Back in June the Bicycle Coalition joined the annual Block Party hosted by the Tookany/Tacony Frankford (TTF) Watershed Partnership. The summer TTF Block Party is a 3-day event where community members can walk through the trails of Tacony Creek Park, play games at the Creekmobile, enjoy arts and crafts, and learn more about other organizations and community resources.
As summer heated up, it was the perfect time for biking and exploring the trails. Bartram’s Bike Hub Manager Jack Kavanagh and BCGP Education Intern Emily Dzieniszewski were on hand to offer bike tours to youth and adults along the Tacony Creek Trail starting at I Street and Ramona Avenue. Additionally, Sarah Clark Stuart and Patrick Monahan were distributing information about the Circuit Trails, a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails that is growing in size each year. The Circuit connects our local communities, providing endless opportunities for recreating and commuting. So whether you bike it, walk it, or run it, the point is — just enjoy it.
Five young riders rented out bikes and rode down the trail showing off their skills. One family brought along their little one who wanted to give a pedal bike a try. In no time, she was riding on her own! Diana, her mother, said, “I am so happy to see her riding. I will definitely take her out to the park again to keep practicing!”
Many community members expressed similar excitement about developing cycling opportunities in the neighborhood and BCGP looks forward to seeing more biking in the area. A special thank you to TTF Watershed Partnership for inviting us to this entertaining event and to all the volunteers and staff for ensuring the safety of our riders. We are already looking forward to joining again! Join us next year or check out the Tacony Creek Trail and other Circuit Trails on your own!