Sandy Creek Bike Ride
Sandy Creek Bike Ride
Saturday, June 3 from 10:00-1:00
- 30 US dollars$30
- Franklin, PA
About the Adventure
Activity Level 3: Moderate Location: Sandy Creek Trail, Franklin PA Guides: Megan-lead, Joe-assist Located south of Franklin, PA, the Sandy Creek Rail Trail is 12 miles long (24 out and back) and paved. It passes over 7 bridges, the longest being the 1385’ Belmar Bridge over the Allegheny River, and goes through a tunnel. On the way out there will be a slight uphill grade allowing for an easier downhill return. Total Distance: 24 miles Total Elevation: About 980 feet Average Speed: 10mph There will be an option to leave after about 15.5 miles. Bike and helmet are required for this ride. What kind of bike is best for this trail? Most people ride hybrid or gravel bikes. Some use mountain bikes. A road bike equipped with slightly knobby tires will also work. A road bike with slick, skinny tires is unsuitable for this trip. What equipment do I need? All participants must have their own bike (or rent one from Golden Triangle in Pittsburgh.) Helmets are mandatory. Other gear to have: • a spare tube • water (hydration pack; bottle with cage) • snacks/energy food • eye protection (sunglasses or clear safety glasses) • padded bike shorts • bike gloves • rain gear • saddle (underseat) bag to keep keys, phone, etc. WAC Biking Safety and Etiquette 1. Helmets are required and must be worn while riding. 2. Eye protection is strongly recommended. (sunglasses or clear safety glasses) 3. Using phones for talking or taking pictures while riding is unsafe and not permitted. 4. Front and rear lights are recommended. 5. We ride single file and maintain 1-2 bike lengths between riders. 6. We ride on the right side of the trail and pass on the left. 7. We use hand signals for turns and braking.
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