About Us

The Paper Trail that led us here

Born in 2020, Paper Trail Bike Cafe is located in “The Barn” at Historic Rittenhouse Town. HRT is the site of colonial America’s first paper mill, established in 1690 by William Rittenhouse. Today, HRT is in the heart of Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley Park, featuring an expansive trail network, for everyone to enjoy.

“Paper Trail” pays homage to the rich history of the building that we are settled in. “Bike Cafe” is the foundation of our being, providing a full service bike shop and cafe to keep you moving and fueled.

Paper Trail’s theme is that of repurposing a unique and storied historical space into a functional and desired experience. A warm, friendly atmosphere inviting customers to learn HRT’s story alongside bikes, coffee and baked goods.

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