Get fit and stay in shape for free in the Poconos of PA
Free Friday Fit Rides scheduled in White Haven on the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail in the Poconos.
Pocono Bike Rental, White Haven, PA, Wednesday June 17, 2015 – Summer is here and will be over in the blink of an eye and getting in shape while temperatures are comfortable is key. A new bike rental and tour operator called Pocono Biker Rental, located in White Haven, is offering Free Fit Rides, along the Lehigh River on the tree canopied Lehigh Gorge rail trail every Friday at 9 AM. “If you are looking for a great way to stay in shape this summer and beyond, these Friday morning rides might just be the thing says owner Tom Williams. Also stating, “Besides, a gym membership in the summer, come on, be real”.
“Every Friday we want people to come out and enjoy the great outdoor national treasure we have here in the Poconos and that’s the Lehigh Gorge rail trail system,” says videographer, Nick Toro. The free fit rides will be led by a team of our knowledgeable guides and a photo/videographer will be there to take pictures and video.
Andre Thomas, ESU Exercise Science Major and Pocono Bike Rental Tour Guide explains, “The high level of fitness you can achieve on a bicycle also has the least amount of impact to your legs, hips, back and lower anatomy out of all the human powered sports.”
“The Lehigh Gorge gives us a unique set of challenges and goals,” says John Bingham, Pacesetter and Bike Technician at Pocono Bike Rental, “each week we will be increasing the pace, setting new cadence rhythms and our distance goals will eventually reach and pass the marathon mark by the end of the summer.” “But don’t let this scare you if you aren’t that accomplished as a bike rider its ok as it is a trail with less than a 2% downhill grade and it’s a smooth crushed gravel trail that is maintained and patrolled during throughout the day,” states John.
A historical tour group which will ride at a slower pace leaves Pocono Bike Rental at 9:15am and will allow the riders to explore the amazing historical ruins of the 18th, 19th century coal mining operations and 20th century lumber and tannery industries as well hike/scramble around to some beautiful vistas and cool nature spots in the Lehigh Gorge State Park. There will special bike rental and VIP shuttle pricing for the Friday Fit Rides.
The First Friday of every month starting on July 3, will be Charity Fundraiser Fit Rides benefiting the local community non-profit organizations such as the primary sponsor, The Greater White Haven Chamber and benefactors such as: The River Rats and their Stage Fund, the White Haven Parks and Recreation, White Haven Library, the Local EMS, Fire and Police. A special Cancer Survivor Ride for Women benefiting Candy’s Place in October will take place, a Food Bank Donation Ride in November and a December Toys for Tots ride will wrap up the year in the holiday spirit.
Pocono Bike Rental is located at; 322 Main Street, White Haven, PA 18661. They rent mountain bikes for all ages and sizes for daily or weekly use in the famous Lehigh Gorge State Park and Rail Trail System. More information about historical and fitness based tours, bike rentals and local trails can be found on their website at: http://www.poconobikerental.com/.
Tom Williams, Media Contact, Pocono Bike Rental