Road Biking Western Pennsylvania Guide Book

by Jim Homerosky (Falcon Guides)
Road Biking Western Pennsylvania  by Jim Homerosky

246pp/maps/photos/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762726598

From the flat roads in Erie to the urban streets of Pittsburgh and the rural byways and mountainous terrain of the Southern Alleghenies, enjoy the dramatic diversity of Western Pennsylvania on two wheels. Here are over 30 carefully designed tours, which range in length from 11 miles to 101 miles, and cover a wide range of abilities and fitness levels. You get complete information about each ride, including directions, length, terrain, and traffic conditions; vivid descriptions of points of interest; brief listings of restaurants, accommodations, bike shops, and restrooms along the way; detailed maps and elevation profiles.

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Trails from the "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 34.
... Preview: Crossing the Allegheny Mountains has always presented a problem. In the 1800s the Horseshoe Curve was built so that locomotives could circumvent the steep slopes. Today cyclists must rely on their own ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Altoona, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 42
... Preview: Two exciting rides leave from Brady’s Run Park in Beaver County. A short ramble slowly climbs the South Branch of Brady’s Run amidst the region’s picturesque farms, orchards, and woodlands. Gentle rol ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Darlington, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 37
... Preview: Three rides of varying lengths and ability levels are featured in Bedford County. The 16-mile out-and-back ramble is a flat ride that starts in Osterburg and passes several of Bedford County’s renowne ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Bedford, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 41
... Preview: Situated in southern Erie and northern Crawford Counties, the Cambridge Springs ramble and cruise are relatively easy and tranquil tours of the farmlands and woodlands surrounding the meandering Frenc ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Cambridge Springs, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: Starting in Hollidaysburg, the Canoe Creek Ramble is an enchanting tour of the “loop” area of central Blair County. Enjoy fabulous views of surrounding mountains without needing to climb any on this g ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Hollidaysburg, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: The Cook Forest Ramble is a delightful spin through a deep, dark forest of old-growth timber. Combine your tour with a short hike on one of the many trails in the state park. Plan a picnic along the ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Cooksburg, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: Starting in Martinsburg, the Cycle the Southern Alleghenies Cruise is a premier biking tour among the countless dairy farms of eastern Blair County. Nestled between two towering Allegheny ridges, the ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Martinsburg, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 35
... Preview: The Elk View Challenge takes cyclists through one of Pennsylvania’s most remote regions. Leaving tiny Benezette, the route follows a branch of Sinnemahoning Creek downstream for a pleasant warm-up. Fa ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Benezette, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 48
... Preview: The Greene County Country Cruise is a rural and moderately hilly ride through southwest Pennsylvania’s picturesque countryside. Cycle through miles of pastures and farms boasting stone homes and Mail ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Ruff Creek, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 38
... Preview: The Hickory ramble and cruise offer an outstanding tour of Washington County’s small villages and bucolic countryside. Starting in Cecil Park, both routes roll through Venice, Southview, and Hickory b ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Venice, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: Known as the Christmas Tree Capital of the World and hometown of legendary actor Jimmy Stewart, Indiana is the base for two fantastic century rides. Whether your goal is a metric or an English century ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Indiana, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 101
... Preview: Located almost entirely within the Allegheny National Forest, the Kinzua Cruise is a picturesque tour of the Allegheny Reservoir and surrounding woodlands. Following the popular Longhouse Scenic Byway ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Warren, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: The Lake Arthur cruise and challenge are two hilly rides over the rugged and once glacier-covered terrain of Butler and Lawrence Counties. Both routes constantly roll through the region’s picturesque ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
West Liberty, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 46
... Preview: Located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, Ligonier is one of Pennsylvania’s best small towns. Four rides are offered from this appealing town so that everyone can enjoy cycling this spectacular re ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Ligonier, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 65
... Preview: The McConnellsburg Challenge is a challenging tour of Fulton County, lying deep in the heart of the Southern Alleghenies. Starting in the historic town of McConnellsburg, the challenge skirts towering ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
McConnellsburg, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: Mingo Creek County Park in eastern Washington County is the base for two short but sweet country rides. After exploring the full length of the scenic and serene Mingo Creek County Park, the ramble off ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Thomas, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: The North East Wine Country offers two delightful rides—a ramble and a cruise—through the vast grape-growing fields of this Lake Erie shoreline region. Stop at one of several wineries to experience th ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
North East, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: Ohiopyle offers the cyclist three exciting tours of the Youghiogeny River gorge and surrounding Laurel Highlands. The easy out-and-back ramble follows the gorgeous Youghiogeny Rail-Trail to Confluence ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Ohiopyle, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 65
... Preview: The Titusville area offers two very different cycling opportunities. The ramble takes cyclists along the Oil Creek Bicycle Trail for a relaxing out-and-back ride to the Drake Well Museum. Visit the fu ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Petroleum Center, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31
... Preview: Located at the confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers, Pittsburgh is a modern, cosmopolitan city that still retains small-town friendliness and charm. The Pittsburgh City Cruise exp ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Pittsburgh, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19

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