Bicycling Bedford County, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

BICYCLING BEDFORD COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA - A new guide for bicyclists - "Bicycle Scenic Country Roads in Bedford County PA" - is now available free of charge. The compact folder contains detailed route maps for 5 bicycle tours through the scenic countryside of rural Bedford county in southwestern Pennsylvania. Tours vary from 9.6 to 40 miles in length with ratings from "easy" to "difficult." Enthusiasts and beginners alike may also take advantage of mountain bike areas and rentals. Descriptions of two loops whet-your-whistle for the cycling experiences that await you in Bedford County. On the Covered Bridge Loop, pass by three of the country's 14 covered bridges built in the late 1800's. Rated "difficult," this 16.7 mile-loop is on an asphalt surface with rolling hills and climbs. Begin in the town of Bedford's National Historic District on the 9.6 mile "easy Schellsburg/Shawnee Loop. Travel through the antique-laden town of Schellsburg, Shawnee State Park and take a side trip to a covered bridge. In addition to cycling, enjoy the country pleasures of Bedford's outdoors. Hike at Shawnee, Blue Knob and Warriors Path state parks. Fish for a variety of species, including bass, walleye and trout in Shawnee, Koon and Gordon lakes, Yellow Creek and many miles of other streams and waterways. Swim, golf, or simply tour the countryside - covered bridges, orchards, Historic Lincoln Highway - through suggested drive routes. For your free bicycle tour guide and 32-page guide listing area attractions, events, facilities, lodging (including hotel, motel, inn and resort accommodations), contact: BEDFORD COUNTY CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAU 141 South Juliana Street Department HMC Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522 (800) 765-3331 (814) 623-1771 DON'T HAVE YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKES WITH YOU? SHIFTIN' GEARS invites you to experience Mountain Biking in and around historic Bedford County. Shiftin' Gears is a hands-on operation where the owners greet every rider personally. Founded in 1995 to serve Shawnee State Park visitors, Shiftin' Gears has expanded to serve Bedford County and its visitors. Shiftin' Gears offers hourly, daily and weekend rentals to suit the cyclist. Rentals include state-of-the-art mountain bikes, water bottles and helmets. Bike delivery and pick-up service is available at most starting/ending points. Make sure to call ahead for reservations and group bookings. SHIFTIN' GEARS RD 5, Box 644 Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522 (814) 623-0992 (814) 623-0408 Fax

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