The Schuylkill River Heritage Area will host three Pedal and Paddle events this summer that will take participants on a round-trip biking/kayaking adventure from Pottstown to Douglassville. This is the second year the Heritage Area will organize Pedal and Paddles, which proved overwhelmingly popular when they were introduced last year.
The first event will take place on Saturday, June 30, the others will be held on July 21 and September 15. A fourth event, featuring a bike ride with no paddling, will be held on August 25. Hours for all events are from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Each Pedal and Paddle will begin with a 4.5 mile bike ride from Pottstown's Riverfront Park to Historic Morlatton Village in Douglassville, using yellow cruisers from the Bike Pottstown bike share program. Participants will be given a guided tour of Morlatton Village, then take a short bike ride to Douglassville's Ganshahawny Park. There, they will eat lunch and receive a brief introduction to kayaking. Then, they will paddle back to Pottstown in kayaks along the Schuylkill River.
Lunch, bikes, kayaks and all kayaking gear will be provided. Cost of the trip is $25 per person. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
The August 25 bike ride will take participants on a guided ride along the Schuylkill River Trail in Pottstown. They will then travel along the borough's bike lane to Pottsgrove Manor for a tour of the 1752 home of Pottstown founder, John Potts, and afterwards a visit to the Montgomery County Community College art gallery on High Street. The day will end with lunch at a Pottstown eatery. Total cost is $15 per person, bikes and lunch included.
To register for any of the above events, call the Schuylkill River Heritage Area at 484-945-0200. Please register by June 25 for the June 30 Pedal and Paddle. All other registrations due one week before event.