Why Participate in the Ride?
As a statewide non-profit, PEC is a leader in trail planning and development across the Commonwealth. The Environment Ride supports PEC’s trail work. Check out our great work at www.pecpa.org
Environment Ride Overview: On the Ride
On Friday, June 2, three-day riders will gather in Doylestown for safety orientation and lunch prior to riding off to Bethlehem through beautiful (and hilly) northern Bucks County. Our overnight will be at the Hyatt Place in the heart of historic downtown Bethlehem with a delicious dinner within walking distance.
After a great night’s rest, the ride along the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers through lovely rolling landscapes to Trenton will kick off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday night we will check into the Element Hotel in Ewing NJ and enjoy an elegant dinner at the nearby charming Yardley Inn on the Delaware River. Sunday, we will ride 40 miles to Center City Philadelphia, following the path of the Delaware Canal and East Coast Greenway through historic river towns to our closing party at the Fairmount Waterworks overlooking the Schuylkill River. Sunday’s course is varied, more urban, and relates to PEC’s work in facilitating development of The Circuit Trails and the East Coast Greenway.
Highlights from the 2016 Ride
- The 2017 Ride will start in Doylestown to Bethlehem to Ewing to Philadelphia.
- PEC’s Ride is intentionally intimate; it’s a community of friends passionate about cycling and the outdoors.
- Accommodations are 3-star hotels, meals and beverages are all inclusive.
- The ride is van-supported by a crew of volunteers.
- The route is carefully planned to showcase the best scenery on the safest roads.
- Weekend training rides begin in late March (weather permitting).
Riders will meet and ride out from Doylestown, PA. PEC will reserve a special “bikes only” regional rail car from 30th Street Station departing the morning of Friday, June 2, 2017.
Riders will meet and ride out from Levittown Station. PEC will reserve a special “bikes only” regional rail car from 30th Street Station departing the morning of Sunday, June 4, 2017. Autos may be parked for the day at Levittown Station.
This year, we are giving 1-day participants more options! You can join us Saturday June 3 for a longer, hillier ride from Bethlehem to Ewing, NJ (you must provide your own transportation to Bethlehem and at end of the day), OR you can join us Sunday June 4 for a more urban ride that follows the Delaware Canal and East Coast Greenway through historic river towns to our closing party at the Fairmount Waterworks. Riders will depart from SEPTA’s Levittown Station. PEC will reserve a special “bikes only” regional rail car from 30th Street Station to the Levittown Station. Alternately, riders can be dropped off/autos parked for the day at Levittown Station.
Crew & Volunteers
Volunteers are welcomed in many capacities to support the riders with logistics, safety, and fun! Crew travel with the Ride, enjoying meals and overnight accommodations. Volunteers may also raise money for PEC without riding!
Share the love for Pennsylvania’s environment – form a team! Being part of a team is a great way to build support! Any group of three or more can ride together and share the experience from start to finish! You will have both an individual as well as a shared team fundraising account.
- By Feb. 28, 2017: $75
- Mar. 1 to Apr. 30, 2017: $125
- $1,500 fundraising minimum
- By Feb. 28, 2017: $40
- Mar. 1 to May 21: $65
- $400 fundraising minimum