Bike Routes and Resources

You’ll Love Riding Here!

South Central Pennsylvania offers some of the best bike riding to be found anywhere. You can find quiet country roads, unique small towns, important historic sites, vibrant cities, bucolic farmland and amazing scenery.

Bike Routes for Road Cycling

Bicycle South Central PA has recruited experienced riders who have taken the time to create some enjoyable routes that connect communities throughout the region.  Some of these destinations include Harrisburg, the State Capital, Gettysburg, famous for the Civil War Battle that turned the tide of the war, Lancaster, well known for it’s Amish culture, Carlisle, home of the Army Heritage and Education Center, Hanover, the snack food capital of the USA, Hershey, synonymous with chocolate, Lebanon, Chambersburg, York and many more. More routes are being added all the time, and they can all be viewed by clicking this link.

You may need to set up an account with to download the route info, but a basic account is free of charge.  Each route offers maps, cue sheets and GPS downloads for Garmin and other devices.


These routes vary in mileage from 12 to 55 miles and are designed so you can create a tour that meets your preferred distance, location and timeframe.  They are one-way routes that take you from community to community. Ride with GPS does offer a reverse route feature that can be used if no return route is posted.


Some routes feature gentle terrain or rolling hills while others offer challenging climbs. Be sure to look at the route profile and elevation gain when making your plans. Each route also contains a description of what is featured along the way. Point of interest stops are noted and include references to parks, historic sites, scenic views and more basic things like food, water and restrooms.


Overview Map To see a general overview map of where these communities are in relation to each other go to


Comments and questions about these routes? Contact


PA State Bike Routes

Some of these South Central PA routes connect with the PA State Bike Routes J, J1, J2 and S.



Mountain Biking

The Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association offers maps of trails in the Central Pennsylvania area.

Information about additional trails can be found at


Looking to stay in one place and do out-and-back loop rides or ride rail trails?

We have great local resources to help you plan wonderful day rides on roads or trails. For a listing of municipalities in each county, area attractions and rail trail info, click here.


Loop Route Resources


Adams County  Healthy Adams County Bicycle Pedestrian Inc. (HABPI)


Cumberland County

Visit Cumberland Valley –

Harrisburg Bicycle Club – Look under cue sheets tab

Eastern Cumberland County Bike Map with Road Ratings –


Dauphin and Perry Counties

Harrisburg Bicycle Club – Look under cue sheets tab


Franklin County

Franklin County Cyclists


Lancaster County

Lancaster Bicycle Club – Look Under Scenic Rides

Lancaster Co. Bike Map


Lebanon County

Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition – Look under the Scenic Rides tab


York County

Hanover Cyclists – Look on the left side at the top of the orange banner for “GPX Routes and Cue Sheets”