Sunday parties on Route 202 Parkway

Walkers, runners and bikers can get a sneak preview of the long-awaited Route 202 Parkway in Bucks and Montgomery counties at two Sunday morning parties.

At the north end of the 8.4-mile parkway, Doylestown Township will offer a Family Fun Bike/Run/Walk from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. A skilled bike ride is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

Only 2.5 miles of the two-lane road and 12-foot wide shared use path will be accessible, from the New Britain Road trailhead to Bristol Road. There also will be safety lessons, information booths and food at the trailhead till about noon.

Participants can park in the New Britain Road lot, part of the $200 million project that is expected to be completed by late fall.  

At the southern end, Montgomery Township will offer a 5K run starting at 8 a.m., a family walk on the path from 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and a bike ride on the parkway from about 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Only 2.7 miles of the road and path will be accessible, from Horsham Road to County Line Road.

To register for the 5K run, go to www.montgomerytwp.org.

Runners and other partygoers can park at the Joseph Ambler Inn or will be directed to nearby lots.  

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