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The Bicycling Open – Packet Pickup @ 6:00 am, Ride Start @ 6:45 am

Men’s America Tour Race – Start @ 8:00 am, top of The Wall

Women’s World Cup Race – Start @ 12:30 pm, top of The Wall

The Philadelphia International Cycling Classic course is packed with great locations to watch the action and experience the day.  Enjoy lunch at one of Manayunk’s great restaurants, join the festive atmosphere on Lemon Hill, experience the East Falls Block Party, or watch the peloton climb The Wall that tops out on Roxborough’s Lyceum Avenue.  Between the Expo at the top of The Wall and entertainment around the course there’s plenty to do all day long.  We’re putting together lots of race day festivities so be sure to check back here for updates.  

Start/Finish

The Start/Finish line for the race is near the top of “The Wall” on Lyceum Ave in Roxborough.

Sprint Zone

Check out the Sprint Zone in East Falls located on Kelly Drive and Midvale Ave. Riders will battle for the prize of Best Sprinter keeping the pace high and creating a race within the race.

East Falls Block Party

The East Falls Block Party takes place on Midvale Avenue near Kelly Drive with family-friendly activities. It has great vantage points to watch the action of the Sprint Zone. 

Enter the Raffle to win the East Falls FUJI BIKE - only $1!


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It's time for POST (West of Broad) Be sure to pick up a tour booklet at the EFDC office (3728A Midvale Ave.) and visit local artists in their studios. For the week of October 14-20, gather with friends at the Trolley Car Diner or Trolley Car Cafe and your mea l will help support Made in Philly!

As part of its Helping Hands Week fundraising program, the Trolley Car Diner & Café will donate 15% of the revenue... from supporters who present a coupon to POST programs. Show your support by bringing your friends and family for a delicious and fun dining experience at one of the Trolley Car Diner & Café locations in Mount Airy and East Falls, across from the Farmers Market.

Please download, print, and present the coupon, also available in the POST Tour booklets and when you dine to be sure proceeds from your meal support POST!

For directions to either Trolley Car Cafe location or more information, call 215-753-1500 or visit Trolley Car Cafe

The EFDC is a Community Partner!


 

Falls Bridge Facts...

In 1892, James H. Windrim, Director of Public Works for the City of Philadelphia, presented a plan for the proposed Falls Bridge, a "double decker" bridge, connecting Neil Drive to the top of Calumet Street and the Powers and Weightman Chemical Company.

On June 3, 1895 the single bridge connecting the East and West sides of the Schuylkill River was dedicated by the Mayor, Charles Warwick.

Some facts...

- 554 feet long

- 40 feet wide

- Iron Pratt trusses with a granite base

- First painted red, then buff, then light blue

- Lights. both gas and electric

- Cost $261,744

- Cheif engineer - George S. Webster

- Temperature, June 3, 1895 - 95 degrees

- 1895 "America the Beautiful" published


 

Waffles will be completed throughout October and later installed at his new home outside of the Trolley Car Cafe!!

More of the East Falls Riverfront Business DistrictEco-art!!!


 

6 artists were chosen for eco-art installations that were placed at select locations within the Riverfront Business District...Sandra Webberking, Marguerita Hagan, Frank Hyder, Lynn Denton, Mike Smash and Ben & Kate Gatski! Congratulations to the chosen artists.

Five artists have completed their installations, Lynn Denton, Marguerita Hagan, Sandra Webberking, Frank Hyder, and the team of Mike Smash and Juan Dimida.

                                  WOW! This is Sandra Webberking's

                                         fish-themed bike rack, installed along the Inn

                                         Yard Park at Stanton Street. (photo by Sandra

                                                                                                Webberking)   

            

Mike Smash and Juan Dimida have installeda pinwheel constructed from repurposed street signs. The cut-outs are of the five indigenous fish to our section of the Schuylkill River...American Shad, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, the Catfish and the Common Carp! Check it out on Midvale Ave. at the Rite Aid.

 

The latest fish themed Eco-Art installation was Frank hyder's repurposed pvc pipe solar-lit sculpture. This installation is temporarily located at the Mason's building, 4200 Ridge Ave. Check him out at night!!!


East Falls Farmers Market - Open Every Saturday from May 25 to October 26th.  10am - 2pm

We want artisan craft vendors to join our market. If you are interested or know someone who would be, contact mimi@eastfalls-pa.com.

Location:  Parking Lot under the Twin Bridges, 4100 Ridge Avenue between Ridge Avenue and Kelly Drive under the Route 1 ramps.   

Our farmers are McCann's Farm... 

McCann's Farm, Their crop list includes: Vegetables such as asparagus, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lettuce, peas, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, and Fruit, such as apples, pears, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, peaches, plums, strawberries, and watermelon. They also have some herbs, seedlings, Fruitwood Orchards honey, apple cider, and fruit butters.

AND

Liz Wagner of Crooked Row Farm , Her crop list includes:

organic greens, onions, potatoes, scallions, green tomatoes, garlic, Fresh cut herbs,
heirloom tomatoes, bread,   duck and chicken eggs, 11 different kinds/flavors of raw
cheese, fresh cut herbs, bread and cinnamon buns (So good) from Willow Haven Farm and
some organic heritage grain flour from Red Cat Farm! 


The parking lot is between Ridge Avenue and Kelly Drive, under the Route 1 at the ramps (North and South Ferry Roads), between In Riva and the Trolley Car Café.     

 

Sign up for weekly reminders and general information about the Farmers Market and other GREEN happenings in East Falls! Sign up available at the weekly Farmers Market or email mimi@eastfalls-pa.com to get on the list.

  See YOU at our Neighborhood Farmers Market!

Come on down to the river!

www.localharvest.org



  

More about East Falls Goes GREEN!


                      

GET YOUR 2012 T-SHIRT NOW just $10.00!!!

Buy it through our secure server and start wearing it within 1 business week.

Or...

Find them at these participating locations:

  • East River Bank
  • East Falls Chiropractic
  • Wee Care Child Care
  • Murphy's Irish Saloon
  • About Face Type and Design and The Fallser
  • Slices
  • East Falls Fitness
  • Chuck's Garage
  • The Marketplace at East Falls
  • National Penn Bank


Small Business Energy Rebate Program

The City of Philadelphia's Small Business Energy Rebate Program.  Click here for more info and forms.


Photos of the Bathey- Gateway Center and Trolley Car Cafe while in progress!

It is open for business!

 

The Building is Under Construction - Janauary 2010

  

Moving right along... March 2010 ...more progress 3/30/2010

 

                            


 

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