On Saturday, November 11, 2023, the Bicycle Coalition Education Team hosted our final official 2023 Better Bike Share Partnership ( BBSP ) Community Group Ride Fall Garden Tour in Southwest and West Philly. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia ( BCGP ), Indego , and Get Fresh Daily ( GFD ) were joined by 12 participants of varying bicycling skill levels, ranging from beginners to experienced cyclists. Like keeping up with bicycle advocacy news? It wouldn’t exist without our members’ support. Learn more.
We began the ride at Malcolm X Park’s Indego station, located at the northeast corner of S. 52nd St. and Larchwood Ave. Our first stop was at the Woodlands Community Garden located inside the Woodland Cemetery. We were greeted by some of the Woodland Cemetery’s staff and volunteers and they educated the group about the rich history of the garden and cemetery itself. If you have never visited the Cemetery, it is a great place to walk, run, cycle, and escape the busy turbulence of the city. We continued our ride past Clark Park’s Farmers Market, the oldest year-round market in Philadelphia hosted by The Food Trust , to the Chester Avenue Community Garden . This is a secret garden located between 47th St. and 48th St. on Chester Ave. The Chester Ave Community Garden was closed but we did get a moment to enjoy the green space before the garden. This garden is part of the Neighborhood Garden Trust ( NGT ) and was established […]