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Bike the Abandoned PA Turnpike
October 1, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$12.00 – $15.00
Abandoned Turnpike Adventure Bike Ride
Commonly referred to as the Abandoned Turnpike, this 13 mile section of highway was once part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike but was bypassed in 1968 due to traffic backlogs. It has since become a popular tourist destination with 8.5 miles of accessible roadway that includes some gentle climbs and descents. Join us as we travel 17 miles round-trip along its crumbling asphalt surface and pass through 2 tunnels, one being nearly 6800 feet long!
This trip is suitable for mountain, comfort and hybrid bicycles but not recommended for road bikes with narrow tires. A helmet is REQUIRED for all Venture Outdoors biking outings and all participants will need a light source for inside the tunnels. No restrooms or water available along the trail.