Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A New Bike Trail In Lower NE Philly Being Dedicated April 27th

Fresh asphalt in Tacony Creek Park!
The Circuit is growing by another mile later this month, and bicyclists and pedestrians will have a new mile of fresh asphalt to enjoy in Tacony Creek Park.

The mile-long Tacony Creek Trail will be dedicated prior to the inaugural Tacony Trail 5K on Saturday, 4/27 at 8:30 a.m. The dedication will take place on the grounds of the Friends Hospital. Speakers include Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis, Joe Pyle of the Scattergood Foundation, Chris Linn of DVRPC and Sarah Clark Stuart of the Bicycle Coalition. 

The trail is the first trail funded by the DVRPC/William Penn Foundation’s Regional Trails Fund to reach completion. Friends Hospital is on land managed by the Scattergood Foundation, a major partner on the Tacony Creek Trail—a portion of which runs along an easement granted by the Foundation. 

Friends Hospital is located on the Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Route 1) at the intersection with Adams Avenue in Philadelphia. All activities will take place on the grounds of the hospital. The dedication ceremony will be in front of the mailing building. Directly following the Healthy Trails 5K is a free Community Day event featuring local businesses, health organizations, and community groups.

Register for the 5K here

If you want to bike up for the race or dedication ceremony
Biking from Center City: Take the Market Fankford L to the Margaret & Orthodox transit stop. Bike up Arrott Street towards Griscom St., follow to Adams Avenue, take a slight left on Roosevelt Boulevard. The address is 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19124.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the advices.
I can't wait to ride in some of you places you have mention!