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 to the Sprague Farm and Brew Works!

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

25 Mile Route
WQLN Public Media - 8425 Peach Street, Erie, PA
Registration will begin at 9:00am and close at 10:45am
Ride Begins at 11:00am
Due to lack of interest, return service will not be provided.

40 Mile Route
Sprague Farm & Brew Works - 22113 US HWY 6 & 19 in Venango, PA
Registration will begin at 9:00am and close at 9:45am
Ride begins at 10:00am

  Register Online   Download Registration Form

All proceeds benefit WQLN Public Media.

Ride Directions

The 25 mile ride will begin at 11am at WQLN Public Media (8425 Peach Street, Erie, PA) and end at Sprague Farm & Brew Works (22113 US HWY 6 & 19 in Venango, PA). The route will be marked with painted arrows.

  • Right on Peach Street
  • Left on Robison Road
  • Left on Oliver Road, then slight right on Flower Road
  • Left on Reichert Road
  • Left on Route 99 (follow for about 2 miles)
  • Right on Old 99 (follow for 3 miles)
  • Right on Route 99 (follow for 4.4 miles)
  • Left (at light) on Waterford Street (6N)
  • Right on S Perry Lane (follow for 1 mile)
  • Left on Kinter Hill Road
  • Right on Arneman Road (follow for 1.5 miles)
  • Right on Mt Pleasant Road (follow for 1 mile)
  • Left on Route 99 (follow about 2 miles)
  • Right on McClellan
  • Left on Grant Street
  • Right on Route 19 (follow for 2.5 miles)
  • Have a Beer!

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 painted arrows.

  • Right on Route 19 South
  • Right on Church Street
  • Church becomes Plank Road
  • Left on Blystone Road (follow for 2.5 miles)
  • Left on Skeltontown Road (follow for 3 miles)
  • Right on Fry Road (follow for 1 mile)
  • Left on Irish Road (follow for 3 miles)
  • WATER STOP
  • Left on Route 98 (follow for 1 mile)
  • Right on Pont Road (follow for 7 miles)
  • Right on Route 6N (follow for 2 miles)
  • Right on Crossingville Road (follow for 4.5 miles)
  • Left on Route 98 (follow for 1 mile)
  • Right on Irish Road (follow for 3 miles)
  • WATER STOP
  • Right on Fry Road (follow for 4 miles)
  • Left on Gospel Hill Road (follow for 3 miles)
  • Have a Beer!

Other Information

  • Due to lack of interest, return service will not be provided.
  • 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 Shannon at 814-217-6040.

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