PopeRide Organizer Has Planned the Ultimate Fall Bike Ride

This ride is all about taking in the turning leaves of the season.

Belmont Plateau | Photo via flickr user Ahd Photography

Belmont Plateau | Photo via flickr user Ahd Photography

If the changing leaves of fall are your jam, we’re pretty sure this group bike ride, put together by PopeRide organizer Alexandria Schneider, will be too: The Leaf Ride, happening Saturday, October 17th, will take cyclists from Franklin Square to tree-heavy spots around the city to take in the turning leaves of fall. Doesn’t that just sound lovely?

Riders have their choice of two routes, both of which will start from Franklin Square and take them by the tree-lined Washington Square, Rittenhouse Square and Ben Franklin Parkway. The first route rings in at just 3.35 miles and ends at Eakins Oval. The second route, a little over eight miles, will continue on from Eakins Oval and take riders up to the very green — and in fall, very orange — Belmont Plateau to cap the ride off with a seriously killer view of the city. Bring a picnic basket complete some apple chips to refuel (and maybe a few pumpkin brews) and you will have the most fall day of all the fall days.

The free ride will kick off on Saturday, October 17th at 10 a.m. and anyone is welcome to join in, kids included. Just note: If you’re bringing a tiny human along for the ride, the first, shorter route is designated as the kid-friendly route on the event’s Facebook page. You can find more info and rsvp here.

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