Our Cycles & Cemeteries Ride took place on Saturday Sept. 21. It was a hugely successful event, with about 140 riders participating in a ride along the Schuylkill River Trail from Norristown to East Falls, with tours of two historic cemeteries.
See photos from the Cycles & Cemeteries Ride here.
Read our blog post about the ride here.
Two ride options were included:
A 14-mile one-way ride
from the Montgomery Cemetery in West Norriton (just outside of Norristown) to Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls. This ride will include a shuttle for you and your bike back to your car at Montgomery Cemetery. (Pre-registration required for shuttle).
A 28-mile round-trip ride
from the Montgomery Cemetery in West Norriton to Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls and back.
On the Cycles and Cemeteries Ride cyclists toured two historic cemeteries:
in West Norriton (just outside of Norristown) where four interpretive stations were set up with information on two Civil War generals, Civil War nurses and the Grand Army of the Republic.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
in East Falls where lunch was be served and self-guided tours took participants to the grave sites of many Civil War notables.
The Cycles and Cemeteries Ride was the second ride in the The Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series
, a three-year series organized by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Each event includes a ride along the Schuylkill River Trail and visits to historic sites.The Cycles and Cemeteries Ride is being held in partnership with Laurel Hill Cemetery and Montgomery Cemetery.
Thanks to our Cycles & Cemeteries Ride Sponsors:
PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources ~ Invata Intralogistics ~ Cast-Rite Metal Company ~ Translogistics, Inc. ~ 422 Commercial Realty ~ Montgomery County Community College ~ Mr. & Mrs. William Knight ~ Tri County Bicycles ~