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Lehigh valley area

Description on Bikely: 38 mile loop of pleasant riding thru the prettiest farmland in Pennsylvania -- under the view of Hawk Mountain and the Blue Mountain ridge. Hilly. More info, variations, links to other routes, see www.roberts-1.com/b/x/pa - routeid [LVa1a]. Start can be reached by the Trexlertown to Kutztown route [gvc2] to make a wonderful 69-mile ride. Photos see http://roberts-1.com/t/b08/u/s Last checked by us on a weekend day in 2010.

passes near: Kutztown, Maxatawny, Krumsville, Albany, Hawk Mountain, Wanamakers, Kempton, Lynnville, Werleys Corner, New Smithville.

Description on Bikely:

69 miles of pleasant riding thru the prettiest farmland in Pennsylvania. Mostly quiet roads, but gets hilly. More info, variations, links to other routes, see www.roberts-1.com/b/x/pa - routeid [LVa1b]. Also 38-mile + 31-mile versions. Photos see http://roberts-1.com/t/b08/u/s Last checked by us on a weekend day in 2010.

Trumbauersville - Bethlehem loop . . .

includes routes [LVa2a] + [LVa2b].

Loop is hilly, total for both sections: ??? miles ??? vertical feet

some less hilly variations are possible for one section

Description on Bikely: Trumbauersville to Bethlehem on mostly quieter roads with some stone houses, by way of upper Bucks county. Some big hills in its second half.
This route intended to form a loop with route Bethlehem - Trumbauersville loop sec B -- can search on Bikley for [LVa2b] - (or possibly loop thru Bethlehem center city with [BPhB8] + [BPhB1]).
For more info + connections see www.roberts-1.com/x/pa - routeID [LVa2a].
Points have been tweaked but not tested for GPS navigation in the direction of route given.
We've ridden this route many times, but have not checked it since 2008.

also . . .
This route intended to form a loop with route Bethlehem - Trumbauersville loop sec B -- can search on Bikley for [LVa2b] - (or possibly loop thru Bethlehem center city with [BPhB8] + [BPhB1]).

Description on Bikely: Bethlehem to Trumbauersville on mostly quieter roads, some stone houses + farms, by way of Saucon Valley + Vera Cruz. Intended to form a loop with route Trumbauersville - Bethlehem loop A -- can search on Bikely for [LVa2a] (or shorter and less hilly with [BPhB7] or [BPhB7a] and [BPhB8]). Hilly, though it avoids the steepest.
For more info + connections see www.roberts-1.com/x/pa - routeID [LVa2b].
Points have been tweaked and tested for GPS navigation in the direction of route given.
We've ridden this route many times, but have not checked it since 2009.

also . . .
This route intended to form a loop with route Trumbauersville - Bethlehem loop A -- can search on Bikely for [LVa2a] (or shorter and less hilly with [BPhB7] + [BPhB8] or with [BPhB7a] + [BPhB8]). Hilly, though it avoids the steepest.
Route passes near Hellertown, Saucon Valley, Limeport, Allentown, Emmaus, Vera Cruz, Palm, East Greenville. Another alternative for riding the section from Bethlehem to Vera Cruz might be route [BPhB1].

Delaware River south

Loop route over five covered bridges in Bucks county, Pennsylvania and Hunterdon county, New Jersey -- total 62 miles / 100 km, hilly -- in two sections. For the other half, search on Bikely for "Covered Bridges in Two States B - NJ". We've ridden this route several times. For more info + connections to other routes, see www.roberts-1.com/b/x/pa. Route tries to avoid steep hills and high-traffic roads, but in some sections that's not possible. Labels on map points form a detailed cue sheet - (click on Show, select Cue Sheet). Map points have been tweaked and mostly tested for GPS navigation in the direction given. Most of the route was last checked by us in 2009, but the first part thru New Hope has not been checked since 2005.

Loop route over five covered bridges in Hunterdon county, New Jersey and Bucks county, Pennsylvania -- total 62 miles / 100 km, hilly -- in two sections. For the other half, search on Bikely for "Covered Bridges in Two States A - PA". We've ridden this route several times. Some dirt/gravel sections. For more info + connections to other routes, see www.roberts-1.com/b/x/nj. Route tries to avoid steep hills and high-traffic roads, but in some sections that's not possible.Labels on map points form a detailed cue sheet - (click on Show, select Cue Sheet). Map points have been tweaked and mostly tested for GPS navigation in the direction given. Most of the route was last checked by us in 2009, but the last part thru Lambertville has not been checked since 2005.

the great valley: Harrisburg PA - Hagerstown MD

gets a separate page of its own:

Philadelphia - Bethlehem loop

gets a separate page of its own . . .

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