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Local Rides

Cycling in Central Pennsylvania

We're fortunate to be situated near some of the best on and off road riding on the east coast. Check out our recommendations below, or visit us today to chat about our favorite routes and the best gear to tackle any trail.

Local Road Rides

If you are looking for some wonderful local road rides, we encourage you to click on over to  It's a fantastic resource for mapping out local road routes. Whether you've lived in the area all your life or are just visiting for a few days or weeks, you're sure to find some amazing local road rides.

The Harrisburg Greenbelt is an excellent place to ride just about any kind of bike, although there are couple gravel sections which are best navigated on hybrid or mountain bike tires.

Here is a great resource provided by the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau for some local road and rail-trail routes.

Local Rail Trail Rides

If peace and quiet are your cup of tea, check out the following rail trail opportunities:

Local Cycling Clubs

Local mountain biking weekly rides: Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA)

Harrisburg Bicycle Club has group rides for various levels of ability.

Local Mountain Rides

  • Rocky Ridge County Park 
    Holmes Notes: "Some rocks and climbing, easy to get around and well mapped."
  • Harrisburg Parkway Trail System
    Holmes Notes: Very few rocks but very technical, with tight corners, logs, roots, and climbing. Extremely convenient to Camp Hill or Harrisburg"
  • Swatara State Park 
    Holmes Notes: "Beginner friendly, very simple to navigate, twisty and rolling."
  • Hershey Medical Center
    Holmes Notes: "Some fun, diverse trails. Easy to navigate, good for all ability levels."
  • Michaux State Forest 
    Holmes Notes: "Huge, rocky.  Tons of trails and unmapped singletracks. Use Purple Lizard (available at Holmes) maps and for route suggestions."
  • Rattlin Creek
    Holmes Notes: "Great trails, killer singletrack and not a lot of climbing."
  • Blue Marsh Recreational Area
    Holmes Notes: "Nice loop around the lake, some fun trails, not too technical."

Other ride resources