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C 30 T3 Sky King Fireworks - River, Rail, and Canal Ride
Last Post 03 Nov 2017 06:40 PM by Dan Doyle. 1 Replies.
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Daniel BrownUser is Offline
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01 Nov 2017 09:03 PM
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Here's your opportunity to ride some railroad and canal history, and take in some scenic waterways and countryside of Lehigh County, PA. We'll convene in the parking lot of Sky King Fireworks (I-78 west, cross the Delaware River into PA, pay your toll at the booth, then take exit 75 "To 611, Easton, Philadelphia"). Turn right/north at the end of the ramp on to Morgan Hill Road, Easton, then make a quick left into Sky King Fireworks, 130 Morgan hill Road, Easton. Once assembled and signed in, we will take the back way to Hugh Moore Park where we will park our cars. The ride will begin with a tour of the park where we will check out the facilities that supported the canal that runs through it. We then leave the park and ride along the Lehigh River initially, then turn north along scenic Bushkill Creek on what was originally a bed of the Norfolk Southern Railroad. This is now comprised of linked segments of the Palmer, Wilson, and Tatamy Township bike paths, all of which are paved. The road ride back to Easton will include some scenic rolling countryside before riding another section of former rail bed, now a bike path and sculpture exhibit. A food/refreshment stop is planned in Center Square, Easton, after which we will view the wall of crayons. We then complete the ride with a tour of the canal path along the Lehigh River. Please come equipped with the usual, i.e. mandatory helmet, good tires and brakes, filled water bottles, the ability to change a flat, some cash, and add a light bike lock for the stop in Easton. Any type of bike will work. Wider tires may be a bit more comfortable on a few of the imperfections of the path surfaces. A relaxed pace is anticipated at the discretion of the riders, and no one will be dropped. Lots to see and enjoy!
Dan DoyleUser is Offline
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03 Nov 2017 06:40 PM
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mmmmm... BACON!!! Everything goes good with bacon, especially bacon!!! Sorry I can't make the ride. Have fun.
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