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New Bike Racks for Philadelphia

Last summer the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy put out a call for artists to design new bike racks. Now, the racks are almost ready for their debut. The racks are an effort to combine form and function — increasing bicycle parking as well as adding to Philadelphia’s already rich display of public art. Th...

Bicycle Coalition Gives Out More Than 200 Lights

On November 4, the first weekday after the clocks were set back, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) quickly responded to the earlier darkening. On Broad Street at the corners of Spruce and Pine Streets, BCGP staff and volunteers gave away and installed 200+ sets of lights. Here are a few pictures Philly Pedals photographer Thom Carroll took while stopping by to get a set of light...

Interview: Shelly Salamon

Shelly Salamon in her Shop. © Thom Carroll Photography 2013 Shelly Salamon opened her shop Fairmount Bicycles in 2010. We talked with her about her latest venture, Philly Bike Tour Co., which — as its name implies — offers group bike tours of Philadelphia. What made you decide to offer bike tours of the city? I ended up on a guided bike tour in Chicago about five years ago and absolutely loved it....

Philly Pumptrack receives $10,000 donation

PhillyPumptrack’s Kenn Rymdeko and Harlan Price receiving a check for $10,000 check from Parkside Association of Philadelphia Executive Director Lucinda Hudson. The long-awaited Philly Pumptrack is progressing smoothly—with a few bumps, jumps and berms, of course. At last night’s Parkside Association of Philadelphia (PAP) community meeting, Lucinda Hudson, Executive Director of PAP, pr...

Philly Pumptrack Breaks Ground

Builder Jim Dellavalle discusses the Philly Pumptrack plans with Andreina Perez, a volunteer helping with construction management. Work has started on the Philly Pumptrack at 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue behind the Mann Center. Pumptracks are bike courses where the rider uses gravity, momentum, and a pumping motion to propel themselves without pedaling. This project, the first of its kind in Ph...

5 Tips for Parenting While Pedaling

Cycling through the city with kids can be a challenge. With practice and a little know-how,  it is truly fun and easy. The following 5 tips will point your front wheel toward successful bike trips with the kids. Challenge accepted! 1. Not sure about riding with your kids in the city? First, come out to an ABCs of Family Biking. The next one will be at the Philly Bike Expo on November 9th. ABCs is ...

The Best of #PhillyBikeLove

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 In...

A Look Back at the Philly Bike Expo

Our photographer Thom Carroll captured some of the moments at the 4th Annual Philly Bike Expo this past weekend. He was joined at the Pennsylvania Convention Center by Philly Pedals Publishers Travis Skidmore and Topher Wright, Editor-in-Chief Steve Taylor, Creative Director Sierra Skidmore, and Contributor Troy Mustache. The Philly Pedals crew: Topher Wright, Troy Mustache, Thom Carroll, Sierra S...