WELCOME TO THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY — YOUR RIDING DESTINATION

You found it. Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania is perfectly positioned for your next riding adventure. Browse the trips below for a solo ride or get your club involved for a group trip. These routes are designed around Carlisle Bike Fest, but the fun doesn’t need to stop there. Plan a riding trip all year round and see the beautiful Valley change from the budding springtime to a kaleidoscope of colors in the fall.

View the suggested self-guided tours and related trip suggestions below. When you’re ready to plan your getaway find the perfect accommodations on VisitCumberlandValley.com.

Destination Carlisle Bike Fest 19-21, 2013

Coming from inner-city Baltimore? Take this long and winding route that hits two fantastic state parks in Pennsylvania. Dotted with plenty of pull-off spots, the nearly three-hour ride also incorporates areas to stretch your legs a bit.

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Our mountains, state parks and forests are beckoning you to plan your very own excursion. Enjoy a scenic and shaded ride through the Michaux State Forest. Enjoy everything that Pennsylvania's forests have to offer.

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Calling all history adventurists - Head north from Frederick and explore the backroads of one of the most famous historic sites in the country. There are miles of road in Cumberland Valley to satisfy any biker.

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Whether you live in Cockeysville, Perry Hall, or even Aberdeen, be sure to take this route and visit Pennsylvania's beautifl Micaux State Forest. **Starting point is placed in Cockeysville.

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Head north from Frederick and cruise through the many orchards dotting Adams and Cumberland Counties. Stop by any number of fruit stands and enjoy the fresh produce of "Apple Country."

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Head north from Cockeysville and stop in the incredible Codorus State Park. Swing around Hanover and head on towards Ashcombe Farms, T.J. Rockwells, and the pleasant farmlands surrounding Carlisle.

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Destination Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania Local Runs

Start your journey by visiting the Appalachian Harley Davidson dealer in Mechanicsburg. Then, shoot down to the Harley manufactruing plant for a tour. After seeing how your favorite bikes are built, visit the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and check out cars and bikes historically significant to motor racing. Finally, come full circle by arriving back in Carlisle.

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If you are a gearhead, then this is the ride for you! Here in the Cumberland Valley and the surrounding region, we know that there is nothing quite like the relationship between a man and his machine. Take a trip to the AACA Museum at Hershey and the Rolls Royce Museum to see some amazing automotive history. Whether you like cars, truck, buses, or bikes, this ride has something for everyone.

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Take a historical journey that will enrich your mind and create experiences you won't soon forget. Make a visit to some unique historical sites in the Cumberland Valley area. Hit the Cumberland Valley Historical Society, then head to the State Museum of PA, the PA National Fire Museum, and finally come full circle to the memorial site for Molly Pitcher here in Carlisle.

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Take a day trip to the famous Gettysburg Battlefield. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. While this is a great place to visit, be aware of heavy traffic due to the Civil War 150th Anniversary. Enjoy your day in historic Gettysburg and check out the related trip suggestion on the Civil War in this region!

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This is the perfect trip for a family looking for some fun while enjoying the wildlife and zoos in the region. Head towards the city of Harrisburg and visit the Wildwood Lake Sanctuary. Full of birds and fun trails, this is a great place to spend a summer day. From Harrisburg, head towards Hershey and visit ZooAmerica. With interactive seminars and tons of animals, this will be fun for adults and kids.

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Calling all outdoor adventurists - including hikers, bikers, campers, kayakers, bird watchers, swimmers, hunters and more! Bring your binoculars because outdoor recreation in Cumberland Valley PA is an all-season event. Take a ride through the Pine Grove State Park, visit the Appalachian Trail Museum, King's Gap Park, and then end the ride with a cruise along the Big Spring Creek in Newville before heading back to Carlisle.

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Take a tour through some of the region's unique agricultural establishments. Visit fresh produce areas, a unique museum based around the apple, and tour two fantastic wineries! Although it is just a short drive from the Carlisle, Adams County is a trip back in time with quaint villages and festivals that recall America's agricultural past. Apples are everywhere. Everywhere you turn somebody is harvesting, selling -- or eating apples!

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Visit some important historical sites in Carlisle. Then, make your way to Harrisburg and visit the National Civil War Museum. From Harrisburg, make your way to Fort Couch in Lemoyne, which was built as a defensive position in case Confederate troops made their way to Harrisburg This is the perfect day trip for any Civil War history buff! Finally, complete your trip by arriving back in Carlisle.

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Did you make this a family-based trip? If so, then take a family-themed ride out to the Lancaster area and enjoy the unique Amish culture, visit the Tanger Outlets for some quick shopping, spend the day at the Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, and so much more! Family vacations are for creating family memories. Pack up the kids and don't forget the camera for these unforgettable experiences. This trip takes you to the Lancaster area.

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