Not sure how to get around by bike on the main line? Check out our cheat sheets. These routes offer alternatives to biking on Lancaster and Montgomery Ave.
- Bryn Mawr College (ride time:10 minutes, level of difficulty: easy)
Printable Gmap of this Route
Bike to the camps entrance on Walton Lane, near Stokes. Make a right on to College Ave. Go about 800 feet, then make a left on to Railroad Ave. Go four blocks then make a right on to Penn Street. Cross Lancaster Ave. Penn Street will become Pennswood Road. Cross Montgomery Ave, making a slight right to stay on Pennswood Road. Go two blocks, then make a left on New Gulph Road. Bryn Mawr College will be on your left in half a mile.
- Trader Joe’s and Suburban Square (ride time: 15 minutes, level of difficulty: easy)
Bike to HCA. Once at the end of Hannum Drive, cross directly over Ardmore Ave on to Normandy Road. When Normandy dead ends on Cricket Ave, make a left on to Cricket Ave. Go four blocks, then make a right on East Athens Ave. Go five blocks, then make a left on Linwood Ave. Stay on Linwood through next intersection and make slight left on to Church. Go one block to the intersection of Church and Lancaster Ave. Walk your bike across Lancaster Ave and over the railroad bridge. Once over the bridge mount your bike and take the next left on Sibley Ave. Go one block, then make a left on Coulter Ave. Trader Joe’s is one block on the left.
- Ardmore Post Office (ride time: 10 minutes, level of difficulty: easy)
Of the many post offices near Haverford’s campus, the Ardmore post office is the easiest one to get to by bike. To get to the post office, bike to HCA. Once at the end of Hannum Drive, cross directly over Ardmore Ave on to Normandy Road. When Normandy dead ends on Cricket Ave, make a left on to Cricket Ave. Go three blocks, then make a left on School Lane. Go one block until School Lane dead ends on Ardmore Ave. Dismount your bike and continue on the sidewalk. Walk a half block and cross Ardmore Ave at the crosswalk in front of the post office.
- Lansdowne Farmer’s Market
- Narberth Movie Theater
If you’re looking for some great recreational routes and events, check out some of our favorites:
- Fairmount Park
Fairmount park offers over 200 miles of trails for all types of riders. From mountain biking to road cycling, Fairmount Park has it all — including bike rental by the art museum entrance.
- Schuylkill River Trail
Running from Philadelphia to Pottstown, the Schuylkill River trail offers miles and miles of graded, gently sloped riding.
- Rails to Trails Radnor
A prefect place for the beginning rider. This 2 mile trail was formerly a railroad bed and is now a paved trail reserved for recreation. The path is often bustling with dog walkers and joggers, so it’s not recommended for fast or aggressive riders.
- Lancaster Covered Bridge Metric Century - Sunday, August 16, 2009
60+ miles of picturesque rolling in Lancaster County, PA.
- LiveStrong Challenge - Sunday, August 23, 2009
Fundraising for this event benefits cancer survivors and their families. This ride offers distances for every skill level — from 10 miles to 100 miles.
- Bike Philly - Scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2009
A tour for everyone offering loops of 10, 20, 35 and 50 miles. The first 20 miles of all loops are car-free. The first ten miles are ridden at a relaxed pace and have a speed limit of 12 miles per hour.
- City to Shore Bike Tour - Saturday, October 3, 2009 and Sunday, October 4, 2009
This ride is designed for all ages and abilities, and offers multiple distances on the route from Philadelphia to Ocean City. Fundraising for this event benefits the National MS society.