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Ride The Old Turnpike Tunnels

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-5

Bike ride through abandoned Turnpike Tunnels with Take It Outdoors Adventures

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Join Take It Outdoors Adventures as we explore America’s only abandoned superhighway turned bike trail. A section of America’s first long-distance, limited access highway was taken out of service in 1968 when the turnpike diverted over and around the mountains instead of through them.The old road ride has 2 dark, damp, and abandoned tunnels along 9 miles of history reverting to nature. There are some gentle climbs and descents. The tunnels are dark (in the longer tunnel, neither end is visible from the center) and offer not only a unique chilling sensory experience but also a cold respite from the heat and exertion outside.

We will meet at TIOA Headquarters at 930am, travel by van to the “Abandoned Turnpike” (approx 2.5 hours), pedal end to end and back, then stop for beverage and food on the way home, returning to TIOA around 7-8pm.

Cost: $50 includes: Round Trip transportation for you and your bike, 18 miles of gentle riding, 2 Tunnels, all abandoned turnpike tolls, guides skilled in minor repairs for you and your bike. Yes, it’s a long drive and a short bike, but it’s a unique experience and comes complete with all the TIOA jocundity you’ve come to expect.

Recommended Equipment:

A Bike (hybrid or mountain. Although it’s a mostly paved route, some of the pavement is deteriorating and is not ideal for a road bike (doable, but not encouraged).

Bike Light (some kind of light mounted to your bike for inside the tunnels)

Bike helmet

Bike clothing + change of clothes for return trip and dinner.

Water (bike mounted or in a small pack,- aside from the tunnels, we’ll be out in full sun most of the ride).

Spare tube or patch kit for your bike.

PS: We will not abandon you on the abandoned turnpike. This is not a race, this is a group ride at a pace that’s suitable for all.

Details

Date:
August 12
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Take-It-Outdoors-Adventure-Group/events/242119837/

Organizer

Take It Outdoors Adventure Group
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Take-It-Outdoors-Adventure-Group/

Venue

TIOA
285 Linfield Rd
pottstown, PA US
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THE SCHUYLKILL CANAL ASSOCIATION NEEDS YOUR HELP
The volunteers of the Schuylkill Canal Association are asking for our help. This Saturday they need some volunteers to help fill sandbags. As a thank you for your help Sly Fox will give a free pint coupon to anyone who volunteers (must be over 21).

The SCA volunteers spend a lot of their personal time, tools and resources to keep the Canal operating...so when they ask for our help we try to do our part in order to keep the canal operating.

This latest project consists of construction of a bulkhead and floating dock at the portage on Schuylkill Canal. This project goal is to eliminate erosion of canal bank and allow safe and easy access to the canal for boaters.

Please email us at doug@takeitoutdoorsadventures.com if you plan on attending.

We plan on meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Reynolds Dog Park:

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Even if you can only give an hour...we appreciate all the help we can get.

Please come out and show your support of the SCA and our beloved Canal Park.

You don't need equipment...Just bring yourself and work clothes. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Please supply us with your email address when you sign up just in case we are meeting at a different spot on the Canal.

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Ride from Pottstown to Reading and back along the trail. The ride begins and ends at Sly Fox Brewery's annual Can Jam Festival in Pottstown, so after the ride participants can kick back and relax at the festival with great food, Sly Fox beer and eight hours of free music. All proceeds benefit the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, which works with partners to build, maintain and promote the Schuylkill River Trail.

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