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 2014 River of the Year Events 2014 River of the Year Events
February 26, 2014 - December 31, 2014
The Schuylkill River has been named the Pennsylvania 2014 River of the Year! We've compiled a list of events happening throughout the year, up and down the river, in celebration of this statewide honor. This list will be updated regularly, so check back often!
2014 River of the Year
 Bike Pottstown Give-Aways Bike Pottstown Give-Aways
May 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014
From May 1 to Sept. 30, 2014 Use the bikes 10 times between May 1 and September 30 and you will receive a free backpack! Bikes are available at Tri-County Bicycles on 256 High St., which now has a total of 40 Bike Pottstown bikes. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area also has a limited number of bikes available at 140 College Dr.
Perkiomen Valley Biking
 Schuylkill River Pedal and Paddle Schuylkill River Pedal and Paddle
May 17, 2014 - September 13, 2014
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area's popular Pedal and Paddle events are offered monthly from May to September. All comprise a round-trip biking/kayaking adventure from Pottstown to Douglassville.
Perkiomen Valley BikingPaddling2014 River of the Year
  Schuylkill Banks Riverboat Tours
May 29, 2014 - November 1, 2014
Experience the Lower Schuylkill by riverboat! Schuylkill Banks offers two different tour options from May through October: the one-hour fun and fact-filled Secrets of the Schuylkill Tour; and the cruise to Bartram's Garden with a two-hour tour of the home and gardens of America’s first great botanist.
Philadelphia 2014 River of the Year
 Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tours Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tours
June 8, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Schuylkill Banks offers kayak tours on the Schuylkill River between Walnut Street Dock and Fairmount Water Works, on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June through September. Moonlight kayak tours are offered monthly, also from June through September. All tours include a half-hour of instruction.
Philadelphia Paddling2014 River of the Year
 Fricks Locks Tours Fricks Locks Tours
September 13, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Fricks Locks National Register Historic District will be open for tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the following 2014 dates: September 13 and 27; October 11 and 25.
Perkiomen Valley
 2014 Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show 2014 Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show
September 16, 2014 - October 17, 2014
The 11th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show will be held from September 16 through October 17, 2014.
Perkiomen Valley 2014 River of the Year Add
 Show Us Your Mussels! Workshop Show Us Your Mussels! Workshop
September 17-18, 2014
As part of their Freshwater Mussel Recovery Program, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is training volunteers to lead surveys throughout streams in PA to help scientists restore freshwater mussels to their native waters. This 2-part workshop includes a classroom session and hands-on training.
Philadelphia
 Pedaling Through Our National Parks Pedaling Through Our National Parks
September 20-21, 2014
The third ride in the Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series, Pedaling through our National Parks is a two-day event incorporating a ride along the Schuylkill River Trail with visits to three national parks.
Philadelphia Biking2014 River of the Year
 They Passed This Way: Campfire Presentation They Passed This Way: Campfire Presentation
September 23, 2014
In honor of the Schuylkill being named Pennsylvania's 2014 River of the Year, Valley Forge National Historical Park Ranger Marc Brier will hold a special campfire presentation entitled They Passed this Way: How the British Army Used the Schuylkill River to Capture Philadelphia.
French & Pickering Valleys 2014 River of the Year