident caretakers and tour guides at Woodford Mansion, a National Historic Landmark (built 1756). It has been a truly life-changing opportunity that combines his passion for city history, gardening, community service, and the arts and antiques. The historic house world has also offered him a nearly impossible opportunity for his age– John is the Chair of the “Young Friends of Woodford.” Although Woodford Mansion is his home base, John is an enthusiastic advocate for all of the historic houses in the park system.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: If Philadelphia’s parks make a difference in your life – consider becoming a member of Fairmount Park Conservancy and help ensure that Philadelphia’s parks are enhanced for generations to come. PLUS members register first for events and enjoy discounts on park experiences including Treetop Quest, Shofuso and more!