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Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Mount Joy, PA
Event Name: Bike
Event Type: Year Round Bike
Event ID: 109011 2018/Y0522
Distance - Trail Ratings: 15k /30k - 1B
Description: This bike route is mostly on country roads with a few short sections of neighborhood streets. This is a lovely town & country route which features two covered bridges (youll ride through them), lovely farms, scenic old historic buildings, and lots of rural scenery. The terrain is mostly gently rolling though there are a couple of short hills you may want to walk up! The 30k trail is rated 1C.
Amenities: Strollers: None | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA
Start Times: 24/7
Location: Olde Square Inn.
Start Point / Driving Directions: 127 E Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552 (PA-230). Refer to the Mount Joy Six Parks and a Cemetery walk (Y0505) for directions to start location. The walk box is kept on the side porch. After registering, you must drive approximately 2 miles to the start. Directions will be in the box.
Awards & Fees: B Award
Comments: PPSF The 15K route visits the two covered bridges, travels on country roads past farms, B&Bs, and through a short neighborhood section in Mount Joy. The 30K route adds on a second loop out into the countryside with more lovely old stone bridges, a few Amish farms, a Mennonite graveyard, and a cruise past a chocolate factory in Mount Joy. Part of the second loop is on Lancaster Countys Heritage Route C bike route. Directions will be provided so you can do either loop separately or both together. Please wear a bike helmet and obey traffic laws. You can access the walk box on the inns side porch without disturbing the owner. If there are diners breakfasting on the side porch, please take the box off the porch to do your paperwork. The inn is a lovely B&B if you happen to be staying in the area overnight. You will be riding roads with car traffic, though the route was selected to minimize this and many of the roads have low usage. If you are concerned about traffic, the best times to do the route are 9-11, 1-3, or after 6:30pm in the summer.
Host Club: Penn-Dutch Pacers Volksmarch Club
Contact: Jane Holmes (760) 496-8610
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