The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 15, 2013

Bicentennial Bicycle Ride Kicks Off Union County 200 Passport Program

The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — Cyclists can celebrate Union County’s 200th anniversary by joining escorted bike rides through rural Union County and along the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail on Sunday, April 21, beginning at 1 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy as part of its Caring for Communities Earth Month Celebration, initiates Union County’s UC200 Passport program that encourages residents to participate in events focusing on the County’s communities, history and natural beauty during the bicentennial year.

“Participants can chose from two ride options — 15 miles and 30 miles — geared to different fitness levels and biking experience,” says biking enthusiast Tom Gibson, who leads the annual outing.

The Bicentennial Bicycle Ride will leave from the Dale/Engle/Walker (D/E/W) property located at 1471 Strawbridge Road off Route 192, 1.7 miles west of Lewisburg. Participants are asked to drive to the end of the lane, park in the old barnyard area, and then meet at the Dale’s Ridge Trail parking lot. For more information about this event and other Earth Month Celebration events, go to or call 524-8666. For information about the UC200 Passport program visit