Ride the Schuylkill River Trail then Enjoy a Free Music Festival!
Ride for the River is a new annual ride being organized by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area in partnership with Sly Fox Brewery. It features a ride along the Schuylkill River Trail, beginning and ending at Sly Fox Brewery's annual Can Jam Festival in Pottstown. All proceeds benefit the Schuylkill River Trail.
- 16 & 40 mile Ride Options
- Well-marked route with ride support
- Complimentary festival food and beer purchases
- Stocked rest stops
- Eight hours of free, live music after the ride
Registration is now open for 2016! Click here to register
About Ride for the River
Ride for the River is designed to allow cyclists to explore the Schuylkill River Trail while supporting the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, which operates and maintains the trail in Berks and Schuylkill Counties and works to improve the entire trail. All rides begin and end at Sly Fox's popular Can Jam Festival located at 331 Circle of Progress Dr., in Pottstown. Both the 16- and 40-mile options take place primarily along the flat, crushed stone Schuylkill River Trail, with about five miles of on-road riding between the festival and the trail. The on-road section has some hills.
40 mile ride (9 a.m. start time): Pottstown to Reading Riverfront Park and back along the Schuylkill River Trail with a short on-road section to and from the brewery.
16-mile ride (10 a.m. start time): Union Township Recreation Area and back along the Schuylkill River Trailwith a short on-road section to and from the brewery.
Cost for both rides is $40 per person; after September 1st, 2016 cost is $45. Price includes one food and one drink ticket ($10 value) good for one meal and one 16 ounce beer or other drink at Sly Fox Can Jam Festival. Full SAG support is available throughout the ride, and snacks and water will be provided at rest stops. Participants can purchase additional food and drink tickets at a discounted price when registering. A commemorative Ride for the River performance T-shirt will be available for purchase during registration.
About Can Jam Festival
Sly Fox Brewing Company's CAN JAM Music Festival is curated to feature rising regional independent talent, authentic and original, just like Sly Fox beers! A free day of amazing music in the beautiful pastures adjoining the brewery, accentuated by one of the largest KanJam® tournaments on the planet.
The Can Jam Music Festival celebrates Sly Fox Brewing Company's role as an early adopter, evangelist and promoter of cans—the hottest packaging trend in the craft brewing industry. Learn more about Can Jam.