Shuttle Request – 2021

Why do I need to submit this form?   Click here for the answer.

Only one request for transportation is needed per vehicle, provided you list all adult pilgrims in your party on this form.

FULL name - Last & First
Select State or Province -- or "OTHER" at end of list.
If none, enter zeros.
If none, enter zeros.
Confirm your e-mail address.
'Modified pilgrims', who drive directly to step-off location and keep their vehicles throughout, check here .
NOTE to families (ONLY) opting to bring an RV, camper, or full-size van to transport the family between camps & to provide sleeping quarters --
On Thursday, day-0, families may park a vehicle in the large parking lot of St. Mary Church in Hamburg, PA. - the starting point of the pilgrimage. No hook-ups. Remote water source only. Families give free-will donation to parish upon arrival.
On Friday, day-1, families may park their RV or van at The Brubaker Family's farm, paying a fair price to Mr. Brubaker upon arrival.
On Saturday, day-2, families may again park the family RV or van on Reuben DeMaster's Willow Haven Farm, offering a free-will donation to Reuben or Tessa, and should give Mrs. DeMaster advance notice via e-mail, and receive her instructions, by Sept. 20.

Enter driver's e-mail address.
Confirm the driver's e-mail address.
If none, enter zeros.

You must choose one-only option in each green section, I. and II., below.

I.   To arrive Thursday at the Pilgrimage starting point, my party’s driver or I shall:
      (check one option only)

Drive first to St. Mary's Church Hamburg, Thursday, drop off passengers & gear; then drive alone to this parking lot in downtown Allentown, expecting to arrive there at (e.g., 1:30 p.m.).
My party's driver (or I) requests the shuttle back to check-in & step-off location to my/our overnight accommodations.
Drive alone directly to this parking lot in downtown Allentown Thursday, expecting to arrive there at (e.g., 1:30 p.m.).
I request the shuttle to check-in & step-off location, my gear in tow.
Drive directly to step-off location Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.

Choose this option ONLY if someone not participating drops you off Thursday after noon or before dawn Friday at Hamburg, AND picks you up Sunday in Allentown.

Volunteer-organizers using their vehicles throughout the events also choose this option.

Nota bene: organizers provide NO transportation Sunday back to step-off location.

Arrive Thursday at (e.g., 1:30 p.m.)  
via .
I request the pilgrimage shuttle from  to my accommodations or the step-off location, and
also back to my PT point of departure .

Before booking flights, bus or train, pilgrims must contact the R.O. (responsible officer) for the shuttle, Dennis Mitchell, to confirm arrival and departure times, only if arriving in the Allentown metro-region after 9:00 p.m. Thursday or departing Sunday before 7:00 p.m.

II.  On Friday morning, my party & I shall need:
      (check one option only)

Transportation for pilgrims from  
to check-in and the rendezvous point at St. Mary's Church campus.
No transportation to check-in at the rendezvous point at St. Mary Church, Hamburg.

This option is for pilgrims camping at St. Mary's Thursday night, or for pilgrims participating in the 'Modified Events' described on this page.

Please also note:

1. The Transportation-Team cannot promise shuttle service to any pilgrim failing to return this request, nor guarantee to finalize arrangements for requests received after September 15.

2. Pilgrims will not be able to retrieve their vehicles at end of pilgrimage without requesting this service.

3.  Questions about your shuttle plans?  E-mail Dennis Mitchell – BUT ONLY AFTER SUBMITTING THE SHUTTLE REQUEST.

4.  Information you provide with this request may also help form car-pools for those needing rides to the region.  Subscribe to the pilgrimage  bulletin board to arrange rides with other pilgrims.

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