Ride so Others May Ride
World Bicycle Relief is mobilizing people through the Power of Bicycles. With six assembly facilities, WBR is empowering people across Africa. So far WBR has provided bikes in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Specially designed, locally assembled bicycles are provided to entrepreneurs, healthcare workers and students across rural Africa through sustainable work-to-own and study-to-own programs. WBR also trains field mechanics to ensure access to maintenance and spare parts. To date the Lehigh Wheelmen and LWA members have donated bicycles to WBR.
Ride so Others May Ride
Community Bike Works is more than learning how bikes work; it’s learning how life works. At risk children from center city Allentown team up with mentors for a 12-week course in bike mechanics and safety. They learn work skills and see the satisfaction of turning a broken bike into a functional one. On graduation, students earn their refurbished bike and a new helmet.
You have received this page that includes a link to LWA newsletters because you are a member of the LWA Meetup site. Please note that Meetup membership is not the same as LWA club membership, which entitles you to additional benefits, such as:
Club Picnic and Holiday Party
We hope that after riding with us, you will consider joining the Wheelmen, not only to enjoy the above benefits, but also to contribute toward our efforts to promote safe and enjoyable riding in the Lehigh Valley area and beyond.
Ride so Others May Ride!
Memorial Day Weekend, May 26th through May 29th
The Main Event, Sunday May 28th
The Lehigh Wheelmen Association is honored to present our new Velo-Valley Vistas Charity Ride on May 28, 2017. The course will begin at the world-class Valley Preferred Cycling Center (aka T-Town) Velodrome and follow our favorite roads north and west into the Hawk Valley. You will travel on what have been described as the most scenic, low-traffic cycling roads east of the Mississippi! The focus will be a Spring Metric 62 mile ride, but we offer a variety of mileage options from 40 to 104 miles. For the ultimate challenge, conquer the optional climb up Hawk Mountain and receive a prize along with bragging rights. Themed rest stops will include Wanamakers General Store (LWAs perennial favorite rest stop) with homemade baked goods, energy drinks and other goodies to fuel your ride. To top it all off, the ride culminates with a lap on the Velodrome track!
A Destination Weekend Event
We encourage you to add to your Lehigh Valley experience and make this a destination weekend. We’ve partnered with the Velodrome to offer VVV participants a Try the Track class complete with track bikes and professional instruction on Saturday May 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. In addition, we’ll offer GPS routes of some of our favorite Lehigh Valley Themed rides for Friday the 26th, Saturday the 27th and Memorial Day Monday the 29th. Visit Discover Lehigh Valley for some great suggestions of things to do and see.
Valley Preferred Cycling Center
1151 Mosser Road
Breinigsville, PA 18031
Register online for the Sunday May 28th rides at BikeReg. Fees are $20 for riders under 18 (guardian must sign waiver), $45 for adults registering online before May 27th, and $55 for day-of-event registration. Registration is open from 7-9 am; we ask that all riders be on the road by 9:00 am. Your fee includes well stocked rest stops every 20 miles and SAG support.
Click here for Sunday May 28th Route Details.
Showers will be available following the ride in the Valley Preferred Cycling Center locker rooms. Lunch will be provided through the generosity of Subway Restaurants.
Explore Lehigh Valley Themed Ride Options:
We invite you to Explore the Lehigh Valley on a self-supported ride using these GPS routes of some of our Favorite LWA Rides on Friday May 26th, Saturday May 27th and Monday-Memorial Day May 29th.
Weekend Lodging Options:
Check these Hotels and B&Bs located near the Velodrome for Memorial Day Weekend lodging.
PA VEHICLE CODE AS IT PERTAINS TO BICYCLES - IMPORTANT, EVERY RIDER SHOULD KNOW THIS!
Guide to Ride Ratings
Guide to Group Riding
Vendor / Bike Shop Discounts