Take a ride through the Endless Mountains…

The Endless Mountains offers a wide selection of cycling opportunities. Whether you wish to leisurely cruise along a level trail and take in the scenery or embark on an adrenaline-pumping mountain bike ride through the backcountry, the options are, well…endless. Set in the beautiful rural atmosphere of northeastern Pennsylvania, those who wish to cycle in the Endless Mountains can partake in gravel biking along our many secluded dirt roads, take a tandem ride with the family through our historic main streets and quaint towns, mountain bike through one of the many state forests and parks or head out on the highway by following Bicycle PA Route Y (part of U.S. Bicycle Route 36) along Route 6. At the May 2018 meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), USBR 36 in Pennsylvania was named, connecting cyclists across the state from Ohio to New York, following US Route 6 in Pennsylvania. Bicycle PA Route Y was designated following along US Route 6 for most part as it travels across the northern tier of PA. GPS mapping for USBR 36 is now available on the Ride with GPS website – a website used by travelling bicyclists to download GPS map and cue sheets to their portable devices. The map follows PA Route 6 with the exception of detouring off Route 6 and using Route 107 from Factoryville to Mayfield. You can view the map by clicking here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27578108.

The PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is committed to developing a Master Plan for Bicycle Route Y/ USBR 36 including suggested improvements and wayfinding. In 2017, a design guide for the first 160 miles was released, which you can read here: https://www.paroute6.com/gallery/doc/final-pa-route-6-section-1-bicycledesignguide.pdf

For a map of all PennDOT Bicycle Routes throughout Pennsylvania, click the link here:  https://www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/RideaBike/Pages/Pennsylvania-Bicycle-Routes.aspx

The EMHR often collaborates with a fellow PA Heritage Area, the PA Route 6 Alliance, to promote, improve and designate bicycle routes in the region. Route 6 cuts through two EMHR counties – Bradford and Wyoming – which are popular destinations for various outdoor recreational activities including cycling.

The PA Route 6 Alliance offers a bicycle tourism survey in order to make improvements: https://www.paroute6.com/bicycle-tourism-survey

Sign up for PA Route 6 Alliance Group newsletter to receive updates on the scenic Route 6 Bicycle Loop project: Sign-up for our eNewsletter

You can also follow the PA Route 6 Alliance on Facebook to stay connected with other avid cyclers or beginners alike: PA Route 6 Alliance Facebook Page

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Bike Trails

Here are just some of the many cycling trails you can explore here in the Endless Mountains Heritage Region:

Bradford County

Bicycle PA Route Y – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27578108
Bicycle PA Route J – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4062093
Tour de Shunk (Monroeton) – facebook.com/Tour-de-Shunk-1600371473547369/
Diahoga Trail (Sayre, PA) – https://susquehannagreenway.org/diahoga-trail

Sullivan County

Loyalsock State Forest – https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateForests/FindAForest/Loyalsock/Pages/maps.aspx
Endless Mountains Gravel Ride – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29973188

Susquehanna County

D&H Rail Trail – neparailtrails.org
Endless Mountains Trail – neparailtrails.org
Bicycle PA Route L – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/244523?lang=en
Clifford Township Community Park – cliffordtownship.org/photos.html

Wyoming County

Bicycle PA Route Y – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27578108
Trolley Trail – https://countrysideconservancy.org/trolley-trail/

Bicycle shops

Bradford County

Phills Bicycle Shop
6391 Leraysville Rd., Rome, PA
(570) 395-3699

Rocky’s Bike Shop
Rt. 414, Monroe, PA
(570) 265-9208

Hojo’s Bikes
136 Desmond Street
Sayre PA 18840
(570) 890-9210

Susquehanna County

New Milford Bike Shop
Rt 11 910 Main Street
New Milford PA 18834
(570) 465-2169

 Click here to get your copy of the Endless Mountains Outdoor Recreation Guide.

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