2012 Philadelphia Head Injury Ride for Recovery – Details

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

The ride stops at The Ambler Theater, where two more inspiring events will be happening! If you stay until after the documentary screening, you are welcome to ride back to the ride start with Doug and the group – a calm, flat 20-mile route along the Schuylkill River Trail back into Philly. If you’re stuck for time, you can either take the Lansdale-Doylestown train back into Philadelphia with your bike, or will be given cue-sheets on how to ride back to the start. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win raffles, prizes, and get the first-look at This Beats a Coma! 


Routes: 

18-Mile Route:

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)

30-mile route:

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 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:

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