October 31, 2009; Bicycle tour departs from Walnut Street Bridge area at 9:00am, riverboat returns to Walnut Street Bridge dock at approx. 4:00pm
Raise money for the Pennsylvania East Coast Greenway by taking a bike tour of the proposed East Coast Greenway route from Center City to Southwest Philadelphia with bicycle trail planning expert Bob Thomas! Bicycle tour leaves from the Walnut Street Bridge area of the Schuylkill Banks trail to Bartram’s Garden, then to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and on to the mouth of the tidal Schuylkill at Fort Mifflin.
At Fort Mifflin, lunch will be provided, as well as a guided tour of this important Revolutionary War site. From Fort Mifflin, bicycles will be trucked back to the Walnut Street Bridge area while participants take a rarely offered two hour voyage up the tidal Schuylkill. Representatives from Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) will be on hand to discuss the vision for the continuing revitalization of the tidal Schuylkill based around the construction of a continuous greenway stretching from the Philadelphia Museum of Art all the way down to Fort Mifflin.
Participants are responsible for providing their own bicycle and helmet. A liability waiver must be signed on the day of the event. Due to the complex logistics of this event, it will go on rain or shine.