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Pennsylvania Railroad Museum

 

Pennsylvania Railroad Museum: (717) 687-8628. Admission Charge. Famous steam engines, plush passenger coaches and restored service cars are displayed on 1,300 feet of indoor track in the United States first building designed for rail museum purposes. Railroad memorabilia is on display and a slide show documents the evolution of the train from the earliest steam locomotives to the sleek speeding trains of today. Open: Call for schedule and hours.  Location: Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579.

Strasburg Railroad:(717) 687-7522. Admission Charge. Chartered in 1832, the Strasburg Railroad is the oldest continually chartered public utility in Pennsylvania. Passengers take a 45-minute ride through beautiful countryside in wooden coaches pulled by a steam locomotive. Call for schedule and hours. Location: Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579.

Intercourse_Quickie_Ride_18.93_miles_D_Flat.pdf

DESCRIPTION: The Intercourse Quickie Ride is generally flat terrain but with some moderate rolling hills. A sampling of the southern Lancaster County farmlands can be had on this short scenic ride.   Food and drink are available in Strasburg and several convenience stores on the route

Back_Country_Ramble_25.50_miles_B_Hilly.pdf

DESCRIPTION: The Back Country Ride is a little more challenging.  A picturesque low traffic, rural farmland rides.  Note the mosaic on the former garage wall at the 14.78 mile point.  Food and drink are available in Strasburg

Country_Side_Delight_28.7_miles_C_Rolling.pdf

DESCRIPTION: The Country Side Delight Ride is typical Lancaster County rolling terrain but with some moderate climbs. It features a good sampling of the peaceful Amish Lancaster County countryside.   Food and drink are available in Strasburg and several convenience stores on the route.

Lapp_s_Ice_Cream_Ride_28.73_miles_C_Rolling.pdf

DESCRIPTION: The Lapp’s ice Cream Ride is must for ice cream lovers.  You will not only be treated to some of the best ice cream on a Mennonite farm, but you will also enjoy the rolling country side farm vistas.  Note Lapp’s is closed on Sunday’s.   Food and drink are available in Strasburg and several convenience stores on the route.

Witness_Ride_36.55_miles_C_Rolling.pdf

DESCRIPTION: The Witness Ride takes you past the filmed scenes where Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis appeared in the Oscar winning 1985 movie Witness.  Food and drink are available in Strasburg.

Hunsecker_Covered_Bridge_Ride_36.95_miles_C_Rolling.pdf

DESCRIPTION: The Hunsecker Covered Bridge Ride ventures into the eastern outskirts of Lancaster City before entering northern Lancaster County countryside. The picturesque Hunsecker Covered Bridge is the destination before returning to the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. Food and drink are available in Strasburg and several convenience stores on the route.

Climbers_Delight_Ride_37.21_miles_A_Very_Hilly.pdf

DESCRIPTION: The Climbers delight Ride extends the challenge of the Back Country Ramble by venturing further into the river hills of the Susquehanna River. Food and drink are available in Strasburg. 

Heritage_Ride_Pennsylvania_Railroad_Museum_Start_58.5_miles_C_Rolling.pdf

DESCRIPTION: The Heritage Ride is mostly gentle rolling terrain but with some moderate hills.  A great cross section of the Lancaster County Amish farmlands and points of historic interest.  The ride incorporates the Ephrata Cloister, Strasburg Railroad, and Landis Valley State run museums, and includes the town of Lititz.


 

Adopt a Highway

The Adopt-a-Highway program was started back in 1992 by Harry Campbell [deceased] as a way for our club to give back to Lancaster County. We are expected to clean up Columbia Ave. from Donnerville Rd. to Rohrerstown Rd. 3 times a year. PA DOT supplies us with gloves, reflective vests & trash bags.

Ice Cream Lovers Ride

As featured in Bicycling Magazines best ride for PA. On this 40-mile route, you can find killer ice cream at Bird-in-Hand Bakery (12 miles), Lapp Valley Farm (23 miles), and Oregon Dairy (36 miles), where scoops are sized calf, heifer, or cow.

Out of Area Rides

Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU) maintains a great list of out of area rides. You can view that list by clicking here.