This past weekend, some friends and I headed up to the Jim Thorpe area to do the Lehigh Gorge Bike Train. We stayed at an Airbnb in nearby Lehighton, PA and woke up early Saturday morning to catch the 9:30 train.
Last weekend we did a fun Philly bike loop that was a modified route of one I had found in the Where to Bike Philadelphia book. We met at 11th and Spruce and headed up 16th to the Ben Franklin Parkway to Kelly Drive. We turned off Kelly Drive at Sedgley Street and went through Fairmount Park to the Belmont Plateau. We strayed from the original route a bit, heading towards West River Drive on a really fun downhill. After riding in and around the park a bit we passed the Mann center (I can’t wait to ride to a show or orchestra under the stars in season here) and then came down Lancaster Ave through West Philly and University City crossing over the South Street bridge.