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A New Name: Why We’re Launching We Bike PHL

At the WTF Cycling Mixer on Friday, a new name for the Bicycle Coalition’s initiative to encourage riders of genders underrepresented in the cycling world was unveiled. We Bike PHL, which was selected through a community-driven process, replaces Women Bike PHL as the program name (with WBPHL retained as the acronym). The Bicycle Coalition is […]

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Spectate One of the Region’s Most Fun Races—And Get There By Bike

Spectating a race is super fun. Cheering on people who have been training and get up early to push themselves to their limit, and chilling on the sidelines while they get exhausted, is a great way to spend a Sunday. Cyclocross races can be especially exciting to spectate, as they involve fun-to-watch challenges such as […]

Vote for Little Bellas to Win $15,000

By Maryem Gad We would like to congratulate one of our members and volunteers, Caitlin Thompson, on being nominated for the 2019 Health Hero Challenge over at Philadelphia Magazine. Besides being an active member of the Coalition, she also is the founder of the Philadelphia chapter of Little Bellas, a mountain bike program for girls […]

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Hey W/T/F Cycling Community! Events You Should Have on Your Radar

Philadelphia is lucky to have a very active WTF* cycling scene powered by incredible volunteers and community members. (*For those not familiar, WTF is an abbreviation commonly used in the cycling world that stands for “women, trans, femme.” It denotes rides and programs that are intended for genders underrepresented in cycling.) There are many upcoming […]

Where to Ride Your Bike: West Fairmount Park

By Sam Klugherz As one of the largest urban parks in the country, Fairmount Park is home to many of Philadelphia’s greatest attractions. More specifically, the section of the space that is west of the Schuylkill river commonly known as West Fairmount Park harbors must-see Philly landmarks, all of which are easily accessible by bike. […]

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Main Line Health Presents: The Only Bicycle Safety Equipment You Absolutely Need

On the hunt for a new helmet? Main Line Health offers low-cost/high-quality bike helmets and BMX or skating helmets for only $10.00 per helmet.

How to Get Ready for Bikeout or Any Longer Ride

Philadelphia’s leading overnight cycling trip, Bikeout, is just over three months away, and tickets are officially on sale now on the Bikeout website. The trip begins on September 14th as participants meet behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art and embark on a 38 mile ride via the Schuylkill River Trail to a campsite in Phoenixville. Once the […]

Your Definitive Guide to Bike to Work & Wherever Day

Attention all bike riders! Friday, May 17th is full of festivities to celebrate you and your preferred mode of transportation! Check out the list of events below and mark your calendars, because you definitely don’t want to miss the best bike day of the year. Most of these events are free but require registration, so please […]

6 Tips for Getting Back on Your Bike

  Spring is finally here, bringing warmer weather and longer days—the perfect time to venture outdoors with your bike. For most of us, however, returning to cycling after the off-season can feel like one long uphill climb. Bryn Mawr Rehab Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Ryan Algeo, PT, MPT, CSCS, offers these suggestions to make […]

Spotlight on Some of Philly’s Youngest Cyclists: Little Bellas

Last week, we had the good fortune of sitting down with Caitlin Thompson, recipient of the 2018 Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling award, board member for Neighborhood Bike Works, and founder of the Philadelphia chapter of Little Bellas, a mountain bike program for girls ages 7 to 13. Little Bellas is entering its third year in […]

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