Dual Sporting Pennsylvania With Roll Charts - These CDs contain a comprehensive guide to Pennsylvania dual sport riding, ten roll charts, and five accompanying articles with photos that will enable you to ride your dual sport motorcycle through, across, and over the largest state forest system in the United States. The "Rollchart" CD has turn-by-turn directions and GPS mileage and the "GPS Rollcharts" CD has GPS maps, GPS turn-by-turn directions, GPS mileage, and GPS coordinates in .gpx and gdb files. The "Big Woods" of north central Pennsylvania is a region where five state forests join to form over 1.5 million acres of dual sport riding paradise. The routes consist of 100-mile loops that begin and end at one of Pennsylvania's state parks and include gas and lunch stops. By permitting public access to its state forests, Pennsylvania has created a dual sport rider’s heaven. It’s difficult to improve on a day spent riding hard, eating well, and sitting around a campfire under a sky so filled with stars that constellations are lost in an expanse of twinkling lights stretching from horizon to horizon. Dual sport riders that follow these ten routes will be rewarded with unequaled views of spectacular natural beauty and a seemingly endless supply of deserted gravel roads and trails crisscrossing Pennsylvania’s most remote areas. Enjoy the ride!
BALD EAGLE’S BEST
This article recounts a ride with the fine folks from the Pennsylvania Trail Riders Association. They host a dual sport ride in the state’s only forest with a sanctioned off-road riding area - Bald Eagle State Forest. Bald Eagle’s 196,000 acres are located in Pennsylvania’s geographic center near one of the state's largest towns - State College, but by weaving together the gravel roads and trails that crisscross the mountains of Mifflin, Snyder, Union, and Centre counties you can fill two days full of riding.
ELK COUNTRY RIDE
These roll chart routes will take you into the heart of Pennsylvania's elk country where you may catch a glimpse of one of the largest elk herds east of the Mississippi River. These majestic animals attract quite a crowd of tourists, but luckily for dual sport riders the gawkers stay on the pavement so we can enjoy the tranquil desolation of Elk, Cameron, Clinton, and Clearfield counties' gravel roads. Headquartered at Kettle Creek State Park, this ride will take you past Alvin R. Bush Dam, into the Quehanna Wilderness Area, and onto Pennsylvania's longest dirt road - Caledonia Pike.
NO BULL RIDE
Nineteenth-century Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull tried to establish a utopian communal village at present day Ole Bull State Park, but the poor soil, steep mountains, and hard living doomed it to failure. What's left are a few ruins, the natural beauty of Potter County, and dozens of gravel roads strewn like so much cooked spaghetti across Hammersly Wild Area, Tamarack Swamp, and Rixford Hollow. This ride will take you into Cherry Springs, the most remote part of Pennsylvania, where stargazers look to the heavens for inspiration, discovery, and the next E.T. sighting.
This ride includes more than a half-dozen overlooks, each one more spectacular than the last, culminating in the most breathtaking vista in all of Pennsylvania - Hyner View. Along the way you'll go across Cranberry Swamp, into Grugan's Hollow, and past the Boyer ATV Area. If you do this one during the first two weeks of October you'll be treated to a kodachromatic display of fall foliage and the possibility of snow.
Pennsylvania's finest small town, Wellsboro, lies just a few miles from the beginning of this ride at Hills Creek State Park.
Contained almost entirely within Tioga County, this ride is located at the semi-developed eastern edge of "Big Woods Country", but the attraction of the 900-foot Pine Creek Gorge that is Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon compensates for the little bit of civilization that encroaches on this ride. The hunger you'll work up riding over Nessmuk Mountain, along West Rim Road, and through Algerine and Asaph Wild Areas will be sated by the giant Dagwoodesque sandwiches served at Slate Run's Wolf General Store. The second day of this ride includes a late leisurely lunch on the Blackwell Hotel's deck where you can commune with the hikers, canoers, and fishermen that are enjoying the outdoors just like you - as you roar off into the shadowy forests of another Pine Creek Gorge sunset.
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CD with 5 Magazine Articles, 35 Photos, and 10 Roll Charts
DUAL SPORTING PENNSYLVANIA WITH 10 GPS ROLL CHARTS
CD with 5 Magazine Articles, 35 Photos and 10 Roll Charts with GPS Coordinates in .gpx and .gdb files
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