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October Circuit Events to See Urban Parks & Suburban Trail-Transit Connections

We are hosting two urban and suburban Circuit events in October; join us to see Philly and Camden’s newest urban parks and to see how two big Circuit trails (Schuylkill River Trail and the Chester Valley Trail) will soon connect in Norristown.  The ride and walk are free to Bicycle Coalition members and $20 for non-members.  (Payment includes a year long membership).

 

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“Blue Hour” Camden’s Newest Pop-up Park – Roosevelt Park Plaza

Ride from the Porch to Roosevelt Park Plaza October 11th Join us on a group ride to see and learn more about three recently created urban plaza/parks.  We will start at the Porch at 30th St Station, stop at the newly renovated and renamed Dilworth Park, ride over the Ben Franklin Bridge and end at Roosevelt Plaza Park a new temporary pop-up park front of Camden’s City Hall, which features a new light installation (Blue Hour).  We will be joined by staff from University City District, Center City District and Coopers Ferry Partnership who will share with us the inside story behind each of these new parks and learn how each project was explicitly designed to increase pedestrian activity and create a new sense of place.  At the end of the ride, you can attend the 6pm seating at the Camden Night Gardens Fall Harvest (good idea to RSVP for this free event) or head back to Philadelphia over the Bridge or via PATCO.  Gather at 3pm at the Porch for this approximately 2.5 hour ride.  Sign up here

Walk the Alignment of Montgomery County’s portion of the Chester Valley Trail – October 18th – 

Map of 10/18 walk of future Chester Valley Trail in Montgomery County

Map of 10/18 walk to see alignment of future Chester Valley Trail in Montgomery County

You’ve heard abou the Chester Valley Trail, right?  12 miles of off road trail in Chester County along Route 202, from approximately Warner Road to Exton.  But, did you know that the Chester Valley Trail is going to connect all the way to the Schuylkill River Trail in Norristown?  Currently, the trail is complete in Montgomery County only from Warner Road to South Gulph Road across I-76.  Montgomery County Planning Commission has the funding in hand to build the trail from South Gulph Road across King of Prussia over the DeKalb Street Bridge to the Norristown Transportation Center.  That project is in final design and should start in 2015.  Join us for a guided walk by Mike Stokes of Montgomery County Planning Commission from Warner Road to approximately Boro Line Road and back.  Sign up here

Topics: Biking in Philly, Biking the Suburbs, Featured, The Circuit

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