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With laundry done, we ventured down to Trilogy Park and met up with long time friends, Cathy and Glen Knapper and their two sons, Justin and Jeremy. It felt so good to be back in Pottstown and at the Beast’s favorite track. As we entered the park, the Beast said, “We’re home!” Ironically, our mileage for today when added to our over all mileage, equaled “1776”; not a bad number for being so close to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly love and the cradle of freedom.
We enjoyed catching up with our Trilogy Park friends and then Justin escorted us through town to the Pottstown Memorial Hospital. Cathy Knapper had arranged with the Borough Council and the Parks and Recreation Department for a parade through town with the local BMX riders. The local Bike Share program loaned bikes to other members of the community who so they could join us on the ride, too. Before we started, local media had gathered and we were taped and interviewed by TV 69 of Allentown and also PCTV (Pottstown Community Television). The local newspaper, the Mercury, who has been very supportive of Trilogy Park, also interviewed us for a follow up article to the one they recently printed.