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 List of Mount Penn Preserve Events

 
  • Pagoda Open-Weather Permitting
    Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Maple Sugaring 101
    Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Location: Angora Fruit Farm- 502 Angora Road, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    ​Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees with guest Ed Berger, as we discover the ins and outs of just how that maple syrup gets to your table (and onto your pancakes!). Be ready for a short hike and cold weather.

    $3 per person, pre-registration required. Program fills quickly, contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com or call 484-509-2667 to register.​

  • Pagoda Brick Builders (Formerly The Lego Club)
    Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Location: Reading Pagoda- 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:
    ​Come join the fun with the Pagoda Brick Builders (formerly The LEGO Club).

    All are welcome (ages 5 & up) - cost $2 per person (Cash only, payable at the door).​​
  • Owl Prowl
    Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Location: Bingaman Nature Center- 2843 Hill Road, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    Come discover the feathered friends who make February their time to find love! Learn about Pennsylvania's native owls, their calls, fun facts about how they've evolved into one of our animals of the night. A hike into the woods of Antietam Lake Park will follow a short discussion and show & tell about our outstanding owls. 

    Geared towards adults and families with children ages 5+, Dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. 

    Free, but pre-registration is required. Contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667 to register.​​

  • Ugly Mudder 13k Trail Run
    Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Location: Reading Liederkranz- 143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    Race Application

    Online Registration​

    Website:  www.pretzelcitysports.com

    Organizer:  Ron Horn
    Phone:  610-779-2668
    Email:  rhornpcs@aol.com

  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Stokesay Castle's Wedding Showcase 2019
    Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Location: Stokesay Castle- 141 Stokesay Castle Lane, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    ​From DJ’s to photographers, jewelers to salons, and florists to wedding fashions; Stokesay Castle gives you the chance to speak face to face with the best local vendors who want to make your special day what it should be, a fairy tale!

    In addition to our vendors, Stokesay Castle’s Sales Team will also be available to discuss our various wedding packages and your vision for your perfect day. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste, see, and experience what Stokesay Castle has to offer!

    Click Here to Register

  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Saturday, March 02, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Sunday, March 03, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Community Dinner Golumpkis and Chili
    Date: Monday, March 04, 2019 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Location: TBA
  • Bird House Gourds
    Date: Saturday, March 09, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Bingaman Nature Center- 2843 Hill Road, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:
    ​Love birds?  Give the gift of gourds!  

    Select a dried gourd to cut and decorate while we discuss some of the finer points of nesting birds.  Learn which kinds of birds you may find in your crafty creations! Bring your creativity, all other materials provided. 

    Geared towards children and adults, ages 6+. $7 per registered participant. Adults must accompany children.  

    Pre-registration required, to register contact Lisa at LGauker@countyofberks.com or call 484-509-2667 to register.

  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Saturday, March 09, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Open House: Bingaman Nature Center
    Date: Saturday, March 09, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Location: 2843 Hill Road, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    ​Come take a look inside the Bingaman Nature Center and discover upcoming programming at Antietam Lake Park, learn about volunteer opportunities, chat with Environmental Education staff, and meet our animal ambassadors!

    Kids can visit craft stations, stand around a campfire, make seeds bombs, and more!  Come visit us on the mountain- just around the corner from the main parking lot at Antietam Lake on Hill Road.

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  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Pagoda Skyline Meeting
    Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Location: Reading Pagoda- 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Members meeting, but open to all.​

  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • St. Patrick's Day with The Malarkey Brothers
    Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Location: Reading Liederkranz- 143 Spook Lane, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    Doors & Bar open at 5:00 pm
    Irish Buffet served at: 6:00 pm
    Music 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Prepaid Tickets/Reservations required: $30 Members /
    $35 Non-Members - Guests

    Includes Ticket and Irish Buffet!
    *Show only tickets will not be sold. 

    Get your tickets early, this event SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR!

    Click Here to visit Facebook Event

    Click Here to visit Malarkey Brothers Facebook

    Click Here to visit Malarkey Brothers Website

  • Music: Hott Toddys
    Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 09:30 PM - 12:30 AM
    Location: Klinger's on Carsonia- 721 Carsonia Avenue, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    ​The Hott Toddys play a variety of music- rock, pop, ska including some of the following: Superstition; Brick House; Hip To Be Square, Lump as well as songs from artists such as Prince, Michael Jackson, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Earth, Wind & Fire.  

    Click Here to Visit Hot Toddys' Website

    Click Here to Visit Hot Toddys' Facebook​

  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Music: Scarred
    Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019 08:30 PM - 12:00 AM
    Location: Klinger's on Carsonia- 721 Carsonia Avenue, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    Come rock out with Reading's own Scarred on St. Patty's Day!

    Click Here for Scarred on Facebook​​

  • Farmers' and Artists' Market
    Date: Monday, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Location: Antietam Valley Recreation & Community Center- 905 Byram Street, Reading, PA 19606
  • Mason Bee Program
    Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Bingaman Nature Center- 2843 Hill Road, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    Mason bees are the cute and fuzzy cousin to our honeybee friends, but did you know that they can pollinate with some real pizzazz?  Invite these native pollinators to your backyard by building a simple mason bee house and providing them with the nesting space they need, while learning how mason bees and their native cousins play a valuable role in our environment.  Geared towards families with children ages 5+.

    $5. per project, all materials included.  Located at the Bingaman Nature Center, 2843 Hill Rd.  Reading PA.

    Preregistration required, to register, contact Lisa at lgauker@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667.

    Click Here to visit Facebook Event

  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Pagoda Brick Builders (Formerly The Lego Club)
    Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Location: Reading Pagoda- 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    ​Come join the fun with the Pagoda Brick Builders (formerly The LEGO Club).

    All are welcome (ages 5 & up) - cost $2 per person (Cash only, payable at the door).​​
  • Pagoda Open- Weather Permitting
    Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Reading Radsport Festival- REGISTRATION OPEN
    Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 08:00 PM - 07:59 PM
    Location:
    Details:

    Registration starts TODAY for the 2019 Reading Radsport Festival​, a community focused cycling and running event, hosted by and benefiting the Reading Recreation Commission.

    This 3rd annual event runs two days: August 3-4, 2019. Saturday's events are held in West Reading and Sunday events are held in Reading's City Park and the Mount Penn Preserve! 

    Click Here to Register for the Event

  • Group Run/Walk with the Pagoda Pacers
    Date: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 06:15 PM - 07:15 PM
    Location: William Penn Memorial Fire Tower- 2500 Spuhler Lane, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    The Pacers have group training runs scheduled every Wednesday night. In the summer the format is usually trails, but road options are also available for those who prefer a smoother surface.

    The runs are generally one hour in length, and consist of varying levels of ability and pace. Walkers are also welcome and encouraged!

    After the run, the group usually gathers at a neigborhood eatery. These runs start promptly at 6:15 p.m, unless otherwise noted. Each month, the club donates locally to a charitable organization.

    Click Here for more Information​

  • Pagoda Open
    Date: Saturday, April 06, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Stroll Through History- Aulenbach Cemetery Walking Tour
    Date: Saturday, April 06, 2019 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
    Location: Aulenbach Cemetery- 2050 Howard Blvd, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    ​Pre-Payment and reservations REQUIRED.

    Call:  610-375-4375 to register

    $5 members, $8 non-members

  • Stroll Through History- Aulenbach Cemetery Walking Tour
    Date: Saturday, April 06, 2019 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
    Location: Aulenbach Cemetery- 2050 Howard Blvd, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    ​Pre-Payment and reservations REQUIRED.

    Call:  610-375-4375 to register

    $5 members, $8 non-members​

  • Pagoda Open
    Date: Sunday, April 07, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Pagoda Open
    Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Pagoda Open
    Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Farmers' and Artists' Market
    Date: Monday, April 15, 2019 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Location: Antietam Valley Rec & Comm Center- 905 Byram Street, Reading, PA 19606
  • Pagoda Open
    Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Pagoda Open
    Date: Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • MP3 COG Executive Meeting
    Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Location: Alsace Township Building- 65 Woodside Avenue, Temple, PA 19560
    Details:

    Quarterly Meeting​- Public Welcome

  • Pagoda Skyline Inc. Chicken BBQ
    Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Location: William Penn Memorial Fire Tower- 2500 Skyline Drive, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    Chicken BBQ fundraiser for the William​ Penn Memorial Fire Tower

    To purchase tickets or for more information:  610-587-0637

    Click Here for More Information​

  • Pagoda Open
    Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Salamander Walk at Angora Fruit Farm
    Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Location: 502 Angora Road, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    Berks County's Angora Fruit Farm boasts many species of frogs, toads, and salamanders which live and breed in the parks' diverse aquatic and wetland habitats.  Join us as we don our boots and headlamps in hopes of witnessing amphibians in their native habitats, and learn why these key species can be indicators for environmental factors at hand.  

    This is a FREE event, but pre-registration is required.  Geared towards families with children ages 5+.  Dress appropriately, and bring a flashlight.

    To register, contact jbrooks@countyofberks.com, or by calling 484-509-2667​

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  • Pagoda Open
    Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Admission to the building is FREE, however,we do ask for a donation of $1.00 per person,children 6yrs to 12yrs - $.50, 5yrs & under - FREE to go to our top floor observation area.​

  • Hike Through History
    Date: Sunday, May 05, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Location: Various Parks within the Mount Penn Preserve
    Details:

    Discover the secrets of Rose Creek Valley with a guided hiking tour led by Paul Schumann of the Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club and mountain historian, Corrie Crupi and Paul Druzba.  Visit Mineral Spring Park, Pendora, Egleman’s and more

    Prepayment and reservations required.  $5.00 members and $8.00 non-members

    Contact the Berks History Center:  610-375-4375


  • Farmers' and Artists' Market
    Date: Monday, May 20, 2019 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Location: Antietam Valley Rec & Comm Center- 905 Byram Street, Reading, PA 19606
  • Pagoda HillClimb 68th Annual
    Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location: See Event Information
    Details:

    More than 100 drivers from 12 different states will come to race their way up to the iconic Reading Pagoda for the 2019 Pagoda Hillclimb!

    The Hillclimb, part of the Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association (PHA) Championship Series, is sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), and is hosted by the local chapter, Blue Mountain Region SCCA.

    The Start Line of the 1.35 mile course is at the bottom of Duryea Drive at the intersection with 13th Street Extension, and the Finish Line is just below the Pagoda.

    Competition begins Saturday at about 9:30am and continues until approximately 4pm. On Sunday, the event gets underway about 9am and ends around 4pm.

    Admission is by voluntary donation and benefits Pagoda-Skyline, Inc. A shuttle bus will be in service both days taking riders to the Pagoda and various spectating areas. Ridership is by voluntary donation to the Reading Rec Center, Third and Spruce.

    Click Here to View Facebook Event

    Click Here for Website

  • Pagoda HillClimb 68th Annual
    Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location: See Event Information
    Details:

    More than 100 drivers from 12 different states will come to race their way up to the iconic Reading Pagoda for the 2019 Pagoda Hillclimb!

    The Hillclimb, part of the Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association (PHA) Championship Series, is sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), and is hosted by the local chapter, Blue Mountain Region SCCA.

    The Start Line of the 1.35 mile course is at the bottom of Duryea Drive at the intersection with 13th Street Extension, and the Finish Line is just below the Pagoda.

    Competition begins Saturday at about 9:30am and continues until approximately 4pm. On Sunday, the event gets underway about 9am and ends around 4pm.

    Admission is by voluntary donation and benefits Pagoda-Skyline, Inc. A shuttle bus will be in service both days taking riders to the Pagoda and various spectating areas. Ridership is by voluntary donation to the Reading Rec Center, Third and Spruce.

    Click Here to View Facebook Event

    Click Here for Website

  • MP3 COG Executive Meeting
    Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Location: Reading Pagoda- 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA 19602
    Details:

    Quarterly Meeting​- Public Welcome

  • Reading Radsport Two Day Festival
    Date: Saturday, August 03, 2019 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location: West Reading, PA
    Details:

    August 3-4, 2019:  Reading Radsport Festival, a community focused cycling and running event, hosted by and benefitting the Reading Recreation Commission returns for the third year. The event will capitalize on last year’s success by once again hosting professional men’s and women’s cycling races and offering the opportunity for racers from the local area to participate in multiple cycling and running disciplines over the two-day event.

    The 2019 Reading Radsport highlights the West Reading and Reading Communities while directly benefiting the Reading Recreation Commission’s mission to provide over 80,000 meals and 40,000 snacks a year to at-risk youth in the Greater Reading Area.  

    Saturday’s West Reading Criterium boasts an equal prize purse of $10,000 in the women and men’s professional races with multiple opportunities for savvy racers to snag additional cash primes throughout the race. The crowd-pleasing Wheelie Competition will highlight Saturday’s exhibition events with additional amateur racing available earlier in the day. The featured events start times will allow racers and spectators alike the opportunity to enjoy the many shops and restaurants that line Saturday’s course.

    For the second year in a row, Sunday’s racing program will have three cycling disciplines to choose from. The City Park Dirt Course events will offer participants the chance to race cyclocross and short track mountain bike races on updated course design. The beer tent and obstacle features will continue to be integrated into those events.

    For the road bike, Sunday’s iconic Mount Penn Hill Climb will feature an extended 2.4-mile course starting from the City Park Dirt Course to the William Penn Fire Tower. The hill climb will also be in a new format for the professional women and men. It will once again be a mass start, however, pros will not be in heats this year and the winner will be the first to cross the finish line at the William Penn Fire Tower. Citizens will continue to go in waves with the winner based on the fastest time.

    The pro men and women cyclists that choose to take on both days of racing will also be competing for an additional prize purse awarded to the best rider between the two days of racing.

    Registration for the event will open on April 3, 2019. Pro/1 category racers will be offered free entry until July 19th. Cat 2 racers will also be offered a discounted entry fee.

    Click Here To Register Starting April 3, 2019

    To learn more about Reading Radsport Festival, visit readingradsport.com or follow @readingradsport on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Video highlights from the 2018 Reading Radsport Festival are found here​​.

  • Reading Radsport Two Day Festival
    Date: Sunday, August 04, 2019 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location: Mount Penn Preserve Hill Climb and City Park Dirt Course
    Details:

    August 3-4, 2019:  Reading Radsport Festival, a community focused cycling and running event, hosted by and benefitting the Reading Recreation Commission returns for the third year. The event will capitalize on last year’s success by once again hosting professional men’s and women’s cycling races and offering the opportunity for racers from the local area to participate in multiple cycling and running disciplines over the two-day event.

    The 2019 Reading Radsport highlights the West Reading and Reading Communities while directly benefiting the Reading Recreation Commission’s mission to provide over 80,000 meals and 40,000 snacks a year to at-risk youth in the Greater Reading Area.  

    Saturday’s West Reading Criterium boasts an equal prize purse of $10,000 in the women and men’s professional races with multiple opportunities for savvy racers to snag additional cash primes throughout the race. The crowd-pleasing Wheelie Competition will highlight Saturday’s exhibition events with additional amateur racing available earlier in the day. The featured events start times will allow racers and spectators alike the opportunity to enjoy the many shops and restaurants that line Saturday’s course.​​

    For the second year in a row, Sunday’s racing program will have three cycling disciplines to choose from. The City Park Dirt Course events will offer participants the chance to race cyclocross and short track mountain bike races on updated course design. The beer tent and obstacle features will continue to be integrated into those events.

    For the road bike, Sunday’s iconic Mount Penn Hill Climb will feature an extended 2.4-mile course starting from the City Park Dirt Course to the William Penn Fire Tower. The hill climb will also be in a new format for the professional women and men. It will once again be a mass start, however, pros will not be in heats this year and the winner will be the first to cross the finish line at the William Penn Fire Tower. Citizens will continue to go in waves with the winner based on the fastest time.

    The pro men and women cyclists that choose to take on both days of racing will also be competing for an additional prize purse awarded to the best rider between the two days of racing.

    Registration for the event will open on April 3, 2019. Pro/1 category racers will be offered free entry until July 19th. Cat 2 racers will also be offered a discounted entry fee.

    Click Here To Register Starting April 3, 2019

    To learn more about Reading Radsport Festival, visit readingradsport.com or follow @readingradsport on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Video highlights from the 2018 Reading Radsport Festival are found here​.

  • BAMBA and Vermont Adaptive Off Road Adaptive Demo Day
    Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Location: BAMBA Parking Lot- 2 List Road, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    BAMBA is 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.

    BAMBA has outgrown their one day event and this year it'll be a two day event, August 10 & 11!!!!  Rides will start at 9am and the last ride will leave at approximately 3pm (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).

    BAMBA will also need plenty of volunteers for this day to assist with the adaptive rides.


    For more information,  please contact John Pacharis at Jp1974@ptd. 

  • BAMBA and Vermont Adaptive Off Road Adaptive Demo Day
    Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Location: BAMBA Parking Lot- 2 List Road, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    BAMBA is 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.

    BAMBA has outgrown their one day event and this year it'll be a two day event, August 10 & 11!!!!  Rides will start at 9am and the last ride will leave at approximately 3pm (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).

    BAMBA will also need plenty of volunteers for this day to assist with the adaptive rides.

    For more information,  please contact John Pacharis at Jp1974@ptd. ​

  • Duryea HillClimb 68th Annual
    Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Location: See Event Information
    Details:

    More than 100 drivers from 12 different states will come to race their way up past the iconic Reading Pagoda and on to the iconic William Penn Memorial Fire Tower for the 2019 Duryea Hillclimb!

    The Hillclimb, part of the Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association (PHA) Championship Series, is sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), and is hosted by the local chapter, Blue Mountain Region SCCA.
    The Start Line of the 2.3 mile course is at the bottom of Duryea Drive at the intersection with 13th Street Extension, and the Finish Line is at the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower.
    Competition begins Saturday at about 9:30am and continues until approximately 4pm. On Sunday, the event gets underway about 9am and ends around 4pm.
    Admission is by voluntary donation and benefits Pagoda-Skyline, Inc. A shuttle bus will be in service both days taking riders to the Pagoda and various spectating areas. Ridership is by voluntary donation to the Reading Rec Center, Third and Spruce.

  • Duryea HillClimb 68th Annual
    Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location: See Event Information
    Details:

    More than 100 drivers from 12 different states will come to race their way up past the iconic Reading Pagoda and on to the iconic William Penn Memorial Fire Tower for the 2019 Duryea Hillclimb!

    The Hillclimb, part of the Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association (PHA) Championship Series, is sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), and is hosted by the local chapter, Blue Mountain Region SCCA.

    The Start Line of the 2.3 mile course is at the bottom of Duryea Drive at the intersection with 13th Street Extension, and the Finish Line is at the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower.

    Competition begins Saturday at about 9:30am and continues until approximately 4pm. On Sunday, the event gets underway about 9am and ends around 4pm.

    Admission is by voluntary donation and benefits Pagoda-Skyline, Inc. A shuttle bus will be in service both days taking riders to the Pagoda and various spectating areas. Ridership is by voluntary donation to the Reading Rec Center, Third and Spruce.

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  • BAMBA- Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
    Date: Saturday, October 05, 2019 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Location: BAMBA Parking Lot- 2 List Road, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    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 Mount Penn Preserve 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, 2019.

    HELMETS REQUIRED

  • MP3 COG Executive Meeting
    Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Location: Lower Alsace Township Building- 1200 Carsonia Avenue, Reading, PA 19606
    Details:

    Quarterly Meeting​- Public Welcome