The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to share additional details concerning the 6th annual Bike Bedford County event: Saturday, September 11, 2021. The 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, responding bike techs and food/beverage rest stops.  All riders registered by 5pm, on August 20th will receive a t-shirt.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 

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 BestWay Pizza Bedford.

BIKE BEDFORD COUNTY ROUTE INFO:

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:  The Allegheny Ascent 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 pristine streams.  This ride goes past an elephant preserve and features a descent along the historic Lincoln Highway.   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: CLICK HERE FOR 2021 ALLEGHENY ASCENT CUE SHEET

Please note, we have altered the AA route to remove a dangerous section of Rt. 30 – here is the update:  CLICK HERE FOR STRAVA ROUTE

The Milligan’s Cove/Covered Bridge Hybrid Ride provides the distance of the Ascent route without the long climbs.  Cyclists will enjoy this metric century (62 mile) intermediate ride with some 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:

CLICK HERE FOR MILLIGAN’S COVE/COVERED BRIDGE HYBRID 62-MILE CUE SHEET

CLICK HERE FOR STRAVA ROUTE

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:

CLICK HERE FOR Covered Bridge Cycling Tour CUE SHEET

20-mile mostly-flat MINI ride for those who enjoy a leisurely ride without a lot of hills. 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:Mini 20 mile

CLICK HERE FOR MINI COVERED BRIDGE RIDE CUE SHEET