2024-04-10 | Cobbs Creek & Chestnut

Start: Clark Park, near 45th & Kingsessing
Time: Meet at 7pm, roll at 7:10pm
End: Human Robot Schuylkill Banks, 2401 Walnut St. Outdoor seating available.
Length: 10 miles, rolling hills (+302ft / -340ft)
Level of difficulty: Standard
Route: Ride with GPS | Komoot | .GPX download

Returning for a second time, ride leader Jordan will take us on a great route through West Philly featuring 3.5 miles of Cobbs Creek Trail and over 3 miles of Chestnut Street’s protected bike lane. We’ll end at Human Robot Schuylkill Banks located on the Walnut St bridge. Unfortunately, there isn’t too much bike parking nearby – you may want to lock up on 23rd or Chestnut.

Please check out our How We Ride guide so we keep each other safe! If you’re not up for the ride for whatever reason, it’s always cool to meet the group at the bar, too.

Specifically, we’d like to call attention to a couple of practices that are really important to how we do our rides to keep us all safe:

  • Stop at red lights. This may be different from other group rides you have been on in the past—please DO NOT hold car traffic at intersections against the traffic light. If there’s a red light, we stop. Stick with a group big enough to hold the lane, and make friends while waiting for a green light. To avoid anxiety about getting separated, it’s helpful to have as many people as possible using turn-by-turn navigation with RideWithGPS or Komoot.
  • Roll past conflict. Sadly, it’s almost inevitable we’ll encounter drivers who are unhappy their commute is interrupted by 30 seconds as a result of our ride. Do what makes sense to avoid and reduce conflict by pulling over, consolidating the group, or whatever makes sense in the situation. Do not swarm, block, or trap cars. Do not engage with aggressive car drivers.