It’s the 6th edition Bike Bedford County! We’ve added ride options to explore the scenic back roads and byways of the Bedford County region. All rides start and end at the beautiful Shawnee State Park in Schellsburg, with participants choosing from multiple ride options for all ages and skill levels:
Allegheny Ascent Flight 93 Century – a route that features a visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial. New in 2019, the Tower of Voices is now complete.
This is our most challenging ride, which includes more than 5,000 feet of climbing and some wonderful down-hill payoffs. Amazing scenery with roads along pristine streams, shaded by lush forest foliage.
Allegheny Covered Bridge Century Ride: A hybrid of the Ascent and Covered Bridge rides, this route offers the distance but not the long climbs of the Ascent – and features 6 of the county’s historic covered bridges. Enjoy rolling hills, farmland and forests.
Covered Bridge Cycling Tour: Metric Half-Century that includes 5 covered bridges, farmland, forests, and more. Beautiful scenery with just a couple of challenGing hills. Extend this intermediate ride by an additional 4 miles to catch one more covered bridge (32 and 36 mile options.)
Covered Bridge mini-tour : a 25-mile jaunt that skips the longest hill of the Covered Bridge cycling tour. Explore the farmland around the Schellsburg/Shawnee State Park.
Lakeshore Family Quest: a Free 5k jaunt around Shawnee Lake (Lakeshore Trail.)
Event details and schedule
Schedule for the Day
(ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS BEFORE 7:30AM – You must register with your selected ride.)
7:30am – Allegheny Ascent & Allegheny Covered Bridge Century Rides Register
8:00am – Century Rides Mandatory Meeting followed by departure; Covered Bridge Rides Registration Opens
8:30am – Covered Bridge Rides Mandatory Meeting followed by departure; Lakeshore Family Quest Registration Opens
Century/Half-Century/Covered Bridge rides offer sag wagon support, bike techs at Shawnee State Park, rest stops with snacks and beverages, restroom facilities, post-ride lunch and a t-shirt for all of those registered by July 25th. (No shirts will be included for day-of registrations so register early!)
Parking: Shawnee State Park lot 2 (main parking lot near boat launch.)
All registrants must sign waiver online or during registration.
In the event of severe weather, a RAIN DATE OF AUGUST 17th may be utilized. Announcement will be made within 24 hours of the ride. No refunds. Be aware it many be foggy during the early morning hours at Shawnee State Park.