Cycling and Camping May 14-15, 2016

Come cycling and camping along the smooth and safe trails along the Delaware River.  We will start riding at our campsite on the Pennsylvania side, heading North to cross the bridge into Frenchtown, New Jersey.  From there we will go South along the Delaware River to Bull's Island, take a break, then return.  Some Scouts may be allowed to go farther.  Check out pictures from our previous trips here:  2014   2013  2010  2008

We will have a beginner trip, plus one or more experienced-rider trips.  We will camp at Tinicum Park, part of the Bucks County Parks system.

The map of the park is here:  MAP  [we are staying in Group Camp Area #3, in the upper left]
    • We need drivers both ways and parents to cycle with us!
    • We need help getting bikes there and back (roof-mounted and hitch-mounted bike racks or a trailer)
    • We need at least one parent who doesn't want to cycle to stay in camp and take care of our things, plus be there if someone needs to return. You could read a book or just relax!  
    • Bonus points if you can pull a trailer to drop off bikes and pick them up!
Depart Saturday 8AM from St. John's
Return Sunday Noon to St. John's (drivers to Tinicum Park by 11AM)

Everyone must wear a helmet in good condition (including adults).  Your bike and helmet MUST HAVE BEEN CHECKED and APPROVED at a Troop Meeting in order to be allowed to go on this trip.  PLEASE DO NOT JUST SHOW UP ON SATURDAY MORNING AND EXPECT TO BE ALLOWED TO GO without having had your bike checked at a Troop Meeting on April 29, May 6, or May 13.

  • tent camping by patrol
  • meals by patrol
  • bring a water bottle that can hold at least one quart of water
  • bring a day pack to carry your stuff
  • wear/bring clothing and gear for a standard campout - CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST
  • wear/bring sunscreen and bug spray