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.
Group rides can help you build new skills, gain confidence on a bike, and have fun! Indego’s Monthly Ride Series, led by the Bicycle Coalition, helps folks practice city biking in the safety of a group. Each month, this ride takes place at a different part of the city and aims to connect riders with information about Philadelphia’s free resources.
These 40 to 60-minute, easy-paced rides, are geared at helping beginner cyclists feel more comfortable riding in urban environments. All rides start at Indego stations & explore the surrounding area.
Where are we riding to this month? To find out and to register, click here.
If you are a newcomer who is looking for help learning how to ride, or if you haven’t ridden in a while, our two-hour Adult Learn to Ride class is perfect for you! This class will teach participants the basics of riding a bike such as pedaling, balancing, and turning.
Could you use more practice turning, signaling, scanning, and generally getting the bike to do what you want it to? Our Skill-Building Course is a two hour, on-bike, outdoor or indoor class that prepares cyclists for safe riding in urban areas. In this class, you will navigate a skill-building obstacle course, which is not only a fun challenge but also a great way to learn real-world skills to help you ride around the city confidently and safely.
If you are a savvy cyclist looking to know more about your rights and duties as a cyclist, the Urban Riding Basics class is just for you! This is an indoor, discussion-based class that covers the benefits of biking, encourages good cycling behavior, and reviews bike infrastructure and laws. We also cover urban riding techniques and tips, equipment usage, and introduce folks to Indego.
The Champions Program
Are you interested in joining all of the above classes or rides? Introducing the new Indego Champions program where you become a cycling Champion!
To become an Indego Champion you must participate in the Adult Learn to Ride Class (if needed), Urban Riding Basics, Skill Building Course, and one Monthly Group Ride. After completion of the program, the Champion will receive one FREE month of Indego30.
To sign up for the Champions program, fill out this form and someone from the Bicycle Coalition will contact you and help you find the rides and classes that work with your schedule.
Registration for each class or ride is mandatory. To see upcoming classes and rides, visit www.rideindego.com/how-it-works/education-classes/
The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego bike share is accessible to all Philadelphians. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a nonprofit advocacy and education organization working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership to support bike share and biking education. The Better Bike Share Partnership is funded by the JPB Foundation.