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December 04, 2017

Decorate your bike with festive gear for Holiday Lights Ride

Riders also are encouraged to get festive by dressing in costume

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South Philly holiday lights J. Fusco/Visit Philadelphia™

Many Philadelphia neighborhoods go all out at the holidays, creating spectacular presentations of lights and decorations. In South Philadelphia, neighbors pool resources to create amazing displays.

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's annual Holiday Light Ride will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

The group ride will loop through South Philly, where blocks go all-out with light displays.

Riders also are encouraged to get festive by dressing in costume and decorating their bikes with lights, bells, reindeer antlers, Santa hats, sparkles and stars.

At the end of the ride, the winner of the "Best Spirited Costume" will receive a gift card to Performance Bicycle. There also will be drinks and Baby Blues BBQ.

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The Holiday Light Ride will begin and end at Performance Bicycles on South Christopher Columbus Boulevard.

The ride is free to attend with an RSVP, but donations are welcome. Donate $5 in advance and you'll be entered into a holiday bike raffle. Donate $35 or more in advance and you'll get five entrees into the raffle, plus Bicycle Coalition membership benefits.

The bike that's up for grabs is a new 17-inch Gold Fuji Cambridge.

Holiday Lights Ride

Wednesday, Dec. 13
5:30-9 p.m. | Free to attend
Performance Bicycles at Riverview Plaza
1300 S. Columbus Blvd.