My connection to moral and ethical aspects of climate change, and my connections to PA IPL:I’ve had a long interest in the nature and environment, and remember participating in Earth Day festivities in Baltimore back in 1972. It evolved from my commitment as a Quaker in 1970, and also came from a life-long involvement in cycling beginning with a gift of a bike from
I am the pastor of the State College Presbyterian Church, a supporting congregation of PA IPL. Our church is also designated as an “Earth Care” congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). That means we are committed to being faithful stewards of God’s good creation. In worship and educational events, we regularly thank God for the
Learn more about PA IPL’s PA-to-DC bike rides than you can from just our bike trips webpage. Hear about specifics and expectations from the 2019 trip leaders before applications are due. While this webinar is primarily for potential riders, if you would like to be part of the support team, you are welcome to join in. Do please fill in the relevant parts of the application, and contact us about your particular interest.
State College trip intro webinar audio
mp3 format, listen online or download
Q and A scattered throughout
Philadelphia trip intro webinar audio
Q and A at end (begins @ 29m30s) may be useful to folks interested in either trip
mp3 format, listen online or download.
The 2019 PA IPL Pennsylvania-to-DC Bike Ride will take place May 10th-15th, 2019, with two starting locations: State College, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Both groups will rendezvous near the rides’ end in the Washington, DC area. Many of our group will go to Capitol Hill to speak with lawmakers the following day.
Year over year, trip interest has continued to grow. This year, for the first time, we have an application for potential riders and support drivers. Both new and experienced potential participants should use the application form. DEADLINE: February 15th 11:59 PM
The online application will be open from November 15, 2018 to January 28, with selection and rider commitment happening in early to mid February. Our hope is to build two diverse groups of riders with a variety of skills and life (and cycling) experiences.