WHAT:    

Discover where the Schuylkill River Trail can take you on a family-friendly, self-guided bike tour of the Schuylkill River Towns. Local businesses in Phoenixville, Norristown, and Conshohocken are partnering with the Schuylkill River Town Program to celebrate the Circuit Trail rebranding on April 16th. Participants will head to one of the ride’s kick-off points between 9am and 1pm on Saturday to pick up a River Town passport. The passport guides participants to businesses in each town where you will find free Circuit swag and get your passport stamped. Participants that earn at least one stamp from each town between April 16th and Earth Day (April 22) will be placed in a raffle for the grand prize.

 

WHO:      

  • Local Businesses in Phoenixville, Norristown, and Conshohocken
  • Action Teams of the Schuylkill River Towns Program from Conshohocken, Norristown & Phoenixville
  • Cyclists, runners, and their families

 

WHEN:    

Beginning: April 16, 2016, 9am – 1pm
Continuing through April 22nd (dependent on business opening hours)

 

WHERE:  

River Town “passports” can be picked up at:

Riverbend Cycles:  1 Station Ave, Conshohocken, PA 19428

Norristown Businesses participating: Lou’s Sandwich Shop and Pauline’s Deli.

                               

About Schuylkill River Towns Program:  The Schuylkill River Towns Program, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, encourages residents of Conshohocken, Norristown and Phoenixville to explore, recreate and enjoy the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail.  The program is based on a cooperative, community-based approach that fosters closer connections to the river and galvanizes people to protect this extraordinary resource and its environment through education and recreation.

 

About the Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Founded in 1970, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council is the leading environmental organization in the state, and was instrumental in the passage of nearly every major piece of legislation and regulatory initiative affecting clean air, clean water, land use and conservation, hazardous materials, and other major public policy actions since that time. Today, the organization is heavily engaged in a number of critical initiatives surrounding the development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, trail and green space development, green energy and climate change programs, water quality, and watershed protection projects.  PEC serves the entire state with programs and staff spanning the Commonwealth. For more information, visit www.pecpa.org.

 

About the Circuit Trails: Greater Philadelphia is the proud home of the Circuit, a vast regional trail network, composed of hundreds of miles of interconnected trails, that is growing in size each year. One of America’s largest trail networks, the Circuit is composed of 300 miles of completed trails with a vision of completing 750 miles of trails across the nine-county region in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A collaboration of nearly 65 nonprofit organizations, foundations and agencies is working to advance the completion of the Circuit Trails.  A premiere regional amenity, the Circuit Trails connect people to jobs, communities, parks and waterways.  Learn more at ConnecttheCircuit.org and connect with the Circuit Trails on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out what is happening #onthecircuit.

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Celebrate the Circuit Trails Rebranding with a Passport to Discover the Schuylkill River Towns