Have your cycling legs ready for this ambitious ride which begins at the Somerset Historical Center located in Somerset, Pennsylvania. Somerset Historic Center highlights Pennsylvania rural heritage with a log house; smokehouse barn and maple sugar camp, and is certainly a fantastic starting and ending point of our tour. Embarking upon this advanced intensity ride where the cyclist will have the opportunity to stop and pay homage to the heroes from 9/11 at the Flight 93 Crash Site. Riders will also encounter an enchanting covered bridge and breathtaking scenic views and wooded regions. The final segment of this ride will bring you into Jennerstown where you can experience Jennerstown Speedway, the originality of the Mountain Playhouse and other scenic historic sights. With a ride as intensified as this, we afforded plenty of opportunity to do some rural sightseeing along the way.
Length: 62.6 miles
Terrain: Rolling to hilly. Higher traffic volumes in Benson, Jennerstown and along SR 985. Posted speeds range from 25 mph to 55 mph dependent on the roads usage. Pavement quality is generally good; however, most roads do not have either paved shoulders or high quality shoulders. Also contained in the route is a section of marginal quality tar & chip pavement approximately 3.2 miles in length.
Climbs:1st climb is a 1 mile long ride on an approximate 10% grade, 1 -1/2 miles onto SR 1008.
2nd climb is 0.4 miles at approximate 10% grade at midpoint of SR 985 section.
3rd climb is 0.3 miles at approximate 10% grade at 3/4 point of SR 985 section.
Some smaller climbs are also found throughout the ride.