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The Best of #PhillyBikeLove

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Valentine’s Day has come and gone once again, and one thing is clear — Philly loves biking! We had lots of great submissions to the #PhillyBikeLove photo contest, thanks to all who entered, and even bigger thanks to all those who love to cycle around The City of Brotherly Love! Also, thanks to our guest photographer judge David Maialetti of the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Check out the winners below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Editor’s Choice

Sipping coffee while daddy teaches the girls how to wrap handlebars. This bike will be touring for a year. by rebourne_marni

Philly Pedals Photo Editor Thom Carroll says:

Picking a single #PhillyBikeLove photo wasn’t easy. A handful made it to the final round of edits, but this one pulled ahead because of the abundance of love in every aspect of the photo. A Philly father teaching bike maintenance to the little ones really shows all three aspects that we were looking for, Philly, Biking, and Love.

rebourne_marni will get a free bike tuneup from Firth and Wilson Transport Cycles.

Most Loved Photo

#frostycommute by stoutbikebridges

The Most Loved Photo was the photo which was shared the most times. The winning photo was submitted by stoutbikebridges who will win a free bike tour from Philly Bike Tours.

Philliest’ Photo

Street Corner Cargo by Stepen Bilenky

Guest Judge and Photographer, David Maialetti says:

I was looking for an image that showed Philly and cycling beyond the iconic symbols of the city. This image captured this. It had the right amount of Philly feel to it.

Congratulations to Stephen Bilenky, who will get a free case of Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Company.

Honorable Mention

I put Valentine’s Day cards on all the bikes at my office building. by areyoukittenme

There were so many good photos, but we only had a few prizes! We’d like to give a shout out to areyoukittenme for lovingly giving out bicycle cards at the office.

We’d also like to offer congratulations to our randomly selected T-shirt winners, ens_, VHanks, and downloadmeahoagie.

Guest Photo Judge David Maialetti is a staff photographer with the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer. He has worked with the newspapers since 1997. You can find his mobile photography on Instagram @maialetti.

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