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Benefits The Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund, A Non-Profit Organization 501C3
The Tour de Scranton is an annual non-competitive bike ride for riders of every age and skill level. Designed with a selection of routes and distances, catering to both the novice and experienced rider, anyone can bring a bicycle and join in the fun. The Tour de Scranton also benefits an extremely good cause…. The Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund, Inc. This fund was established in 2002 in memory of Erin, who died at the age of 28 following a drug overdose. You can help raise money for this fund by securing pledges for your ride. A pledge sheet is provided and should be turned in with your application. Participants are eligible to win one of several bikes, and one of many gift certificates or prizes which will be awarded. The bike ride will be monitored from start to finish by adult volunteers and cyclists at regular check points. It is a safe and enjoyable way to have fun and raise the much needed funding to assist young people who are struggling with the disease of addiction.
Choice of 6 Routes: (All routes start at Scranton High School)
Lackawanna County Heritage Trail: Up to 7 miles Closed Course
To Valley View Elementary and back (approx. 15 mi.)
To Carbondale Area HS and back (approx. 32 mi.)
Route 3A (Alternate Route to Carbondale)
Utilizes the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail through Peckville, Archbald, Jermyn, Carbondale, Simpson, and Union Dale. Route 3A Depot Street Trailhead in Blakely(River and Depot Streets:30-60 mi.) Riders will use the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Road bikes are strongly recommended. Rest stops Carbondale High School (~17 mile round trip); Forest City (~35 mi. round trip); Herrick Center (~49 mile round trip)
To Forest City HS and back (approx. 46 mi.)
This course has ~1800′ of climbing in the 25 mi. to Forest City High School.
From Scranton HS to Forest City HS then around Elk Mt. and back to Scranton HS on back country roads. (approx. 65 mi. loop) This route is for the serious cyclist. This ride will have an additional 3100′ of climbing in 40 mi. after leaving Forest City HS and before returning to Scranton HS. There will be many hills to climb on this route around Elk Mt., through Clifford, Greenfield Twp., and Scott Twp. The last rest stop will be at Lakeland HS before returning to Scranton HS. There will be 3 water stops between the ~29 mi. segment from Forest City HS to Lakeland HS.
Tour de Scranton River Walk
Lackawanna River Heritage Trail on Olive Street in Scranton