Friday, March 20, 2009
Biking in Chester County and surrounding areas
We are actually very lucky here in Chester County in that we have gorgeous roads to bike on. Most of the chick rides will be heading south of the boro and towards Kennett Square, Delaware and near Coatesville. We sometimes do rides that go east to the Malvern area and those rides are also very nice and and take us through some nice horse country.
There are many nice area sponsored rides. The French Creek Iron Tour on June 14 is in northern Chester County which again, is beyond beautiful and nice. It is hilly but you ride on some roads where there are NO cars.
Lancaster County does another fabo ride called the The Covered Bridge Metric. This ride is in August and is on mostly flat terrain and you get to ride along the roads with the buggies. The ride is Sunday morning and the buggies are out in full force.
The Schuylkill River Trail is also a nice alternative. Look for a Spectacular ride in August. We will start in Phoenixville and bike all the way around the Art Museum, have lunch in Manyunk and head back. This ride will be around 70 miles. One thing nice about riding on the trail, you can turn around and head back at any point in the ride. But for the adventurous, we will do 70 miles. Remember, it is all flat so that makes a HUGE difference.
SO you have lots of choices when biking in Chester County and surrounding counties.