Biking (and Walking) for Peace

Peace-A-Thon 2017, will be on Saturday, May 27th

Every year, LEPOCO hits the D&L Canal Towpath in Bethlehem for a 16 mile bike ride or six mile walk along the Lehigh River.


peaceathon2017Join us on our annual bike & walk event along the historic D&L trail and local streets. Proceeds benefit LEPOCO’s local peace and justice work.

Starting at Main & Lehigh St., Bethlehem
(at Christmas City Fairgrounds near Sand Island)

8:15-9:00am Light breakfast, bike safety check, & body warm-up.
9:00am Walk & ride begins

Rain Plans: Event will be held in light or intermittent rain. If there is a steady rain, people will gather at LEPOCO Peace Center at 8:30 am to make plans for a rain date.

Call 610-691-8730 if in doubt.


The proceeds from this event will benefit LEPOCO’s local work for peace and justice. As a local peace group LEPOCO has worked for over 50 years to stop U.S. military intervention, to rid the world of nuclear weapons, to cut excessive military spending, and promote nonviolent resolution of conflict. We want to see a society where people’s needs come before profit and where we can live in harmony with the earth and each other.

Among other activities, LEPOCO publishes a regular newsletter, maintains an office at 313 West 4th St. Bethlehem, organizes public demonstrations for peace, and sponsors many public educational events on issues of peace and justice, including since 1990, a summer “Peace Camp” for children.


We hope each participant will find 10 or more sponsors with each pledging at least $1 per kilometer (flat pledges are also welcome). For those not able to collect pledges, a minimum $10 self-pledge is suggested. Riders/walkers with the highest sponsorship total, will be awarded gift certificates.

Pledge sheets are available at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. Fourth St., Bethlehem. Call 610-691-8730. Pledge payments at the event check-in are welcome. If not, please collect your pledges promptly after the event!


These businesses & organizations for generously supporting the Peace-a-Thon with in-kind contributions.

Aardvark Sports Shop  of Bethlehem
CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation  of Bethlehem
Genesis Bicycles  of Easton
Nature’s Way Market  of Easton
The Old Library Shop  of Bethlehem
Quadrant Book Mart  of Easton
Southside Film Festival (June 13-17) of Bethlehem
Tom Ardizzone Tai Chi  of Bethlehem
Valley Preferred Cycling Center  of Trexlertown


Email us,, for more information!  Please put in the subject line, “I’d like information about the Peace-A-Thon.”