Each Pottstown Pedal and Paddle begins with a 4.5 mile bike ride from Pottstown’s Riverfront Park to Douglassville, using yellow cruisers from the Bike Pottstown bike share program. Participants either take a guided tour of Morlatton Village’s four 18th century buildings including the oldest home in Berks County or ride directly to Douglassville’s Ganshahawny Park for a lesson on water quality. Events with a water quality focus include more on-water time, with stops for water testing. All events include a picnic lunch(provided) and receive a brief introduction to kayaking from outfitter Doug Chapman of Take it Outdoors Adventures. Then, they paddle back to Pottstown via the Schuylkill River.