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Friends of the Wissahickon and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to Host Bike Ride and Hike on Forbidden Drive on July 19

Philadelphia, PA—Friends of the Wissahickon and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy are hosting a bike ride and hike along Forbidden Drive on Sunday, July 19 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The four-mile ride and hike will promote watershed health and will include watershed games and activities to educate participants about the Wissahickon watershed and the Circuit regional trail network.

The cycling route will begin at the Wissahickon Transfer Center on Ridge Avenue and will continue along Forbidden Drive with the distance and pace to be set by the group. Visit to sign up.

The ride will include educational games designed to educate participants about stormwater, stream life and native plants that live in and around the Wissahickon Creek.
Friends of the Wissahickon

Founded in 1924, FOW is a 1,600-member nonprofit organization and works in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to restore historical park structures, eliminate invasive plant species, monitor watershed management issues, and restore trails throughout the Wissahickon Park. Follow FOW on Facebook and Twitter. For more information or to become a member, visit

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. For more information, visit

The Circuit Coalition is a collaboration of non-profit organizations, foundations, and agencies working to advance completion of a connected network of trails – The Circuit – in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Circuit Coalition’s goal is to raise the profile of bicycle/pedestrian trails and their public benefits so that building The Circuit becomes a significant regional priority. For more information, visit