Pedal/Paddle is a “gateway” program to introduce people of all ages and abilities to bicycling the Schuylkill River Trail and paddling the Schuylkill River. Bikes (if needed) and kayaks are provided along with a safety and technique orientation for cycling on the trail and paddling on the river to insure all participants have a fun and safe experience.
This event is underwritten by a grant provided by PA Organization for Watershed and Rivers (POWR) and the LL Bean Outdoor Experience Mini Grant that encourages students and active teens to get out and explore nature through a series of activities.
The program will take approximately four hours (orientation and fitting for bikes and boats, lunch, program, etc.) and will be supervised by SRT, PEC, Phoenixville Green Team, Port Providence Paddle and PAL staff (perhaps some parents). Timeframe for the program is approximately 3.5 hours. Departing from Longford Park the group will pedal to Lock 60 outside of Phoenixville and have lunch and a program by a historian or someone from Fairmount Water Works about water quality.