Changing kids' lives with cycling


What's New

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NICA Season Starts Soon

Learn more about our plans for the 2022 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League season!

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Learn about the work we've done supporting a local trail network here in our area - the Cresheim Trail

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What's Important to Us


We believe the journey is just as important as the destination


We believe no one should sit the bench in youth sports


We believe friendships are just as important as the ride


We believe in strong mental, social and physical health

About Independence

Vision & Mission


We inspire youth to become their best selves by using bicycling as a path to develop character and confidence, through accomplishment


We create diverse communities of youth cycling, enriching their lives and those of their families and beyond, through bicycle-centric programming and activities

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What we teach

Skills Development

Fundamental to advanced skills for future success

Ride Readiness

Preparation and readiness are key to a successful ride

Strength & Endurance

When you feel strong, you are strong

Trail Stewardship

Teaching advocacy creates life-long caretakers

How we're making an impact

Our Community Says...

The team has given our family an activity we all enjoy doing together. I love seeing my kids smiling and having fun. This is the definition of community and I feel blessed that my family is a part of it.

Lisa from Elkins Park

The team culture continues to be reflected in my son's character in how he approaches obstacles, overcomes adversity and treats other kids. I am forever thankful for this experience.

Jill V. from Abington

Our daughter has learned a lot of great skills and has demonstrated endurance that surprised all of us. She beams with pride when she finishes practices and races.

Sean from Upper Dublin

The team has given my son the opportunity to explore a cool, new challenging sport in a supportive team environment with coaches who are terrific role models.

Kat from NW Philadelphia

This team has been a great experience for my son and he feels included. He's made friends and has set personal goals to reach in each race. The fundamental bike and fitness skills he is learning will last him a lifetime.

Jill D. from NE Philadelphia

Come join the ride!

We want to hear from you

Tel: ‪(215) 690-1298‬



IYC is based in Wyncote, Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.

Photos on this site courtesy of @puttcamp @briwasphotos @literalkat @ttfwatershed and the @somontmtb community