Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling (BCYC) is a program of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia fostering healthy habits, independence, and leadership, one ride at a time. High school students learn about teamwork, perseverance and goal-setting through the sport of cycling.
All Star Program
Athletes that demonstrate responsibility, sportsmanship, and leadership are invited to join the All Stars. Every All Star member commits to additional weekly practices and 15 hours of community service per year.
On top of this commitment, All Star members also have a choice to join one or more of Special Teams. These special teams are:
- Triathlon Team
- Road Race Team
- Touring Team
- Cyclocross Team
- Mountain Bike Team
- CycleSquad – Advocacy
- Youth Advisory Committee – Youth Governance
- Academic Advising and College Scholarships – Academic Support
- Boss Up Series – Life Skill Development
- Internships, Team Captains, and Junior Coaching – Professional Readiness
The Race Team is a team of all-stars that want to push themselves further into the sport of cycling. They develop their strength, their teamwork, and their cycling skills by gaining exposure in local USA Cycling Events. Look for the Race team in local race events such as the Navy Yard Criterium Race, the Battle of Fort Washington, and the Arsenal Criterium.
The BCYC Triathlon Team offers an opportunity for All-stars to reach personalized goals aligned with different Triathlon and Duathlon events. Some team members aim to complete their first Tri, while others have the goal to complete an ocean swim Tri. Practices are dedicated to improving their abilities in running and swimming and achieving personalized milestones. Look for the BCYC Tri Team at local TriYOUTHalon events, the Atlantic City Tri, and the Wildwood Tri!
Touring Team- The Circuit Team gives our BCYC All-stars their first experience in bicycle touring. In partnership with Rails to Trails, the Circuit team explores the various sections of the Circuit, and learns lessons and issues affecting their local watershed.
Youth Advisory Committee
The BCYC Youth Advisory Committee, consisting of four of our top youth leaders, has a critical role in BCYC programming. They provide the youth voice in the program planning process and lead the All Stars in community leadership projects.