In 1933, the founders of Keswick Cycle opened their doors with a common goal in mind: to make each visitor feel like a part of the family. Almost 80 years later, a staff of avid cyclists and triathletes maintains the same friendly vibe at all three locations, meanwhile stocking an assortment of bikes and accessories. Bicycles from Cannondale, Specialized, Electra, and other big brands conquer myriad terrains, from roads and triathlon courses to mountain trails mucky with discarded cooking oil. Tires, apparel, and other accessories round out the inventory, situated around the shop's central hub, the services department. Here, factory-trained mechanics tune up or overhaul any type of bike or shopping carts masquerading as bikes. These same experts fit athletes for competition at the triathlon studio and, in their spare time, lend a hand to local charities.
A-1 Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Adventures outfits oceanic explorers with the gear and training necessary for expeditions into the vasty deeps. Classes of 10–15 students converge upon the dive center for registration before heading to the pool at George School's sports center in Newtown, a safe environment for introductory dives and intermediate-level Marco Polo. Certified Professional Association of Diving Instructors members show each diver how to don and use a full allotment of scuba gear, including snorkel, tank, regulator, buoyancy jacket, fins, and instruments. Students then learn how to breathe through a regulator underwater and practice basic safety and diving skills, such as how to summon a school of flounder to carry you to the surface in an emergency. The hours and experience gained during this course may be credited toward a full scuba certification course should the attendee decide to continue with the program.
Players at Lehigh Valley Paintball wage simulated war across a variety of battlefields, choosing from a variety of play styles on both speedball and woodsball fields. The staff can also customize markers with engravings or leather wristbands, useful for proudly showing team affiliations, graphic designs, or helping identify guns that have escaped.
What does it take to bring a 78,000-square-foot, climate-controlled, multi-sport recreational facility to fruition? The BucksMont Indoor Sports Center began with three sports-loving clans fueled by a desire to provide local athletes of all ages and skill levels a place to get their game on no matter the season. They devoted years of their time to researching, planning, and constructing a safe and comfortable facility that's open year-round.
Beyond being easily accessible, the center features the industry’s newest and safest playing surfaces, including turf that emulates real grass. Here, youth and adult leagues meet to play everything from flag football to street-style hockey. After rousing games of soccer or basketball, players can replenish energy stores with a health-conscious meal at Overtime Grill, which boasts 20 LCD TVs.