Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area
This 6.7-mile loop is not so much a bike ride as it is a journey through history. Valley Forge, aside from its historic significance, is a beautiful spot for hiking, jogging, biking, kite-flying, and even cross-country skiing. Still, the main attraction here is undoubtedly the winter encampment of General George Washington. While passing through the park, on can only begin to imagine the conditions Washington's troops had to endure that winter of 1777-78.
Small, crowded huts and meager rations, combined with a harsh and deadly winter, made camp-life almost unbearable. Over 2,000 men perished form typhoid, pneumonia, dysentery, and other diseases over the course of the winter. You can spend the better part of a day trying to see what the entire park has to offer. My suggestion would be to ride the bike path, bring a lock for your bike, and stop at the many historical sights along the path. Terrain: Asphalt path.