5th Annual Penn Dutch Ride Weekend
We are bicycling in the Pennsylvania Dutch farmlands. Where the roads are almost all pothole free, almost no traffic lights or stop signs. And on your ride, you may see more farm animals and buggies than automobiles. Please take note that riders must feel comfortable with riding hills. There are some hills in this beautiful countryside. Various distances and paces will be available. We ride with the friendly local bike club. The Lancaster Bicycle Club
Explore sights and shopping in the area and enjoy dinner with everyone on Friday and Saturday nights. Non-biking family members and kids can find plenty to do in the Penn Dutch area as well.
Join us, there are more and more trippers every year. Last year 25 trippers came along!
Contact me either by phone or email for questions and to notify me if you sign up for the trip. My cell phone is (718) 887-1854. My e-mail address is Ropaf@aol.com
We will be meeting at the hotel that we stayed at last year, the Best Western Intercourse Village,
Trippers must call the hotel directly to reserve a room. We are getting a discounted hotel rate, of $159.99 per night, until 5/26/20. (After this date the hotel will charge their regular rate of $239.99 for Friday and $209.99 for Saturday) To get the discount, tell the staff that you are booking under "Roy's Bike Ride." The choice is either a room with two queen sized beds or one king sized bed. The hotel will issue a full refund for a cancellation up to 24 hours before our stay. Feel free to find your own accomodations if you wish. Such as the Beacon Hill camping nearby.
Features of the Hotel
- complimentary extended continental buffet (with eggs, sausage, potatoes, waffle maker, and more!)
- complimentary limited menu in the hotel's, Olde Mill restaurant
- 30% off of the full Olde Mill breakfast menu
- large indoor swimming pool
- located in the middle of some of the best cycling in the Penn Dutch covered bridges area
Itinerary - no charge for any of the bicycle rides. There will be two restaurants chosen. One for Friday dinner and one for Saturday dinner. The restaurants will give separate checks. So we will not have to split a large bill.
Please note that there is no requirement to dine with the group though that has been the practice.
Below is the list of rides from the 2019 Tour de Red Rose that this club runs. Note: This is just to give everyone an idea of what this years rides will be. They expect to have many riders take part in these rides.
Friday - check into the hotel and then meet the group in front of the hotel for our first short, all together, Friday afternoon ride. Note: if you need anything bike related the Intercourse Bike Works is located across the street Open till 6 pm on Friday, until 4 on Saturday and closed Sundays.
Friday night we wil meet at 7 pm for dinner at the Revere Tavern. A favorite from past trips
Saturday morning- we meet up with the Lancaster Bicycle Club. Riders can choose from rides with various distances and paces. There will probably be a stop today at the famous Lapp Valley Farm Dairy for their rich ice cream creations.
Saturday after the ride, either go into the hotel pool and/or explore the local sites. Close by are the American Edged Weaponry Museum, and Kitchen Kettle Village Both are just a walk from our hotel. Further away are many tourist sites, such as the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, the Green Dragon Farmer's Market, Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum Please note that more attractions are open on Saturday than Sunday in this area.
Saturday night we will meet at 7 pm at The Cat's Meow
Sunday morning- we meet the local club again for rides at various paces and distances.
Sunday after the ride. See more in the local area that you didn't see yesterday. (But check ahead first to see if they are open on Sunday) Please check with the hotel for the check out time.