Join the Adventure with Philly Wiss’s Try It Rides!

Embark on an adventure into the thrilling realm of mountain biking with the Philly Wiss team during our upcoming “Try It Rides!” Surrounded by the stunning backdrop of Blue Bell Park within Wissahickon Park, Philadelphia, these rides offer more than just a taste of mountain biking excitement; they serve as your entrance into the dynamic Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League (PICL) and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).

Upcoming Try It Rides Schedule:

  • Saturday, April 13th, 10 am
  • Saturday, May 4th, 10 am
  • Thursday, May 16th, 6 pm

Tell us you are interested by filling out the 2024 Season Interest Form >>

Designed for students in grades 6-12, these rides aim to introduce young enthusiasts to mountain biking’s core skills and thrills. It’s an opportunity to learn, have fun, and potentially join a team that competes in PICL/NICA events, promoting not just physical fitness but personal growth, team spirit, and a connection with nature.

Your First Ride… Or a Shred with New Friends

Our Try It Rides serve as the perfect introduction to the wider world of interscholastic cycling competitions governed by PICL and NICA. These organizations focus on building strong body, mind, and character through cycling, offering a structured environment where young riders can strive for excellence both on and off the trails.

No Gear? No Problem!

Understanding that access to equipment can be an obstacle, IYC/PICL/NICA is committed to ensuring that every interested child has the chance to ride. We provide financial aid and have a selection of loaner bikes and helmets available for the rides or for the season. Our aim is to lower barriers to participation, making sure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the thrill of mountain biking.

About Us

Independence Youth Cycling is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of youth through cycling. With a focus on adventure, excitement, friendship, and fitness, we offer a variety of programs including organized cycling teams, a bike loaner fleet, and environmental stewardship initiatives. The Philly Wiss team is proud to embody these values in the Wissahickon Park area, nurturing a community where every child can experience the joy of cycling and the great outdoors.

Ready to Ride?

This is more than just a chance to try mountain biking; it’s an invitation to become part of a supportive community and potentially engage in competitive cycling through PICL/NICA. Whether you’re new to biking or looking to take your riding to the next level, the Try It Rides at Blue Bell Park are your starting line.

For more information and to sign up, please visit our website at or contact us at Embrace the adventure, develop new skills, and potentially join a team that’s about more than just racing—it’s about building character, friendships, and a lifelong passion for cycling.

We can’t wait to see you at Blue Bell Park for the start of something great!

Fill out the 2024 Season Interest form to get started with us in 2024!

Partners, sponsors or potential coaches, connect with us below!

Our teams, leagues and series…

SoMont Abington MTB
SoMont Cheltenham MTB
SoMont North Composite
SoMont Central Composite

Share This