BARRYVILLE, NY — The Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce and Bicycle Shows U.S. will sponsor the first-ever Barryville Butterfly Bike Ride on October 15 to help support habitat restoration for the monarch butterfly and other pollinators. Pre-register by October 13, 2016.
Bicyclists will strategically toss wildflower seeds along the 4.6-mile route, which starts in Lackawaxen, PA at 10:30 a.m. and proceeds to Barryville along the New York State Route 97 Upper Delaware Scenic Byway.
There is also a 0.6-mile option to join the bikes at River Road Park. The final destination is the Barryville Farmers’ Market at 12 River Rd., where light refreshments will be served.
Individuals who sign up for $10 will receive one bag of Sunshine SeedRZ, which are clay discs infused with milkweed or other native pollinator seeds. Families contributing $25 are entitled to three bags. Participants are encouraged to get into the spirit by decorating their bicycles and themselves as butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
Bike helmets are required wearing. Pre-filled water bottles are recommended. Participants will be shuttled back to their vehicles by Reber River Trips.