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When the Sierra Club Met Frank Rizzo: How the Schuylkill River Trail Took Shape

Written forty years ago, Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo wrote a letter to the Sierra Club documenting his support of what is now the Schuylkill River Trail. That letter, recently provided to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia by Mike Stokes of the Montgomery County Planning Commission, is an artifact of the effort that led to […]

Cadence Cycling Summer Season Finale

This past weekend, Cadence Cycling Foundation finished its 2014 season. By 10am on Saturday, approximately 40 youth athletes joined six coaches, staff from the Bicycle Coalition and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and one volunteer at Washington Square Park in Center City. We split into two groups for rides exploring The Circuit. This part of the day […]

Invisible River Brings Dance to the Schuylkill River Trail This Weekend

Do you find yourself asking, “I wonder what’s happening underneath the Strawberry Mansion Bridge this weekend?” Well this weekend the answer to that question is: dancing! Invisible River is happening this Saturday and Sunday on the banks of the Schuylkill River at the Strawberry Mansion Bridge. Dancers will be performing along 2.5 miles of the water’s […]

Looking for bystanders who helped a heart attack victim on the SRT

It seems that a man suffered a heart attack on the Schuylkill River Trail on May 31st, and passersby saved his life. The family (and the man, who is recovering) are trying to find those good people. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area organization is helping spread the word; see their message below: Can you help […]

Announcing Bicycle Coalition Member Rides and Walks This Summer

We’ve got a number of Get to Know the Circuit rides and walks lined up for our members in the coming months. These events are a great way to get out, get some exercise, meet fellow Bicycle Coalition members and generally have a great time! All of the following events are free for Bicycle Coalition members […]

Schuylkill River Trail Crossing at Race Street Closed Indefinitely

The Storm We Refer To As The April 30th Storm Because We Weren’t Expecting It did a number on the track crossing at Race Street. Yesterday the Philadelphia Streets Department announced that the gate will be closed indefinitely for repairs. Their announcement is below: ALERT 05/27/2014 Race Street Railroad Gates Closure Due to the severe flooding that occurred […]

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