Oil Heritage Festival Bike ‘n Brew – Outdoor Activities

 


The 2018 Bike ‘n Brew includes FREE outdoor activities in and around Oil City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.

The Venango Region is fortunate to offer some of the best bicycling you’ll ever find. For those partial to a paved trail, you’ll have access to more than 70 miles of trail, from one end of Venango County to the other, along creeks and rivers, through tunnels and our picturesque communities or Titusville, Oil City, Franklin, and Emlenton.

Not only do we have paved bike trails in our area, but we have mountain bike, hiking, water, geocaching, equestrian, and cross country skiing trails, too! We encourage you to experience the outdoor recreation in our area during this year’s Bike ‘n Brew, no matter what form of trail you choose.

Bike Rodeo (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

A bike rodeo for children ages 5-12 will be held in Justus Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rodeo is sponsored by PennDOT and Safe Kids Clarion-Venango.

Bike Rodeo Flyer

League of American Cyclists Lessons (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Participants will practice bike skills (participants are to bring their bike and helmet) and be instructed on how to navigate city streets and trails. A short ride to point out where and how to ride legally and safely on city streets will occur. This instruction is geared for 12 to adult who may find themselves intimidated when trying to ride on the road. Along with this free instruction, there is a bike rodeo for kids, self guided ride routes, a bike mechanic on duty, and more. All cycling activities are weather permitting. Please sign up below:

SIGN UP FOR LESSONS

Guided Rides (10 a.m.)

For experienced cyclists, a guided ride will leave Justus Park at 10 a.m. and go through Venango County.

Self-Guided Rides

We encourage people to use our recreational trails throughout the day. Depending on your needs, we can offer you or your group a customized route, including a bike trail, road, or off-road ride. We have put together 10 routes on Strava (an online app) and you can find the routes here.

If you give us an idea of what you would like, we can set you up with routes with water breaks and other comforts, or anything else you would like or need. For questions or for a customized day, please contact our Bike ‘n Brew Biking Chairperson Kevin Culbertson at (814) 758-4525 or cubschoice@gmail.com.

Shuttle Service

A free shuttle is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m to transport you to various points on our miles of paved trails. If you will be using the shuttle, please fill out our short form:

SIGN UP FOR SHUTTLE

Bike Rental & Maintenance

A booth will be set up in Justus Park if you need your bike fixed. Outdoor Allegheny River Services (OARS) also has bikes to rent, but you must contact them ahead of time at (814) 388-9122.

Justus Park Vendors

Vendors will be set up in the park with information on outdoor related businesses and activities in the area. Stop by to grab a trail map and learn about some of the many ways to enjoy the outdoors in the area. Vendors attending include:

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Food vendors will be set up in the park beginning at 11 a.m. and restrooms are available.

For all bicycling activities, we ask that you wear a helmet and follow all state laws on both state and township roads.

 

If you’d like to join us as an outdoor vendor at this year’s event, please sign up below:
Outdoor Vendor Sign-Up

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Photo credit: Michael Henderson & The Oil Region Alliance