Resources for People Who Bike in Lancaster


Biking in Lancaster

The following links show great places to ride in and around Lancaster!

Discover Lancaster: Biking – This page has great links to hiking and biking trails throughout the county and makes exploring Lancaster fun and easy!

Lancaster County Public Parks
– This site lists all of Lancaster County’s public parks. It has details on various parks and trails that are sure to offer an afternoon full of fun!

Bicycling in Lancaster – This site has links to great resources for bicyclists interested in exploring the county via bike and lists some safety tips to keep you safe on the road.

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail – The Lebanon Valley Rail Trail extends 15 miles from the City of Lebanon all the way down to the Lancaster County line, passing through the communities of South Lebanon, Cornwall, Mt. Gretna, Colebrook and Lawn.

Enola Low Grade Trail – This rail-trail, roughly 8 1/4 miles, spans along the Susquehanna River, Safe Harbor Dam, and along the active Norfolk Southern freight line. has called this trail “one of the most beautiful iconic landscapes in Pennsylvania” .

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail
– The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail is a beautiful trail that (when completed) will extend from Columbia borough north to Falmouth, passing through five municipalities along the Susquehanna River and following the historic Pennsylvania Mainline Canal. Completed parts of the trail can be found here.

Tips/Bike Culture

The following links provide helpful tips for biking, as well as giving you insights into city bike culture and bike commuting advice.

Lancaster Bike Club
– The Lancaster Bike Club is a great resource for Lancaster County road bikers. The Lancaster Bike Club plans rides and related events that result in self-confidence, physical fitness and improved technical skills.

Greatist Bike Safety 101 – This link provides great tips on how to how ride safely in the city.

Bicycling’s Top 50 Cities in the U.S. for Bicycling
– details the top 50 bike-friendly cities in America. It’s interesting to see how Lancaster stacks up to other cities!

Lighten Up Lancaster – Biking is a great way to stay in shape! Lighten Up Lancaster has a great resource page for biking in Lancaster.

PA Commuter Services – PA Commuter Services’s website provides helpful tips and services for those wishing to commute. This link provides information for commuting by bike.

Bike League of America: Commuting – The commuting section of The Bike League of America’s website provides lots of helpful tips and advice for bike commuters.

For more information on biking in Lancaster or to help get involved in the future of biking in Lancaster, follow this link to get in touch with the Coalition for a Bike Friendly Lancaster!