Explore the East Coast Greenway by bicycle on Saturday May 10th, 2014, you must reserve your ride-ticket in advance, travelling from Wilmington DE to Schuylkill Banks in Philadelphia. We will take a special SEPTA train car, departing 30th Street Station at 9.38am (you must arrive by 9:15am to allow loading of your bicycle), arriving in Wilmington at 10:21am. We'll follow the East Coast Greenway on its scenic route up the Brandywine Valley and then over to the Delaware River. We'll then follow on-road sections of the ECG, learning of the improvements under way both for the ECG and in the communities it links along the Delaware River waterfront in New Castle and Delaware Counties. We'll then pay a visit to John Heinz National Wildlife Preserve, following the beautiful preserve trails with a great chance to see all the spring birds. Finally the route passes through historic Bartram's Garden, the nation's oldest arboretum before joining new sections of the ECG along the Schuylkill River Trail. The ride will end across the river from 30th Street Station on the Schuylkill Banks Trail.
This meeting is open to representatives of member and partner organizations who are part of the Circuit Coalition.
16th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is hosted by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.
The Schuylkill River Sojourn is an annual 112-mile guided canoe/kayak trip on the Schuylkill River that begins in rural Schuylkill Haven and ends seven days later in Philadelphia's Boathouse Row. Participants paddle 14-18 miles per day and can register for the entire trip or as little as one day. Sometimes it is wet and wild. At other times it is peaceful and inspiring. There are a few rapids, calm water, plenty of laughs, songs at the campsites, and celebrations in the river towns. There is a little bit of everything for paddlers throughout the week-long sojourn that begins the first weekend of June. And though the same route is paddled every year, a different river greets us every June.