Rider to Bike 284 Miles on D&L Trail in 24 Hours

EASTON (June 16, 2016) – On June 25, 2016, Lincoln Steward, a supporter of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor from Nazareth, will ride 284 miles in 24 hours. The ride was inspired by Steward’s goal of raising awareness of the D&L Trail as an important regional resource.

Steward will ride from his home and begin his ride in Easton at the D&L Forks of the Delaware Trailhead on June 25.  He will finish at the same place at noon or earlier on June 26. Steward stated, “Besides my own personal limit-pushing, goal-achieving agenda, another one of the big reasons for this ride is to help raise awareness about the valuable asset we possess in the D&L Trail. I feel it would be advantageous for municipalities to do anything they can to help maintain the trails, and re-connect the sections where there are gaps that the trail does not exist.”

In addition to highlighting the D&L Trail as a regional asset, Steward aims to emphasize how beneficial the D&L Trail is to local businesses. Steward stated, “It amazes me how many restaurants, coffee shops, brew pubs, ice cream stands, convenience stores, and public parks are easily accessible just a short distance from, if not right adjacent to the trail.”

A full itinerary of his trip can be found below, however the best time to cover Steward’s ride will be on June 25 at 11:30 am, at the D&L Forks of the Delaware Trailhead. GPS directions to the trailhead, located on Route 611 where the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers meet in Easton, can be found here: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.687671000%2C-75.205653000

Itinerary for Lincoln Steward’s 284-Mile Trip on the D&L Trail:

June 25

Start in Easton……..12:00p

Easton to Bristol……59 miles…5 hours…5:00 pm

Bristol to Easton……59 miles…5 hours…10:00 pm

June 26

Easton to Jim Thorpe…48 miles…4 hours…2:00am

Jim Thorpe to Glen Summit…35 miles…3 hours….5:00 am

Glen Summit to Jim Thorpe…35 miles…3 hours….8:00 am

Jim Thorpe to Easton…48 miles…4 hours…12:00 pm

 

Total…………………………………284 miles…24 hours