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Lancaster County Covered Bridges Professional Review and Guide
"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 Lititz, a tree-lined town that is home to the Sturgis Pretzel Baker, the self-proclaimed first pretzel baker in America. The road surface is fair."
--William Simpson, Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania (The Globe Pequot Press).
beautiful countyside on an early sunday morning.Luckily my husband is an excellent navigator because there are many turns on this trail. The hills were doable,even on a mountain bike.Great ride.
The tour was beautiful, a true view of rural Lancaster Country. The opening three miles were "grueling" for beginner road bikers. It went directly to the highest point in the area and then to the lower rolling country side once off the mountain. All of the bridges were historic works of art and some of the Country manors were exquisit. The Amish world could not have been found without the map's directions. There were a few errors but we made it around the entire circuit. Though I have to admit when my wife said on the mountain "no farther" our Mustang convertible with the bikes on back made a great way to follow the route. We will be back and on our bikes!
Beautiful trail with rolling hills. We had trouble, however with two unmarked roads which we rode right past. Also watch out for the Farmersville Roads. There are two: running north-south and east-west which caused confusion and had us lost for a few miles until we stopped to ask directions. One downside is the frequent amount of turns.
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