This Pedal & Paddle program is a round-trip adventure, beginning and ending from Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Must be 16 or older to participate. This event is limited to 15 participants.
At Betzwood Park, the group will receive a brief introduction to kayaking from Take it Outdoors before paddling along the Schuylkill River to Norristown Riverfront Park. Participants will stop at the park to enjoy a meal, while learning more about Schuylkill River Greenways.
After enjoying a meal, the group will have a 4-mile bike ride along the Schuylkill River Trail to return to Betzwood Park. The ride will be lead by Take It Outdoors and participants will use cruisers from the free Pottstown-based bike share program.
Additionally, each Pedal & Paddle event has a guided tour, educational program, or water quality lesson.
Food will be provided. All gear, such as bicycles and boats, are included. If you have a special request for a boat, please contact Take It Outdoors Adventures directly at t the email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-656-3969. Certified guides will lead the group bike ride and paddle.
All participants will be required to wear the provided personal flotation device. Regardless of skill level, everyone will receive a safety briefing before beginning the excursion. Participants must register in advance. A meal, guides, bike, boat and all other gear are included with each registration. The cost is $43 per person.
All participants will need to sign a Schuylkill River Greenways Waiver and a Take It Outdoors Adventures Waiver. Parents or guardians will need to complete the waiver for anyone under 18 years old. These waivers can be signed electronically, and MUST be completed by noon on July 9, 2021. If you don’t sign the electronic waivers by this time, you will need to complete them in person on the day of the event. Anyone who doesn’t complete the waivers will not be able to participate.