Celebrate farmland preservation with Lancaster Farmland Trust when you "Ride Because She Can't" in Pedal to Preserve 2017. This is a charitable, fundraising event.
The Trust is a private, nonprofit, 501c3 organization that helps farmers preserve their farmland. When a farm is preserved, it cannot be developed for residential, industrial, or commercial use, forever. The farm family gives up the development rights on the land but continues to own the land and farm it as they wish.
With distances of 6, 20, and 51 miles, these three leisure biking routes provide scenic views of more than 75 family owned, preserved farms in the heart of beautiful Amish country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. For families, novice riders, and experienced cyclists, this event offers fun for all ages and abilities!
Pedal to Preserve 2017 is a leisure ride, not a race. Marked routes, SAG support, coffee, breakfast snacks, rest stops, and lunch are included in your registration. All proceeds benefit the Trust and farmland preservation.
When you "Ride Because She Can't" in Pedal to Preserve, you are protecting farmland, saving natural resources, and safeguarding agriculture as a way of life and the Amish culture.
THANK YOU for choosing Pedal to Preserve and helping save our treasured farmland that boasts the highest quality (non-irrigated) agricultural soils in the nation!
Event details and schedule
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Garden Spot Village
433 South Kinzer Ave.
New Holland, PA 17557
Registration opens at 7 a.m. All riders must check in at the registration tent so that we know how many riders are on the course.
Roads are NOT CLOSED for this event; however, there will be fire police and/or Flagger Force to assist you at dangerous intersections. Please ride with caution and common sense, be safe and obey all laws, regulations, and cycling rules of the road. NO DRAFTING OR RACING is allowed. Helmets and closed toe shoes are required.
PLEASE NOTE, NEW THIS YEAR: All three rides will have rolling starts beginning at 7 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. You must depart by 9:00 a.m. or we cannot guarantee water stops, snacks, Support and Gear (SAG) support, or lunch. This is a hard and fast rule.
Sports drinks are NOT provided and you are encouraged to bring your own if you desire. Rest stops have WATER ONLY, a portable rest room, and LIMITED snacks. If you have specific snack requirements, please bring your own supplies. Omelets and hot dogs, ice cream, etc. are available for lunch following your ride at Garden Spot Village in the registration area.
If you have special hydration needs or nutritional requirements, please plan to supplement with your own supplies. Rest stops are intended for breaks and water only.
All routes and rest stops are closed and cleaned up by 1:30 p.m. and there will no longer be SAG (support and gear) services after this time. Please plan your ride accordingly.
Riders must obey all road and safe cycling rules. Safety of all participants is our primary concern. Please have a safe and fun ride!
Thank you for your support!
Lancaster Farmland Trust