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Bird-In-Hand Professional Review and Guide
"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 numerous, and the traffic on them is light. In fact, much of the traffic consists of Amish horses and buggies, not cars. Because the Amish are an agrarian society, most of the area's attractions center on food. At the Bird-In-Hand Farmers Market, where the ride begins, you can find many familiar favorites and perhaps some local delicacies that aren't found everywhere else. In summer and fall, local produce is abundant. The road surface is fair; be careful of ruts worn by horses."
--William Simpson, Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania (The Globe Pequot Press).
Really great, flat ride. Some cyclists lost in the area, so I think it's easy to make a wrong turn. The air can be pungeant with fresh manure (lots of carriages), but we didn't mind. Heart of the Amish community, the cars are few and used to avoiding carriages.
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