Today's adventure was the Perkiomen Trail, Schuylkill River Trail,
Audobon Loop, Skippack Trail and a couple Collegeville, PA neighborhoods.
The history of Perkiomen Trail railroad corridor extends
more than 140 years. Founded shortly after the Civil War, the Perkiomen
Railway Company started running from Oaks to Pennsburg in 1868.
New transportation spurred development along the line, which then
extended to Emmaus and the Lehigh Valley. In the 1920s the Perkiomen
Valley was a favored vacation spot, and people used the railroad
for access to recreation areas. The Reading Company bought the line
in 1944, but a decline in recreational interests, suburban development
on natural lands and the advent of the automobile as the favored
form of transportation caused passenger trains on this route to
cease operations by 1955.
Much of the old railroad right-of-way has been preserved as the
Perkiomen Trail, a 19.5-mile multiuse trail extending from its
connection with the Schuylkill River Trail in Oaks to Green Lane
Park in Green Lane. The trail passes through a rich and varied
landscape, including town centers, parks and rural areas, and
parallels scenic Perkiomen Creek for much of its route. Most of
the trail is surfaced with cinder and packed gravel, with some
paved segments. The trail is a regional access between Green Lane
Park in Green Lane, Central Perkiomen Valley Park in Schwenksville
and Lower Perkiomen Valley Park in Oaks, as well as two significant
sites, the Mill Grove Landmark in Audubon and Pennypacker Mills
Site in Schwenksville.
The Audobon Loop is a 4.14 mi Bike Ride in Audubon, PA,
United States. The Bike Ride has a total ascent of 75.54 ft and
has a maximum elevation of 217.81 ft. This route was created by
entrtaner on 04/14/2012. Average Terrain Bike Path Surface Creek
Surroundings For Travel For Workout Lake Surroundings Medium Difficulty
Rolling Climb Contour Rural Area
The Skippack Trail traverses a township of the same name
in eastern Pennsylvania, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
Its western end connects to the Perkiomen Trail, a 19-mile north-south
route from Green Lane to Oaks. From there, the pathway follows
the Perkiomen Creek for its first half mile before heading east
past a residential area. Here, you'll head up a large hill, under
a set of power lines.
At about mile 2 from the Perkiomen Trail, the Skippack Trail
splits; one branch goes north to the picturesque Village of Skippack.
The trail's eastern end offers wide open landscapes and ends near
Evansburg State Park, a scenic recreational area bisected by Skippack
The Ride: Well it was windy and I didn't feel great but
I got back out there. I did trails I was familiar with and the
can be seen throughout this blog. I was added my sister's neighborhood
and the neighborhood across the street from their house for some
extra mileage. I definitely over did it as I haven't biked this
hard in a while, but nice to know I can still do it.
Post: (1) After a weekend sickness & three days of
rain forcing me inside, I finally was able to do some #biking
outdoors. In PA today so I hit up the #schuylkillrivertrail #perkiomentrail
#AudubonLoop & a couple neighborhoods. I went 50 miles. I
honestly over did it. The wind sucked today & truthfully I
felt awful. That said, it was so good to be out on my bike again.
#FightForIt #FightForIt (2) Favorite shot from today #perkiomentrail