Pennsylvania, the Keystone State, played an essential part in the founding of America and the establishment of the freedom we all enjoy today. Now it's time to exercise your freedom to hit the open road with motorcycle riding in PA. REVER has explored each corner of this great state to discover the best motorcycle rides in PA. From the scenic Allegheny and Susquehanna Rivers to the rugged Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania's natural beauty is just waiting to be discovered. Pair this natural splendor with trips to unforgettable cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and you won't miss a thing in Pennsylvania. Just grab your helmet and pick a region below to get started.
Head to the Steel City to experience the best Pittsburgh motorcycle rides western Pennsylvania has to offer. Aside from its history as a steel manufacturing hub, Pittsburgh is known for its location at the site of three rivers – the Allegheny and Monongahela that meet to form the larger Ohio River.
Every state hides scenic areas that have to be seen to believed, and motorcycle routes in PA are no different. REVER was created to connect riders to bucket list rides around the world, and you can get started for free. Simply download the app to start tracking your own rides, open hand-picked rides selected by the REVER staff and try out unique challenges. No matter if you're a local or a visitor, you'll uncover the best motorcycle roads in PA with a REVER Pro subscription. Explore potential routes in 3D, get Butler Maps road recommendations, and get points of interest alerts along the way. You can even flip on the twisty roads feature as you ride to always take the scenic route.
Spring, summer and fall make for excellent motorcycle riding in Pennsylvania the majority of the year. The state has two different climate zones, with the southern region experiencing more humidity than the northern region and mountainous interior. It can rain a good amount in March and April, so pack rain gear for the spring season. The summers are pleasant, especially in the northern and middle regions of the state, so you don't have to worry too much about overheating on a ride. The winter is a different story, and the northern mountains can see significant cold and up to 100 inches of snow per year. So if you are heading out on an early or late season ride, be sure to wear extra layers or heated motorcycle gear before you hit the road.
Pennsylvania is well-known for its role in The Revolutionary War, and there are several key historic sites to visit while you explore PA motorcycle roads. The number one destination is Gettysburg National Military Park, and there is a lot to experience on this battlefield that signaled the turning point in The Revolutionary War. Next, head to Eastern Pennsylvania to see Valley Forge National Historical Park where General Washington and the Continental Army endured a harsh winter in 1777-78. In addition to historical sites, Pennsylvania is graced with beautiful wild areas like the Pocanos and the Allegheny National Forest as well as scenic waterways like the Allegheny, Susquehanna and Ohio Rivers. Many of the top scenic motorcycle routes in Pennsylvania take riders through the river valleys surrounding these beautiful waterways. If you find yourself in the northern part of the state, be sure to check out Presque Isle State Park. This park is Pennsylvania's only “seashore” situated on a 3,200 acre peninsula on Lake Erie. Finally, don't miss Pennsylvania's epic motorcycle events like Thunder In The Valley in Johnstown or Gettysburg Bike Week.
This is a clockwise loop through the Allegheny National Forest out of Woodland Heights and along the Allegeheny River.
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This loop in central PA, starts in Moshannon and heads through the Bull Run Wild Area to the north, crosses the W. Susquehanna River and then follows the north shore before heading into the Quehanna Wild Area and back south.
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Although there is a lot of good riding, across all spectrums, we decided to pick the Gettysburg Battlegrounds to start the ride. We would encourage all riders, who have not visited, to get there early and check out the sights and history. The ride will leave the Battlegrounds and head north using scenic US-15 and PA-74 where you can find laid back winding roads and rustic dwellings mixed in with a natural landscape. Before returning to the store using US-22/322, which travels next to the Susquehanna River, past the PA Statue of Liberty, before returning to the store.
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Schuylkill Gap is a water gap through Blue Mountain located about 3 miles north of Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The borough of Port Clinton, Pennsylvania resides within the gap itself.Formed in much the same way as Pennsylvania's other water gaps, Schuylkill Gap is near Hawk Mountain, Weiser State Forest, and some State Game Lands. PA Route 61 as well as the Schuylkill River pass through the gap.
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This route cruises along the Delaware River to Trenton and back on the opposite side for a nice loop.
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