From time to time, we’ll post some bike routes to this blog as suggestions for some nice bike rides. The posts will involve both road and mountain bike rides at all levels of talent. So here’s the first one:
Distance: Approx 27 miles round trip
Comments: This is a great warm up ride for your next day’s hilly adventure. It’s quiet, some terrain and good exercise, but nothing mind-bending. No turns…no maps…no worries.
The route: Start on Broadway from the Inn at Jim Thorpe. You’ll proceed west along a gradual uphill grade. After a couple of miles, the road name changes to Lentz Trail. You’ll continue past Mauch Chunk Lake on your left for a couple more miles to a stop sign. Go straight across this intersection – this is Owl Creek Road. The road ends at Route 309.
Turn around here and head back to Jim Thorpe.