Spring has sprung at the Bicycle Coalition’s two Neighborhood Bike Hubs

Check out ways to participate in Neighborhood Bike Hub programming during the 2024 season.  We have opportunities for kids and adults to learn to ride, to ride in a group, or for adults to ride independently.

Bartram’s Garden Bike Hub
For 2024, The Bike Hub at Bartram’s Garden is open Saturdays from May 11th through October 26th, and offers free bike rentals and learn to ride classes for kids and adults as well as beginner group rides.  Building on the success of last year, we hope to support over 300 people to ride in Bartram’s Garden this year.

For young kids, 2-8 who are learning to ride, we have balance bikes (no pedals) and each week we set up an exciting course on the trail to engage our youngest riders.  The skill of balancing is the foundation for learning to ride.  Bring your little ones out to try the course!

Or bring a friend or your family to rent a bike for free and check out the beautiful trails at Bartram’s Garden.  

For details about programming April-November at the Bartram’s Garden Bike Hub, see the Bartram’s Garden Events Calendar.   https://www.bartramsgarden.org/calendar/

Lil’ Philly Safety Village
The Lil’ Philly Safety Village, located in Hunting Park, is a space for kids and adults alike to practice biking, rolling and walking in a colorful, playful area completely free of motor vehicle traffic. The miniature bike lanes, crosswalks, stop signs and other traffic markers help Lil’ Philly Safety Villagers learn to move through urban street space. From there, they can test their new skills on the sidewalks (for kids 12 and under) and street loops of the surrounding park.

The Bike Hub at the Lil’ Philly Safety Village is open anytime Hunting Park is open- bring your own bike to ride and play anytime.

For 2024, the Bicycle Coalition is offering free Learn to Ride Classes for Kids from 10am to 12pm (noon) on the following dates: 

Saturday, June 15 (Register online)
Saturday July 13 (Register online)
Saturday, September 14 (Register online)
Saturday, October 12 (Register online)

This FREE two-hour Learn to Ride class teaches children ages 4-12 how to ride a bicycle. This class is perfect for those who have never ridden a bike or who may need a refresher.  Participants have the option to bring your own bike to the class, or borrow a bike for the class.

Please register online in advance by clicking the above links or by calling 215.242.9253 ext 307.

Participants in programming at the Lil’ Philly Safety Village receive a free helmet and bike lights.  Many thanks to our partners Peco and Philly Bike Ride for your support of programming at the Lil’ Philly Safety Village this year.


The Coalition’s work is only possible thanks to the collective support of individuals like you across our communities in the Greater Philadelphia Region—JoinRenew, or make a One Time Donation today, so we can continue programming and advocacy for better, safer, and more accessible streets now and into the future!

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