Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania Guide Book

by William Simpson (The Globe Pequot Press)
Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania  by William Simpson

184pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762702060

A well-researched guide to 40 recreational rides throughout Eastern PA including Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Lancaster. Each ride has mile-by-mile directions, narrative descriptions with historical data, ride length, safety tips, food & facilities, and points of interest. The rides range from 6 to 30 miles long and most visit one or more historic or natural sites along the way.

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Trails from the "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This short ride provides a variety of beautiful sights as it takes you through two small towns, a covered bridge, a farming area, and a section of the Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers System along the Octor ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Atglen, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.2
... Preview: Tucked between the Cehmung and Susquehanna rivers, just south of the New York border, is one of the few large expanses of flat land in northeastern Pennsylvania. This short ride will take you through ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Athens, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.1
... Preview: The best time to take this ride is from late April into early May when the fruit trees blossom. At several points on the ride, apple, peach, pear, and cherry trees will be all that you can see. Adam ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Biglerville, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Bird-In-Hand is in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. The area nearby is one of the world's most fertile agricultural regions, and it's also a great place for biking. The back roads are numero ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Lancaster, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: On the roads around Blue Ball, the automobile is not king. In fact, it's probably number three in popularity, behind the horse and buggy and the bicycle. As you ride on these roads, you're likely to f ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Blue Ball, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19.6
... Preview: This is a fairly long and challenging ride, but by local standards, it's practically flat. The ride will take you on both sides of the valley formed by Towanda Creek. Farming dominates the valley and ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Canton, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31
... Preview: Pennsylvania has only a few biking trails. The Strubel Biking/ Hiking Trail is a nice one. It's short and isn't suitable for fast riding, but it's an excellent place for parents and children to ride t ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Downingtown, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Eagles Mere is a tiny town that's a summer home for many families. It's like a beach resort, except that it's situated on top of a mountain and it has a lake instead of an ocean. The area surrounding ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Eagles Mere, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Coal was attraction that brought thousands of European immigrants to northeastern Pennsylvania during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At Eckley you can get a glimpse of life in a minin ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Eckley, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.1
... Preview: Fredericksburg is a small town that lies at the base of a mountain, and the region around it is a rich agricultural area that's excellent for biking. The scenery is nice and the traffic is light. This ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Fredericksburg, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.7
... Preview: This ride will take you over the back roads of eastern Berks County, through farmland and woodlands. Traffic is light and much of the route is shaded, so it's good for a hot day. Daniel Boone was one ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Monocacy, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: This ride is a very pretty one. The fields are green and surrounded by woodland. In the spring, the pink blossoms of the dogwood trees, the yellow of the dandelions, and the purple of the violets turn ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Gettysburg, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Pennsylvania's capital city has many sights to see and offers a surprisingly nice city ride. Of course, it's best not to ride during morning or evening rush hour. The first few miles are through an ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Harrisburg, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.5
... Preview: Harveys Lake is the largest natural lake within Pennsylvania's borders, and it provides a totally flat 8.3-mile ride. If you like hills, you can go away from the lake in any direction and know that yo ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Wilkes-Barre, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: The small town of Hershey has a big reputation for supplying the world with chocolate and with fun. The Hershey Bar is perhaps the most famous piece of candy in the world, and Hershey Park is Pennsylv ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Hershey, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Honesdale is a pretty little town in the Pocono Mountains of Wayne County. It lies in a basin, surrounded by all sides by fairly steep hills, and, although it's the biggest town in the country, it's d ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Honesdale, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.7
... Preview: This is a ride through lush Amish farmland, over lightly traveled roads. The little town of Intercourse is a curious melting pot. On Main Street you'll see Amish farmers buying supplies while visitor ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Intercourse, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: The Lehigh Gorge is steep and access is difficult. No roads cross the river for 19 miles. Building the railroad was a difficult engineering feat, and you'll see evidence of the blasting that was neces ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Jim Thorpe, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 44
... Preview: Lancaster County leads the nation in the covered-bridge category, with twenty-four bridges still in use. This ride takes you through five of them and on a tour of scenic farmlands. The ride begins in ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Lititz, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33.3
... Preview: The dictionary defines a valley as "a stretch of low land lying between hills or mountains and usually having a stream or river flowing through it." Sugar Valley fits that definition perfectly. Steep ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Loganton, PA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.4

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