Bikeout Returns with Friends, Fun

After a two-year absence, Bikeout returned with a bang this Memorial Day weekend.

Photo credit: Tim Tiebout

PEC partnered with Keystone Bicycle Co. to put on the two-day bikepacking adventure. More than one hundred people joined the group ride, which began from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and traveled about 38 miles to Camp Kweebec. The route traversed sections of the Circuit Trails network, including the Schuylkill River and Perkiomen trails that parallel old canal ways and historic railroad tracks with plenty of scenic waterside views and greenery. Rolling mechanics addressed any flat tires or other bike issues that occurred along the way.

Once at camp, people settled in to their tents and cabins before enjoying an afternoon of fun and relaxation. Activities included yoga by the pool, taking a plunge down a giant slide into a lake, basketball, and more.

Photo credit: Tim Tiebout

Completing the summer-camp experience, the group gathered for dinner in the communal dining hall, then settled in for a campfire.

After breakfast and coffee the next morning, riders started their return trip back to the city, graced by nice weather.

We are grateful to all of the people who volunteered their time to make this event run smoothly, and to the participants who made it such a success. We can’t wait to see you all again next year, and to greet more riders the next time around.

Looking for more opportunities to ride with PEC? Consider signing up for the Public Lands Ride, on September 28, and the PEC Environment Ride, Oct. 4-6. For more information on the Circuit Trails network, visit