Best Road Biking in Pennsylvania

This list represents the most popular road biking in Pennsylvania. Use this list to plan your next Pennsylvania road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Gettysburg


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 - 17 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view allBestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Jim Thorpe - Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail


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 - 44 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view allBestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Valley Forge to Philadelphia


This is a place for a pleasant ride, but not necessarily a fast one. The trail enjoys heavy use, so expect to share it with many other bicyclists, as well as walkers, runners, and rollerbladers. The b…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Valley Forge, PA - Road Biking - 44 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view allBestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Lancaster County Covered Bridges


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 - 33.3 miles
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#5. Wellsboro - Pine Creek Trail


Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon is less famous and more beautiful than some big hole in the ground out west. Fifty miles long and, in places, 1,000 feet deep, Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon is a green gorge…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Ansonia, PA - Road Biking - 38 miles
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#6. Philadelphia


As the biggest city in the state and the "birthplace of liberty," Philadelphia offers many interesting attractions. It also has plenty of traffic; so much in face, that radio stations give traffic rep…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Philadelphia, PA - Road Biking - 25 miles
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#7. New Freedom - York Country Heritage Rail Trail


The York Country Heritage Trail offers a scenic ride through the woods, farms, and small towns of southern York County. This trails shares the corridor with an active rail line, so you may see-and hea…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
New Freedom, PA - Road Biking - 19 miles
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#8. Intercourse


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 - 16.2 miles
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#9. Hanover Horse Farms to Gettysburg Battlefield Century Classic


This route is actually a group of three rides that may be enjoyed by cyclists of almost any ability. The 26-mile ramble is suitable for novices early in the spring; the 52-mile cruise will delight str…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania"
McSherrystown, PA - Road Biking - 101 miles
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#10. Hopewell-Daniel Boone Classic


On many of the country roads you will travel, the traffic is light and it is not uncommon to see Amish residents driving horse-drawn carriages. In late June and early July, lilies are in bloom, adding…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania"
Oley, PA - Road Biking - 73 miles
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#11. Valley Forge


Today Valley Forge Park is a peaceful oasis close to the sprawl of Philadelphia. Inside the park, all is serene. Joggers and bikers are everywhere, and the twentieth century's pace doesn’t intrude on…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Valley Forge, PA - Road Biking - 6 miles
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#12. Downingtown


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 - 6.2 miles
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#13. Hershey


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 - 10 miles
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#14. Harrisburg


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 - 15.5 miles
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#15. Pennsylvania Dutch Sampler Cruise


On this ride it is likely you will want to spend as much time off the bike as on, for you will be pedaling through some of the most beautiful Amish farmland in Lancaster County, near or through three…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania"
Lampeter, PA - Road Biking - 37 miles
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#16. Speedwell Forge


This ride is the course that's used for the Lancaster YMCA Triathlon. It's very scenic, surely one of the prettiest rides in all the triathlon world, and slightly hilly. And because it's laid out to b…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
Lititz, PA - Road Biking - 25 miles
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#17. New Holland


This is a longer ride that will take you through the farmland of eastern Lancaster County. (For less ambitious riders, there's an optional shorter ride of 15.1 miles). Many of these farms are owned an…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania"
New Holland, PA - Road Biking - 47 miles
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#18. Bird-In-Hand


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 - 17 miles
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#19. Mingo Creek Rides


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 - 30 miles
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#20. Presque Isle and Erie Ramble


The Presque Isle and Erie Ramble is a delightful and easy spin around one of Pennsylvania’s most popular state parks. Stop for a picnic, and go for a swim at one the park’s many guarded sandy beaches.…
From the guidebook "Road Biking Western Pennsylvania"
Erie, PA - Road Biking - 16 miles
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