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Bike Shops That Rock: Breakaway Bikes

Breakaway Bikes and Fitness believes that helping the local cycling community thrive will in turn help their own shop thrive. Glenn Krotick began selling branded Breakaway socks from the back of his Ford Probe over a decade ago, but he knew the cycling community needed more. With a background as a spin class instructor, Krotick […]

Bicycle Coalition in the 2010s: Openings

With the momentum gained in the 2000s, the Bicycle Coalition has forged ahead the past 7 years to achieve great milestones for the biking community. Finally recognized as a major player in city transportation, biking has increased by 260% between 2005 and 2013 thanks to the efforts of the Coalition and the support from the […]

American Street Bike Lane Ordinance Introduced

An ordinance for a federally-funded improvement project on American Street was introduced in City Council on Thursday, paving the way for Philadelphia’s first raised protected bike lane.

Bike Shops That Rock: Firehouse Bicycles and Wolf Cycles

Firehouse Bicycles was opened in 2001 at 701 S. 50th St. by a group of friends with a shared passion for bicycles. The bike messengers, welders, and artists who started the shop have carried that passion with them throughout the past 16 years. Firehouse carries quality used and new bikes, and specializes in refurbishing old vintage […]

Vision Zero Draft Action Plan: Add Your Comments

Vision Zero has become a major priority for Mayor Jim Kenney over the past year, and that’s because supporters and advocates all over Philadelphia made it an issue. Announced the same week of The Bicycle Coalition’s Vision Zero 2017 Conference, Mayor Kenney’s budget dedicates $5 million for Vision Zero and we hope to encourage him […]

Bike Shops That Rock: Human Zoom Bike and Boards

With two locations at 4159 Main Street  in Manayunk and 47 W. Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore, Human Zoom Bikes and Boards has two of the largest bike shops on the Main Line. Both stores combined carry a hefty stock of bicycles, skateboards, gear and accessories that caters to the Manayunk and Ardmore area. Any cyclist can […]

Q&A: Stephanie Ford of Pedal Posse Divas

When Stephanie Ford decided to join a bicycle club a few years back, she assumed it would be a good way to meet people and get some exercise. And it was. But the group she joined wasn’t for her. For one, she says, she couldn’t keep up. It was her first 25-mile bike ride, and […]

Bike Shops That Rock: Community Bikes and Boards

The focus of Community Bikes and Boards lies in its first word: community. With shops in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, NJ, owner Rob Everitt can work on his mission across state lines: get more people to hit the roads, trails, and waterways. Everitt opened the original shop in Philly at 712 S. 4th Street in 2010, and […]

Bicycle Coalition in the 2000s: A Seat at the Table

Remember the 2000s? Dane Cook? Razor scooters? Freedom Fries? Well, we remember. And in the 2000s we weren’t really thinking about Bro Comedy and ways to clog-our-arteries-while-being-passive-aggressive-toward-an-entire-country so much as we were a citywide bicycle action plan. At Mayor John Street’s request, we put our minds together for an official Philadelphia Bicycle Action Plan, which would […]

Bike shops that rock: Kater Street Bicycles

Joe Lambros opened Kater Street Bicycles in 2011 as a repair-only bike shop catering specifically to city commuters. Located just off of South Street at 609 S. 16th Street, the shop serves as a valuable resource for the cyclists of the Graduate Hospital neighborhood. Since the shop does not sell bicycles, they instead focus on speedy […]

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