Save the Date! Saturday, September 30
Our 2nd Annual Ride for the River
In 2016, over 300 riders participated in this first-time event that benefitted the Schuylkill River Trail.
Read our blog post: Highlights from 2016 Ride for the River
See photos of the 2016 ride
Check back soon for registration and more details about the 2017 Ride for the River!
Cyclists rode from Pottstown to Reading and back (shorter route available), along the trail. The ride began and ended at Sly Fox Brewery's annual Can Jam Festival in Pottstown, so after the ride participants could kick back and relax at the festival with great food, Sly Fox beer and eight hours of free music. All proceeds benefit the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, which works with partners to build, maintain and promote the Schuylkill River Trail.
40 mile ride (9 a.m. start time): Pottstown to Reading Riverfront Park and back along the Schuylkill River Trail with a short on-road section to and from the brewery.
16-mile ride (10 a.m. start time): Union Township Recreation Area and back along the Schuylkill River Trail with a short on-road section to and from the brewery.
About Ride for the River
Ride for the River is designed to allow cyclists to explore the Schuylkill River Trail while supporting the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, which operates and maintains the 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 40-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.
About Can Jam Festival
Sly Fox Brewing Company's CAN JAM Music Festival is curated to feature rising regional independent talent, authentic and original, just like Sly Fox beers! A free day of amazing music in the beautiful pastures adjoining the brewery, accentuated by one of the largest KanJam® tournaments on the planet.
The Can Jam Music Festival celebrates Sly Fox Brewing Company's role as an early adopter, evangelist and promoter of cans—the hottest packaging trend in the craft brewing industry. Learn more about Can Jam.
Special Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors & Partners
Schultz & Williams • B & G Glass
• Walk In Art Center • Suburban Electrical Contractors • Delaware River Basin Commission • Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau • O'Donnell, Weiss, Mattei, P.C. • David G. Garner, Attorney at Law • Sly Fox Brewery • Virtual Farm Creative • Tri County Bicycles • Schuylkill County VISION