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Pedal & Paddle: Spring City to Fricks Lock Village- SOLD OUT

Waivers: You and every person you sign up to participate in this event will need to sign the two waivers listed below. 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 July 21, 2023. 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 waiver will not be able to participate.

Event Location: This Pedal & Paddle event will begin at Gay St. Trailhead. 42 Gay St., Spring City, PA 19475

Event Description: 10 AM – The Pedal & Paddle program is a round-trip adventure, beginning and ending from the same location along the Schuylkill River/Trail. The excursion includes a little over 8-mile bike ride along the trail using cruisers from the free Pottstown-based bike share program. It also includes a group paddle on Schuylkill River for about 10.3-miles. Along our bike ride we will meet with a few presenters about future for the trail and river; and a tour of the Fricks Lock Village! Lunch will be provided. Must be 16 or older to participate. Event is limited to 15 participants.

What to Bring: All equipment, including bikes, kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFDs) are provided, and food will be provided. However, it is recommended that you bring the following items.

  • Prefilled water bottle/s with at least 32 ounces of water. For environmental and sanitary reasons, we prefer not to give out disposable water bottles.
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat
  • Water shoes or old sneakers (backless sandals and crocs aren’t recommended)
  • Bike helmet (we do have extras if you don’t have your own)

Any items, such as cellphones or keys that you do not wish to bring on the water with you can be left with staff prior to the start of the event.

Itinerary: Please note all times are approximate.

10:00 AM – Meet at Gay St. Trailhead in Spring City, bike provided, bike up to Fricks Lock

10:30 AM – Stop at Parker Ford Tavern to get a quick overview of the plans of the trail and river connection there, hosted by Chester County Ranger, Jay Erb

10:45 AM – Arrive at Fricks Lock, have lunch (provided) and get a tour of Fricks Lock Village, guided by East Coventry Township Historical Commission

11:45 AM – Depart Fricks Lock (on bikes) head up to Towpath Park

12:00 PM– Arrive at Towpath, hand in bikes and switch to kayaks – head down river

3:00 PM – Arrive at Gay St. Trailhead, event over

This event is made possible through support from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Resources and the generous donations of individual donors. Bike support and guides are provided by our partner outfitter Take It Outdoors Adventures.

We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions, please contact us at events@schuylkillriver.org or call 484-945-0200.