Get Your Tail on the Trail partners, St. Luke’s University Health Network and the Delaware and Lehigh National Corridor (D&L), are hosting a bike train to and from the Coca-Cola Park for a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game. Riders will meet at Sand Island Park in Bethlehem starting at 10 am and ride over to Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Participants can enjoy a safe ride along the D&L Trail with some road riding. The ride will be led by members from Allentown Community Bike Works and accompanied by a bike mechanic. Riders must have a ticket to that afternoon's IronPigs game along with a signed waiver to participate.
Riders can expect to bike 7-miles from Sand Island to Coca-Cola Park. The bike train will depart in the 8th inning of the game to allow for a safe and timely return to Sand Island. There will be ample parking for participants and Community Bike Works will provide bike valet services. To purchase tickets and learn more about the bike train, visit www.milb.com/lehigh-valley/fans/st-lukes-bike-to-the-ballpark.
Bike Me Out to the Ballpark is a Get Your Tail on the Trail approved event and a great way to work towards completing the 165-Mile Challenge. This free program aims to help people of all ages and abilities to meet their personal fitness goals and experience the value of the local trails and earn incentives for those who complete the challenge. By challenging the public to walk, bike or run 165 miles, over the course of six months, the D&L hopes to foster excitement for health, wellness, personal fitness, and the trail. Start logging miles today by visiting tailonthetrail.org.
ABOUT GET YOUR TAIL ON THE TRAIL
St. Luke’s University Health Network (St. Luke’s) and Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) have partnered to bring the community a family fun initiative — Get Your Tail on the Trail! The “trail” is the nearly continuous 165-mile multi-use D&L Trail which stretches from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, PA. The free program aims to help people of all ages and abilities to meet their personal fitness goals and experience the value of the local trails through day-to-day challenges, public events, and incentives.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that preserves the historic pathway that carried coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol Borough. Today, the D&L Trail connects people to nature and the environment, industrial heritage, health and wellness and economic development.
ABOUT ST. LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 15,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. In 2018, St. Luke’s was named a Top Hospital in the Teaching Hospital category by the Leapfrog Group. It has repeatedly earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) – six times total and four years in a row including 2018. It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program. Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.