Bike 63 Gorgeous Miles on the Covered Bridges Ride in Bucks County
On Sunday, October 19th, the Central Bucks Bicycle Club is hosting their annual Covered Bridges Ride, a ride with five routes ranging from 20 to 63 miles, which all showcase the historic covered bridges of Bucks County. And every single one of those routes ends at the same place: a giant picnic in Tinicum Park, complete with tons of food for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Because after 63 miles of riding, you so deserve a hot dog or two.
Thanks to a multitude of route options, riders can choose to tackle 20, 30, 33, 50 or 63 miles of road. All of the rides are done on paved road or hard-packed dirt trails, and the longer rides are on the hilly side. Depending on which route you take, you’ll catch a glimpse of between two and six historic bridges throughout Bucks County, not to mention about a bazillion and one gorgeous red, yellow and orange fall leaves. And if you choose a longer ride, you don’t have to worry about going hungry mid-trip: Each route has at least one rest stop (most have more) stocked with snacks, fresh fruit, homemade baked goods and water.
Each route starts and ends at Tinicum Park, with the longest ride leaving at 8 a.m. and the shortest ride leaving at 9:30. Everyone is welcome, as long as you arrive with your helmet in hand (you won’t be allowed to ride without one). Pre-registration goes through October 17th and is $40 for adults and $15 for kids under 18. You can learn more about the race and register here.
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