Today is one of our favorite holidays here at BrainDo – World Bicycle Day!
Before the pandemic made us Zoom-bound, a good amount of us commuted to work every day on two wheels. And when the whistle blows at the end of the week, plenty of us head to the bike trails to unwind. So, one thing we know outside of digital marketing is where to put the bipedal to the metal in this town.
And there are some great trails for exploring, whether you want to explore the city or get back to nature. Here are a few of our favorites.
Biking to another state? Yes please! Start your journey at 5th and Race and take the bridge 1.5 miles over to New Jersey for one of the best views Philadelphia offers. If you’re scared of heights, we don’t suggest this one but it’s certainly worth checking out if you are adventurous.
A perfect park for a summer ride, FDR Park’s 1.8-mile loop is great for joyrides and a nice spot to relax with friends. We recommend checking out what the park has to offer while there. From local softball games, skateboarders, and occasional markets with excellent food, you’re guaranteed to enjoy this South Philly staple.
Don’t let the name fool you, you are allowed to bike here. A total 14 miles back and forth, this long trail indulges you with everything nature has to offer (depending on the season). Make sure your tires are pumped and bring a backup tire tube with you – this trail involves gravel paths and you may find some branches and forest debris hiding along your path.
Do you miss biking at the shore? The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is a good way to reminisce. The boardwalk goes 1.6 miles and is perfect for those looking for a short ride and a few selfies along the way. Pack a bag and have a picnic along the river, too!
A local Philly go-to for walkers, runners, and bikers alike, this 9.3-mile loop is perfect for a nice sunny day along the Schuylkill River and city backdrops. The trail begins at the Art Museum and goes to East Falls. If you decide to take a break in East Falls, In Riva Pizza is right across from the trail and you’re more than likely to run into fellow Kelly Drive wayfarers.
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike