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Ride the Pine Creek Gorge (The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania)
The 64 mile long Pine Creek Rail Trail is rated as one of the most scenic rail trail rides in the east, boasting beautiful forest lands, deep gorges, and numerous waterfalls. Breaking the ride up into two days and using a shuttle service would enable us to get the most out of this fantastically scenic area. A MILE-BY-MILES writeup: http://pacanyon.com/PineCreekRailTrail.html Link to shuttles: http://www.pinecrk.com/bikerates/bikerates.html The entire PCT in 15 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtCn1145pg8 I believe the best arrangement would be to schedule a group shuttle back from to Ansonia from Jersey Shore (62 miles) and stay at a campground half way down for a two day trip. Much like we did for the Maine trip, we can have a pot luck dinner meeting early next year in order to iron out final details. In order to avoid a conflict with my school trips, I would most likely schedule this outing for the last weekend in June of 2019., with a hotel/B&B stay on Friday and Saturday evenings. If you have interest in pursuing this adventure, post your comments . Details will be firmed up later. Terry Brown,[masked]

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Let's load up our bicycles, pack a lunch, and head out to some of the many terrific rail-trail routes in the Tristate region. Enjoy level, car-less, routes at a leisurely pace and traverse beautiful countryside. Hundreds of abandoned railroad right-of-ways throughout the Northeast have been re-purposed as hiking and biking trails, offering literally thousands of miles of great riding. We caravan or carpool to a selected trail and bike from there. Some are close and some are an hour or two away.

All of our rides are social rides. We stop and explore whenever we want. Most rides should be in the 20-30 mile range, but we can customize any distance we want. If you want to see the outdoors from the seat of a bicycle and not have to dodge traffic on local streets, rail-trails are the way to go. The best types of bikes for these trails are either mountain bikes or hybrids.

On occasion, nature walks will be posted as well. Many are located in regions with great bicycling opportunities, allowing us to combine both activities.

Call Terry Brown at 848-333-7331 for more information.

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