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Environment Ride is Locavore

On Day 2 of the Pennsylvania Environment Ride this year, we're offering something new for breakfast. Our Friday night hotel is just a mile away from Lancaster Central Market, the oldest farmers market in the U.S. And so we thought? Farmers market? In the morning? BREAKFAST!

Lancaster Central Market is a locavore's dream. With that in mind, we're giving you total flexibility to run amok in the Market and put together the breakfast of your choice. Each rider will receive a pair of $5 vouchers to use with any vendor in the market. Seven of the stands will offer you $5 breakfast specials; these will be designated with festive balloons. Some samples:

 

  • COMFORT Bakehouse: A breakfast souffle and a bottle of water.
  • Maplehofe Dairy: Bowl of cereal, yogurt and a quart of any flavor of fresh Amish milk.
  • Lancaster County Coffee Roasters: Bowl of oatmeal and a large coffee.
  • And many more options!

If none of the breakfast specials appeal to you (and that's hard to imagine), you can use your two vouchers at any other stand in the Market. Load up on fresh Lancaster County bread and produce, if that's your pleasure.

We'll have some other fun surprises for you, too, that morning. But you've got to be on the Ride to enjoy them, so sign up today!


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Eric Epstein - Ride Director - 12:48pm Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The New Day 2!

Day 2 of the Pennsylvania Environment Ride this year is chock-full of new sights and new experiences. While we’re still putting the details together, I wanted to share some highlights with you.

The Market

The biggest news about Day 2 this year is that you’ll have a choice of two different route lengths! You can opt for the 45-mile day, or for a greater challenge give the 75-mile route a try. Even better is that fact that the split doesn’t happen until after lunch, so you can ride with your friends in the morning, see how you feel atmidday, and choose your challenge for the afternoon.

The Pogoda

We’ll begin the day with a cup of coffee at the boutique Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster, and you’ll hop on your bike for a 10-minute jaunt downtown to the Lancaster Central Market – the oldest farmer’s market in the country! You’ll want to stuff yourself with traditional Amish and modern goodies, from pastries to fresh yogurt to gourmet coffee. From there you’ll take a short tour of downtown Lancaster and its striking variety of architectural history, and begin your trip north toward Reading.

 


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Eric Epstein - Ride Director - 1:27pm Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

One rider's wisdom

I just visited the fundraising page for one of our new riders, Ginger Lewis, and was moved by the simplicity and power of what she wrote. I wanted to share it with you:

"I'm excited to do something I love to do (getting people out to experience nature so they will want to protect and care for the environment). I support the Pennsylvania Environment Ride!"

That's it in a nutshell, isn't it? Ride your bike. Experience our environment. And then you'll care about it and want to protect it. Ginger, you've nailed it on the head what makes this ride so important!


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Eric Epstein - Ride Director - 7:15am Friday, January 6th, 2012

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