LSM Ride at Warminster Park - Level 1.5-2

Warminster Community Park is an ideal place to Trikke, especially if you are just learning to ride.  A former airbase runway is wide and open, and you don’t have to worry about blocking anyone else on it.  Around this runway is a series of narrow, but paved walking paths.  Crossing Bristol Road to Northampton Municipal Park leads to more Trikke-friendly paths.  Both parks are mostly flat with some modest inclines. It allows you to go out and sprint if you want.

With all of our rides we don't drop anyone and take breaks. You may get a little spread out, but you will never be left behind.  The configuration of these parks makes it enjoyable for riders of all skill levels.  Our basic ride will start at 10:00 am and cover approximately 4 miles.  We will ride to the east end of the runway, do a counterclockwise loop of the park then return down the runway to the starting point.

My current skill level allows me to do 8 to 10 miles in a day, so I will lead an additional part of the ride for those who wish to join me.  We will head back up the runway, cross to Northampton Municipal Park and complete a clockwise loop.  Returning to Warminster Community Park, we will head down the runway back to the parking lot.  This will add an additional 3.5 to 4 miles to the ride.  From there we can decide what, if any, additional riding we wish to do.

Here’s a link to the map of the park:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=warminster+community+park&hl=en&ll=40.200117,-75.059109&spn=0.027829,0.055747&geocode=+&hq=warminster+community+park&radius=15000&t=m&z=15

And here’s a ride I did there back in July.  It does not follow our plan exactly, but will give you an idea of the pathways.  Note that on this ride I did not cross to Northampton Municipal Park.

http://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/103264703

We will meet at the main parking lot on Veterans Way, which is at the west end of the runway.  The easiest way to get to this park is to take 276 (PA Turnpike) to exit 351 and get on 611 north, turn right onto Street Rd./ Rte 132, turn left onto Johnsville Blvd, and then turn right onto Veterans Way.  If you are using a GPS once you get onto 611 north ignore it until you turn right at Street Rd., otherwise it may take you through a lot of side streets.

All attendees will need their own Trikke and helmet.  I'll email my cell phone number to those that sign up that Friday night so you can get in touch with me if you need to.

 

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  • Jamie

    We all enjoyed the ride at Warminster Community Park and nearby Northampton Municipal Park. It was great to see Trent again, and great to welcome Matt to our riding group.

    October 27, 2012

  • Jamie

    I now have one extra Trikke T78 to lend if someone needs one for this ride.

    September 17, 2012

  • Nancy T.

    Hi all. Al & I won't be able to join you on this ride - hopefully next time. BTW, if you're taking the turnpike - don't take the 611/132 directions - way too many lights and tons of traffic. Here's a better option that takes 10 mins & is less than 5 miles:
    Exit the turnpike & head north on 611. At the 1st light, turn right onto West Mill Rd. The name of the road will change a few times, but follow it to the deadend at County Line Rd. Turn right onto County Line Rd to the 1st light at Newtown Rd. Turn Left onto Newtown Rd to the deadend at Street Rd (132). Turn Left onto Street Rd. Johnsonville Blvd. is the first right (0.2 miles), then turn right on Veterans Way.

    September 11, 2012

  • Greg

    I'll be in NY on that day, maybe another Saturday in the interim. I'm kind of local to this park so I can go almost anytime.

    September 2, 2012

  • Dave

    Would love to join you but had my 1st Trikke mishap in 5 years. Shattered Patella, fractured radius of the left wrist, severe sprain of the right wrist and elbow. Likely won't be back on until spring. BEWARE of man hole covers!!

    September 1, 2012

    • Jamie

      Ouch!! So sorry to hear about the mishap, but thanks for the warning about man hole covers. Take care of yourself and we'll hope to see you in the spring.

      September 1, 2012

    • Greg

      Ouch. Take it easy Dave.

      September 2, 2012

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