Please support us in a cause that truly matters. Clean Water Action’s 50-mile combined bike ride and fundraising event will raise awareness of environmental justice issues in Pennsylvania. This event also supports our work to embrace and empower residents in underserved and communities of color who are disproportionately burdened with adverse environmental impacts to foster a healthy environment where they live.
When & Where:
Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 at 9:30 AM in Harrisburg (Capital Area Greenbelt)
The first leg of the ride is a 20 mile ride that will travel a loop on the Harrisburg Capital Area Greenbelt, beginning and ending at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The ride will offer a conrtasting journey through the streets that have huge mansions, underserved communities and offroad, wooded trails with lots of trees, and a creek on the Susquehanna river. It will also offer a view of the Harrisburg Incinerator smoke stack locate in th Susquehanna Resource Management Complex in the last half mile of the trip.
Saturday, Nov 4, 2023 at 9:30 am in Southeastern PA (Philadelphia to Chester)
The second leg of the ride is a 30 mile ride starting near the site of the Nicetown Combined Heat & Power plant and peddle to the Falls Bridge and Schuylkill River Trail to South West Philly pass the junkyard and tire dumps in the neighborhoods of Kingsessing and Elmwood and to Eastwick, the site of the Clearview Landlill and chronic flooding. The trip will end in the City of Chester passing the proposed site of the proposed Penn LNP and the Chester Waste to Energy Incinerator.
Both trips will feature stops and brief presentations lead by Maurice Sampson at Environmental Justice locations. Sampson will be the Bike-a-thon lead rider on both days, has been an environmental advocate for 52 years and is currently the Eastern PA Director of Clean Water Action.
Sign up below! You can sponsor Maurice or join him as a sponsored rider or plan a bike ride of your own that helps raise money for Clean Water Action. However you support this event, together we'll raise awareness for environmental justice while supporting personal health and wellness.