• pioneers cycling

    breaking new ground, on two wheels and in our communities

  • Who, or what, is Pioneers Cycling?

    We're not a team - in fact, some of our riders are part of other teams and will race & ride in those colors. Some of us choose to fly the Pioneers jerseys at the starting line. There's also a fair portion of us that don't race at all and just ride to ride.


    And that's the point. All of us - no matter when you see us - believe in what Pioneers stands for and does. We know that there are amazing groups doing amazing things to better our city, yet not enough people talk or even know about it.


    That's why we choose to work with social-good organizations, sponsoring them through volunteering & fundraising, instead of the typical sponsors 'buying' advertising space on our jerseys.


    We're cyclists dedicated to supporting groups doing good in Philly, breaking new ground on two wheels and in our communities.

    Some also call us the purveyors of the road less traveled & curators of routes to travel.


    Let us show you something new!

  • We ride to support social good organizations, and to unite both their and the cycling communities.

    We sponsor a handful of social good organizations, to bring attention to their missions and work here in Philadelphia. Spanning education, wellness & food justice, pets and animal well-being, youth programs, and urban renewal, we represent them on our daily commutes to volunteer work and the starting line.

    Volunteer & Service

    We proudly help organize and volunteer service days and lend our brainpowers to help your cause.


    Our members are highly dedicated to the causes they support - you - helping to bridge & unite networks.


    We ride & race throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and represent our sponsors at these events - and your work oftens leaves an impression on new people.


    All money raised goes back to our sponsors, in the from of donations or funding projects. This includes profit shares from our sales & events we host.

  • Our donations to date:

    $12,740 raised

    483 hours of volunteer service

  • Groups We Sponsor

    Instead of the typical model of having team sponsors, we chose to sponsor groups doing good for Philadelphia, by harnesses the skills, passion, and time of Philly's cyclists to help deliver and advance our sponsor’s missions.

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    AIM Academy
    (Sam's Place)

    AIM Academy is a Research-to-Practice School that is continually pioneering the technology and techniques proven to benefit children with language-based learning differences.

    Sam's Place will be a place where students from AIM and our surrounding community will come to learn from mentor teachers and students the skill of bike repair, technology and entrepreneurship.

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    The Monkey & The Elephant Cafe

    Helping former foster youth navigate the transition to adulthood.

    A café offering it's young adults job & life skills training. Our goal is to provide a supportive community where they can become successfully independent. themonkeyandtheelephant.org

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    Creative Mornings

    Free monthly series of creative talks to stretch the minds of Philadelphians.

    CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community in the City of Brotherly Love. All events are free of charge and include a 20-minute talk, plus coffee! #cmphl


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    Rebel Ventures

    Hand crafted healthy snacks and better food, made by the community for the community.

    As an honest youth-run enterprise, we are open about where our ingredients come from & how our rebel products are made. We support local farmers and make our products healthy and affordable for our neighbors. 


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    A.C. Fairhill

    We help Philadelphia youth through sport, community service and cultural education.

    Providing north Philadelphia youth the space and place to grow community through soccer & neighborhood improvement.


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    Small But Mighty Arts

    A program to give Philadelphia artists the boost they need to pursue their art.

    Our efforts recognize and respond to needs of artists who enhance the arts landscape of the city and are integral to building a stronger creative economy.


  • Our In-Kind Sponsors

    These groups both support what we do and their own 'good work'.

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    The Circuit Trails

    The Circuit Trails are a vast regional network of 100s of miles of multi-use trails that grows in size each year. It connects local communities, providing endless opportunities for recreating and commuting.



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    Powers Irish Whiskey

    Bold Irish Whiskey with a distinctly powerful character, since 1791. Must be 21+ to follow. Drink responsibly. Read more at powerswhiskey.com.

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    Interested in sponsoring our work, or one of the groups we sponsor? Get in touch!

  • we are all pioneers

    Interested in being an in-kind partner? Joining us on a ride? Bringing Pioneers to your city?

    When we're not on our bikes, team members are actively involved with these groups and many more.

    We're always open to partnerships and would love to get you involved, too!