East Goshen Loop

CYCLE PHILADELPHIA, ROAD RIDE, EAST GOSHEN LOOP This is a lovely bike ride around West Chester. You will start in East Goshen Park making your way out of the suburbs and on towards the rolling hills of Westtown. On the way home, the bike ride will bring you through the heart of Malvern, a little town with a few lunch options. This loop is a great introduction to the area if you’ve never cycled here before. This ride begins at East Goshen Park, a big open space with a long walking loop and a ton of adorable dogs. You’ll bike ride out through the suburbs into a more rural area of West Chester. There are some funky streets here – not every stretch will be as perfectly paved as you might like – but for the most part you’ll find these to be excellent roads for cycling. You’re likely to especially enjoy Creek , Westtown , and Manley roads. There are two loops to this bike ride; one above West Chester Pike and one below. The first loop takes you through East Goshen and Malvern. The second loop winds through Westtown and Cheney. They are connected by Manley and Dutton Hill Road, and you’ll have to cross both Street Road and West Chester Pike to get to the second loop – be sure to use caution at these busy intersections. If you’re looking for a shorter ride, then you can follow the first loop across Line Road for a 12 mile trek that will take you through Malvern. This might be a nice option for a short afternoon spin if you are taking the train from Center City – the ride passes the Malvern train station at mile 20. FOOD AND DRINK There are a couple of small cafés in Malvern, including Marie’s coffee shop and Catalina’s. You’ll also pass a convenience store or gas station every few miles if you find yourself low on water or peanut butter crackers. ACCESS East Goshen Park is located off Paoli Pike in West Chester, and it has a big parking lot. Driving is probably your best bet, though Regional Rail will take you to the Malvern train station.
Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 2-4 hrs
Fitness Level: High
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Estimated Distance (Kms): 38.94
First Aid
Bike hire facilities
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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