The opening of the long awaited Manayunk Bridge Trail — which was once a SEPTA bridge, originally built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1902 — will take place on Friday, October 30. The multi-county improvement project will connect Philadelphia to Montgomery County via a bike/ped-only bridge over the Schuylkill River.
To celebrate the opening, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is inviting cyclists from the city and Montgomery County to enjoy the festivities as they lead two rides to the bridge that day — one from Center City and one from Bala Cynwyd.
Ride from Center City
Members of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia staff will be meeting at the Locust Street Railroad Crossing at Locust and 25th Street, near the entrance to the Schuylkill River Trail, at 9:00 a.m.
To get to the bridge from this entrance, riders will use the Schuylkill River Trail and Kelly Drive. Then participates will bike on the road along Main Street in Manayunk, make a right onto Green Lane, to Baker Street, and then to Dupont Street.
Anyone who wants to ride independently should enter on the Philadelphia side via the corner of Dupont Street and High Street.
Ride from Cynwyd Station
Members of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will be at the Cynwyd Station café at 10:00 a.m. From the gathering spot, participants will ride along the Circuit trail, directly to the bridge.
To RSVP for the Center City to Manayunk Ride, click here.
To RSVP for the Cynwyd Station to Manayunk Ride, click here.