Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route, Philadelphia Alternate #1

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Lancaster, Pennsylvania (339 Miles)

  • 2 pages
  • Adventure Cycling Association
  • 978-0-9863397-8-3
  • Feb 9, 2018

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• Route connects major cities between Chicago and New York City
• Numerous rail trails and separated paths are used on the route
• With the addition of Bicycle Route 66, this route completes a cross-country link from Los Angeles to New York City

Philadelphia Alternate #1: PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA (339 MILES). In Pittsburgh you’ll make the choice to stay on the main route or to follow the Philadelphia Alternate. This route uses the Great Allegheny Passage, a multi-use trail that primarily follows railroad corridors from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. It traverses four tunnels; the longest is the Big Savage Tunnel at 3,294 feet.


  • 2 pages
  • Adventure Cycling Association
  • 978-0-9863397-8-3
  • Feb 9, 2018

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