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Old 04-11-08, 09:22 AM   #1
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Harrisburg to Lancaster

Anyone know any good routes for going between the two cities. I have stopped using a car and I frequent both locations. I am out of shape how long do you think it would take? Sadly Amtrak apparently is against cyclists and won't let you bring your bike on the train.

I guess I should also ask if anyone has been able to get their bike on the train or if you know of a good bus/other transportation between the two.

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I'm not sure how busy it gets, but rte 441 stays pretty close to the river, and might be pretty free of hills. From there, rte 23 goes straight into Lancaster. There are probably more scenic and less traveled routes that someone else could suggest.
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I'm not sure how busy it gets, but rte 441 stays pretty close to the river, and might be pretty free of hills. From there, rte 23 goes straight into Lancaster. There are probably more scenic and less traveled routes that someone else could suggest.
Thanks, I am actually coming from the Mechancisburg area so i guess it will be a little different but I will look into that suggestion. I just don't want to go and get lost and do an extra 20 miles and run out of steam.
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Well, crossing into Harrisburg, your only option would be the Market St bridge. Follow Front St/230 down to Middletown and pick up 441 there. Traffic at the end of Front St where the merges to 83 are can be quite disconcerting, so you might want to go inland to 13th st, and cross over 83 there, and turn right to get back down to 230.
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Actually, you can take Rt 230 all the way from Harrisburg to Lancaster. You'll be on the main streets through E-town, Mount Joy, Landisville, etc., but it's a much straighter shot than 441.

If you're looking for more scenic/meandering routes than that, I can help you out.

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Sadly Amtrak apparently is against cyclists and won't let you bring your bike on the train.
Why do you say this? From the Amtrak web site: http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Conten...m2Copy&ssid=43
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Why do you say this? From the Amtrak web site: http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Conten...m2Copy&ssid=43
I called Amtrak and they said on the trains from Harrisburg, to lancaster, to Philly there are no ways to bring a bike on the train. :/
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