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BCYC rides with Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

On October 25th, BCYC All Star Marc Darden, program coordinator Kate Campbell and policy coordinator Randy LoBasso went on a ride with Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to check out bike infrastructure in the 2nd district (which covers parts of Center City, South and Southwest Philadelphia). Marc talked to Councilman KJ about putting in new bike lanes, repainting existing ones and paving the streets to make them safer for cyclists.

  

BCYC at the Philly Bike Expo!

The youth-led cross ride to the Expo drew an enthusiastic crowd for a cold morning (honestly we think it was the District Taco breakfast that did it). Through the whole Expo weekend, BCYC athletes were welcomed as true industry insiders–you could find them presenting about the program at the Bicycle Coalition table, working the room & communicating with vendors about the team’s equipment needs, and even serving as models for the professional bike fit demo.


First Annual Career Night

BCYC’s Youth Advisory Council worked long and hard to organize our first annual Career Night, where BCYC athletes and families joined career mentors to learn about their work in a variety of fields, practice interview skills, and make new connections. The success of this event proves what we already know–youth leadership in youth-focused organizations is necessary, powerful, and effective! Thank you to all of our career mentors, All Star athletes, and our host Capital One Cafe for granting our YAC the well-deserved pride of a massively successful event.

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Topics: Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling, Biking in Philly, Featured

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