September 29

Leg 2: Allentown to Reading

Number of people walking today: 10

Route SummarySome road sections have little shoulder room. Be careful!
Van transport from hotel to beginning of walk.
Van transport to end-of-day hotel. Meet at Boyer’s Food Market by 3:45 for pick-up.
Starting PointFairfield Inn & Suites Allentown West
208 PA Route 100
Breinigsville PA 18031
(610) 841-0100
Starting Time7:15 am
End Walking Time3:45 pm
Ending PointBoyer’s Food Market Fleetwood, 408 Park Rd, Fleetwood, PA, then take the van to:
Doubletree by Hilton Reading
701 Penn St
Reading PA 19601
(610) 375-8000
Walking Mileage19.9 miles
MealsBreakfast: Included for hotel guests
Lunch: Kutztown Tavern, Saucony Creek
Dinner: Dinner at Lynn Sakmann’s house, hosted by Lynn Sakmann A’75 and Dail Richie C’72
RestroomsJak’s, Esterly Sandwich Shop, Renninger’s, Betty’s, Kutztown Tavern, Saucony Creek, Krispy Crunchy Chicken, Fleetwood Pizza, Fiore’s Italian
Contact InfoVan Driver: 470-653-7880.
Route Manager: 336-782-1704
Route map(s)Grim’s Orchard to Boyer’s Food Market
Route map PDFPDF: Grim’s Orchard to Boyer’s Market
Special Navigation Instructions
Grim’s Orchard, today’s starting point, may show up on your phone as GPS coordinates. iPhone users, you will still remove it once you hit your first stop, Mertztown.
Laundry Availability
Instructions for Driver
Notes: Construction near Grim’s may cause hazardous conditions. Evaluate and proceed south for drop-off if necessary.
Map #1: MORNING: Drive walkers from hotel to Grim’s Orchard 3.5 miles.
Map #2 : AFTERNOON: Pick up walkers at Boyer’s Market and drive to Doubletree by Hilton Reading 16.2 miles
Driver Map(s)
Map 1: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown West to Grim’s Orchard & Family Farms, 9875 Schantz Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Map 2: Boyer’s Food Market Fleetwood to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading
History Blog Post
Salome Meurer, Our Muse
Miscellaneous InformationNavigation:
Each Google Map route will have a starting point and multiple stops.  
iPhone users: when you arrive at a stop, you must remove the PREVIOUS starting point, making your current stop the NEW starting point. 
Android users:  As long as you “arrive” at each stop, it will automatically advance to the next one.  Otherwise, you will have to remove a stop.
EXCEPTION: Do NOT remove any stops when you are in a dead zone! This will cancel the map and you will not be able to relaunch it.
Deadzone: in poor or no cell phone coverage, you will still be able to see the route since GPS continues to work.  Just don’t exit the map or try to remove a stop or you will lose the route.  

Obey all traffic laws.  Use crosswalks and sidewalks wherever possible.  When sidewalks are not available, generally it is recommended to walk against traffic but there may be times where the shoulder is wider walking WITH traffic.  Be careful approaching curves and hills as visibility will be limited! 
Walk with a buddy.

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