Friday, August 28, 2015

Sunday parties on Route 202 Parkway

The long-awaited, $200-million parkway from Montgomeryville to Doylestown is close to completion, but residents can get a sneak preview on foot or bike.

Sunday parties on Route 202 Parkway

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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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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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