Take 350 riders, ranging in age from 4 to 90 and hailing
from 30 different states. Spend seven days riding 250 scenic miles through Pennsylvania and New
Jersey on some of the most historic rail-trails and
towpaths in the nation. And, for good measure, add in amazing points of
interest -- not the least of which is the Battleship New Jersey in Camden, where
the participants bunked down for the first night of their journey.
That's the recipe for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's 8th
Annual Greenway Sojourn, which runs from July 17-24.
And while it's an amazing adventure, there's more to this
year's Sojourn than an unforgettable bike ride. It began in Camden on Sunday
with a rally to celebrate one trail victory -- the start of a
long-awaited, federal TIGER grant-funded improvement project to the road
leading to the Ben Franklin Bridge -- and to call attention to the importance of
safe, convenient walking and biking options as an integral part of sound
more, read RTC's press release on the 8th Annual Greenway Sojourn,
or follow the action virtually with daily photos
and Sojourn updates on RTC's Facebook page.
Sojourners at the Battleship New Jersey. Photo by Becky Chanis
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