Pennsylvania

Oktoberfest Ride

Kermesse Sport, who brought us Hell of Hunterdon, Fools Classic, and Fixed Gear Fondo, added another event to their growing list of challenging rides. The first installment of the Oktoberfest Ride, held on October 12, celebrated the fall foliage and back roads of Montgomery County. The twisting, hilly 62-mile course — lined with blue and white Bavarian flags — recalled the feel of other Kermesse e...

Ride of Dreams

Riding through Lancaster to Washington, D.C. during the Ride of Dreams 2010. It’s 7:30 Sunday morning. We’re in the Neighborhood Bike Works West Philly Bike Shop, testing gears, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and packing up tool kits. Teenagers stroll in slowly, bleary-eyed, then take their road bikes off the hooks and fill up water bottles. It’s time to roll out for ...

Miles Across Pennsylvania

In order to celebrate the completion of my graduate degree last summer, I decided to blow off some steam and take off on a cross-Pennsylvania (and Maryland) ride with my friend Ben. I started off in the rolling hills of Lancaster County, and made my way to Gettysburg, where Ben and I stayed with the makers of Jack’s Hard Cider. From Gettysburg, we hooked up with the C-O Canal in Williamsport...