Philadelphia

Photos: Connor Barwin Bikes To Work – Do we ever get tired of Connor, I don’t think so.

It’s a well known fact now that Connor Barwin likes to bike to work. (remember that’s how he found Ralph Brooks Park as he passed it on his way to work; then he helped renovate it through hard work and sweat equity.)

Connor told USA Today transportation alternatives was always an important principle in his life. “It’s something that I’ve always understood. Obviously my dad’s a city manager so he talked about public transit, he was always trying to improve the transit system in Detroit when I was growing up. When I played in Houston, which is not a public transit-friendly city, I did ride my bike and I did their one train line that they had more out of principle,” he said. 

“But when I moved to Philly it was great because they have more of a real public transit system, a real subway system, now they have a real bike sharing program so when I use it, it’s purely out of function not principle which is great.”

Capital One, the official banking sponsor of the City of Philadelphia’s bike share program Indego, partnered with Connor Barwin and several bloggers in Philly to promote the popular co-sharing Bikes  and offer a $5 off deal for your first month’s membership.

It was a beautiful day for a ride. Linda Vertlieb, Frugal Philly Mom takes a #selfie with Connor

Kiera Smalls, @RideIndego • Co-Founder @CityFitGirls explains how to use an Indego bike. I had no idea the seat adjusted, I really need to go for a bike ride soon. 
The crew before they headed out

I was really surprised to see Broad Street didn’t have a bike lane. 
Connor Leads the Pack
Always a conservationist when he’s not riding his bike to work, Connor takes his Tesla.

I jumped in a car and said follow those bikes, I need to beat them to the stadium.

I caught up near Passyunk Ave

The house photographer had a sweet spot to capture the action

At some point my cab driver thought this would be a artistic shot of them, not so much I say. 

Passing FDR Park

Arriving at the Linc

Indego recently opened up additional bike stations in Philly: 9th and Arch streets, 19th and Lombard streets, Girard and Leopard streets, 38th and Lancaster streets, 10th and Reed streets, 17th and Girard streets, 6th and Fairmount streets, 21st and Catherine streets, Broad and Federal streets, and 24th and Sansom streets. 

Connor Barwin is triumphant 
Let’s see your photos of your ride with Indego, use #RideIndego when posting.

Yesterday I was in Old City, there’s an Indego station on Market Street that sits in the street. I was told it was the most used station out of all of them in the City. It’s near 2nd Street.

Indego’s mission is to create a progressive and innovative way to travel, while promoting healthy and sustainable living and active transportation.
If you haven’t ridden with Indego yet, it’s never too late to start. Here’s how to create a membership!
  1. Go to rideindego.com, click the “Become a Member” button and choose “Indego30” membership.
  2. Enter your Capital One debit card’s first 6 digits as the promo code.
  3. Hop on a bike!  
Capital One will offer its customers $5 off of their first month’s Indego membership when using a Capital One 360 Checking debit card.  
If your not currently banking with Capital One, you can sign up online at CapitalOne.com or by visiting the Capital One Philadelphia-based Rittenhouse Café at 1636 Walnut Street (they have great sandwiches). Not only will you save money on Indego, but you can also take advantage of fee-free banking with 360 Checking by Capital One and a free nationwide ATM network – with over 200 ATMs around Philadelphia.
Disclosure / Disclaimer: This post was brought to you with the support of Capitol One. Philly Chit Chat received compensation for the purposes of this post. But I covered it like I cover all my events with the HughE flair. And who doesn’t want to look at a nearly a dozen Connor Barwin shots.