Thursday, August 28, 2014

The United Community Clinic (UCC) would like to invite you to the 14th Annual Parkside Bike Rodeo on September 6th, 2014 from 10am to 1pm. Over 300 residents are expected to come out for the Bike Rodeo— a bike course, health fair, and BBQ, all rolled into one! We hope you will be able to join us for this neighborhood tradition.

This year, children will learn how to tune and fix their bikes and ride on fun bike courses. Mayor Michael Nutter and Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. will make special appearances before a raffle to win free bike helmets and other prizes. UCC volunteers will provide free basic hypertension, eye, and dental screenings to promote annual check-ups. Philadelphia community organizations will also provide free massage, art therapy, and fun exercise activities for kids and parents. Members of the media have been invited to this event as well.

The United Community Clinic, operated by graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania, provides quality preventative health care without charge to residents who need it most. The Bike Rodeo has been a central part of UCC’s partnership with the Parkside community, and we hope you will be able to join us for this event!

For more information, please click this link.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


More Info to follow on how to register via BikeReg. Check back here for details and save the date! Prizes for best poker hands!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Join Mayor Michael A. Nutter today from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Philly Pumptrack to engage our teens in the great outdoors and support Safe Summers in Philadelphia. The Pumptrack will be open to all, and jump rope events will be held in the adjacent tennis courts.

Join us for Music, Bike Skills and Jump'n Fun!

More information can be found on our Facebook page at

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Please take a moment and read this great article about the Philly Pumptrack by Julian Hamer of Philadelphia Neighborhoods. There is also a video where you get to meet some of our regular volunteers!  Thank you Ray Louder, Ahmad, Ibrahim, and Kevin!

Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Friends of the Philly Pumptrack would like to share this wonderful video with you.

Nathanial Bartholomew, famed Director of "Make Every Second Count" (the first 3D mountain bike movie), filmed this while visiting the Philly Pumptrack with his boys on the same day that the Cabot Creamery Cooperative honored the Philly Pumptrack with a volunteer appreciation day. Earlier that day, Kenn, Ms. Lucinda Hudson, Ed Fagan and the Cabot Co-Op representatives were on air with Marilyn Russell #MarilynRussell of 95.7 WBEN-FM, and they sent out the BEN FM Ice Cream truck. 

Thanks for the great video Nat! We hope you and the family can make it down to see us again soon.

Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers that make the Philly Pumptrack a reality.

To make a tax deductible donation to the pumptrack, please click here:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Due to the impending foul weather of hurricane Arthur and in observance of the Independence Day Weekend, the pumptrack is closed until Monday the 7th.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July everyone!

See you on the 7th.