Vision: Bloc envisions a community where every trip less than 5 miles is car-less; where money is kept local; and where all workers are paid a fair and livable wage.
Mission: To achieve this vision, Bloc provides an ultra-convenient connection between local businesses and their customers, where every product is available within a 5 mile radius and every delivery is done via electric bicycle, spurring on local commerce and green transportation. All riders are paid a fair, hourly wage.
Values: The guideposts of all decisions are the following values:
Innovative. Customer experience. Management. Solutions.
Responsible. Environmentally. Socially. Financially. Safe.
Inclusive. Working environment. Communication. Implementation.
Fun. We have fun, we create fun.Our Story:
Bloc Delivery is supported by Bicycle Transit Systems, a Philadelphia-based company who is the operator of Indego Bike Share in Philadelphia, Metro Bike Share in Los Angeles, and RTC Bike Share in Las Vegas.
At Bike Transit, we wanted to get into electric cargo bike delivery, and bought our first electric cargo bike in January 2020 to start dipping our toes in the water. Then, coronavirus happened. In March 2020, we quickly set up the Bloc platform to support local businesses and farms who had a hard time connecting with customers. Co-founders, Alison Cohen and Jenn Grega and their families, worked tirelessly while "educating" their children, to do deliveries in all weather, shop for and communicate with customers, providing free services in Northwest Philadelphia and Southern NJ, where they respectively live.
We are building the business in this new world, transforming last-mile delivery away from dangerous and polluting cars to clean, electric bike delivery.
Currently, Bloc is serving businesses and individuals in the following zip codes: 19119, 19118, 19144, 08107, 08108, 08033.
The Team: Although we are all from different backgrounds, we share the mission to change the world through electric bike delivery and have fun while doing it.
Alison Cohen - Co-Founder. Has spent her career launching bike share systems, and all extra time goes to raising 3 kids with her wife, and running. Set the Guinness world record for Fastest Half Marathon Pushing a Triple Stroller (several people have broken it since it was set in 2016).
Jenn Grega - Co-Founder. CFO to many companies, and launched the Fish Tank co-working space in Haddonfield, NJ.
Yunita Winata - Controller. She loves EBITDA, and can do her job on the bike too. She and her dog Dino are totally bought into the Bloc mission.
Allan Gomez - Leading Bloc operations. Allan is not afraid of any challenges - from setting up radio stations in Nicaragua to homeschooling his children in West Philadelphia.
And... of course, Bloc riders - An awesome startup team and growing!