Register by Sept. 5th for Cycles & Cemeteries Ride

Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series
Cycles  & Cemeteries Ride
Register by September 5 for Early Bird Price!
 

Ride on the Schuylkill River Trail from Norristown to East Falls and tour on foot two historic cemeteries, visiting burial sites of Civil War notables including Gettysburg Generals Hancock and Meade. Ride options include 14 or 28-mile rides. 

 

When: Saturday September 21, 2013; Check-in 8-9 a.m.

 

Where: Ride begins at Montgomery Cemetery, 1 Hartranft Ave., West Norriton (just outside of Norristown, PA) and follows the Schuylkill River Trail to Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood.

Cost: $35 early bird price; after 9/5 cost is $40.

Optional return bike/passenger shuttle $10.

Optional  lunch and Laurel Hill Cemetery tours for non-riding guests of participants $15.

Amenities: Price includes well-marked route, catered lunch, guided cemetery tours and free t-shirt (t-shirt not available if registering after 9/5).

Visit our website for more details
Questions? Call the Schuylkill River Heritage Area at 484-945-0200; or email info@schuylkillriver.org.
Ride Details

Two options make this a great event for all cyclists!
* 14-mile one-way ride from Montgomery Cemetery in West Norriton (just outside Norristown) to Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls with return bike and passenger shuttle. Shuttle is $10 extra per person.
* 28-mile round-trip ride from Montgomery Cemetery  to Laurel Hill Cemetery and back.
* Both rides include lunch and guided tours on foot of two historic cemeteries where Civil War notables are buried.

 

Register early! Ride limited to 250 riders.

Due to the width of the trail, no bicycle trailers will be permitted on this ride. Helmets are strongly recommended. No day of event registrations accepted. Registration closes 9/20 at noon.

Rails and River Towns Ride sign-up today! Last day to get free T-shirt!

Photo and info courtesy of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.

Support the Schuylkill River Heritage Area with a round-trip bike ride on September 22nd along the Schuylkill River Trail from Pottstown to Birdsboro featuring optional walking tours and a presentation on railroad history.

When: September 22, 2012 (Rain Date Sunday September 23)   

 

Time:   7:30-8:30 a.m. check-in

       8:30 a.m. Presentation on PA Railroad history

       9:00 a.m. rides begin  

 

Where: Check-in at 140 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464

 

Cost: $25 adults (age 16 & up); $20 members; $15 children ages 11-15; 10 & under free. If registering after 9/5/12 cost increases to: $30 adults; $25 members; and $20 children 11-15.

 

Amenities: Refreshments provided. Free T-shirts to all who register by Sept. 5.  Ride support and complimentary bike safety checks provided by TriCounty Bicycles, of Pottstown.   

 

More information: Call 484-945-0200 or visit www.schuylkillriver.org to learn more.   

 

Helmets are required. Due to the width of the trail, no bicycle trailers will be permitted during the event.   

Three Ride Options to Choose From!  

  • 18-mile, round-trip ride from the Schuylkill River Heritage Area headquarters in Pottstown to Birdsboro, with a 45-minute guided walking tour of historic Birdsboro.
  • 20-mile Pottstown to Birdsboro ride with a loop trail in Union Township and no walking tour
  • 9-mile round-trip ride with guided tour of Historic Morlatton Village’s four 18th century buildings.

This is the first ride in the Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series, a new multi-year series that supports the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Each event will feature a unique combination of biking and history.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

TriCounty Bicycles, Universal Machine Company,  Montgomery County Community College, B&G Glass, Gallen Insurance, Boscov’s Department Store, CarePlex, Main Line Financial, Traffic Planning & Design, 422 Commercial Realty, Tim’s Ugly Mug, Vintage Connections, William Knight, Historic Preservation Trust of Berks Co., Barwis Construction, LLC.

 

Schuylkill River Heritage Area
140 College Drive
Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464

Schuylkill River Heritage Area plans bike & history tours

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is offering a Rails and River Towns Ride on the Schuylkill River Trail on Saturday, September 22nd. Mark your calendars and register online or get your registration form in now if you want to take part.

Support the Schuylkill River Heritage Area with a round-trip bike ride along the Schuylkill River Trail from Pottstown to Birdsboro that includes a presentation about the railroad upon whose right-of-way the trail is built, with optional visits to three villages along the route.

This is the first ride in the Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series, a new multi-year series being organized by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Each event will feature a unique combination of biking and history. This year cyclists will learn about the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad. For more info. from the Heritage Area website, click here.

There are three ride options, so there’s something for every rider:

• 18-mile, round-trip ride from the Schuylkill River Heritage Area headquarters in Pottstown to Birdsboro, where participants will take a 45-minute guided walking tour of historic Birdsboro.
• 20-mile Pottstown to Birdsboro ride, with a loop trail in Union Township and no walking tour.
• 9-mile round-trip ride with guided tour of Historic Morlatton Village’s four 18th century buildings.

DETAILS

140 College Drive

DATE: September 22, 2012;check-in begins at 7:30am.Welcome and Pennsylvania Railroad presentation begin at 8:30, rides start at 9:00. Rain date Sunday September 23.

CHECK-IN LOCATION: 140 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464

COST: $25 per person (ages 16 and up), $20 members, $15 children 11-15, children 10 & under free. Refreshments included! Register by Sept. 5 to get free T-shirt!

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