4th Year of the Penn Dutch Weekend - June 21 through June 23, 2019

Ride with the Lancaster Bicycle club and the Staten Island Bicycling Association

Ride your bike through the fields of the Penn Dutch farmlands on bike routes used by the local bicycle club, the Lancaster Bicycle Club. https://lancasterbikeclub.net/ You will bike roads with endless fields and horse drawn buggies. 

The trip starts Friday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, June 23. This is the 4th year that we have been hosted by the club. Who are we? The Staten Island Bicycling Association (SIBA) I, Roy Fischman, the organizer for the Penn Dutch weekends, am a board member of SIBA and also a member of 5BBC. (I am going on the 5BBC Montreal trip on May 31) Also, if my name is familiar to some of you in the club, I was a past co-chair of the AYH Bike Club, now known as 5BBC.

The cost of the hotel, Best Western Plus Intercourse Village and Suites, is $152.99 per night with 11% room tax.  https://www.intercoursevillageinn.com/  This is for two queen size beds. Breakfast is included. The hotel has a 24 hour cancellation policy. A full refund will be given if a cancellation is received the day before. Or anyone coming on the trip is welcome to find their own accommodations. Transportation to the hotel is the responsibility of each tripper. Car pools are possible. (It's about a 2 and a half hour ride from Brooklyn.)

Rides for the weekend. Friday, a short ride for those who can get there early enough. The exact time will be give later. Saturday and Sunday, we join the Lancaster Bicycle Club members on their rides. There is no charge to go on their rides. On Saturday there is an 18 mile ride https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28407208%C2%A0%C2%A0 and a 44 mile ride  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28407208%C2%A0%C2%A0.  Both of these rides break at popular ice cream stops. Sunday will also have two rides;  one is about 20 miles and the other will be about 40 miles. Each day's ride finishes by the early afternoon. This gives us plenty of time before we go to dinner. Some things you may choose to do: relax, swim at the hotel's large indoor pool, shop the outlets, visit the Intercourse Bike Works and  Bike Tours  across the street, visit museums (such as the American Military Edged Weaponry museum - a short walk from the hotel),  take your picture inside a stand up phone booth used by Harrrson Ford in the movie "Witness" (also a short walk from the hotel) or explore the many tourist attractions in the area. Each year we have people who come on the trip and don't bicycle. They just explore the area.

All trippers are welcome to join us each evening for dinner. Friday night we dine at the historic Revere Tavern http://www.reveretavern.com/. Saturday we eat at the Smokehouse BBQ and Brews  https://smokehousebbqandbrews.com/lunch-dinner-menu/

We are looking forward to making new friends from the 5BBC. Membership in SIBA is needed to go on the trip. It is $25 for a calendar year for an individual and $35 for a calendar year for a family.

If you want to grab one of the discounted rooms that I reserved at the hotel, the cut off date is May 21. After this the room rate will be higher. If you can make it please e-mail me at Ropaf@aol.com. I can give you more information and tell you how to reserve a room.