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Good rides near Reading, PA or Lancaster, PA

Old 01-05-08, 05:34 AM
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Good rides near Reading, PA or Lancaster, PA

Hi,

I am planning on visiting Adamstown, PA next June with the family. Gettysburgh. Hershey Park, etc...

I would like to identify some good roads, loops, destinations, hills, centuries, group rides, local clubs in that area , if possible. Pointers, tips, ideas...all appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike
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Here are some routes provided by the Lancaster Bicycle Club. They put on a metric century that visits many of the covered bridges in the area in August, and that ride is very popular with local Bike Forums members. I used to live in Ephrata, which is a little bit south of Adamstown, so let me know if you need any additional information.
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^^^ What HG said is the way to go. Any of the rides on that page are worthy of giving a go. One thing that area doesn't lack are nice roads to ride on.

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also...check out the civil war century route...the whole area has gorgeous riding...rolling Amish and Mennonite farm land...

Have fun...really a fantastic area for riding...
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I wish I lived there instead of the philly burbs. I don't know where to ride in this area, and it scares me relative to CT because the riding's just exponentially more beautiful there.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
I wish I lived there instead of the philly burbs. I don't know where to ride in this area, and it scares me relative to CT because the riding's just exponentially more beautiful there.
You have some great riding not far from you in Bucks County. Lots of rolling farmland, some nice riding along the Delaware River. You could also cross the river and find some nice rides in New Jersey.

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Texter Mountain at the top of Lancaster County, near the tri-county border. This is a 1300 ft of gain, 10 mile loop with sections on the return climb (remembering off the top of my head here) on Huntizinger exceeding 18% and averaging about 11% for about a mile.
texter routesm.jpg

PM me for a bigger version and some elevation profiles. Oh, and feel free to look me up in June. These are my regular stomping grounds. I ran this route so much last season I should have been punching a clock.
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My sister lives/rides in York. I'll send her this link and see what she has for ya.
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Many thanks everyone for the info! Much appreciated. Mike
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