WHERE TO RIDE: RAIL TRAILS and LOCAL RECREATIONAL RIDING AREAS
LOCAL MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS:
Advocacy & Organizations
AAA Wilkes-Barre Bike ShareAdventure Cycling AssociationAdventure Cycling Association’s nonprofit mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and self-discovery. As America’s largest recreational cycling association, it has developed the National Bicycle Route Network, encompassing more than 38,158 miles (and growing) of road and mountain bike trails, which are depicted on high-quality route maps.
Bikes BelongThe Bikes Belong Coalition is a membership organization founded by bicycle industry and advocacy leaders with the mission of “putting more people on bikes more often.”
Endure III American Cancer Society12mi.,30mi., & 60 mile options
L.A.B. – America’s Oldest Cycling OrganizationThe League of American Bicyclists began when bikes, not cars, ruled the roads. Today, this organization is a leader in advocating and educating on behalf of cyclists in every state. They also organize major cycling rallies and support many local and state cycling groups across America.
Lance Armstrong FoundationThe Lance Armstrong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, the LAF inspires and empowers people with cancer. We believe that in the battle with cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything.
NEPA RunnerNEPA running,duathlon,& triathlon results
Rails-to-Trails ConservancyRTC is a nonprofit organization working to enrich America’s communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.
Team In TrainingThe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training is the world’s largest endurance sports training program. The program provides training to participate in century (100-mile) bike rides, triathlons or to run or walk marathons and half marathons. Since 1988, more than 300,000 volunteer participants have helped raise more than $700 million to fight leukemia and lymphoma.
USA Cycling: Home of American Bicycle RacingUSA Cycling is the official cycling organization recognized by the US Olympic Committee and is responsible for identifying, training and selecting cyclists to represent the United States in international competitions. The major activities of USA Cycling ensure the ongoing development and safe participation in the sport of cycling.
Wyoming Valley Habitat for HumanityThis is an annual local charity ride that Around Town Bicycles supports
Bicycle Industry Suppliers
Bicycle Touring Outfits
Adventure Cycling Association Adventure Cycling has been planning tours and instructional programs since 1974. Today their unique and diverse selection of tours offers something appealing to just about everyone.
America by Bicycle America by Bicycle offers every cyclist the chance to see the country on their own terms and at their own pace.
Backroads People travel with Backroads year in and year out because they know they’re somewhat obsessed about quality, about getting the details right, about spending time meticulously researching routes, visiting new hotels, uncovering cultural wonders and eating at the best trattorias and Michelin-starred restaurants. And, because you get to choose what to do and when to do it. Backroads offers tours throughout America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
Breaking Away Bicycle Tours Breaking Away caters to cycling enthusiasts who enjoy the rush of sweeping descents and the thrill of famous switchback climbs, as much as appreciating the beautiful scenery along the way. Choose between their popular TourPak or RacePak/TourPak combos with routes from the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France. They also offer Self-Guided Tours perfect for couples or family groups wishing for a more flexible schedule, or Custom/Private Escorted Tours.
Butterfield And Robinson “Slow down to see the world,” is still Butterfield And Robinson’s guiding philosophy after almost four decades on the road. In a line-up of biking and walking journeys that now span more than two-dozen countries and six continents, each route is carefully designed to immerse you in the local culture and reveal a region’s true spirit. Their goal is to create one-of-a-kind journeys for active people who value their freedom and want to see the world a little differently. After all, great travel is about experiencing.
Carpenter/Phinney Bike Camp Carpenter/Phinney Bike Camp provides road-bike programs for young-at-heart adults ages 16 to 76. Group sizes vary from 18 to 36 and their camps are designed for serious recreational cyclists and include cycling-skills instructions by former pro riders. Locations: Sonoma, Dolomites and Tuscany.
Ciclismo Classico At Ciclismo Classico, their mission is to make every ride or walk like your first – full of learning, excitement, hope, joy and freedom. They thoroughly research and upgrade each itinerary, so that you will experience the best and most authentic aspects of each tour. Your selection of destinations ranges the globe and the itineraries encourage you to taste the regional food, speak the language, discover the history, and even dance with the locals!
DreamRide Moab Utah DreamRide’s cycling vacation services extend to the Western Slope and Front Range of Colorado, the Big Island of Hawaii, San Francisco, California and the Four Corners region of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
Pedal PA Bicycle Touring Pedal PA has been providing unique cross-Pennsylvania overnight and single-day bicycle tours since 1995. You pedal. They take care of the rest!Rim ToursRim Tours mountain-bike adventures of Moab offers the very best tours in pristine and beautiful backcountry locations in the western US. Rim Tours’ experienced staff will ensure your mountain biking vacation is one to remember with stunning campsites as well as incredible rides.
Vermont Bicycle Touring VBT has led the way in designing and running deluxe bicycling vacations that invigorate and pamper! You’ll travel at your own pace in small groups of 14 to 20 for an intimate experience. Their global offices, expert Trip Leaders and support staff take care of all the details allowing you to fully enjoy your vacation and get to know the places you travel as only a native can. Destinations include the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.
Western Spirit Cycling AdventuresSaddle up and pedal into the sunset with Western Spirit Cycling. A huge variety of trips are available for any level of rider. Dissolve into Idaho’s backcountry hot springs, retrace Lewis and Clark’s journey through the Bitterroot Mountains or test your technical skills on the Kokopelli Trail. And then there’s the food… Dutch-oven lasagna, fresh Maine lobster or sizzling fajitas, followed by a sinfully-sized portion of homemade carrot cake or strawberries and chocolate fondue.