ADVOCATING FOR BETTER, SAFER BICYCLING

 

This page has a list of scenic bicycle rides based on themes related to the Lebanon Valley's geography, culture and history.  There are narratives followed by descriptive cue sheets that provide information on what cyclists are viewing.  LVBC has developed ten rides covering different  areas of the Lebanon Valley.  In addition, a cue sheet (without a narrative or map) is included for a century perimeter ride of Lebanon County.  This ride uses many of the roads from the narrative rides.  

The Lebanon County Scenic Bicycle Rides Map shows possible connections between some of the rides to enjoy more miles of cycling as well as how to shorten a ride.  

Users of any of these rides assume the risks that come with riding bicycles on public roads.  

If when cycling one of our scenic routes, you find a hazardous road condition, a detour/closed road or an error in our cue sheet, please advise us so that we can make corrections.  It is important that the rides be as "hassle free" as possible.  Thank you.  

Ride List:  The rides have  two  separate links, a descriptive cue sheet link and a separate map link.  Loading of  a map  takes 10-15 seconds. 

1.  Coleman Legacy (33 miles)     Map 

2.  Amish Mennonite Farmland (35 miles)      Map  

3.  Lebanon's Gaps and Valleys (31 miles)     Map  

4.  Preserved Farmland Loop (14 miles)     Map  

5.  Cycling Lebanon Valley Vistas (36 miles)   Map 

6.  Silos, Spires and Soaring Birds (27 miles)    Map  

7.  Preserving the Lebanon Valley's Heritage and Lands (27 miles)     Map  

8.  Horses and Creeks (30 miles)   Map    

Gaps and Valleys: Coulter Road is being closed by Fort Indiantown Gap for security reasons.  The date is July 18, 2016.  LVBC is monitoring whether bicyclists might be able to use the road.   If not, continue on Fisher Road to Asher Minor Road which is on the loop ride as cyclists return to the start.    Walmer Church and cemetery can be accessed by turning  left off Fisher Road  after the traffic signal intersection, onto Biddle Road.  Take  a second left onto Coulter Road.   Reverse your ride.  It is a mid 19th century church and the cemetery is 18th century. 

9.  Union Canal and the Swatties (33 miles)   Map   

Union Canal and the Swatties:  There will be a detour in 2016  on Tunnel Hill Road due to construction related to the Rail Trail.  LVBC advised Penn DOT that appropriate detour signage should be available for bicyclists.

 

10. Lebanon's Historic Gems (8 miles)   Map 

11. Lebanon County Perimeter:   Memorial Lake Start (100 miles)        Middle Creek Start (102 miles)   

 

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