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Panhandle Trail Bike Ride

Sunday, April 21 from 10:00-11:30 or later depending on each cyclist's chosen distance

  • 25 US dollars
  • Panhandle Trail, McDonald

Available spots

About the Adventure

Activity Level 3: Vigorous Location: McDonald, PA – Panhandle parking area Guide: Joe – lead, Megan - assist Join the Women’s Adventure Club as we kick off the biking season with a ride on the Panhandle Trail! This ride provides two options for the rider in terms of distance and trail surface. The first leg of our ride will depart from McDonald for an 9 mile out and back on an asphalt paved trail. (4.5 out, 4.5 back) Once back at our starting point, each rider has the option to end her ride or continue biking the 2nd leg to Walker's Mill. This 2nd out-and-back leg is approximately 14 miles in length (7 out, 7back) on a crushed-limestone surface. The Panhandle Trail is a wonderful place to kick off your cycling season! Total Distance: About 23 miles Leg 1: About 9 miles Leg 2: About 14 miles Total Elevation: About 490 feet Leg 1: About 190 feet Leg 2: About 300 feet What kind of bike is best for this trail? Most people ride hybrid or gravel bikes. Some use mountain bikes. A road bike equipped with slightly knobby tires will also work. A road bike with slick, skinny tires is unsuitable for this trip. What equipment do I need? All participants must have their own bike (or rent one.) Helmets are mandatory. Other gear to have: • a spare tube • water (hydration pack; bottle with cage) • snacks/energy food • eye protection ( sunglasses or clear safety glasses) • padded bike shorts • bike gloves • rain gear, • saddle (underseat) bag to keep keys, phone, etc. WAC Biking Safety and Etiquette 1. Helmets are required and must be worn while riding. 2. Eye protection is strongly recommended. (sunglasses or clear safety glasses) 3. Using phones for talking or taking pictures while riding is unsafe and not permitted. 4. Front and rear lights are recommended. Lights are required for tunnels. (Headlamp is fine.) 5. We ride single file and maintain 1-2 bike lengths between riders. 6. We ride on the right side of the trail and pass on the left. 7. We use hand signals for turns and braking. Event details, including meeting location, suggested gear, and other pertinent info, will be sent via email to registered participants.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration for an adventure, please make your cancellation at least 48 hours in advance of the outing. To cancel, please send a brief email to Cancellations with insufficient notice, no-shows, and late arrivals who have missed the group’s departure are not eligible for a refund. We don't offer credit for future events. Refunds are issued in the form of original payment. If we cancel due to weather, you will receive a full refund. For cancellations involving an outfitter (SUP, rafting, kayaking, etc.) we follow the outfitter's cancellations policy.

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