This page has a menu of scenic 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. The Club 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 perimeter ride of Lebanon County. This ride uses many of the roads from the narrative rides.
Users of any of these rides assume the risks that come with riding bicycles on public roads.
Research has been derived through several sources including two Lebanon County Historical Society publications. Driving Tour of Lebanon County and Lebanon County: A Post Card History.
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.
7. Preserving the Lebanon Valley's Heritage and Lands (27 miles) Map
9. Union Canal and the Swatties (33 miles) Map The bridge on Swatara Road is closed because of last fall's flood damage. Do not turn onto Swatara Road. Instead, continue straight into Jonestown, bear left on the main street and than turn left on Lancaster street. Cross the little Swatara Creek and immediately turn left on Quarry Road. Rejoin the route when Quarry Road passes Swatara Road. This detour will add about 2 miles to the ride.