Hopewell-Daniel Boone Classic

Oley, Pennsylvania

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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 a bright splash of orange to the landscape. Several of the roads are roller-coaster rides, swooping downhill past farms selling corn or apples and cider. You will pedal through rolling farmland dotted with covered bridges and grazing sheep, interspersed with stone barns and houses dating back two centuries. Terrain: rolling to moderately hilly. Traffic is generally moderately light to very light, but heavier in Kutztown, Oley, and Stowe (a suburb of Pottstown) and at the crossings of major highways.
Best Bike Rides in New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania

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Best Bike Rides in New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania

by Trudy E. Bell (The Globe Pequot Press)

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 a bright splash of orange to the landscape. Several of the roads are roller-coaster rides, swooping downhill past farms selling corn or apples and cider.

You will pedal through rolling farmland dotted with covered bridges and grazing sheep, interspersed with stone barns and houses dating back two centuries. Terrain: rolling to moderately hilly. Traffic is generally moderately light to very light, but heavier in Kutztown, Oley, and Stowe (a suburb of Pottstown) and at the crossings of major highways.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Oley
Distance: 73
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Best spring to fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Hopewell-Daniel Boone Classic

Recent Trail Reviews

10/2/2007
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Take a look at the directions to clarify we I gave this 5 star ride three stars. This area has to be one of the most beautiful farmland rides I have ever taken. Rolling hills and amazing scenery. The directions however are confusing and not necessary. We ended up using a county map and throwing away the ride directions. We roughly folowed the route elimiinating all the turns. The first part of the ride from the college to the loop is great with clear directions and amazing farmland. Once on the 70 mile loop there is a turn every mile!! It was very frustrating trying to ride at a good speed and then having to stop every intersection to reade the directions. I have found this to be a fundamental problem with many of the rides from this publication. Most of the major roads we were on didn't have shoulders, but there was virtually no traffic so we had the roads to ourselves (Sunday). I highly recomend getting a local map and doing this ride. It was very easy to eliminate all the nonsense and simplify the directions. The area is amazing for road cycling.


6/1/2007
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Just a note: The bridge on Rt. 82 washed out several years ago, and you now have to take the alternate route up Cocalico Rd. Mark Scholefield



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