Cycle Philadelphia, Sightseeing & Road Ride, The Doylestown Ride
The bike ride starts at the Doylestown train station. Check out this bike ride if you’ve never been up this way; Doylestown and the surrounding area of Bucks County is simply stunning. Your train ride to Doylestown will take about an hour from Center City. After you hop off, grab a snack at the station café, stretch out your legs and get ready! This is an awesome 20 mile loop. The ride begins in the center of Doylestown. On your way out of town you’ll bike ride through residential streets lined with historic brick buildings.
West Court Street and Almshouse Road will be slightly busier than others, but soon you’ll be bike riding along the kind of quiet, gorgeous roads that cyclists dream of. Plus you get to bike ride through the red covered bridge on Old Iron Hill Road. One highlight of this trip is Peace Valley Park. You’ll reach the entrance around mile five, and enjoy a long loop around Lake Galena before popping back out on the road and cycling through some of the more rural areas of Bucks County. The next few miles of the bike ride has a lot of ups and downs – a few steep climbs, and some long rolling hills.
You’ll pedal past horses, farmland, and wide open spaces that will make you feel like you could turn those wheels for days and days! As you make your way back to the center of Doylestown, you may find some of the roads aren’t as well marked as is preferable. If you hit Main Street, you are in the clear (it might not be as desirable riding as some of the other side streets, due to its traffic, but the train station is nearby). Once you find Bridge Street, you’ll be back at the station, and no doubt ready for another snack and a stretch!
This is one hilly ride.You’ll be primarily on road, save for a couple of miles through Peace Valley Park. There are lots of good shoulders around here – you’ll have plenty of room to crank up your speed and race the cars.
While a few of these streets are very quiet, most will have traffic. Some streets, including Court Street and Main Street, have quite a bit of traffic. Stay cool!
Take the Septa Doylestown line to, you guessed it, Doylestown! The train ride is about an hour from Center City Philadelphia. There is also ample parking at the station.
Food and Drink
The bustling center of Doylestown has a number of excellent restaurants and quick places to stop for something to eat. Once on the road though, options are fewer and farther between. Be sure to pack a snack for extra energy on those hills.
Visit the James A. Michener Art Museum, which has permanent collections of Bucks County art as well as unique rotating exhibits. You can learn about Bucks County writers, composers, artists, actors and designers in their massive database.
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