_ The 2018 Amy's Ride/Run/Walk Against Pancreatic Cancer:
This unique event is incredibly family-friendly with a festival atmosphere and lots of options! Choose one of four (4) events where you can register as an individual, join a team or create your own team and invite others to join you!
5k Family Fun Walk (pet friendly!)
5k Timed Run - flat route, most of it along a paved park path
24 Mile Bike Ride - scenic, rolling rural route with one covered bridge
42 Mile Bike Ride - scenic, rolling rural route with two covered bridges and two moderate climbs
NOTE: All processing and transaction fees already included in your registration; no additional fees added. Plus, since sponsors have underwritten the event cost, 100% of your registration or donation goes directly to programs and services!
With four event options, there;s something for everyone in the family, including"Fido"! Festival atmosphere includes DJ, Raffles, Bob Swaim "The Bike Guy" with his collection of bicycle oddities, appearances by "Melvin" the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Mascot. Run prizes and medals for age categories, prizes for best-dressed (wear your purple!), and King & Queen of the Mountain for winners of the climb on the 42 mile bike ride.
Food and entertainment on site, and afterwards, stroll a few short blocks to take in the Upper Bucks County "Arts Alive!" festival in downtown historic Quakertown. This juried arts festival runs from 10-4 that day and draws more than 5,000 participants. It's a great day with a fun atmospere. There really is something for everyone!
Event details and schedule
Advance Packet Pick-Up - Friday 5/18 from 4-7 pm at The Proper Brewing Company 117 W. Broad Street Quakertown PA 18951 www.theproperbrewing.com Stop and enjoy dinner & a beer after your pick-up!
Event Day Registrations - advance online registrations will close midnight Thursday 5/17, after which all additional registrations will be event day. Note that signed waivers are required for all participants. Accepted payment event day includes cash, check (with identificaion) or credit card.
Location - "The Park at 4th" which is located at 4th & Mill Streets in Quakertown PA. The park location is adjacent to the James Michener Branch of the Bucks County Free Library System
Parking - Parking is at 4th & Mill Streets in Quakertown, with the primary parking entrance on 4th Street. It's one block from the parking area to the event site.
6am Event Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up Open
7am 42 Mile Bike Ride
8am 24 Mille Bike Ride
8:30am 5k Run
8:35am 5k Walk
Course Info - The 5k Walk and 5K Run courses are identical; flat route initially on streets that will be closed to traffic, with most of the route along paved park path. The biking routes are scenic, rolling, rural routes in Upperr Bucks County through Richland, Haycock and Springfield Townships. The 24 mile ride is mostly flat to rolling and contains one covered bridge. The 42 mile ride is the same flat-to rolling rural terrain through most of the route, but also includes a second covered bridge and two moderate climbs in Springfield Township. For the bike routes you can download detailed route maps including elevations from the event website at www.amysriderunwalk.com
Raffles & Prizes - for runners there will be M/F overall and age category prizes with medals for top three M/F in each category. For 42 mile cyclists there will be King/Queen of the Mountain (see website for info). For all, there will be other prizes, raffles, silent auctions and more. Don't forget to bring your credit card or cash for additional raffle prizes! Help support badly needed pancreatic cancer research and treatment.
What to Bring - all cyclists are required to wear a helmet!
Cycling Route Supports - all cycling routes will have SAG support and one or more rest stops. Details on routes and support can be found on the event website.
Rain or Shine - the event will be held rain or shine. Electrical storms, however, may delay the start of the events. Dress accordingly.