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Philly to Phoenixville

June 6-7, 2020

A celebration of Philadelphia's bike community, this ride will travel from the Museum of Art along scenic waterways to a working farm in Chester County.

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Beautiful route

Maximum of 35 miles a day, or about 70 miles roundtrip.


Private camping experience at a beautiful farm.

Local food & partners

Including a seasonal farm-to-fork meal, yoga, live music and more.

Ride support

Gear transport, ride leaders & mechanics and turn-by-turn directions.


We provide a packing list, training tips, and other pre-ride resources.

Flexible payments

We offer a flexible payment plan and will award five grants per ride.


  • An amazing journey

    Attendees can expect a unique trip at Bikeout: Philly to Phoenixville. More than 200 riders will follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the heart of Philadelphia to the rolling hills of Chester County. Our trail parallels old canal ways and historic railroad track, with plenty of scenic waterside views and greenery.

    A campout celebration

    On the farm, we'll set up our campsites — tent, sleeping bag and gear — and spend an evening enjoying the company of the bike community. A delicious farm-to-fork meal will be served and we'll have live music, great brews, star gazing and a campfire to round out the night. Finally, we'll sleep under the stars in one of the farm’s meadows.

Relax & learn

At the farm you can take a dip in the creek, enjoy a farm tour, learn a new skill at one of our workshops, or enjoy a sunrise yoga class before we start the ride home the next day.

Eat & drink local

Enjoy a flavorful meal prepared by a local chef with ingredients from Sankanac CSA and other local farms. We'll also highlight the great work of brewers in the area with beer, kombucha, and morning coffee from nearby partners.


This ride starts near the Art Museum in downtown Philadelphia, following the Schuylkill River Trail through the canal paths of Manayunk, and past Norristown and Conshohocken. There's a quick break for lunch at Valley Forge National Historical Park before continuing on through Phoenixville and onto backroads in to get to the farm. We'll return using the same route the next day.


This two-day weekend ride is 70 miles round trip or 35 miles each day. The terrain is predominantly flat with about 5 miles of moderately rolling hills near the farm. About 30 miles of the route will be on protected paved trails, with about 5 miles on roadways with car traffic. For the road riding portion, Bikeout works with local officials to select the safest route possible.

At Bikeout, riders should feel comfortable on their bikes for up to 3-4 hours at a time. We recommend checking out our training tips and always consulting a doctor to make sure you are in good health before starting any new training regimen.

Finally, this ride is supported by experienced group leads and mechanics navigating small riding groups of 10-15 riders, as well as a support vehicle should a bicycle or rider become unable to complete the ride. Just in case, riders will have access to important Bikeout contacts as well as turn by turn directions in the event app.


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: CHECK-IN

Meet at Lloyd Hall behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art and sign-in at the Bikeout check-in table, where you’ll be directed to your group and to the bag stowage area.


After finding your riding group, group leads will deliver some important pre-ride announcements and we'll kick off our ride in staggered groups.

9:45 AM – 2:00 PM: RIDE

With a break stop right outside the city and a lunch break at Valley Forge National Historical Park.


Set up your tent and relax while enjoying some great programming around the farm.


Meet other riders while enjoying local beer and kombucha.


Enjoy an incredible dinner prepared by local chefs, using ingredients from the Sankanac farm.


Head back to your camp site to grab a full night’s rest.


Start your day with yoga led by an instructor from a local studio.


Pack your belongings and eat a delicious breakfast before hitting the road.


We'll ride in staggered groups for the return trip, following the same route back to the city.


Pickup your gear at Lloyd Hall after a great weekend at Bikeout.

What's included

We aim to provide an inclusive experience so you can just relax and enjoy the ride.

Bag transport
Private camping on the farm
Live music
Group leads & mechanics
Farm-to-fork dinner (Saturday)
Sunrise yoga
EMT & support vehicle
Two drink tickets
Breakfast & coffee (Sunday)
Training tips & packing list
Welcome snack
Bikeout embroidered patch
Event app with turn by turn navigation
Exclusive rider content and partner discounts
Programming including farm tours, stargazing, workshops, and more
A bike and helmet
Lunch and additional snacks (both days)
Camping gear including a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad

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Philly has some of the best routes in the country, including the Schuylkill River Trail and the D&L Trail.

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Philly to Phoenixville
June 6-7, 2020