Throw those helmets on, get on your bike and head out to two new trail openings this week!
Tomorrow is the opening of the Pennypack Trail Extension, being held at Welsh Road Trailhead at Route 63. The new, 2-mile stretch of the Pennypack Trail from the Welsh Road Trailhead to the Byberry Road Trailhead is one of the most scenic stretches of the entire trail.
Then, next Thursday is the opening of the on-road trails of the Camden Greenway. This marks the addition of 4.3 miles of separated bike lanes to Camden, making connections between existing trails along the Camden Waterfront, the Ben Franklin Bridge and North Camden
Don’t miss out on both of these significant milestones for the Circuit! Find more details on our events page here.
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When: Saturday, May 9 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (volunteer training session from 8:30-9:00 a.m.)
Where: Schuylkill River Trail (between the Water Works and East Falls)
What: High school cyclists will be engaging in a scavenger hunt competition along the Schuylkill River Trail (between Water Works and East Falls). The cyclists will stop along the route to complete challenges. Volunteers are needed to run these challenge stops. The volunteers will provide some quick info about watersheds or the Circuit trail network and then lead the students in a fun challenge (i.e. wheelbarrow race, etc.). Volunteers will need to keep track of each team’s points. Volunteers should arrive via bike in order to reach their challenge locations.
BONUS: A free lunch from Cosmic Cafe will be provided at noon. No experience necessary!
Join Rails-to-Trails and Cadence Youth Cycling #onthecircuit
Calling all Phoenixville-area community members! This weekend, you are invited to head downtown to for a whole host of family fun events on and around the new two-mile trail segment of the Schuylkill River Trail. Activities include everything from a bike tour along the new trail, a bike check and a complementary bike helmet fitting station to live music, chalk and plein air art (painting outdoors!) and more. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Walking Bridge at the Foundry and the Phoenixville Farmer’s Market. For more information, visit http://www.schuylkillrivertowns.com/new-events/2015/4/25/phoenixville-trail-opening-celebration.
The official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new two-mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail in Phoenixville is today, representing another significant step forward in the continued development of the Circuit. If you're in the neighborhood around 4 p.m., join us for the festivities! The ribbon cutting will take place at the Walking Bridge at the Foundry located at 2 N. Main Street in Phoenixville. Immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony, participants in the Sly Fox Brewing Co. "SRT Spree" will kayak from Riverfront Park to Lock 60 then bike to the new trail head to demonstrate how easy it is to transition from river to trail (read more about the Sly Fox Brewing Co. "SRT Spree" here).
The newly developed Phoenixville trail is a recreation and transportation path for cyclists, runners and pedestrians, connecting the local community to the riverfront and neighboring towns. As a key link in the region's trail network, the new segment closes what has been viewed as a high-priority gap in the Schuylkill River Trail, connecting the Phoenixville Borough to over 60 miles of finished trail, including a 26-mile stretch from Philadelphia to Phoenixville. When fully complete, the Schuylkill River Trail will total approximately 130 miles from Philadelphia to Pottsville, comprising a large segment of the Circuit, which will ultimately include 750 miles of multi-use trails through greater Philadelphia and South Jersey.
Funding for the Phoenixville segment of the Schuylkill River Trail was provided by the William Penn Foundation, through the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), and The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area managed by the Schuylkill River Greenway Association. The Phoenixville segment was designed by Ray Ott and Associates and Campbell Thomas & Company and constructed by the Borough’s Public Works Department.
BIKING SEASON ISN'T OVER YET!
Show your support for completing the D&L Trail!
Jim Thorpe, PA
Saturday, November 8th
It's a big project that needs your BIG support. Help us make this critical connection to link all five counties of the D&L Trail.
Registration: $29, or $45 with bike rental.
Call 1-800-944-8392 to reserve your space.
Riders will enjoy biking the beautiful D&L Trail in the off-season 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:
Registration will also be available the morning of the event.
(Online registration is not available.)
For more information, please visit our website: Bike for the Bridge
Cynwyd Heritage Trail Sunset Toast August 1
August Schuylkill River Pedal and Paddle August 17th
Schuylkill Banks Movie Night: My Cousin Vinny August 22nd
Get Your Tail on the Trail (Delaware & Lehigh) August 24th
Camden GreenWay Ribbon Cutting August 27th
The Delaware & Lehigh Trail Heritage Corridor is putting on the Accessible Trails for Eastern Pennsylvania -- A Workshop on June 4th for trail developers, land managers, municipalities and trail users.
PS- Space is limited, so please register now. Contact Loretta Susen at 610-923-3548 x221 or .