If you received LWA clothing that does not fit you, please contact our "apparel matchmaker", Kathy Crampton, and she will list your items at the following location, and in the newsletter.
Conversely, if you are interested in any of the listed items, contact Kathy, and she will put you in touch with the person who listed them.
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.
New Information: Suggested Start Times
103 mile route--7:00 am to 8:00 am
66 mile route--7:30 am to 8:30 am
42 mile route--8:30 am to 9:30 am
25 mile route--9:30 am to 10:30 am
Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th through May 28th
The Main Event, Sunday May 27th
The Lehigh Wheelmen Association is honored to present our second annual Velo-Valley Vistas Charity Ride on May 27, 2018. 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. New this year–a somewhat flat 25 mile option for those who want to contribute to a good cause but don’t want the hills and the distance. 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 26th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. In addition, we’ll offer GPS routes of some of our favorite Lehigh Valley Themed rides for Friday the 25th, Saturday the 26th and Memorial Day Monday the 28th. Visit Discover Lehigh Valley for some great suggestions of things to do and see. Take a look at our Recommended Lodging to reserve comfortable rooms at discounted prices near the Velodrome.
Valley Preferred Cycling Center
1151 Mosser Road
Breinigsville, PA 18031
Register online for the Sunday May 27th rides at BikeReg. Fees are $20 for riders under 18 (guardian must sign waiver) and $45 for adults registering online until May 23rd. Starting May 24th the fee for youth and adults increases to $55. Day-of-event registration is also $55. Your fee includes well stocked rest stops every 20 miles, SAG support, mechanic tents and self supported themed club routes, RwGPS routes for event and a complimentary light lunch and beverages following the ride.
Click here for Sunday May 27th Route Details. (Finalized routes will be available in May)
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 25th, Saturday May 26th and Monday-Memorial Day May 28th.
See Images from 2017 VVV:
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.