The Pennsylvania Environment Ride is an exciting three-day bike ride to support the work of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Starting in the Amish country of Lancaster County, nearly the entire route will be on scenic country roads and bike paths, ending in downtown Philadelphia.
On May 18, 2012, riders will leave Philadelphia on an Amtrak train for Elizabethtown. Upon arrival at Elizabethtown, they will begin a three-day return journey to Philadelphia. The route will be fully supported by a volunteer crew who will mark the route, hand out refreshments at rest stops, offer sweep services to riders who need a lift, and more.
The Pennsylvania Environment Ride supports development of bicycle trails in southeastern Pennsylvania. This vital network of trails is used extensively for commuting, recreation and sightseeing throughout the region.
For more information and to register, click here. Or call 866-858-6877.
Since 1970, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has been a respected voice for effective environmental policy and a sought-after partner for community projects that protect and restore the environment. One of PEC’s core beliefs is that Pennsylvanians who get outdoors and experience Pennsylvania’s unique places will want to protect and care for them. This is why PEC develops regional hiking, biking and boating trails across the Commonwealth.
In the Greater Philadelphia region, they are leading the effort to complete the East Coast Greenway, 50+ miles of paved, off-road walking and biking trail in Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia counties that will link to a 3,000 mile trail connecting cities along the entire east coast. Regional Trails will provide safe, low-cost, and convenient recreational and commuting opportunities for millions of resident in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Another endurance bike ride worth mentioning will be held in June; the Greenway Sojourn 2012. It is a 335-mile bike ride from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC) Greenway Sojourn will be held June 17 to 24. The 2012 Sojourn will begin in historic Georgetown in Washington, D.C., following the pastoral scenery, lockhouses and aqueducts along the C&O Canal towpath to Cumberland, Md. The ride will then join the longest rail-trail east of the Mississippi, the GAP, passing through historical towns, leafy countryside, along rivers and streams and across mountain trestles and bridges, on what is now one of the most popular multi-day rides in the nation. Recent additions and improvements to the GAP will make this a remarkable experience for both experienced riders and first-timers. To learn more and sign up for the ride, visit Wilderness Voyageurs’ 2012 Greenway Sojourn registration page.