2019 Rides & Classes

Through advocacy and education, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is leading the movement to make bicycling a safe and fun way to get around for all Philadelphians. Using Indego bicycles, the Bicycle Coalition hosts educational programs, connecting communities to a convenient, healthy, and affordable transportation option. As this season kicks off, here is a break down of each type of ride and class that is offered, including Indego’s new Champions Program.

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Remembering Indego Legend, Ella Best

Ella Best, a community champion and former Indego Ambassador recently passed away. A lifelong resident of South Philadelphia, Ella was a strong advocate for safety and health in her community. As president and founder of the nonprofit “Don’t Shoot… I Want A Future,” Ella worked to encourage youth to stay focus on positivity and growth through education and physical activity as a way to avoid crime and violence.

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Powerful Women Shaping Philly’s Cycling Scene

March is Women’s History Month, which we celebrate by amplifying women’s voices to honor the past, inform the present, and inspire the future. Indego would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to four women who are doing amazing things for cycling in Philadelphia. From leading a national bike share partnership to creating a cycling club that encourages women of color to ride, these women are trailblazers in their communities.

We had the opportunity to sit down with them to discuss their work!

Caitlin Thompson

Caitlin on a mountain bike, smiling as she rides past a young child.
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African American Contributions to Cycling Still Felt Today

The month of February highlights achievements and contributions made by African Americans throughout history. A look back reveals that African Americans have played a significant role in the world of cycling. Their contributions helped shape the development of the bicycle and their riding skills set benchmarks for future cyclists.  

 

Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps that biked 1,900 miles in 41 days

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Indego Riders Energized by Pilot Program

In November 2018, Indego steered into the unknown with the launch of an Electric Bike Pilot Program. Ten pedal-assist electric bikes were added to Indego’s existing fleet of 1,500 bikes and, with the press of a button, riders suddenly had the option to give their ride a boost!  

 

Users were excited to test the Indego electric bike at the Municipal Services Building

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