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Cyclists Invited to Group Rides & Bicycle Maintenance Workshops

Group rides, bicycle maintenance, and fall foliage are in the future for local cyclists. Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area will host programs along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail this fall just for cyclists, including:

  • Group Bike Rides on the Trail, led by Ken Leibold. There is no fee to participate, but riders should bring their own bicycles. Riders of all skill levels are welcome. Rides will be held weather permitting. For directions and updates, be sure to visit Lackawanna River Heritage Trail on Facebook. The schedule includes:
    • Monday, September 18, at 6 p.m. Riders should meet at the 7th Avenue Trailhead in Scranton.
    • Wednesdays, September 13 and 20, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, September 30 (National Public Lands Day) at 1 p.m. Riders should meet in the parking lot of Blakely Borough Recreational Complex, on the corner of Keystone Avenue and River Street, in Peckville. The group will ride north along the trail and then loop back to their starting point.
    • Sundays, September 17 and 24, and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, at 1 p.m. Riders should meet at the Trailhead on Delaware Street in Jermyn. The group will ride to Carbondale and back. This route includes riding on streets.
  • Bicycle Maintenance Workshops: Wednesdays, September 27 and October 4 at 6 p.m. at Lackawanna Heritage Valley Headquarters, 213 South 7th Avenue, Scranton. Under the direction of Ken Leibold, participants will learn how to repair a flat tire in the first session on September 27. The class will focus on brake adjustments and correcting wheel issues in the second session on October 4. There is no fee to participate, but pre-registration is required as class size is limited. To register, email Julie Imel at jimel@lhva.org.

About Ken Leibold

Ken Leibold is a volunteer with 15 years of bicycling experience in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He is an experienced bicycle mechanic, and has rebuilt bikes into custom bikes. Leibold has owned up to 30 bikes, including road, mountain, recumbent, tandem bikes and trikes. In his spare time, he enjoys leading group rides on the trail.

About Lackawanna Heritage Valley

The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area is a partnership of government, business, civic organizations, and individuals dedicated to the development of the region’s historic, cultural, economic, and natural resources through preservation, education, and promotion of our heritage.