It’s National Bike Month and even if you don’t have a bike of your own, GoPhillyGo can help you log a ride for the Love to Ride Bike Month Challenge. Philly’s bike share program, Indego, is an easy and sustainable way to get around the city without a car, but you can also use Indego to get to and enjoy parks, trails, and other places to relax in nature. Spending time outdoors has a positive impact on your health and well being, and GoPhillyGo and Indego can help you enjoy some trail time without the hassle of driving.
You can see all the Indego stations in real time by clicking on the “show bike share locations” option on the GoPhillyGo Explore page. Once you have selected a destination, choose “Use Indego Bike Share” to get walking directions to the nearest Indego station with available bikes, biking directions to the Indego station closest to your destination, and walking directions from the Indego station to your destination - all in one easy to follow itinerary. Indego is expanding, and new stations are frequently added, so check out the map for new stations coming to your neighborhood. We made a list of some great green spaces you can access with an Indego bike!
During National Bike Month this May, you can get a heavily discounted 30-day Indego pass for just $5 using promo code INDEPRO22, so this is the month to try out this great bike share program! Remember to sign up for the Love to Ride Bike Month Challenge while you're at it for the chance to win a free year-long Indego pass for all your great riding.
Look for birds on a relaxing walk around the Strawberry Mansion reservoir in East Fairmount Park! The visitor center gives you access to the reservoir, a .75 mile pedestrian-only trail, and hosts frequent events. The Indego station is just north of 33rd St. & Reservoir Drive. once you dock your bike, it’s only a short walk into the park to the visitor center. Currently, the Discovery Center and reservoir trail are open 10am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday and 12-5pm on Sundays. Stop by the visitor center to borrow a pair of binoculars before you head out on the trail!
The Broad & Pattison Indego station is directly across Broad Street from the main pedestrian entrance to the Park. Once you are there, explore more than 300 acres of trails, lakes, forest, meadow, and wetland at this amazing park in South Philadelphia.
This historic cemetery doubles as an impressive urban greenspace, and a great place to stroll, run, bike, enjoy a picnic, watch birds, and more. You can pick up or drop off an Indego bike at the 40th & Baltimore station which is a very short walk from both the Woodlands and the 40th Street Trolley Portal. Just make sure to stay on the paved roads if you are exploring the cemetery on a bike.
Relax at this quarter mile green space built along the City’s historic viaduct just north of Center City. Park your Indego bike at the 12th St. & Callowhill Station, then take a walk to the top where you will find swinging benches and other places to enjoy the view. Use the stairs on Callowhill Street between 12th St. and 11th St. to access the park, or the main entrance near 13th St. and Noble St.
Indego has stations near East and West Fairmount Park, so you can explore both sides of this expansive park with an Indego bike. On the West Side use the Parkside & Belmont Station to enter the park near the Please Touch Museum, or if you want to visit East Fairmount park, you will find stations at 33rd & Dauphin, 33rd & Diamond, 33rd & Reservoir, and 31st & Girard.