Promoting bicycling as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation.

Getting To Bike Philly

Bike Philly starts from Eakins Oval in front of the Art Museum steps. You can reach the Art Museum by bike on the Schuylkill River Trail.

Bikes on SEPTA 

Bicycles are allowed on the Market Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line and the Norristown High Speed Line.  SEPTA buses are equipped with bike racks to hold two bicycles. NJ TRANSIT buses and PATCO High Speed Line trains also carry bikes. Click here for transit directions* to Bike Philly.

Click here for more information on how to take your bike on SEPTA.

*Only folding bikes are allowed on Subway-Surface and Trolley Lines. 

Driving Directions

If you choose to drive, we recommend parking at two large paid parking lots that are very close to the bike path along the Schuylkill River. Signs on the trail will direct you (car-free) to the start.

Please be careful if you find a parking space on the street. Two hour parking limits are enforced at most spaces even on a Sunday!

The Arch Street Lot is located at Arch and 23rd Streets (50 N 23rd Street). The second location is the 30th & JFK Lot located on 3051 John F Kennedy Blvd. The cost of parking is $7 - $10 per day.

Directions to the Arch Street Lot (50 N 23rd Street)

  • From the west: Take I-76 E to Exit 344 (Vine St. Expy/I-676 E/US-30 E), then take the 23rd St. exit toward Ben Franklin Parkway, turn right onto N. 23rd Street. Proceed into lot from 23rd & Arch Street intersection. (1 block above Market St or 2 blocks below Ben Franklin Pkwy).

  • From the east: Take I-76 W to Exit 344 (Vine St. Expy/I-676 E/US-30 E), then take the 23rd St. exit toward Ben Franklin Parkway, turn right onto N. 23rd Street. Proceed into lot from 23rd & Arch Street intersection (1 block above Market St or 2 blocks below Ben Franklin Pkwy).

  • From the north: Take I-476 S to Exit 16 to I-76, merge onto I-76 E and take Exit 344 (Vine St. Expy/I-676 E/US-30 E), then take the 23rd St. exit toward Ben Franklin Parkway, turn right onto N. 23rd Street. Proceed into lot from 23rd & Arch Street intersection (1 block above Market St or 2 blocks below Ben Franklin Pkwy).

  • From the south: Take I-95 N to Exit 13 onto PA-291/Penrose Ave, Turn left onto S 26th St./PA-291 E, which becomes I-76 W take Exit 344 (Vine St. Expy/I-676 E/US-30 E), then take the 23rd St. exit toward Ben Franklin Parkway, turn right onto N. 23rd Street. Proceed into lot from 23rd & Arch Street intersection (1 block above Market St or 2 blocks below Ben Franklin Pkwy).

Directions to 30th and JFK lot (3051 John F Kennedy Blvd.)

  • From the west: Take I-76 E to Exit 345 toward 30th St/Market St. Turn right at Arch Street and bear right onto JFK Blvd, lot will be on right. 

  • From the east: Take I-76 W to Exit 345 toward 30th St/Market St. Turn right at Arch Street and bear right onto JFK Blvd, lot will be on right.  

  • From the north: Take I-476 S to Exit 16, merge onto I-76 E towards Philadelphia. Take I-76 E to Exit 345 toward 30th St/Market St. Turn right at Arch Street and bear right onto JFK Blvd, lot will be on right. 

  • From the south: Take I-95 N to Exit 13, PA-291 towards I-76 W. Turn left on S. 26th St and take ramp onto -76 W.  Take I-76 W to Exit 345 toward 30th St/Market St. Turn right at Arch Street and bear right onto JFK Blvd, lot will be on right.

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