We will have two routes for our cyclists. They will both depart from the fabulous Star Barn location in Elizabethtown PA with a rolling start between 7AM and 9AM.
At the start area, we will have fluids for your ride, plus some snacks to take with you. In addition, we will have bike mechanics in case you need help with minor bicycle maintenance.
Remember for the ride, bicycle helmets are required for all riders, and we need everyone to open the Pennsylvania rules for bicycles. For the PA rules click HERE
Metric Half-Century Ride
The first of the two routes is the Half-Century (33 miles) traveling through the countryside, toward the river town of Marietta for the first rest stop at 15.9 miles, then northeast to the quaint town of Rheems PA for the second rest stop, at 23.7 miles. We will then head north to eventually arrive back at the Star Barn.
Route: 32.2 miles, and 1,651 feet of elevation change
Metric Century Ride
Our longer route will share the beginning roads of the Half-Century (33 mile) route. We will then travel north to Middletown PA for the first rest stop. Continuing north, the second rest stop is at the 25-mile mark. We will circle the Hershey Park area on the north side enjoying some roads along the Swatara Creek. You may even get the treat of seeing some Bald Eagles fishing and nesting along the creek. We will travel south to the third rest stop, in Campbelltown at mile 44.3, and our last stop at DAS Companies, Inc., mile 54.9. We will continue south traveling back on low-traffic roads to Elizabethtown and the Star Barn.
Route: 61.3 miles 3,085 of elevation change