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Schuylkill Banks Riverboat Tours: Bartram's Garden (Summer and Fall Weekends)

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house.

Saturdays at 12pm and 1pm:

Sundays at 12pm and 1pm:

Sunday at 2pm:

Tickets: Adults $30, Children age 12 and under $17

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on the boat, and there are picnic tables and a lawn area at Bartram's Garden for those who wish to bring a picnic lunch.

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Schuylkill Banks Riverboat Tours: Secrets of the Schuykill (Summer Thursdays & Saturdays)

A one-hour fun and fact-filled boat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to iconic 20th century buildings and award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

Thursdays at 5:30pm and 7pm:

Saturdays at 2pm and 3:30pm:

Saturdays at 5:45pm and 7:15pm:

Tickets: Adults $22, Children age 12 and under $12

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Manayunk Bridge Groundbreaking

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Philadelphia Trails Symposium

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Trail Update – Building and Planning the Network in Philadelphia

What are the next big trail projects in Philadelphia? What is in store for trails near your house?

Hear the answers directly from City and non-profit development organizations that plan and build Philadelphia’s trail network. Staff from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Parks & Recreation, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, and other entities will share updates on how trail projects are envisioned, prioritized and developed; which segments will be constructed next; and the vision for the citywide trail network.

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5:30 – 6 Registration and Refreshments

6 – 7:30 Program

Explore the Circuit - Porch to Roosevelt Plaza Park via Dilworth

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Ride from the Porch to Roosevelt Park Plaza - October 11th - Join the Bicycle Coalition on a member group ride to see and learn more about three recently created urban plaza/parks.  We will start at the Porch at 30th St Station, stop at the newly renovated and renamed Dilworth Park, ride over the Ben Franklin Bridge and end at Roosevelt Plaza Park a new temporary pop-up park front of Camden’s City Hall, which features a new light installation (Blue Hour). 

We will be joined by staff from University City District, Center City District and Coopers Ferry Partnership who will share with us the inside story behind each of these new parks and learn how each project was explicitly designed to increase pedestrian activity and create a new sense of place.  At the end of the ride, you can attend the 6pm seating at the Camden Night Gardens Fall Harvest (good idea to RSVP for this free event) or head back to Philadelphia over the Bridge or via PATCO.  Gather at 3pm at the Porch for this approximately 2.5 hour ride.   The ride is free to Bicycle Coalition members and $20 for non-members.  (Payment includes a year long membership). Sign up here


DCNR Grants Workshop

DCNR Grant Workshop – November 6, 2014

If you are thinking about applying for a grant from DCNR – you should attend! Learn about how the application process works and how to receive the best score possible.


The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Recreation and Conservation 2015 grant program for public recreation and conservation projects opens on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 and ends on Thursday, April 16, 2015. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, DCNR is offering free, in-person grant workshops at six locations across Pennsylvania in November. 

These workshops will provide information to potential applicants on DCNR grants available for public recreation and conservation projects. Grants are funded through a variety of grant programs including the Keystone Recreation and Conservation Fund, Environmental Stewardship Fund, Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Participants in these grant workshops will be provided with in-depth information on projects eligible for DCNR’s grant funds, how to develop a competitive “ready-to-go” application, eligible applicants, and matching fund requirements. Participants will also receive guidance and updates on the eGrants application process and the documents required for each type of project, and have the opportunity to interact with Bureau of Recreation and Conservation staff. Community leaders, municipal officials, consultants, land trusts, board members, trail managers, and park and recreation professionals are encouraged to attend. 

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Neshaminy Greenway Ribbon Cutting

Doylestown Bike & Hike is hosting a ribbon cutting for three trail segments. 

  1. 202 Parkway Trail to Upper State Rd. 0.7 miles – Funded with Wm. Penn Foundation money & County & Twp. open space funds.  We have funding to continue this trail into Chalfont next year.
  2. 202 Parkway Trail to existing Neshaminy Greenway Trail near Central Park.  0.4 miles – Funded privately as part of a new mixed use development.
  3. Pine Run Trail 1.0 miles  – (Destination Peace Valley Trail) Iron Hill Rd to Covered Bridge Park – Funded by DCNR, Doylestown Twp. and New Britain Borough.

Bike The (Jim Thorpe Ped Bridge) Bridge

Let's Bike for the Bridge Together!

Join us for the last ride of the season!

Show your support for completing the D&L Trail!

Jim Thorpe, PA

Saturday, November 8th

The pedestrian bridge at Jim Thorpe is a critical connection linking all five counties of the D&L Trail. It's a big project that needs your BIG support. The completion of the bridge will create 130 miles of continuous trail.

Registration: $29, or $45 with bike rental.

Call 1-800-944-8392 to reserve your space.

Riders will enjoy biking the D&L Trail from one of our newest trailheads in Luzerne County.  From there we will pedal through the Lehigh Gorge, past Rockport and Penn Haven Junction to historic downtown Jim Thorpe. We’ll ride along the Lehigh River and some of the most scenic mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Bike for the Bridge will bring riders together to enjoy this beautiful landscape and support a good cause.  Please join us on one of the last big bike rides of the season.

We know you expect the D&L Trail to be easily accessible, convenient and provide a great outdoor experience. This ride is fully supported with bike techs and water stations. Riders, and their bikes, will be shuttled from downtown Jim Thorpe to their starting destination.

Choose your option for this ride:

  • 36 miles from Black Diamond Trailhead to Jim Thorpe (10 a.m. start)
  • 15 miles from Rockport to Jim Thorpe (12:30 p.m. start)

All proceeds will benefit the building the pedestrian bridge. This project will help complete the D&L Trail as it crosses the Lehigh River from historic downtown Jim Thorpe to the Lehigh Canal Towpath and Weissport Trailhead.

To register for this event, please call Pocono Biking to reserve your spot:

(Online registration is not available.)

For more information, please visit our website: Bike for the Bridge

Thank you to our sponsors!


Explore the Circuit - Gobble Gobble Heritage Walk

Join the Bicycle Coalition to get moving after Turkey Day. Participants will rendezvous at 1 PM* and walk the proposed trail from Pencoyd to Manayunk via the Cynwyd Heritage and Schuylkill River Trails. A staff member from The Bicycle Coalition's Policy Department will be present to provide detailed information about each section of the Circuit.  

The Gobble Gobble Heritage Walk is free for current Bicycle Coalition members - just type in the Member discount code: Benefits2014.  Not a member? A $20 ticket gets you a spot on the ride and a year-long membership with all the benefits

Register here. *Registration is required for specific meetup location.