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indoor/outdoor/all around - here's what's up with cycling in philly

Cycling and bike riding enthusiasts can be found wide and far across the Philadelphia area. Biking is already a popular hobby among Philly residents, and only growing in popularity. Even post-COVID, more people continue to turn to cycling as a way to exercise on their own, enjoy the outdoors and equip themselves with more affordable modes of transportation. 

Another great thing about biking is the social and competitive involvement the hobby provides. If you’re looking to connect with cycling groups or training clubs in your area, here are some accessible rides and events. 

Philadelphia Cycling Clubs and Teams

If competitive clubs and cycling teams are your preference, Philadelphia is full of them. Here are some of the most popular options. 

Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP): This volunteer-operated non-profit biking organization throughout greater Philadelphia organizes free group cycling rides all year round. They also present other social and biking events for locals. 

Philadelphia Altra Motion: Altra Motion is a registered competitive cycling club in the Wayne area that gives racing opportunities and cyclist training to its members. 

Anchor House Foundation: Another registered USA cycling club, Anchor House Foundation connects aspiring cyclists to new routes and conditioning schedules. 

Philadelphia Major Taylor Cycling Club: MTCC has been around since 2015. This cycling club was inspired by the first black cycling world champion, Major Taylor (Marshall Walter). They encourage community, training and healthy lifestyles among local cyclists. 

Central Bucks Bicycle Club: For road biking and off-road cycling, the Central Bucks Bicycle Club hosts frequent events all year long. 

Philadelphia Triathlon Club: If you’re training for a triathlon and want to find people to practice your cycling time with, the Philadelphia Triathlon Club is the best community to connect with. 

Philly-Based Cycling and Biking Organizations 

Be a good sport and contribute to local cycling organizations in the Philadelphia area with these non-profits and good causes. 

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia: The Bicycle Coalition provides Philly with safe and fun cycling opportunities for everyone. They host member-exclusive biking routes, bike shop discounts and free resources for those looking to take biking more seriously. They also advocate for safer street infrastructure for cyclists to ride smoothly. 

Interscholastic Pennsylvania Cycling League: Inspiring kids and teens to get out and ride, this organization offers trail rides, cycling camps, biking competitions and more to youth in the Philly area.

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Philadelphia Group Bike Rides

If you want to find a cycling group in Philly that caters to more casual and fun bike rides, there are plenty of groups that meet on a regular basis. Below are just a few of the notable group rides.

Cadence Cycling Rides: Cadence Cycling is a bike shop in Philadelphia. In addition to bike repairs and cycling gear sales, they offer cycling coaching and group rides that they post on their Facebook page

Folx n’ Spokes Philadelphia: This group is for female-identifying cyclists who want to find friends, fitness and fun through bike riding. They meet for group rides, workshops and fundraising events that relate to biking. 

Black Women Bike PHL: This bike riding group organized specifically for black women meets to cultivate friendship and safe cycling routes. 

Philly Cycling Meetup Groups: You can never go wrong looking for cycling and bike riding groups on Meetup. Whether you’re looking for competitive riding or leisurely rides along a scenic trail, Meetup will show you all upcoming biking events. 

Philadelphia Bike Trails: While not an official cycling group, here are some trails to enjoy solo. Plus, you’re bound to find someone to ride with on these top biking trails in the greater Philadelphia area. 

Philly Bike Camping: Want to enjoy camping in the outdoors with the fun of your bike? Philly Bike Camping travels by bike to group camping locations where you can enjoy company and camping then it’s warmer outside. 

Philadelphia Mountain Biking Groups 

For outdoor lovers and those wanting to ride off the beaten path, here are some Philadelphia mountain bike groups to choose from.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Trail Riders (SEPTR): As part of the International Mountain Biking Association, SEPTR represents five counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. The group advocates for mountain biking and educates riders and land-lovers on safe mountain biking. 

Guy’s Racing Club: Both mountain biking teams and trail riders meet through the Guy’s Racing Club in the Philadelphia area. From training to racing, both men and women (don’t be fooled by the name!) can pursue their love of mountain biking. 

Philadelphia Mountain Biking Meetup: With over 3,000 members and growing, the Philly Mountain Biking Meetup welcomes riders of all skill levels who want to improve their trail riding and mountain biking skills.

Find a Bike Group: Philadelphia Area

Looking for a local cyclist group near you? There are plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow cyclists. With eseo (every sport for every one), you can easily find athletic groups and riding partners in your area. Want to stay informed? Click here to get notified of eseo app updates for cycling.

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indoor/outdoor/all around - here's what's up with cycling in philly