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Preserved Farmland Bike Rides 2021

A few months ago, we reached out to some of our savviest cycling friends and asked if they would help us create some unforgettable bike routes around their favorite roads in Lancaster County. They jumped at the chance to show off their “neighborhoods,” and so…

We are thrilled to release THREE custom bike routes created by local riders who love farmland as much as you do. Explore Mount Joy, Lancaster City, Strasburg, and New Holland with rides ranging from 18 miles to 30 miles! Along each ride, you will find several preserved farms, and even some one-room schoolhouses, roadside produce stands, ice cream shops, and more.

Beginning Saturday, September 11, and running through October 1, riders will find signs along each route denoting farms preserved through Lancaster Farmland Trust. We encourage you to take advantage of late summer’s bounty with a ride through rural Lancaster County.

While you’re out, snap a photo with a preserved farm in the background and tag us in it using the hashtag #LancFarmland to see your photo featured in our social media feed.


If you want to ride like a local, click the links below to find PDF maps and cue sheets, and GPX files for each ride.

New Holland Route* (18 miles)  — New Holland_map and cue sheet   /   GPX File

Mount Joy Route (27 miles)  — Mount Joy_map and cue sheet   /   GPX File

Lancaster City/Strasburg Route (30 miles)  — City to Farmland_map and cue sheet  /   GPX File

 

Hankering for even more miles? Visit our RideWithGPS page for our full catalog of farmland routes.


Miss our former bike event, Pedal to Preserve? Relive your favorite parts of those routes using the maps and cue sheets below.

P2P 6-mile map and cue sheet   /  GPX File

P2P 20-mile map and cue sheet   /  GPX File

P2P 51-mile map and cue sheet  /  GPX File

 

 

Please note:  Courses are not marked and Lancaster Farmland Trust will provide no aid stations. Cyclists riding these routes will do so at their own risk. Always obey traffic signs and wear proper safety equipment.

*Cyclists utilizing CNH Industrial America LLC’s parking lot will do so entirely at their own risk and agree to waive, release from liability, and hold harmless CNH Industrial America LLC from all claims or causes of action for damage, loss, or injury arising out of or related to use of the parking lot.

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