LOCAL BICYCLE TRAILS
The Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) is owned, managed, maintained and developed by a number of organizations who have come together to form the Schuylkill River Trail Council. Until recently, the Schuylkill River Trail existed as short, unconnected sections of trails known by the names given to them locally. Enormous efforts have been made at local, county and state levels to connect these sections, close gaps in the trail and begin to identify and promote the trail as a single trail and regional asset. This work continues with proposals to close several remaining gaps in the trail and development of a single sign system for the trail using funds from the William Penn Foundation. (From the web site about us.)
The Manayunk Bridge Trail links the Cynwyd Heritage Trail in Lower Merion with the Manayunk section of Philadelphia just 3 blocks (uphill) from the Manayunk Canal Towpath, which is part of the Schuylkill River Trail network. It is possible to ride a loop which starts and ends on the Martin Luther King Drive and travels through parts of Fairmount Park, Wynnefield, Overbrook and the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. More information about this trail and the loop is available at The Manayunk Bridge Trail.