bikephldirtIn late July, the Bicycle Coalition and Northwest Philly-based outfitters Lone Wolf Cycling got together to sponsor a mountain biking photo contest, asking those cyclists who utilize some of Philly’s often-overlooked wooded bike trails.

Using the hashtag #bikePHLdirt, more than 50 people participated in the contest. Check below for some examples:

Happy hour. #myphillypark #bikePHLdirt #belmontmtb

A photo posted by Stefan (@stevie_sax) on

#bikephldirt @bicyclecoalition @lonewolfcycling

A photo posted by Lance Lau (@maverickmotomedia) on

#BikePHLDirt #EastFallsShredSquad @bicyclecoalition

A photo posted by Drexel University Cycling (@drexelcycling) on


Earlier this week, Jason Fritzsche and Tim Woods of Lone Wolf Cycling chose a winning Instagram snapshot and last night, at our Happy Hour at The Porch at 30th Street, the winner was announced.


porch hh 3


Here’s the winning photo, of Michaela Maria, a member of Philly-based women’s bike race squad, Team Lasercats.


double woods ride with #1 bae. #teamlasercats #mtbgirls #belmont #catdoping #outsideiscats #babesinbibs #babesonbikes #womenscycling

A photo posted by Michaela ‘Whipsnake’ Marie (@chaychers) on


The guys at Lone Wolf noted they chose this picture specifically because it shows both old and new Philly infrastructure. Back in the woods of Fairmount Park near Belmont Plateau are the remnants of the 1876 Centennial World’s Fair in Philadelphia, the venue of which was Fairmount Park. Many of Philly’s mountain biking trails were carved out of the Fairmount Park woods, and bikers regularly find crumbling infrastructure from the event 139 years ago.

Anyway, here are members of Team Lasercats at last night’s Happy Hour along with a poster Lone Wolf Cycling made of the winning shot:


What’d she get for winning? A free kit courtesy of Lone Wolf Cycling — and this awesome poster commemorating the ride. Thanks to all who participated and stay tuned for similar happy hour events and contests in the near future!

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