The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Promoting a safe and fun way to get around the Greater Philadelphia region.

Our Mission

Through advocacy and education, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia leads the movement to make bicycling a safe and fun way to get around for anyone in Greater Philadelphia.

Philadelphians who bike to work at least 3x a week

Bikes per hour counted in buffered bike lanes in Philly

Miles of Circuit Trails completed

Trail funding saved in NJ through our advocacy

Our Vision

By the year 2030, anyone in Greater Philadelphia can enjoy a safe and fun bike ride on a network of connected Circuit Trails, bike lanes, and low-stress streets. Bicycling has become an easy option for transportation and recreation, connecting people to each other, their neighborhoods and the region.

We Will Realize Our Vision by Acting on a Core Set of Beliefs

We will create a world-class bicycling city and region by becoming an organization and leading a movement that represents the diversity of the communities we serve.

Our success requires collaboration and partnerships with many others.

People from all racial and economic backgrounds should have access to safe, healthy and affordable transportation options in the communities where they live, work, learn, and play.

The road to victory is long. We will win while having plenty of time for family, friends, and bike rides.

Our reputation rests on the efforts of our staff and volunteers working in a place where every person’s contribution is valued. 

We are accountable to our members for excellence in pursuit of our mission and transparency in our operations.

Our History

Founded in 1972, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia partners with community, governmental, public, and private actors in order to make streets safer and advocate for a greener Philly. The Bicycle Coalition promotes healthy living and healthy transportation; it promotes a way of life, and a way of bringing people together for a greater purpose.

Our Key Initiatives

Encourage people across Greater Philadelphia to integrate bicycling into their lives to increase access to opportunities, enrich community, and improve health.

Build independence among Philadelphia youth through education programs that teach street safety, promote healthy habits and encourage leadership.

Grow our influence through stronger brand recognition, diversified funding streams and increased Board engagement.

Organize bicyclists in Philadelphia’s eight suburban counties to advocate for safe on-road networks, bicycle facilities and connected trails.

Advocate for connected streets and trails that are safe for bicyclists and pedestrians in Philadelphia.

Nonprofit Information

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit.

Board of Directors

Edward Chang – Chair | Varlo Sports

Amanda Benner – Vice Chair | PECO

Raymond Wynman – Treasurer | Global Tax Management

Perry Benson | Architect

Jeffrey Braff | Cozen O’Connor

Anthony J. Campisi III | Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy

Lee Caparas | Quaint Oak Bank

Eric Frary | Michael Baker International

Sharon Holloman | Philadelphia School District

Jerome Jacobs | Argent Wealth Management

Michelle Lee | Protocol Labs

Jasmine A. Narcisse | Jacobs Engineering

Ryan Oelkers | Development Consultant

Ryan Sullivan | Wharton

Reggie Waller | Vanguard

Rae Whatley | Jikiden Reiki

Jerome Whitener | Comcast

Your dedicated volunteer advocates for the region:

  • TMA Bucks – Affiliate, Bike Bucks County
  • Bob Dredge – Affiliate Chair, Bike Chester County
  • Amarjit Singh – Affiliate Chair, Bike Delaware County
  • Charles Caramanna – Affiliate Chair, Bike Burlington County
  • Jordan Mead – Affiliate Chair, Bike Camden County
  • Lea Ann Bowers – Affiliate Chair, Bike Gloucester County
  • Don Pillsbury – Affiliate Chair, Bike Mercer County
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