Pledge to get outdoors this spring! A trail ride on the Lehigh Gorge Trail with Whitewater Challengers is the perfect spring time activity. The Rails to Trails Conservancy has announced that April 16th, 2016 will be the official Opening Day as a kick-off to the trail season!
Access Points for the Lehigh Gorge Trail
The Lehigh Gorge Trail features almost 25 miles of scenic views and historic sites. Access points include (from North to South) White Haven, Rockport and Glen Onoko. You can start your day with White Haven and enjoy a leisurely downhill ride with the family. Biking the complete trail one way will take approximately 4-5 hours. Whitewater Challengers offers a bike rental and shuttle service that will take you to and from the trail so you don’t have to worry about biking uphill at the end of the day.
Rail Trail Etiquette
When you are out on the trail, whether you are walking, running or biking, be sure to follow trail etiquette. The following a few pointers:
- Use safe speeds
- Keep right, pass left
- Stand aside if you stop
- Mind your pets
- Be alert
- Know and follow the rules
It’s important to respect the environment and keep the trails clean. If you take it in, take it out. Leave no trace. However you want to say it…pick up your trash, clean up after your animals and do not vandalize the trail.
Rails to Trails Opening Day
Rails to Trails Opening Day is all about Spring! The Rails to Trails Conservancy has dedicated April 16 as the official kick off to trail season and is asking everyone to pledge to get outdoors. Not to mention, if you pledge to get outside on a trail near you on Opening Day you are entered to win one of two Fuji bicycles. Be sure to take some great photos along the way and share them with your friends using #RTCOpeningDay.
Whitewater Challengers Kick Off Trail Ride
To help kick off the season Whitewater Challengers is offering a discounted rate for trail ride packages including bike rental, shuttle to and from the trail, bottled water, helmet and trail map. For any trail ride package on April 16, 2016 use discount code “RTC” for $10 off our regular rate.
Three trail ride options include:
- 9 miles from White Haven to Rockport (check in times 9am and 12pm)
- 13.5 miles from Rockport to Glen Onoko (check in time 10:30am)
- 22.5 miles from White Haven to Glen Onoko (check in time 9am)
Reservations are required for trail rides and packages must be booked in advance to use the $10 off discount for the April 16th kick off ride. Check out the event webpage for more information or to book your ride!