The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to share additional details concerning the 8th annual Bike Bedford County event: Saturday, September 16, 2023 (Rain Date Sun. Sept. 17). The un-timed recreational bicycle rides, presented in partnership with REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) begin and end at Shawnee State Park and feature beautiful scenery of the Allegheny Mountains and Bedford County Region.
Cost to participate is $50 per rider. The rides are supported by sag wagons, and food/beverage rest stops.
2023 PRINT REGISTRATION & WAIVER.BIKE BEDFORD COUNTY
REMINDER: Only those riders registered by 12pm on September 1st will receive a long-sleeved event t-shirt.
Bike Bedford County is Sponsored by: Structural Fiberglass Inc., RWR Insurance, Bedford Ford/Bedford Chrysler, WJAC-TV, Fat Jimmy’s Outfitters, Allegany College of Maryland and Best Way Pizza Bedford.
BIKE BEDFORD COUNTY ROUTES WITH STRAVA LINKS
The Allegheny Ascent Blue Knob ride will take cyclists through the beautiful Allegheny Mountains (our original route!) The challenging metric century (62 miles) features more than 5,000 feet of climbing through shaded forests and along pristine streams including three of the most challenging mountains in the Allegheny region: Brumbaugh, Sproul and Blue Knob, which is PA’s highest skiiable mountain. Registration & Check-In begins at 7:30am at Shawnee State Park’s main parking lot (#2 near the boat launch.) Cyclists must depart by 8am. View the cue sheet to learn more:
2023 ASCENT BLUE KNOB ROUTE
ALLEGHENY ASCENT BLUE KNOB ROUTE ON STRAVA
The Allegheny/Covered Bridge Hybrid Ride provides the distance of the Ascent route without the most brutal climbs. Cyclists will enjoy this metric century (62 mile) intermediate ride with rolling hills. The ride begins with a jaunt from Shawnee State Park through Milligan’s Cove, with pristine streams and farms, and you’ll probably see some wildlife as well. After looping back to the park, the ride then follows the Covered Bridge Cycling Tour, featuring five of the county’s historic covered bridges as well as a stop at Long’s Outpost with a great photo op at the Knisely Covered Bridge. Registration & Check-In begins at 7:00am at Shawnee State Park’s main parking lot (#2 near the boat launch.) Cyclists must depart by 8am. View the cue sheet to learn more:
2023 HYBRID CUE SHEET
ALLEGHENY/COVERED BRIDE HYBRID METRIC CENTURY ROUTE ON STRAVA
The Covered Bridge Cycling Tour is an intermediate half-metric century ride (32 miles) featuring five of the county’s historic covered bridges. There is an option to add a 4-mile extension and one more covered bridge. Rest stop at Long’s Outpost where you’ll meet friends from Allegany College of Maryland’s Bedford County Campus. Registration & Check-In begins at 8:00am at Shawnee State Park’s main parking lot (#2 near the boat launch.) Mandatory pre-ride meting is at 8:30am followed by departure.
View the cue sheet to learn more:
2023 COVERED BRIDGE CUE SHEET
COVERED BRIDGE CYCLING TOUR ROUTE ON STRAVA
COVERED BRIDGE RIDE WITH BONUS 4 MILES ROUTE ON STRAVA