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When: July 22-26, 2009

Where: See a map of the route

More Details: Download and share a 2009 Greenway Sojourn informational brochure or read more online.

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Registration & Waiver
fill out one registration per rider. Additional forms can be photocopied or downloaded from our Web site. The "Release of Liability" section on the registration must be signed by the rider or, in the case of a minor, by a parent or guardian who will be riding with the minor. Registrations without a signed release will be returned. Incomplete or inaccurate registrations will also be returned. Each year the Greenway Sojourn sells out fast, so it's a good idea to register early.

Confirmation will be sent via e-mail or phone upon receipt of your signed registration and payment. Please be sure to provide an accurate e-mail address and day-time phone number. A Welcome Packet will be mailed at the end of May that includes driving maps to the Williamsport parking location and other details about the 2009 Greenway Sojourn.

All cancellation requests must be in writing and postmarked no later than May 18, 2009. All cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. Only medical cancellations will be accepted after May 18. A 50-percent medical refund can be obtained after that time only for the rider with a medical condition. A request for a medical refund must be in writing, accompanied by a physician's note.

Ten meals are included, beginning with breakfast on in Wellsboro on Thursday morning, July 23, and ending with a box lunch in Jersey Shore on Sunday, July 26. Our food sponsor this year is
FoodRoutes, helping us secure more organic and hearty meals from local vendors and growers whenever possible.

In an effort to cut down on trash we are requiring everyone to bring their own mess kit consisting of a plate and/or bowl, cup and eating utensils. Wash stations will be made available at each breakfast and dinner. Boxed lunches will be available for pick up at a designated site along the trail.

An ANSI- or Snell- approved helmet must be worn by all riders. A "hybrid" bike and a tire with some tread are recommended because of the crushed stone surface of the trail. Bicycles must be in good working order. Have your bike serviced by a professional bike mechanic before you come to the event, and discuss and remedy any bike-fit problems, like an uncomfortable saddle, early while training. Sojourners must bring their own camping equipment to accommodate sleeping in any weather. We ride rain or shine unless there is lightning.
Review our packing list for more information.

Overnight Stops
Participants will camp in tents they supply themselves. Our first campsite in Williamsport will be a special one—inside the stadium which is located in the park where the first-ever Little League game was played. Two nights will be spent along the Pine Creek and one in the quaint town of Wellsboro. Musical entertainment and speakers are planned. Come learn about the lumber heritage of the area and the sustained planning effort underway in Pine Creek Valley. 

Baggage & Bike Transport
Baggage will be transported from one overnight stop to the next via truck. Riders only need to carry personal items during the day's ride. A
list of recommended items to bring will be included in your Welcome Packet.

Vendor Services
2009 Greenway Sojourn towel and chair rental services will be provided by
Rosie's Services.

Enjoy a clean towel each day: Limited to the first 100 reservations; $12 for the entire ride.

Put your feet up and relax in a camp chair with foot rest after your ride: $15 for the entire ride; $15 deposit returned last night in camp; limited supply, reserve early.
Coffee Express Café: Fair Trade Coffee (Campasino Coffee); pay-as-you-go $2 a cup, or $5 for a bottomless cup each morning; no reservations necessary, but advanced sign-ups are helpful in planning how much coffee Rosie needs to provide for the day.

Reservations may be sent to:


This tour is designed for those in good physical condition, capable of riding 50 miles per day for four days. A support vehicle will follow the general road route of the tour for mechanical and emergency pick-up only; due to the nature of the trail, the route is not always accessible. Riders are expected to be capable of reaching destinations under their own power. See
Preparing for the Sojourn.


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