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Gears to Beers

If you've been waiting for the weather to break to pedal your cares away, the time is now to register for WQLN's annual Gears to Beers bicycle tour. The two rides – a 25-mile ride and a 40-mile ride – are scheduled at the beginning of the cycling season. Each is a wild romp that starts and ends at Sprague Farm & Brew Works!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Registration
$35 in advance or $40 on the day of the tour for either course.

25 Mile Route
Sprague Farm & Brew Works - 22113 US HWY 6 & 19 in Venango, PA
Registration will begin at 8:30am
Ride Begins at 11:00am

40 Mile Route
Sprague Farm & Brew Works - 22113 US HWY 6 & 19 in Venango, PA
Registration will begin at 8:30am
Ride begins at 10:00am

After Party
Sprague Farm & Brew Works - 22113 US HWY 6 & 19 in Venango, PA
Begins at 1:00pm

  Register Online   Download Registration Form

All proceeds benefit WQLN Public Media.

Ride Directions

The 25 mile ride will begin at 11am at Sprague Farm & Brew Works (22113 US HWY 6 & 19 in Venango, PA) and end at Sprague Farm & Brew Works. The route will be marked with YELLOW arrows.

  • Right on Route 19 (follow for 0.8 miles)
  • Right on Church Street
  • Church becomes Plank Road (follow for 3.2 miles)
  • Right onto McClellan Street Extension (follow for 1.6 miles)
  • Left onto Route 99 (follow for 0.4 miles)
  • Bear right onto Old State 86 (follow for 4.7 miles)
  • Left onto Conneauttee Road (follow for 0.3 miles)
  • WATER STOP
  • Left on Sharp Road (follow for 1.1 miles)
  • Continue on Mt. Pleasant Road (follow for 2.8 miles)
  • Left on Route 99 (follow for 2.2 miles)
  • Right onto McClellan Street (follow for 0.1 miles)
  • Left onto Grant Street (follow for 0.4 miles)
  • Right onto Route 19 (follow for 2.8 miles)
  • Right into the Sprague Farm

The 40 mile ride will begin at 10am at Sprague Farm & Brew Works (22113 US HWY 6 & 19 in Venango, PA) and end at Sprague Farm & Brew Works. The route will be marked with GREEN arrows.

  • Right on Route 19 (follow for 0.8 miles)
  • Right on Church Street
  • Church becomes Plank Road (follow for 1.0 miles)
  • Left on Blystone Road (follow for 1.7 miles)
  • Left on Skeltontown Road (follow for 2.8 miles)
  • Right on Fry Road (follow for 1.4 mile)
  • Left on Irish Road (follow for 3.4 miles)
  • WATER STOP
  • Left on Route 98 (follow for 0.9 mile)
  • Right on Pont Road (follow for 7.0 miles)
  • Right on Route 6N (follow for 1.9 miles)
  • Right on Crossingville Road (follow for 4.8 miles)
  • Left on Route 98 (follow for 0.4 mile)
  • Right on Irish Road (follow for 3.4 miles)
  • WATER STOP
  • Right on Fry Road (follow for 3.8 miles)
  • Left on Gospel Hill Road (follow for 2.9 miles)
  • Continue on Route 19 (follow for 0.8 miles)
  • Left into the Sprague Farm

Other Information

  • All routes will be marked with painted arrows.
  • Riders on the 40 mile loop route will receive an extra tuit on their bib and their numbers will be recorded at the turn around.
  • WQLN Public Media will provide a SAG van (support and gear).
  • Both rides are a tour and there will be no timers.
  • All riders must wear a helmet.
  • All riders must obey Pennsylvania's bicycle laws.
  • Riders will receive beer samples and a commemorative tee shirt.
For more information contact Jocelyn at 814-217-6055.