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Cheap Trips: The World Series of Bicycling

Three local attractions you can visit on one tank of gas.

Are you interested in taking a trip, but not willing to part with a stack of money?

Try one of these three trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, the World Series of Bikes in Breinigsville and historic Fallsington in Levittown.

 

1. Valley Preferred Cycling Center

Address: 1151 Mosser Road, Breinigsville
How Far From Nazareth Patch: About 35 minutes / About 26 miles

Admission:

  • Tickets for World Series of Bicycling start at $5
  • Admission is free for kids 12 and younger

Hours:

  • Gates for World Series of Bicycling open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

About: The Valley Preferred Cycling Center, also known as the Velodrome, will host the 2012 World Series of Bicycling -- 12 weeks of intense track racing that includes a mix of sprint and endurance events -- starting June 15. About 2,500 fans gather on Friday nights throughout summer to see racers such as Olympic hopefuls and hometown favorites. Races are also held on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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2. Woodmere Art Museum

Address: 9201 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia 
How Far From Nazareth Patch: About 1 hour and 15 minutes / About 63 miles

Admission:

  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors (55+): $7
  • Children and Students (with ID): Free
  • Museum Members: Free

Hours:

  • Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About: Focusing on artists from the Philadelphia area, Woodmere Art Museum showcases more than 3,000 works of art, along with frequent special exhibitions. The museum opened in 1940 in a 19th Century Victorian mansion that sits near the top of Chestnut Hill. The museum has a calendar full of musical evenings and family events, which often draw crowds on Friday nights.

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3. Historic Fallsington

Address: 4 Yardley Ave., Levittown (Bucks County)
How far from Nazareth Patch: About 1 hour and 31 minutes / About 69 miles

 Admission:

  • Free

Hours:

  • Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

About: Historic Fallsington is a historic village in Levittown that recaptures the lifestyle and sense of community that filled the Philadelphia suburbs over 200 years ago. The Burges-Lippincott House, Gillingham General Store and the Gambrel Roof House are a few of the sites available to explore at the village. On Saturday, May 19, Historic Fallsington's museum buildings will hold their Spring Open House with demonstrations of Colonial skills and children's games. Gift items are available for purchase at the on-site museum gift store and guided group tours are available.

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