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!
Our donations to date:
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.
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.
The Monkey & The Elephant Cafe
Helping former foster youth navigate the transition to adulthood.
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
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.
We help Philadelphia youth through sport, community service and cultural education.
Small But Mighty Arts
A program to give Philadelphia artists the boost they need to pursue their art.
Our In-Kind Sponsors
These groups both support what we do and their own 'good work'.
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.
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!