2019 Rider Profile: Jim Morgan

Meet Jim Morgan, third in the 2019 series of rider profiles, and our very first rider from Pittsburgh. He’ll be joining the State College trip.  Get to know the riders for the PA to DC rides as the series unfolds, then follow the trips!  Learn more.  Donate.

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

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2019 Rider Profile: Rev. Dean Lindsey

Meet Dean Lindsey, first in the 2019 series of rider profiles.  Get to know the riders for the PA to DC rides as the series unfolds, then follow the trips!  Learn more.  Donate.

A garland made of congregant prayers and pledges on leaves surrounds the Earth Care team bulletin board at State College Presbyterian Church

            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

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WEBINARS: for anyone interested in the 2019 PA IPL bike rides to DC

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 webinar 3:00-4:00 register     —PHILADELPHIA trip webinar 4:00-5:00 register

Many people who had not previously done multi-day trips carrying their own gear have been successful on these trips.  Come ask YOUR questions.

All interested potential riders, veterans and new folks, must APPLY by January 28, 2019.

The webinar will be audio plus slides, so no need for super-robust Internet.    For the webinar you will need to:

  • register and download the slides
  • join via phone or internet at the right time.

You’ll get all the details when you register for one of the webinars to be held on Sunday afternoon, January 13th.

  • 3:00-4:00 State College trip focused webinar register
  • 4:00-5:00 Philadelphia trip focused webinar register

Can’t make those times?  Let us know!  




2019 trip applications are open November 15th to Feb. 15.  THANK YOU to those who applied promptly… we can welcome a few more riders to each trip, and also have spots for support drivers for each trip.

Informational webinars about the bike trip took place on Sunday afternoon, January 13th.   

  • webinar slides
    PDF format – view online or download
  • 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.

More information on the bike trip page.