Ride for the River

September 28, 2019 9:00am to 8:00pm

Celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail with bikes, beer and bands! On September 28th, ride from Pottstown to Reading and back along the Schuylkill River Trail, then kick back and relax at the Sly Fox Brewery’s annual Can Jam Festival featuring great food, Sly Fox beer and eight hours of live music. The ride has a 16-mile and 35-mile option. All proceeds benefit the Schuylkill River Trail.

All riders receive voucher for free food and one free beer! Fully stocked rest stops! Ride support! Complimentary pre-ride bike safety checks! Well marked route! Click here for more information.


Ride for the River is designed to allow cyclists to explore the Schuylkill River Trail while supporting the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area, which operates and maintains the Schuylkill River Trail in Berks and Schuylkill Counties and works to improve the entire trail. All rides begin and end at Sly Fox’s popular Can Jam Festival located at 331 Circle of Progress Dr., in Pottstown. Both the 16- and 35-mile options take place primarily along the flat, crushed stone Schuylkill River Trail, with about five miles of on-road riding between the festival and the trail. The on-road section has some hills.

35 mile ride – 9 a.m. start time: Pottstown to Reading and back along the Schuylkill River Trail with a short on-road section to and from the brewery.

16-mile ride – 9:30 a.m. start time: Pottstown to Union Township Recreation Area and back along the Schuylkill River Trail with a short on-road section to and from the brewery.


Volunteers are also needed! Click here for more information, or email mpatterson@schuylkillriver.org.

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