Lewisburg to host first ever “unPaved” event
LEWISBURG – This Sunday, hundreds of mountain bikers from all over the east coast converge on The Valley, as the first ever “unPaved of the Susquehanna River Valley” event will kick off and end in Lewisburg.
Samantha Pearson, Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation Elm Street Manager, and “Walk it, Bike it” committee member, was on WKOK Sunrise talking about the event, “It’s a gravel ride, choose your level. You can ride up to 120 miles on gravel, basically starting on the rail trail and heading off into the hills.” The ride begins and ends at The Miller Center.
Pearson says Pennsylvania’s terrain is not to be taken lightly, “The 120 mile ride has 10,000 ft of elevation change…yes…10,000. The 90-mile also has 6,000 feet of elevation change, so Pennsylvania can be challenging. Even people who are used to riding out west say the hills are killer here.”
Pearson says not to worry; there are shorter, less challenging trails to ride during the event. If you can’t make the “unPaved” event on Sunday, Pearson tells us you can join the “Walk it, Bike it” crew on Saturday afternoon at Hufnagle Park at 3:30pm for their 10-mile family bike ride with ice cream, “We’re gonna start from Hufnagle Park, we’re going to place our orders with Tastecraft for ice cream, and we’re going to ride out to the Vicksburg trail head together. Tastecraft will bring us our ice cream, we’ll have it and then we’ll ride back.”
There is a 300 rider limit, and registration ends Saturday, October 13 at 11:59pm. To register please go to //bikereg.com/unpavedpa. For information about the “unPaved” event you can visit their website at unpavedpennsylvania.com, and to hear the whole conversation with Samantha Person, go to the WKOK Sunrise archive page at WKOK.com.