Well, I suppose I'm on a Press Release tear here. Though, I have a selfish motivation for this one. What's remarkable is that after some of the odd glances I got for hosting last year's only physical activity during PBW, this year there are no less than three others scheduled. Two bike rides and two runs will give participants a chance to burn off calories before putting them back on again. Hm, and those glances? Come to think of it, those are the glances I see most of the time.
CRAFT BEER + THE GREAT OUTDOORS = TWO BIKE RIDES AND TWO RUNS DURING PHILLY BEER WEEK 2009
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The second-annual Philly Beer Week (PBW) 2009 (Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 15) will include beer runs and bike rides among its more than 500 events. Perfect for beer lovers who also like to get a little exercise, these events will combine running, biking and craft beer.
The four active events are:
Saturday, March 7
* Le Tour de Philly Brew, a scenic yet strenuous 60 mile ride starting at Yards Brewery (901 North Delaware Avenue) leaving at 10 am sharp with stops at General Lafayette Inn, Iron Hill North Wales for lunch and Manayunk Brewery before recovering back at Yards. Limited to 25 riders. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Dock Street to Dock Street - The Brew Lounge Scavenger Run, a five-mile scavenger run starting at 10 am at the Veterans Memorial Plaza at Dock and Front Streets, ending at Dock Street Brewery (701 50th Street), including a post-race buffet that is free for participants. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Bryan@BrewLounge.com.
Monday, March 9
* Run and Drink with the Brewers, a 5k run through Philadelphia’s beautiful Fairmount Park starting and ending at the Bishops Collar (2349 Fairmount Avenue) with Adam Avery of Avery Brewing, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, Brian O’Reilly of Sly Fox and Tom Kehoe of Yards Brewing on a “pace scooter” handing out beers. Refreshments from Avery Brewing at Bishops Collar after the run. Run is limited to 100 runners. To sign up, please visit The Bishops Collar
Saturday, March 14 – Visit your Local Brewery Day
* The Brewery Bike Ride, a leisurely 14-mile ride open to all skill levels that will visit five of the breweries within Philadelphia’s city limits. 11 am start at Nodding Head Brewery (1516 Sansom Street), then on to Dock Street, Yards, Philadelphia Brewing Company and ending up at Triumph Brewpub. To sign up, please contact email@example.com.
The second-annual Philly Beer Week (PBW) 2009 will kickoff on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m., in the spectacular Comcast Center lobby and Winter Garden (17th street and JFK Boulevard) with the Opening Tap, a celebration honoring over 30 regional breweries whose beer help make Philadelphia "the best beer-drinking city in America." The Opening Tap will begin with a ceremonial 'first tap' using the official Philly Beer Week Keg Mallet, followed by a strolling beer tasting and a festive awards ceremony. Opening Tap tickets cost $40 and are available for purchase online.
For general information, including the ever-expanding schedule of events and list of participants, please visit Philly Beer Week