Six Pedal and Paddle Events Planned for May through September.
About the Pedal & Paddles: Most Pedal and Paddles begin with a 4.5 mile bike ride from Pottstown’s Riverfront Park to Douglassville, using yellow cruisers from the Bike Pottstown bike share program. Participants either take a guided tour of Morlatton Village’s four 18th century buildings including the oldest home in Berks County or ride directly to Douglassville’s Ganshahawny Park for a lesson on water quality. Events with a water quality focus include more on-water time, with stops for water testing. All events include a picnic lunch(provided) and receive a brief introduction to kayaking from outfitter Doug Chapman of Take it Outdoors Adventures. Then, they paddle back to Pottstown via the Schuylkill River. Food, bikes, kayaks and all kayaking gear are provided. Must be 16 or older to participate.
- Saturday, May 20 9am-2pm (Morlatton Tour)
- Thursday, June 29 3:30-8:30 p.m. (Morlatton Tour)
- Saturday, July 22 9am-2pm (Water quality paddle)
- Saturday, August 12 9am-2pm (Morlatton Tour)
- Saturday September 9 9am-2pm (Water quality paddle)
Lock 60 date:
- Saturday August 26, 9am-2pm
About the August 26 Lock 60 Pedal & Paddle at Schuylkill Canal Park: This will consist of a bike ride along the Schuylkill River Trail and a kayaking loop that begins on the river and returns via the canal. It will include a guided tour of the canal and Lock Tenders House.
Lunch, bikes, kayaks and all kayaking gear will be provided. Cost is $40 per person. Most Pedals and Paddles take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m.