Just in time for a stretch of bicycling-friendly weather, the Free Library presents an evening with Steven Rea, who will be at the Parkway Central library on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. to talk about his latest book, Hollywood Rides A Bike. Rea has been a film critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two decades and is the mastermind behind the "Rides A Bike" Tumblr, which displays photographs that document Hollywood stars' relationships with two-wheeled forms of transportation. Hollywood Rides A Bike includes many of the blog's most popular images along with previously unreleased, vintage photographs of Hollywood icons and their bicycles. Because everyone looks cooler on two wheels.
To celebrate this pairing of celebrity and bicycling, Trophy Bikes University City will be on hand to give your bikes the red carpet treatment. They will be offering complimentary bike valet parking at Parkway Central's front entrance on Vine Street and will keep a paparazzi-like eye on your two-wheeled friend while you traipse among the stars and their cruisers, roadsters, city bikes, and backlot beaters. Unlike other, certain bike valets, these guys will treat your bicycles like the transportation superstars that they are.