Beer and bikes go together, especially for guys. So off we went on Saturday evening with many of the East Coast Greenway riders to the Conshohocken Brewery, where on summer weekends as many customers come in through the back door (which faces the Schuylkill Trail) as through the front door. No surprise, then, that it plays up its affinity for cyclists, from its logo to the bike jerseys for sale.
The brewery has been operational for less than a year and is exceeding expectations, one of the riders (and an investor) says. And the trail is heaving with cyclists, runners and others on weekends and during the week too, as people head to and from work. It was built in 1976 for the Bicentennial, when this area was struggling. Now the area is thriving and I’m going to give the trail some of the credit. It’s hard for me to understand why other parts of the city (and in other cities) are so resistant to trails that take people off the roads, reducing congestion for those who prefer to drive and helping to revitalize neighborhoods.
Are you paying attention, other parts of Philadelphia?