With spring and the return of warm temperatures not that far off, people
will be dusting off their bicycles from there long winters hibernation.
For those of you looking for rides that are shorter, leisurely, and about
socializing this is the current list of social rides in Philadelphia.
Social rides in Philadelphia are often 10 to 15 miles long, with no drops,
often involve a final destination where you can eat, drink and
make new friends. Some of the rides listed are monthly,
while others are seasonal/annual.
Philly Full Moon Bike Ride https://www.facebook.com/groups/156618137847919/
The Philly Full Moon Ride has been going strong since 2013. Each ride is
held on the full moon of every month, 12 months a year. This ride departs
from the Art Museum stairs and is a night ride.
Philly Bike Party - https://www.facebook.com/philliebikeparte/
This is the second iteration of the Philly Bike Party. The organizers have
been very consistent about holding monthly rides and usually work with
some kind of theme. Most of the rides depart from the Art Museum stairs
with occasional departures from The Porch at 30th St. Station and
Love Park. It is a night ride.
Taco Tuesday Ride PHL - https://www.facebook.com/tacoridephl/
Taco Tuesday is the newest ride to Philadelphia. A group of cyclists
attempted to revive the Midnight Pretzel Ride only to find that the
bakery had changed its hours. So they created the Taco Tuesday ride.
Held monthly the Taco Tuesday Ride goes to various restaurants to
eat tacos. This ride departs from the Art Museum stairs and is a night ride.
Night Cycle Philadelphia - https://www.facebook.com/phillybikeride/
A night ride that departs from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and final
stop at a local bar.
PMA Bike Ride - https://www.facebook.com/pmabikeride/
The PMA Bike Ride delivers pizza to those in need who may be
living on the streets.
Cycle Scene PHL - https://www.facebook.com/groups/cyclescenephl/
Cycle Scene PHL has brought many of the local rides together
to create a singular resource. It is also where you can find mass
rides planned by Alexandria Schnieder. Past rides organized by
Ms. Schnieder have included; The PopeRide, RideDNC, and
Cycle en Color. All of these rides have drawn over 1000 cyclists per ride.
Philly Tweed Ride - https://www.facebook.com/phillytweedride/
Attracting an average of 100 participants, the Philly Tweed Ride is a time
machine back to 1900’s in England. Tweed and vintage bikes abound,
along with modern takes on a period look. A ride through Philadelphia
with a stop for a picnic and post ride drinks and awards that include,
best dressed, best mustache, and best bike. Held in the fall,
this is a leisurely ride.
Philly Seersucker Vintage Ride & Social - https://www.facebook.com/PhillyDandQ/
The Seersucker Social is a springtime ride with a 1920’s American vibe.
Just like the Tweed Ride this a very well dressed crowd wearing vintage
and vintage looking clothing.