Butterfly bike ride and seed toss to be held Sept. 14

Lackawaxen. Throw seed balls to grow pollinator habitat as you bike, rollerskate, or otherwise ramble along 4.6 miles on NYS Route 97, the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway.

Sep 03 2019 | 07:09 PM

The annual Barryville Butterfly Bike Ride and Seed Toss will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The 4.6-mile ride supports monarch butterfly and pollinator habitats by sowing seeds along Route 97, the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway.

Registration is in the Zane Grey parking lot in Lackawaxen, Pa., from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Riders will then proceed across the Roebling Bridge, turn right onto Route 97, then right again onto River Road, ending at the Barryville Farmers’ Market in Barryville, N.Y. Reber River Trips will return riders to the Zane Grey lot.

"With celebration food, fun, and music as we say 'adios' to the monarch butterflies heading to Mexico," says the invitation.

Kids and adults on bikes, rollerskates, scooters, walkers, and wheelchairs are welcome. Participants must pre-register by Sept. 11. The registration fee is $10, or $20 for a family, and includes clay seed balls to toss along the roadway.

Bring bike helmets, which are required by law, and pre-filled water bottles. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the ride.

Decorate your bike and dress as a butterfly, bee, bat, or any other pollinator.