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This is a group for anyone who has the desire to explore the many "rails to trails" bike paths and/or other more leisurely bike routes (weekdays, weeknights, and weekends) with a nice group of friends within a reasonable driving distance of the Southern Chester County/Wilmington/Philadelphia base area. Bike pace might vary according to terrain, but basically a nice leisurely safe pace where we can get some great photos or just picnic for a while. Some of these rides include the Schuylkill River Trail (Philadelphia), Perkiomen Trail (Oaks), New Hope area trails, Heritage Rail Trail (York), Struble Trail ( Downingtown ). All members will be able to suggest rides they wish to do by using the suggestion area on the group site. We will also do trips to central and western PA which have many incredible rails to trails rides as well. There will also be weekend bike riding adventures. Some of these include the C&O Canal, Pine Creek Rail Trail (Wellsboro ), and Greenbrier River Trail ( WV ). These will involve bike camping and/or car camping. We will also meet on occasion to plan events and give members a chance to suggest rides they would like to do. Looking forward to meeting other people who are also outdoor biking enthusiasts.

Upcoming events (5)

Bike Bethlehem to Easton Plus on D&L Trail

The Charles A. Brown Historic Ice House - Sand Island

When you get to River street make a left go past ice house and tennis court to parking area under bridge restrooms in this lot. Will bike from Bethlehem to Easton and south to Canal side Cup good turn around and ice cream!!!! Will ride into Hugh park also when get back can bike into historic main street in Bethlehem About 25miles recomend hybrid or moutain bike have seen street bikes up to you. its not a fully paved trail.

Open Streets Philadelphia approximately 35 miles flat

Yearly riding the streets of Philadelphia with 100s of bicycles and walkers. For the Lancaster group, leaving the parking lot of Walmart, route 222, Ephrata at 7am on August 3rd. We will jump on the Turnpike and drive to “The Pub” 7600 Kaighn Ave; Merchantville NJ. We will join up with our friends from the “Rails to Trails” Club. At 9:30am we will ride to the Ben Franklin Bridge, across into Philadelphia. Ride includes Broad Street Festivities; Art Museum; Stop for lunch along Schuylkill River Trail; West River Drive and across the bridge back to NJ. Back to the parking lot around 4pm. Helmets required, tube and whatever you need to fix a flat. For more information, click http://www.phillyfreestreets.com Richard Conner, leader

Impromptu Leigh Gorge Scenic Bike Train 25 miles 11-13 mph pace

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Bike Train Rail Trail Ride Meet between 8:30- 9:00am at the Scenic Gorge Railway Station: 1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA. They start to load bikes at 8:00am; train departs promptly at 9:30am. Bring a packed lunch. We will plan to stop for lunch along the trail at one of the picnic spots. We will ride the historic train up through the Gorge with our bikes, about one hour, to White Haven. Then we will ride the crushed stone rail trail back along the Scenic Lehigh Gorge to Jim Thorpe. You must purchase your train ticket in advance, $35. Call[masked] to purchase your ticket , visit lgsry.com for more information.Please note that there are no refunds on tickets if the ride is cancelled or if, due to inclement weather, the train does not run that day. However, bike train tickets do not expire and can be used another day. No free parking in JimThorpe, $6/day (cash only)per vehicle to park in municipal lot at 1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA. Helmets are mandatory; please also plan to bring 1-2 water bottles, and basic repair kit (spare tube, tire levers, pump/CO2 inflator). Bike lock recommended, know your combination or bring your key:). Parking lot has an attendant and is patrolled. 3 minute video of bike train and rail trail: coming.https://youtu.be/2KYaJWwh9D0

Bike, Canoe and Walk total of 10 miles for fun and charity, canoes supplied!

The Event The start and finish lines are in front of the West Bradford Fire House and the Marshalton Inn, outside of West Chester, Chester County Pennsylvania. Racers will travel a total of 10 miles over the course. Participants pedal the first leg (a 2.3 mile bike race), paddle the second leg (a 3.0 mile canoe race; two-person canoes require a partner), pace the third leg (a 2.4 mile fast walk race; disqualification if running during the race), and pedal the fourth leg (a 2.3 mile return bike race). Canoes are supplied-no outside boats or tag alongs on bikes. The Marshalton Triathlon is Chester County’s premier community and sporting event that has flourished for forty years and counting. First run in 1973, it is considered one of the longest continually running triathlons in the country. With it’s first running primarily recreational for the patrons of the Marshalton Inn, the race has become an annual tradition for families and friends from all portions of Chester County. The race begins and ends in the village of Marshallton, and participants race over ten miles of beautiful Chester County. The race includes bicycling, canoeing and fast walking. The Marshalton Triathlon has grown from sixty competitors, in that first year, to include as many as 2200 participants and a thousand or more spectators. A unique feature of our race is that it is open to beginners; with a shorter race course than most traditional triathlons, allowing the 8-16 year old age group participants to average 20% of total participants. The result is that our event creates opportunities for entire families to participate in the race and fosters multiple generations of participation and spectating. The Cause The Marshalton Triathlon is a volunteer organization, staffed by nearly a hundred volunteers that donates its proceeds to outstanding local organizations. Since 1976, The West Bradford Fire Company (WBFC) has been the primary benefactor of the Marshalton Triathlon proceeds, receiving over 500 thousand dollars over many years and 20 thousand dollars or more on an annual basis (28K in 2014). WBFC is staffed with an all-volunteer crew that is dedicated to rescue and prevention in West Bradford, East Bradford and Newlin townships. West Bradford Fire Company was founded in 1953, includes approximately 45 members and responds to[masked] incidents per year. The WBFC uses the Triathlon proceeds to help defray operational costs and provide financial assistance to members who suffer misfortunes as a result of volunteering. A more recent benefactor of the Marshalton Triathlon is the Marshallton Conservation Trust (MCT). First organized in 2009 by several Marshallton residents, the Trust is motivated by the desire to see the Marshallton area return to a safe, walkable community and its rich history preserved. Marshallton Conservation Trust is committed to preserving the historic integrity and the quality of life in this very special area for future generations. It is a paid event, so learn more at https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22418/marshalton-triathlon-2019 When you register select "JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM" and join the team named "meetup" Signup in wave at 942 if you want to be in our wave, if you a different start team still join our team, and post your start time on here in comments. Like their facebook page for more updates. https://www.facebook.com/MarshaltonTriathlon/ We are supposed to pick up our packets the day of at the firehouse, and get there at least an hour early. Once again our wave is 942. I am doing event with my grandson who is 9. It is family event for those age 8 and up. You bring a bike and a helmet. Canoes are included, no outside boats allowed. To learn more and see a lot of really great photos, http://www.marshaltontriathlon.net/ TERMS OF PARTICIPATION By registering and participating in this meetup and event, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following statement: I understand that bicycling, canoeing and walking involves certain dangers and risks which I am prepared to assume for myself and all children accompanying me. I will abide by all traffic laws and regulations and agree to participate in a safe and prudent manner. In addition, I agree to waive all claims which I, or any member of my family, or my heirs, executors or assigns, may have against this meetup or its agents for damages or injury sustained as the result of participating in the physical activity. THIS LISTING IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Text me at four eight four 757 eighty eight twelve or best yet post on here message me on here, by clicking my profile then hitting the dialog box. Want some laughs watch this video of outtakes from the 2000+ entrants? HINT- don't stand up in the canoe, and don't leave without the second person. https://youtu.be/-m7A2diFfto Let's be safe and have FUN! If you need a partner for canoe post that under comments and we will see if we can connect you with one! I am doing event with my grandson who is 9. Register in May for best price. If you click here, https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22418/marshalton-triathlon-2019/register?team=184634 hopefully it will put you in our team (meetup). You do NOT need an access code, and if you select 942am you will be in a wave with some of the rest of us. If you want a different start time between 8am and 1pm, just pick it and post it on here so others know too.

Past events (271)

Early Ride !!! Bike the Thun Trail

Riverfront Park

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