Cheesesteak Ride #1: John’s Roast Pork

CYCLE PHILADELPHIA, ROAD RIDE, CHEESESTEAK RIDE ONE: JOHN'S ROAST PORK You’ll start the bike ride in Old City and head south. Walnut and Fourth Street can be busy and a little on the narrow side, so take your time here if you’re new to street riding. The corner of Fourth and South can be particularly congested. It’s also a great spot to consider getting your first tattoo. Pedaling farther south, you’ll ride through Southwark and Fabric Row. This is definitely one of my favorite streets in Philadelphia. Soak it all in! There is a lot to look at in the windows. You’ll cut over to Sixth via Catharine and then head farther south. Use caution around Sixth and Washington - Washington has faster traffic than other roads on this bike ride. There are bike lanes here. The lanes end around Fourth, but you’ll move into the right lane (separated from the main traffic on Washington Avenue), and turn down Moyamensing for more bicycle lanes. The Moyamensing lanes also disappear from time to time, but you’ll see plenty of bikers out here. The bus sometimes enjoys the bike lanes as well, so just be aware that you are likely to share some space with them as you travel through Pennsport. From Moyamensing, you’ll make a left on Snyder and wait with baited breath until you reach the smiling pig! FOOD AND DRINK Here’s a little known fact about John’s: it actually won a James Beard award in 2006 in the “American Classics” category. It’s been open since 1930, and the place is so delicious that you can only eat there Mon – Sat from 9am to 7pm (so plan your ride accordingly!). Believe it or not, there are one or two veggie options as well, and a slew of amazing breakfast sandwiches. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the all too happy pig greeting you on Snyder Avenue. ACCESS Both the 21 and 31 buses drop you directly at Penns Landing. You can also bike on over – Ride 1 will bring you close to the starting point on Front and Chestnut. There’s also plenty of street parking in the area.
Ride type:
Sightseeing
Mountain biking
Road riding
Commuter
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Medium
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Estimated Distance (Kms): 4.8
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire facilities
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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