Indego Community Ambassadors: Impacting One Community at a Time

Building relationships and ensuring that bike share is accessible and equitable throughout communities in Philadelphia is one of the goals of Indego. The Indego Community Ambassador program connects non-profit organizations, whose work engages underserved communities, with Indego bike share. Using Indego as a tool, the Ambassadors work with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia to educate their communities on bike safety, promote healthy choices, and connect with resources in their neighborhoods.

Empowerment is the theme for this year’s Ambassador Season! As the Ambassadors team assembled, we discovered that each group incorporated empowerment as part of their mission statement. Indego is excited to introduce you to the seven organizations that make up this season’s Community Ambassador program!

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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 focused 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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