Saturday, May 21st: 8 A.M. - 2 P.M.
The Heritage Explorer Bike Tour will be held on May 21, 2022
The Heritage Explorer Bike Tour is back! We hope you'll come along for the ride!
Lackawanna Heritage Valley's Heritage Explorer Bike Tour is returning in-person to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in 2022, showcasing the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail from Carbondale through Fell Township.
The Heritage Explorer Bike Tour has become an annual tradition to promote the development of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT). After more than a year of uncertainty, this year's event is made extra special, proudly bringing our community together once again along our region's favorite recreational asset. Cyclists will embark on a 20-mile stretch of the scenic path, linking the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to the D&H Rail Trail.
The event is a fun, family-friendly and noncompetitive event - offering riders of all ages and abilities the chance to ride along the Heritage Trail from Carbondale, past the Stillwater Dam in Uniondale, and to Ararat Township. The event will take place on Saturday, May 21st, beginning at the John Street Trailhead in Carbondale. From kids on tricycles to octogenarians and longer distance cyclists, hundreds of people will enjoy breakfast treats at the YMCA Community Park in Carbondale before heading out on the trail. After completing their ride, lunch will be provided as families join in on other fun and interactive activities.
Be part of the enthusiastic team that welcomes bicycle riders of all ages to the Heritage Explorer Bike Tour! The event depends on more than 100 volunteers to make the day run smoothly. Most volunteer assignments do not involve cycling. Bike Tour volunteers help with registration, prepare the trail for the big day, set up the Bike Tour Information Station and all of the Station Stops, serve snacks and beverages at the Station Stops during the Tour, direct traffic on the course, direct traffic at the YMCA Community Park, or serve on set-up and clean-up crews. However, if you want to ride your bike during the Bike Tour, you may qualify to be a bike marshal.
- Bike Tour Set up/Tear Down
- Course Marking
- Station Stops
Who Can Volunteer
Bike Tour volunteers must be 14 years or older by May 1st 2022. All volunteers between the ages of 14 and 18 must be accompanied by a supervisory adult, such as a parent or Scout leader. Groups of family members, friends, and co-workers, as well as service organizations (including Scout troops, Rotary groups, and youth groups) are welcome to help out at the Bike Tour. Volunteering is a lot of fun! You'll be an important part of the region's most popular non-competitive bike ride. All volunteers will receive a free official Bike Tour T-shirt.
Want to learn more? Contact April Rogato, Executive Assistant, at 570-963-6730, extension 8200, or email@example.com.