Monday, November 23, 2020

Buttzville Bridge or Bust(ed) ! -- Trail Hike

Maggie Watts

Buttzville Bridge or Bust(ed) !!  Trail Hike

Saturday, November 28th 2020 starting at 11 AM
Meet at: Oxford Bikeway Trailhead,
181 Lower Denmark Road, Oxford NJ

What Is This About ??

My sister clued me into a charity run forming in Philadelphia PA called the "Fraud Street Run", a satirical play on the Broad Street Run hosted annually in that city.   What is different about it, and what makes it satirical, is this particular race was planned to start at the Four Seasons Landscaping Company in Northeast Philadelphia, and end at the Four Seasons Hotel in Center City.  

Recall that the landscaping company was the site of the bizarre news conference staged by Rudy Guiliani on Saturday November 7th.   The press conference, and business itself, gained notoriety through a Tweet sent by POTUS45.

Since its announcement, the event itself started to grow in popularity and interest.   Out of concern of having hundreds of people run through Philadelphia during the COVID pandemic, the race organizers have since abandoned the physical route to now go "all virtual".

How Do We Show Our Support ?

The Fraud Street Run organizers are encouraging people, worldwide, to

  1. walk, run or bike "eleven -ish miles" any time on November 28th or 29th, anywhere in the world.
  2. donate $10 to Philabundance, Delaware Valley’s largest hunger-relief organization as your registration fee
  3. show your virtual participation worldwide by posting on social media with the hash tag '#FraudStreetRun'.

This Is Funny, and I Want In 

In the spirit of the #FraudStreetRun, we will doing an "out and back", socially distanced, socially responsible, local hike on November 28th 2020.  We will be hiking along a portion of the Warren Railroad abandoned right of way which now comprises the Oxford Bikeway and Pequest Trail in Oxford Township.  The distance of our local hike will be less than the #FraudStreetRun "eleven -ish miles":  we will be hiking between the Bikeway Trailhead (mile marker 9.75) on Lower Denmark Road and the abandoned railroad bridge close to the intersection of Routes 31 and 46 in Buttzville (mile marker 7.20). The event will start at 11 AM from the trail head located at 181 Lower Denmark Road, Oxford, NJ.   Plan for an hours walk along the trail.   

What (and who) should I bring ?

Bring snacks, a mask and water !!!   And if you have a dog, consider bringing them along too.   Maggie would love company !


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