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.
Overview: On the Ride
On Friday, October 11, riders will gather in Philadelphia and Doylestown for safety orientation to ride off to Bethlehem on lesser-traveled roads through scenic (and hilly) Bucks and Lehigh Counties. Our overnight stay will be at the Hyatt Place, Bethlehem.
After a great night’s rest, we will ride out at 8:30 a.m. head towards Reading through the bucolic and historic Lehigh Valley arriving at the downtown DoubleTree on Penn Street. There will be time to relax at the hotel with dinner out on the town!
Sunday, we will ride to Center City Philadelphia, following the winding Schuylkill River Trail through historic river towns to our Celebration Party sponsored by Yards Brewery.
- The 2019 Ride will begin in Doylestown to Hyatt Place, Bethlehem to Reading 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 may meet either at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia or at SEPTA’s Doylestown Station to ride out from Doylestown, Pa. PEC will reserve a special “bikes only” regional rail car from 30th Street Station departing the morning of Friday, October 11, 2019.
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.
Click here to register for the ride.
Early Bird registration (closes May 3) $75 – $1500 fundraising goal
Regular registration (closes September 6) $125 – $1500 minimum fundraising goal
Teams of three or more riders – recruit your friends, family, and colleagues and form a team! Reduced team minimums.