Harrisburg Bicycle Club Fall Tour â€“ Ride to Cape May, NJ
Elizabethtown, PA Â· East Petersburg Â· Landis Valley Â· Strasburg Â· Nickel Mines Â· West Grove Â· Newark, DE Â· Milford, DE Â· Milton Â· Lewes Â· Cape May, NJ
Our bike tour from Harrisburg to Cape May winds through very picturesque landscapes in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey so it is truly a multi-day, multi-state tour.
Whatâ€™s included: That depends on which â€śPackageâ€ť you opt for on the Registration form. Please read each option carefully to determine which is right for you. The FULL Fall Tour RIDE includes the fun of spending four days on a bicycle, cue sheets, the experience of a leader to get you where you need to go, and hotel stays along the route. Once in Cape May you can enjoy two nights stay, a hospitality room, welcome packet, welcome dinner and assorted optional activities for the weekend. Lunches, while planned along the route, are on your own as are dinners in each of the end towns. Please see packages available below.
The official starting point (the official cue sheet start) for the FULL ride is the Walnut Street Bridge in Harrisburg. How you arrive at that point, is completely up to you or the group you are riding with (to be explained later).
The first day of the four-day tour, (approx. 45 miles) takes you from Harrisburg through the landscapes of Lancaster County arriving at the Days Inn in Ronks for the night. Local eating establishments around the hotel (because remember, there is no car so weâ€™re walking) include Waffle House, Olive Garden, Bob Evans, Ruby Tuesday and some local favorites. Be sure to discuss your options with your group.
On day two, you will leave Ronks, PA and ride through the hills of Lancaster and Chester Counties, through a portion of northern Maryland and over to Newark, DE (about 50 miles). The hotel that night is the Red Roof Inn. There is a Friendlyâ€™s nearby as well as local restaurants and some fast food options.
Day three takes you from Newark to Milford, DE (about 70 miles, longest day of the tour, but also the flattest, albeit there may be a head wind). Our hotel this evening is the Days Inn which is within walking distance of a strip mall with several dinner options available.
On day four, you will travel from Milford to Lewes, DE to catch the Lewes to Cape May ferry. Your group leader will be aware of the scheduled departure times of the ferry and will be sure to get you all on the road and onto the ferry in plenty of time. You will need a picture ID to purchase your ticket on the ferry. The ferry ride lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes and is a great time to relax, take in some sun and reminisce about your ride. Once on Jerseyâ€™s shores, you will have about a 10 mile ride to the final destination of the Grand Hotel.
If you choose to start YOUR ride from any of the hotels along the way, how you get to that hotel is up to you.