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Fall Foliage Bike Touring the Lehigh River Gorge Trail

Cyclists of all ages have made the Lehigh River Gorge Rail Trail one of this region's favorite and most scenic riding tours.  Whether you are captivated by history, a love of nature, or just looking for a wonderful day of great exercise, this trip offers something for everyone - and at the most spectacular time of year - fall foliage season!   Join us for this ride as we snake our way through the gorge and a mere stone throw from the beautiful Lehigh River.

Please note that you must register and book this trip on the Outdoor Connections website to reserve your spot. See link below ....

The Lehigh Gorge Trail is a multi-use rail trail that winds along the valley of the Lehigh River Gorge from White Haven to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.  The trail follows an abandoned railroad corridor along the river.  Prior to the railroad, the Lehigh Canal ran along much of the same route and many of the original stone locks are still intact and visible from the trail.

Not an experienced cyclist?  No worries!  We will be riding on a trail that has a fine crushed stone surface perfect for cycling.  No rocks, no roots, no hills!  This 3 hour tour is roughly 25 miles in length but with a slight downhill grade so we will have an easy and scenic 'downhill' pedal.

As we pedal at our own pace, we will see fantastic rock formations, tumbling waterfalls, and abundant wildlife as we make our way through the gorge and along the river - known for it's whitewater rafting and kayaking.  We will stop along the way and enjoy our lunch at one of the scenic spots on trail.  A shuttle will get us back to the outfitter's center were we can clean up and change before heading back home...with great memories and pics in hand.

This trip includes all transportation costs, bike & helmet rental, continental breakfast, picnic lunch, and guides to lead your day.

All trip details and final trip itinerary will be e-mailed to all registered guests the week of the trip date.

About this Adventure

Trip Date: Saturday - October 4th


Check in 7:00 a.m. - Depart at 7:15 a.m. (sharp) – 8th Avenue between W31st and W33rd streets - on the steps of the US Post Office and across from Penn Station.


7:15 p.m. (approximately)

Trip Rating:

Intermediate – We will bike for approximately 3 hours on a slight downhill grade and stop along the way to enjoy our picnic lunch.

What's Included:

Trip includes all transportation costs, licensed guide, mountain bike & helmet rentals, park fees, continental breakfast, al fresco picnic lunch.

What to Bring:

Wear comfortable and broken-in sneakers. Dress appropriately for the season and in layers - this means have the ability to take tops on/off as needed to keep you comfortable. Wear clothing with moisture wicking materials. Rain jacket/pants/hat are strongly suggested if the weather is uncertain. Sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, and riding/athletic gloves are recommended. If you are not sure, bring more clothing than you think you need – extra items can be left in the van or carried in your backpack.  Bring a small daypack to carry your stuff – extra clothes, snacks, water, camera, our provided picnic lunch, etc. Bring a change of clothes and a towel for after biking.

Trip Cost:
Price with Transportation $89
Price Self-Drive $74

For trips that list multiple dates, please e-mail us at [masked] to let us know which date you prefer after you have registered and paid on-line.


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  • Carol

    There is a 100% forecast of rain for tomorrow. :(

    October 3, 2014

  • michelle

    I live in nj and its better for me to drive and meet you there. I have a mountain and road bike. What time and whee shoyld I meet you and which bike shoyld I bring?

    September 29, 2014

    • Jim K.

      Hi Michelle-

      Thanks for signing up for our trip! Welcome aboard and glad
      that you can join us! You are reserved for 10/4 and you are all set!! We will be sending out an e-mail with the trip itinerary the Weds/Thurs before
      the trip. Keep your eye out for it. It will have everything that you'll need
      to know - approx itinerary for the day, what you should wear and bring along on
      the trip, our emergency
      contact info, meeting time/location, etc ...As a heads-up, you will meet us at the Whitewater Challengers Basecamp in Weatherly, PA. Time and address will be sent on Weds/Thurs...Also, a mtn bike is best for this ride...

      Thx, Jim

      September 29, 2014

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