On Friday, June 5, two-day riders will gather at the Lancaster Arts Hotel arriving via Amtrak from Center City. After dinner out and a great night’s rest, the Ride will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Two routes will be offered: a faster, longer 65-mile ride, and a slower, shorter 40-mile ride. Either way, you will enjoy the Amish country of Lancaster County – farm vistas, stream valleys, and covered bridges. Nearly the entire route will be on scenic country roads and bike paths, ending in Philadelphia.
Throughout the weekend your ride will be supported. You will meet new friends along the way, take in stunning scenery and enjoy a fast-paced or leisurely ride as you wish. At midday, we’ll feed you a delicious, locally prepared lunch. Both Friday and Saturday evenings, you’ll be welcomed to our hotel by volunteers who will hand you your gear. From there you’ll head to your room and enjoy a night out on the town – dinner on us! Everyone will eat together in one room and share stories from the road .
Similarly, one-day riders may meet at our Chester County starting point (or pay for a shuttle from a convenient location in Center City) for a light continental breakfast and safety training. Two routes will be offered, a faster, longer one 50 miles in length and a slower, shorter ride 40 miles in length with stops at cultural, historic, and natural sites.
A statewide team event, PEC staff will also be participating in the event as both riders and volunteers. The 2015 PEC team includes Davitt Woodwell, Patrick Starr, Tony Spagnoli, Frank Maguire, Sue Myerov, Janet Sweeney, Paul Racette, and Cindy Ferguson.
All riders will gather in Fairmount Park with a lovely view of the Schuylkill River for a closing celebration party. Invite your friends, spouses, kids, co-workers, and donors to attend and welcome you as you ride in!
We would like to thank our generous 2015 sponsors: