Bike the Hill

SUNDAY, APRIL 17 201610:30 AM 3:00 PM


Bike the Hill

Sunday, April 17

Buy your tickets here!

Join the Chestnut Hill Business District, Friends of the Wissahickon, Chestnut Hill Historical Society, and SEPTA as we Bike the Hill on Sunday, April 17. Two exciting bike tours are available at 10:30am and 12:15pm. Then, end your day with a stroll along Germantown Avenue and lunch at one of the Hill’s many great restaurants.

Taking SEPTA out to Chestnut Hill? Buy your SEPTA ticket at Jefferson Station. You and your bike will be welcome on the train together.

SEPTA ticket purchases and bike tour ticket purchases are separate.

Tour 1: Forbidden Drive Bike Ride

Depart from: Chestnut Hill West Train Station

Tour Guide: Friends of the Wissahickon Trail Ambassadors

Tour Length: Approximately 1.5 hours

Max number of participants: 25

Level: Beginner

Train 813

Arrival: 10:22am

Join FOW as we take a leisurely bike tour of the Wissahickon along Forbidden Drive and the Wissahickon Creek.  We will see some unique historical points of interest including the last remaining covered bridge in the city of Philadelphia, the legendary Tedyuscung, the statue of a kneeling Lenape warrior that watches over the Valley, the remnants of the Margargee Mill, which now creates a picturesque waterfall along the Wissahickon Creek and the popular Valley Green Inn, a historic roadhouse and now a popular restaurant and destination point for all who visit the Wissahickon Valley Park.  This ride is suitable for beginners and will be along a flat gravel path.  The most challenging portion of the ride will be a steep climb out of the Park back to the train station.  The approximate distance of this ride is 5 miles.

Tour 2: Mid-Century  Architecture Guided Bike Tour

Depart from: Chestnut Hill West Train Station

Tour Guide: Chestnut Hill Historical Society

Tour Length: Approximately 1.5 hours

Max number of participants: 25

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Train 819

Arrival: 11:52am

Known for its handsome traditional architecture and green space, Chestnut Hill is also home to remarkable examples of Modern, Postmodern, International Style and Contemporary houses, designed by architects of national and international reputation.

This bike tour will bring riders past several of the most extraordinary houses of the mid-20th Century including Louis Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House and and Robert Venturi’s Vanna Venturi (Mother’s) House.

For more information, times, and tickets, please visit  Bike tours are $10/per person. Space is limited. Tours will begin at the Chestnut Hill West SEPTA Train Station. Bring your own Bike.