All experience levels are welcome!
Whether you’re an avid bicyclist and paddler or a beginner, you’ll enjoy this recreational opportunity. Guides provide instruction and safety.
2019 Pedal & Paddle Dates
- July 6th: Pedal & Paddle at Valley Forge National Historical Park. (SOLD OUT)
- July 13th: Pedal & Paddle at Valley Forge National Historical Park (SOLD OUT)
- July 18th: Pedal & Paddle at Lock 60 in Mont Clare (SOLD OUT)
- August 3rd: Pedal & Paddle at Norristown Riverfront Park (SOLD OUT)
More dates to come possibly!
About the Pedal & Paddle: The Pedal & Paddle program is a round-trip adventure which begins and ends from the same location along the Schuylkill River/Trail. The excursion starts with a 4.5-mile bike ride along the Schuylkill River Trail using cruisers from the free Pottstown-based bike share program. After the bicycling portion, participants paddle back in a kayak to their starting location via the Schuylkill River. Participants will also either take a guided tour of a historic building within the heritage area or take part in a water quality lesson. Some of the excursions with a water quality focus will include more on-water time, with stops for water testing during the paddling portion, while others will take place after the paddle when participants are back on land.
All participants will be required to wear the provided personal flotation device and to sign a waiver. Regardless of skill level, everyone will receive a safety briefing before beginning the excursion. Gear, guides and snacks are all included in the registration. The cost is $35 per registrant and participants must be 16 years of age or older. This program is limited to 15 people at each site and participants must register in advance.
Cost is $35 per person. Snacks, bikes, kayaks and all gear are provided. Must be 16 or older to participate. All events limited to 15 participants.
About Trails on Tap: Trails on Tap is a pop-up traveling beer garden that will take place along the Schuylkill River Trail this summer. Schuylkill River Greenways is partnering with FCM Hospitality, the creators of Philadelphia’s successful “Parks on Tap” series, and Mainstay Independent Brewing Company, to bring a mobile beer garden to riverside locations. For a total of six weeks, the pop-up beer garden will travel to four different locations. The Schuylkill River Pedal & Paddle excursion will be offered at three of the Trails on Tap sites: Pottstown Riverfront Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Norristown Riverfront Park. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE