When: This Saturday, June 30, 2012!
Where: Meet at Philadelphia’s Lemon Hill, Corner of Sedgely Rd and Lemon Hill Drive
Meetup time: Arrive at the start with enough time to register, pick up some snacks, top off your water bottles, fill your tires with air, and pick up your cue sheets and important information.
Pedals start turning at: Promptly 9:30am (both routes leave from this location)
Cost: $10 Donation Recommended
This 18-mile route will depart from Philadelphia’s ‘Lemon Hill’ section of Fairmount Park and allow new and experienced riders the opportunity to tour some of the Philadelphia area’s most beloved roads and trails. First heading down towards the Schuylkill River, PHIRR riders will have the opportunity to ride along the Kelly Drive path, enjoying excellent, peaceful, car-free views of artistic sculptures, statues, and boathouses that have spanned generations. Next, we’ll take to the streets, sharing the shoulder of Manayunk’s Main Street, which annually hosts the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic. Next, the hills – and rider fun – elevate a bit while we head out towards the Philadelphia suburbs and travel parallel to the well-traveled Schuylkill River Trail (SRT). Taking to River Road, riders will find themselves calmly riding in areas of Philly that you’d expect only exist miles outside it! After a rest stop at mile 10, riders head away from the river and towards Philadelphia, riding on moderately-challenging roads that are sure to remind you: riding from Philly to Ambler really does beat a coma! Expect to make new friends, see new roads, and safely reflect on ways to stay safe while riding a bicycle during this 4th-Annual Ride for Recovery!
The REST STOP for both routes will be located near the intersection of River Road and Manor Road, in Whitemarsh, PA.
Rest Stop Location (Google Maps)
This route branches off after the rest stop at 10-miles to really get the competitive- and physical-powers moving! The 18-mile route follows as few hills as possible… This route takes smaller, less-traveled roads as more of a priority. I know that I often need a new look at my scenery; this route will likely show you some roads that you’ll want to keep riding on your regular training rides!
Online Registration Form: