September 06, 2022
Cyclists will have the opportunity to enjoy scenic fall foliage and historic sites throughout Philadelphia next month during a new non-competitive, car-free event.
Philly Bike Ride is being hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and will cruise through the city on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is open to riders ages 3 years and older.
Bicyclists will take in views of Independence Hall, Penn's Landing and Kelly Drive as they journey through neighborhoods like Center City and Manayunk. Roads will be closed to all vehicles during the ride.
Participants can choose from a 6-mile or 20-mile course, which have start and finish lines near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Following the trek, cyclists can celebrate at a free festival that includes live music, entertainment, food trucks and activities for the whole family.
Through a partnership with American Bike Ride, an organization that hosts rides across the country, a portion of proceeds from the event will benefit the Bicycle Coalition's Youth Cycling program. The initiative works with youth ages 12-18 to help build leadership skills and healthy habits through cycling.
Registration for the inaugural Philly Bike Ride starts at $35, with add-ons available. Riders under age 7 can join for free and youth riders pay half-price on standard admission.
The new cycling event joins others in the city, such as the attention-grabbing Philly Naked Bike Ride, which promotes body positivity and took place on Aug. 27.