The sun-filled fall day on Sept. 29 did not go to waste for the 300 bicyclists that spent it outdoors on the Schuylkill River Trail as part of the 3rd Annual Ride for the River.
The annual bike ride began and ended at Sly Fox Brewery’s Can Jam Music Festival in Pottstown. The first wave of riders completed a 40-mile route by traveling to Reading then returning to Pottstown. The second wave of riders did a 16-mile route where they stopped in Union Township before heading back to the music festival.
Ride for the River not only highlights the trail and river but it’s also a fundraiser for the trail. Sly Fox has partnered with Schuylkill River Greenways for the past three years by producing SRT Ale, an ale that benefits the Schuylkill River Trail. During the music festival, Sly Fox presented representatives of the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area with a check of $5,630 from the sales of this year’s SRT Ale. The ale has been a seasonal offering but attendees of Saturday’s music festival were the first to find out SRT Ale will now be available all year long. CLICK HERE, to find out more about SRT Ale.
Schuylkill River Greenways thanks the many sponsors and more than 60 volunteers who helped make this event a success.
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS See photos of the day taken by Walt Hug, Ray Stitt and Miica Patterson