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Ride to Presque Isle - Doing the distance and taking the highway

A nice full day of riding and sightseeing. Plan on enjoying the ride, checking out nature, local sights and if you like, night life at the Presque Isle Casino (I'll be heading home by then). This ride is for the experienced rider and will be high speeds and possibly heavy traffic if the weather is nice. 

Meet for Breakfast at 9:00 AM

 Sunny Street Café

Leave for Presque Isle at 10:30 AM

(Riding out on Rt. 90 - There is some construction)

Arrive at the park for a ride through the park and walk around a bit, see museums or just chill.

Check out the Tom Ridge Environmental Center
(Open 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, No Admission Fee)

Check out the Maritime Museum

(Open Noon – 5:00 PM, Admission $10)

After the museums close meet up at Dobbs Landing

(Open 24 hrs) and if you like to explore a bit more you can walk up the Bicentennial Tower. (There is no charge to walk up the Tower on the first Sunday of each month)

Regroup at the Landing and head over to the Casino around 7:00 to grab a bite of dinner/ look around/gamble. For those of you that may not be is interested in the Casino, there is a Quaker Steak and Lube nearby and you can grab a bite before heading home.

I’ll most likely head home earlier than later. I am not much of a gambler (Riding back on Rt. 90).


ADMISSION: General Admission is Free
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, year-round (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) is the gateway to Presque Isle. TREC is located before the entrance to Presque Isle State Park.
The center is open year-round, offering visitors information and insights into the unique 3,200 acre Presque Isle and the many different forms of life that inhabit it.
Tom Ridge Environmental Center Information Desk

1030 West Bayfront Parkway
Erie, PA 16507
Dobbins Landing is pier that extends past the end of State Street and is popular to many tourists. Open 24 hours, visitors can fish from the pier or climb the tower to catch fantastic views of the sunrise over the bay. Docked on the east side of Dobbins Landing you can find the Victorian Princess, a 150 person, three deck refurbished paddleboat cruise line. Here you can enjoy a brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour cruise. Learn more about the cruises at
Bicentennial Tower Hours are 9:30am-10pm. There is no charge on the first Sunday of each month.

150 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507
Starting with the War of 1812 through the present day, the Erie Maritime Museum will take you through time, the people, and the events surrounding Lake Erie. When in homeport, the Flagship Niagara is the major “exhibit”. Learn more at

Presque Isle Downs & Casino
8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509
Presque Isle Downs & Casino features a 140,000 square foot clubhouse with 2,000 slot machines, 48 gaming tables, and fine and casual restaurants and lounges. A thoroughbred horse racing facility features racing as well as concerts and nightly entertainment. Learn more at

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  • Jim S

    Had a great time on my first ride with the group. Great weather, nice people, and a no stress ride. Thanks for being our road captain Ilona!

    2 · June 2, 2014

  • Sydney

    Thanks for planning this ride, Ilona! I thought we had a wonderful time, and you couldn't ask for better weather or company!

    3 · June 2, 2014

  • Allen O.

    Really great ride. Thanks, Ilona!

    2 · June 1, 2014

  • Marrion

    What a fine group of people to ride with.. Thanks for making me feel welcomed on this ride.cant wait for the next one.

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • Joe

    Thanks Ilona. Just the perfect day for riding to Pa. Great group and enjoyed good conversation with everyone.

    2 · June 1, 2014

  • Joe H.

    AWESOME day! Thanks llona for heading it up. Thanks to everyone that lead a segment of the ride (GREAT route Sydney). this ride was a perfect display of group riding skills, teamwork and friendship. I give a 7 out of 5 stars.

    4 · June 1, 2014

  • Ilona

    Personally thought this was a nice ride. (If I do say so myself). I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Look forward to seeing everyone again, real soon.

    2 · June 1, 2014

    • Marrion

      It was Great , good job

      1 · June 1, 2014

  • Dottie P

    Had a great time and thanks to the guys who helped rescue me - TWICE! Searching for a new battery starting tomorrow! I really enjoyed the whole trip and thanks to Ilona for organizing it - you did a great job. And I have a new breakfast place where they know how to cook scrambled eggs and not burn them!

    3 · June 1, 2014

    • Marrion

      It was nice riding with you Dottie.

      1 · June 1, 2014

  • Ilona

    Just confirmed that the Cafe will have a place on the patio for us to meet and have breakfast. Looking forward to seeing everyone. The weather is supposed to be beautiful. 81 high and clear

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Joe H.

    OOPS! Make that start at Harry Buffalo at 7:15 AM.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Joe H.

    West side riders will be launching from Harry Buffalo at Great Northern Mall for the ride to Painesville. Kickstands up at 8:15 AM.

    May 29, 2014

  • Jenna

    Sorry but Chad and I are going to Florida for 3 weeks....Yippppeeee. ..Some serious warm weather riding.. have fun....Ride safe

    2 · May 26, 2014

    • Jenna

      Hahaha. ...funny Jon...

      1 · May 27, 2014

    • Jon

      Oh, I thought we were all family. Myyyy Mistaaaake.

      May 28, 2014

  • Stacey

    I injured my hand. Won't be riding.

    May 25, 2014

    • Ilona

      Hope you feel better soon. We'll miss you.

      1 · May 26, 2014

  • Ilona

    At this time I don't have a rain date set. Can't commit much farther out than June anyway.

    1 · April 23, 2014

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