The Annual Bike Ride Returns Saturday, September 28, 2019

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Celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail with bikes, beer and live music! Ride from Pottstown to Reading and back along the Schuylkill River Trail, then kick back and relax at the Sly Fox Brewery’s annual Can Jam Festival featuring great food, Sly Fox beer and eight hours of live music. The ride has a 16-mile and 35-mile option. All proceeds benefit the Schuylkill River Trail.

All riders receive voucher for free food and one free beer! Fully stocked rest stops! Ride support! Complimentary pre-ride bike safety checks! Well marked route!

The 3rd Annual Ride for River Took Place on Sept. 29, 2018

About 300 bicyclists participated in the annual bike ride which began and ended at Sly Fox Brewery’s Can Jam Music Festival in Pottstown. The first wave of riders completed a 35-mile route by traveling to Reading then returning to Pottstown. The second wave of riders did a 16-mile route where they stopped in Union Township before heading back to the music festival.

Ride for the River not only highlights the trail and river but it’s also a fundraiser for the trail. Sly Fox has partnered with Schuylkill River Greenways for the past three years by producing SRT Ale, an ale that benefits the Schuylkill River Trail. During the music festival, Sly Fox presented representatives of the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area with a check of $5,630 from the sales of this year’s SRT Ale. The ale has been a seasonal offering but attendees of the 2018 music festival were the first to find out SRT Ale will now be available all year long.

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In Need of  Volunteers

We wouldn’t be able to put on this ride every year without the many volunteers who help with planning, trail improvements, route markings, and other general activities the day of the event.

General Event Volunteers: Assist with route markings, road crossings, rest stops, check in, and other tasks during the event. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt, food & beer. Volunteers in this category won’t be able to participate in the ride.

Parking/Registration Volunteers: For volunteers who wish to assist with morning parking or check-in and be able participate in the ride. There is a $40 entry fee; all volunteers receive a free T-shirt. Price increases to $45 on 7/30; $50 on 9/15. (Only 8 spots available). 

If you are interested in being a volunteer for the 2019 Ride for the River, email mpatterson@schuylkillriver.org.

Special Thanks to All Our Sponsors & Partners!!!

About Ride for the River

Schuylkill River Greenways organizes the event in partnership with the Sly Fox Brewery’s Can Jam Music Festival.

Ride for the River is designed to allow cyclists to explore the Schuylkill River Trail while supporting the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, which operates and maintains the trail in Berks and Schuylkill Counties and works to improve the entire trail. All rides begin and end at Sly Fox’s popular Can Jam Festival located at 331 Circle of Progress Dr., in Pottstown. Both the 16- and 35-mile options take place primarily along the flat, crushed stone Schuylkill River Trail, with about five miles of on-road riding between the festival and the trail. The on-road section has some hills.

All riders receive voucher for free food and one free beer! Fully stocked rest stops! Ride support! Complimentary pre-ride bike safety checks! Well marked route!

35 mile ride – 9 a.m. start time: Pottstown to Reading and back along the Schuylkill River Trail with a short on-road section to and from the brewery.

16-mile ride – 9:30 a.m. start time: Union Township Recreation Area and back along the Schuylkill River Trail with a short on-road section to and from the brewery.

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About Can Jam Festival

Sly Fox Brewing Company’s CAN JAM Music Festival is curated to feature rising regional independent talent, authentic and original, just like Sly Fox beers! A free day of amazing music in the beautiful pastures adjoining the brewery, accentuated by one of the largest KanJam® tournaments on the planet.

The Can Jam Music Festival celebrates Sly Fox Brewing Company’s role as an early adopter, evangelist and promoter of cans—the hottest packaging trend in the craft brewing industry. Learn more about Can Jam.