Saturday, April 16th is the official opening day of trail season across America. It’s time to dust off the walking shoes, grab the kids and the family dog, and step out for Opening Day! This year, the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC), the Chester County Facilities and Parks Department, the Friends of the Chester Valley Trail, and Bike Chester County are hosting a trail long event April 16th to kick off the season filled with bike check-ups, giveaways from local shops, and more!
Events will take place along the Chester Valley Trail at major access locations, which include the Exton Trail Head, East Whiteland Township Building, PNC Bank in Malvern, and the Westlakes Trail Head. The events will take place from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Along with your bikes and running shoes, bring a backpack because they will be giving away some fun items and refreshments at stop locations. The Friends of the Chester Valley Trail will be handing out Chester Valley Trail maps for users to use on the trail; Bike Chester County will be doing helmet fittings for children and toddlers; and TMACC and partners, PNC, will be giving out refreshments to trail users.
There will also be a few fun activities to participate in! Paoli Hospital will be hosting a Prescribe-a-Trail walk and talk at 10 AM and 11 AM starting at the East Whiteland Township Trailhead, and Chester County Parks and Facilities Department will be hosting two nature walks at the Exton Park Trail Head.
The Chester Valley Trail is a 13 mile trail that runs from Exton to King of Prussia and is managed by the Chester County Facilities and Parks Department. The trail is a part of The Circuit Trails, the 750-mile trail network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting the Greater Philadelphia Region.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Chester Valley Trail