Rides and Events

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Tuesday Night Ride Schedule
BAMBA Group Social Ride & Chat
See our facebook page for the schedule and locations or email John Pacharis at Jp1974@ptd.net

May 1 - Canal Street Pub @ 6pm, Neversink loop, Ride Host- Todd Papich
May 8 - BAMBA Lot @ 6pm, Mount Penn loop, Bixler's post-ride, Ride Host- John Pacharis
May 15 - Oakbrook Brewing @ 6pm, Neversink loop, Ride Host- TBD
May 22 - Blue Marsh Stilling Basin lot @ 6pm, Blue Marsh loop, Van Reed Inn post-ride, Ride Host- TBD
May 29 - BAMBA Lot @ 6pm, Mount Penn loop, Post Ride- TBD, Ride Host- TBD

Sunday Women’s Ride Schedule
Open to ladies of all skill levels. Come join us for a social ride and learn new skills and build confidence on your bike! All first time riders will receive a free pink BAMBA hat!



Other Events

Date & Time: Saturday, May 26 @ 10am
Event: Kid's Bike Rodeo

Location: Berks County Heritage Center
Saddle up yer bike, and bring it on over to our Rodeo- where kids ages 4-12 will learn safe and responsible biking. Members of Berks Area Mountain Biking Association (BAMBA) will lead kids through stations on bike-fit and a safety check, helmet fitting, basic bike maintenance and a bike-safe obstacle course. Prizes will be awarded, and lunch provided for participants. For more information and to pre-register by May 11, call 610-374-2944 x2611 or email John Pacharis with BAMBA to jp1974@ptd.net.
Date & time: Sunday, May 27th @ 9am to 3pm
Annual Demo Day

Location: Egelman Park, Reading PA
Test ride bikes from Specialized, Cannondale and Santa Cruz on the trails of Mt. Penn!
More Details.
Date & time: Saturday, June 9th @ 1pm
Event: BAMBA kids ride at Blue Marsh's Go Day

Location: Blue Marsh Day Use Area, Lakeview Pavilion, Parking Lot D
Go day (11am-4pm) & TAKMBD (Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day) June 9th @ 1pm Lakeview Pavilion, Parking Lot D, Blue Marsh- Ride will start at the Lakeview Pavilion, we will be allowed to ride over the dam, where we'll take a tour of the dam control tower, then ride either a short or longer loop, stop for a snack break, and then ride back. Event is free, please pre-register by calling 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 or email John @ Jp1974@ptd.net by June 2nd. HELMETS REQUIRED for kids and parents.
Date & time: Saturday, August 18th @ 9am
Event: BAMBA & Vermont Adaptive Off Road Adaptive Demo Day

Location: Mount Penn Preserve Trails, 2 List Rd. Reading, Pa. 19606
We're very happy to be teaming up with Vermont Adaptive to put on a day of Veteran and adaptive athlete outreach and off road handcycle awareness on the beautiful Mount Penn Preserve Trails. Rides will start at 9am and the last ride will leave at approximately 5pm (Vermont Adaptive has a limited amount of mountain handcycles which are disability specific, there will be an online ride schedule to sign up for a bike and ride time). We will also need plenty of volunteers for this day to assist with the adaptive rides. Lunch will be provided by BAMBA. We hope you can join us for this awesome and very fulfilling event. Any questions, please contact John Pacharis at Jp1974@ptd.net
Date & time Saturday, October 6 @ 1pm
Event: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Location: BAMBA parking lot, on List Road by Camp Lily, 2 List Rd. Reading, Pa. 19606
Bring your children along for a fun filled family day of mountain biking on Mount Penn's best trails! You can help pass your passion for pedaling on to those that matter the most: your kids. Take part in this internationally recognized outdoor event sponsored by the Berks Area Mountain Biking Association and enjoy the early fall scenery and sights along the Mt. Penn trails. Bring your mountain bike and helmet. This event is free, but pre-registration is required to 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 or email John Pacharis with BAMBA to jp1974@ptd.net by September 28.
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