Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Bike Ride on Forbidden Drive and Beyond



It's been years since I've taken a ride down the Forbidden Drive and the Fairmount Park trails in Philadelphia. Today I got to relive the experience - riding from the suburbs to the center of the city with almost nothing but trees and water until you get near the art museum just outside of Center City. The maps are old and the photos taken on the fly are pretty lousy (except the one above from waymarking.com) but here they are.
This map was photographed (poorly) at the Strawberry Mansion Bridge. The Forbidden Drive is actually not shown and to the north of this map.
I like the diagrams of the bridges over the Schuylkill.

The best part is that they've now connected various parts of the Schuylkill paths so you can ride all the way to the center of town and beyond.


NOTE: I try to be spontaneous with these "where I am right now"posts but this one was edited quite a bit after the fact because cycling while blogging is a dangerous hobby.

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