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Biking the Circuit Trail Waterways with Lisa Kleiman and Jean McWilliams
June 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet at Valley Green Inn
Join us for a spring bike ride that links three trails from Wissahickon Valley Park to the Schuylkill River Trail, all part of the vast Circuit Trail Network. We will start our ride at Valley Green Inn and ride along the gravel-covered Forbidden Drive that traverses Wissahickon Creek, passing historical landmarks and bridges. At the end of Forbidden Drive we will link to the paved Wissahickon Bike path and will then connect to the paved Schuylkill River Trail to Boathouse Row and the Art Museum. We will have a short break and discussion of the current and planned Circuit Trail network before heading back to Valley Green along the same trails.
The total biking distance will be about 16 miles on a combination of paved and gravel trails. Most of the ride is level, but there are a few rolling hills along Forbidden Drive and the Wissahickon Bike Trail. Moderate pace planned – 8 – 10 miles per hour. Those interested can choose to extend the ride from Valley Green Inn to Northwestern Stables and back, adding an additional 5 miles (21 miles total). Recommended ages 18+
Kick into summer with this leisurely cycling experience along beautiful waterways and trails.
Participants will need to provide their own bicycles and helmets must be worn. In addition, each participant is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of their own bicycle.
Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. More information is at fow.org/covid-19.
Unless otherwise specified, Guided Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain. Service animals are always welcome. For more information contact Claire Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.fow.org for updates.