A trail and river ride through the world’s largest urban park.
Think you’ve seen Philadelphia? This 23-mile ride will show you a side of the city that you’ve never seen and one that more rural than you’d ever expect.
The ride begins and ends at the Rocky Statue in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. From the museum we ride up the Schuylkill River Trail toward Manayunk, where we move onto the Wissahickon Creek Trail. Along the Schuylkill Trail we’ll pass Boat House Row and the boat racing grand stands.
Once we reach the Wissahickon Creek Trail we’ll head uphill and deep into the wooded areas of Fairmount Park. The trail passes under the Henry Avenue arch bridge and then turns north along the bridal trails that lead to the Valley Green in, about four miles into the woods.
We’ll come out of the woods in Roxborough at Bells Mill Road, where we’ll work our way through local neighborhoods and back down to the Schuylkill River Trail. The Schuylkill Trail will take us down Main Street in Manayunk where we’ll cross the Falls Bridge to the west side of Fairmount Park. During the last five miles of the ride we’ll have a flat cruise past the Philadelphia Waterworks and have a perfect view of Boat House Row from the west side of the Schuylkill River.
Because more than half of this ride is on packed gravel trails, it’s not a good ride for road bikes. But if you’ve got a hybrid or mountain bike you’ll be well equipped. Because of the rides length and two 200+ foot hill climbs, it’s best suited for intermediate or advanced riders.
Join us for this memorable ride and be part of our group shot at the Rocky Statue when you finish!
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