Bicycling the Beautiful Lehigh Gorge Trail




Come bike this gorgeous rail trail! If you haven’t been yet, it’s a flat, well-maintained hardpack bike trail, with spectacular views of the river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet at Glen Onoko Park, Saturday, May 4, 2013, 11 a.m.

  http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_003767.pdf

Glen Onoko is the southern access area and may be reached by taking Exit 74 of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Follow US 209 south toward Lehighton, and continue to Jim Thorpe. Go through downtown Jim Thorpe, and after you pass the scenic railway station and parking lot on your right, take PA 903 north across the river. At the stop sign, keep going straight. (Do not take PA 903, which bears to the right.) After a short distance, turn left at the entrance to the park.

There are many spots to park along the side of the road, mostly on the right as you drive into the park. You can park at one these, or continue across the bridge and park in the first lot you come to, or continue around to another larger parking lot. We will meet up at the trailhead, which is the blue square on the map linked above. Don’t worry—it’s a very small park and you won’t be able to miss it.

In terms of bike, best to have at least a slightly larger, knobby tire. In terms of distance, go as far as you like and simply loop back when you want. Bring water and a snack/lunch. This event will be held rain or shine. 

 

 

  

 

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  • Jay K.

    Thanks for arranging the ride Fred, it was wonderful. Lisa, Carmen, Amy, and Kris - good to be with you.
    Here is a link to the photographs I took yesterday...
    http://albums.phanfare.com/isol...­

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Lisa P (F Snow P.

    What a gorgeous day! So nice to meet you all -- hope to see you again soon!

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Carmen Bernal B.

    Me too had a great time... Thanks so much everyone! Lets do it again!

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Fred R.

    Wonderful day, great bike, thanks to Jay and Lisa and Carmen and Amy and Kris, so nice to meet you all!

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Kris K.

    Had a great time everyone. Looking forward to it again!

    1 · May 4, 2013

    • Fred R.

      Kris,

      May 4, 2013

    • Fred R.

      Great having you, hope to see you again

      1 · May 4, 2013

  • Fred R.

    Hi everyone!
    Weather is beautiful, should be a great day for a ride!
    See you there.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • John S.

    So sorry but I need to drop out from this ride.. Leaving on vacation tomorrow and need the time today to finish packing & preparations.

    May 4, 2013

  • R.J.

    Shift change; I have to work tomorrow. Sorry I can't join you.. Enjoy!

    May 3, 2013

  • John S.

    Fred, How far out were you planning on riding before heading back. Not concerned about the distance since I have biked and hiked the entire length from downtown Jim Thorpe to White Haven several times. Just curious what your plan was for this ride.

    March 18, 2013

    • John S.

      That is just fine by me, Fred. Just figured that info should be out in the open for anyone considering joining in on this meetup.

      March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      With all of the Lehigh Gorge rides I have been on, since it's an 'up & back' ride, folks just ride as far as they liked, then turned around whenever they wanted...(Just make sure you let someone know when/if you do, so they're not wasting time looking for you...!!!) Hope this helps.

      May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too much going on tomorrow; Will have to settle for some early-morning laps on the IRT...SORRY to miss this, Have FUN!!!

    May 3, 2013

  • fred

    HATE to miss this but am helping someone to move furniture. I hope they run this again!

    May 2, 2013

  • fred

    HATE to miss this but am helping someone to move furniture. Hope they have it again.

    May 2, 2013

  • Dave A.

    I can't ride till 3:00 pm I'll have to bow out but hope another ride like this is scheduled on a Sunday :)

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Kris K.

    Looking forward to it!

    April 18, 2013

  • Keith R.

    Would anyone like to join a fundraiser 5k that I am organizing?

    April 15, 2013

  • Bruce H.

    I'd like to try this. Count us in.

    March 19, 2013

    • Fred R.

      Hi Bruce, glad you are coming, should be a fun ride!

      March 19, 2013

  • Fred R.

    Hi Roz,
    No, probably not an issue, as long as they aren't really skinny ones, since there are patches where the trail is a bit looser.

    March 18, 2013

  • R.J.

    no knobby tires..but, I don't think it should be a prob on this packed trail, no?

    March 17, 2013

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