Promoting bicycling as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation.

Be a Circuit Champion

Head north, south, east or west and ride all day on trails.

Do you share the Circuit vision of a trail network that connects Bartram’s Gardens to Longwood Gardens, Manayunk’s towpath to the Delaware Canal towpath, the neighborhood streets of Collingswood, NJ to the neighborhood streets of Phoenixville, PA?

This is a crucial time for the expansion of our trail network. It’s important for us to increase the advocacy we do for trails -- and to sustain that work until we connect the Circuit. By acting now, we have a chance to connect a trail network that will be used for generations.

Biking the Suburbs

Learn how to make biking better in your town 

Do you want your community to be bicycle friendly? BCGP has three presentations to educate and inform interested persons to advocate for better facilities, new trails and safer routes to school.  

Bike Parking in Philadelphia

If you want to install your own bike rack at your own expense, you need a permit (no fee required!). All instructions for obtaining a permit from the Streets Department are here.  This fact sheet provides names of bike rack manufacturers.

The City's bike parking regulations spell out what kind of racks you can install.

Philadelphia's Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan

Ped/Bike Plan Final


After four years of work, a final ped/bike plan for the entire City was adopted by the City Planning Commission on June 12, 2012. 

The 106 page report can be downloaded here

Cadence Cycling Foundation Joins the Bicycle Coalition

We are pleased to announce that we have combined with the Cadence Cycling Foundation. Together we are creating the largest bicycling nonprofit in Pennsylvania and our wider region, with the largest urban youth educational programs of any such organization in the country.

Make sure to read our blog for updates on the Cadence Foundation, its programs, and how this will strengthen our work on behalf of bicyclists in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

From the press release:

“We are bringing together two highly effective organizations whose missions center around the transformative powers of the bicycle for communities and individuals,” said Leslye Abrutyn, the board chair of the Bicycle Coalition. “The gathering of vision, leadership from the business community, and financial stability found in this combination will strengthen both organizations’ work and benefit bicycling across the entire region.”

The Cadence Cycling Foundation, founded in 2007, uses cycling as a tool to help underserved youth gain the skills and education needed to break the cycle of poverty. CCF cycling teams are organized out of schools and housing projects in Philadelphia and Camden.

Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods

Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods Map

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Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative
Access, Safety, Health

Safe Streets, Healthy Neighborhoods works with residents to identify changes to neighborhood streets that make walking, biking and taking transit safer and more enjoyable. Overcoming barriers to getting around your neighborhood helps fight obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and stress through the regular physical activity of walking and biking to school, the store, the park and other neighborhood destinations.

Connect the Circuit!


The idea of a region connected by trails is one that the Bicycle Coalition has been working towards since we were founded 40 years ago. The Circuit will make our region stronger by providing a place for healthy transportation and recreation, connecting our communities to greenspace, and making our neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work.

Explore our brand new trail website on and help connect the Circuit by signing our petition!

Help Connect the Circuit!

Help us build and connect 750 miles of trails.  Please sign this petition to declare your support for connecting the Circuit.

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