Rides and Events

"Check Out The BAMBA Facebook Page for Rides and Events" 

Check out the Go Greater Reading website for area trails and local events.
   Trail Map Link: Trail Brochure

Tuesday Night Ride Schedule
BAMBA Group Social Ride & Chat
See our facebook page for the schedule and locations or email John Pacharis at Jp1974@ptd.net

May 2nd- BAMBA Lot @ 6, Mount Penn loop, Greg Rumpf- Ride host, Bixler's post-ride
May 9th- BAMBA Lot @ 6, Mount Penn loop, Chuck Brown- Ride host, Bixler's post-ride
May 16th- Birdsboro Preserve. Meet @ Hopewell Big Woods Parking Lot, 177 Center Road, Douglassville, PA 19518. From Kulptown, at intersection of 345/Crusher/Center Road, go 0.25 miles down Center Road. There is a large trail lot behind the Union Township Building.
    Post ride meetup at Fork&Ale

May 23rd- Oakbrook Brewing @ 6, Neversink loop, will possibly need ride host
May 30th- Canal Street Pub @ 6, Neversink loop, Steve Van Winkle- Ride host

Sunday Women’s Ride Schedule
Open to ladies of all skill levels. Come join us for a social ride and learn new skills and build confidence on your bike! All first time riders will receive a free pink BAMBA hat from East Ridge Outfitters!
May 14th- French Creek, Hopewell Lake Lot @9am - Led by Lisa Roberts!
May 21st - Mount Penn, BAMBA Lot - @1pm - Led by Lisa Hahn!
May 28th - Blue Marsh, Stilling Basin @9am - Led by Jen O’Malley!
Any questions contact Amberly at eastridgeamberly@gmail.com


Other Events

Saturday, May 27th @ 10am

Kid’s Bike Rodeo
Berks County Heritage Center
Saddle up yer bike, and bring it to our park, where kids ages 4-12 will learn safe and responsible biking. Members of Berks Area Mountain Biking Association will lead kids through stations on bike-fit and a safety check, helmet fitting, basic bike maintenance and a bike-safe obstacle course. Prizes will be awarded, and lunch provided for participants in the picnic area. Co-sponsored by Spring Township Parks and Recreation. For more information and to pre-register, call 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 or email John @ jp1974@ptd.net HELMETS REQUIRED
 May 28 , 2017, JB  Bike Shop Demo Day at Egelman Parl, Reading PA Starting 9am to 3pm. More Info...

May 28th - Shirk’s Pivot Demo Day @ Egelman Park from 9 to 3 or 4pm
- ID and Credit Card (No Fee) required to Demo Bikes More Info...
- Contact Scott Miller at scott29miller@gmail.com
June 6, 2017, Tuesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm - Oakbrook Brewing Quarterly General Membership Meeting Board Members and General Members invited Agenda will include Treasury, Membership, Upcoming Projects and Goals for 2017

Saturday, June 10th @ 12pm
BAMBA kids ride at Blue Marsh's Go Day
Go day (11-4) & TAKMBD June 11th @ 1pm Lakeview Pavilion, Parking Lot D, Blue Marsh- Ride will start at the Lakeview Pavilion, we will be allowed to ride over the dam, where we'll take a tour of the dam control tower, then ride either a short or longer loop, stop for a snack break, and then ride back. Event is free, please pre-register by calling 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 or email John @ Jp1974@ptd.net by June 2nd. HELMETS REQUIRED for kids and parents.
Saturday, August 19th at 9am
BAMBA & Vermont Adaptive Off Road Adaptive Demo Day
Mount Penn Preserve Trails

We're very happy to be teaming up with Vermont Adaptive, IM ABLE and East Ridge Outfitters to put on a day of Veteran and adaptive athlete outreach and off road handcycle awareness on the beautiful Mount Penn Preserve Trails. Rides will start at 9am and the last ride will leave at approximately 5pm (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). We will also need plenty of volunteers for this day to assist with the adaptive rides. Lunch will be provided by BAMBA. We hope you can join us for this awesome and very fulfilling event. Any questions, please contact John Pacharis at Jp1974@ptd.net
PA Greenways and Trail Summit
September 24-26, 2017
Double Tree by Hilton
Reading, PA 19601

Volunteer with BAMBA on September 24 for a Mobile Workshop, featuring:
An opportunity to mountain bike on an internationally acclaimed International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Bronze Level Ride Center. Included in this workshop are a bus tour of Reading’s iconic landmarks. In the second phase, Participants will be shuttled up to the top of Mt. Penn to the start of a four-mile bike ride. Participants will experience the Old History of our mountain and the new sustainable history like the IMBA Bronze Level Ride Center, some examples of how that was achieved, and how that will continue into the future for Trail users and the community.
*To Volunteer, email berksareamba@gmail.com
*To Register for the Summit, please contact Emily Gates at egates@prps.org or 814-234-4272.
Saturday, October 7th @ 1pm
Take Your Kid Mountain Biking Day
BAMBA parking lot, on List Road by Camp Lily
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 Mt. Penn 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 @ jp1974@ptd.net by September 29th. HELMETS REQUIRED for kids and parents.