Rally in the Valley

Philadelphia-area mountain bikers of all shapes, sizes, experiences and abilities will again have the opportunity to fraternize, ride, eat and buy stuff when the Fourth Annual Rally in the Valley goes down on April 17th in Wissahickon Park.

The Philadelphia Area Mountain Bike Association (PMBA) is putting on the event, which brings together riders, local shops and national sponsors. In addition to guided trail rides rides through Wissahickon Park, a swap meet, music and food, participants can also look forward to skills clinics, a kid’s course and door prizes. You’ll also have the opportunity to demo some new bikes on the best trails that Wissahickon Park has to offer. That’s what we call fun for the whole family.

It’s also worth mentioning that proceeds from the event go towards trail maintenance days in the Wiss and mountain bike skill clinics throughout the year.

Rally in the Valley may be the premier event for PMBA, but the group is also an active voice of advocacy in The Wiss, as well as other trails in, and around, the Philadelphia area. They have many other events through out the year such as trail maintenance days and donation drives for organizations like Neighborhood Bike Works—a local non-profit that uses bicycles to increase opportunities for urban youth. As I’ve mentioned before…be part of the solution and join PMBA…and maybe donate to Neighborhood Bike Works while you’re at it.

Practical Info:

  • Wissahickon Valley in Fairmount Park
  • April 17th 2010
  • 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Register online www.phillymtb.org
  • On-site Registration 7:00am to 10:00am
  • Registration and parking at Northwestern Ave (near Chestnut Hill College)
  • $25 (adults over 19); $10 (kids 8-18); Kids under 7 are free
  • Helmets are mandatory for all participants

Planning to attend the Rally in the Valley? Leave a comment below to see who else is going.


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