About The Heritage Explorer Bike Tour

Sunday, September 27th: 8 A.M. - 2 P.M.

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 to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in 2020, but this year, things are going to be a little different.

The Heritage Explorer Bike Tour has become an annual tradition to promote the development of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. With safety in mind, this year’s event will bring our community together in a virtual celebration throughout September--in honor of Trails Month! Cyclists will embark on their own journeys, at their own pace, when and where they choose to help support the ongoing maintenance of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.

The event is a fun, family-friendly and noncompetitive event. Riders of all ages and abilities will have the chance to ride along in support of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Supporters can register now for $15, choose their route and distance, and show their support online for the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. At the end of Trails Month, Lackawanna Heritage Valley will award participants with official event t-shirts as our way of saying thank you for your support.

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If you have any additional questions or concerns ahead of September’s Virtual Bike Tour, please call us at (570) 963-6730.

Festival Along The Trails

Sunday, September 27th: 12 P.M. - 4 P.M.
Fall Festival in Carbondale: The Greater Carbondale YMCA hosts a yearly Fall Festival. This event features pumpkin painting, live entertainment, refreshments, games, an open swim, bounce house, a cookie walk and more! Many of the events are free to the public while others may have a minimal charge.


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
  • Registration
  • Station Stops

Who Can Volunteer
Bike Tour volunteers must be 14 years or older by September 1st, 2019. 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.

More Information
Want to learn more? Contact April Rogato, Executive Assistant, at 570-963-6730, extension 8200, or arogato@lhva.org.