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Mercer County, PA – Pedal the Lakes bicycle tour is Saturday, September 2, 2017, beginning in Greenville, Pa. It has multiple distances for all abilities and visits many of northwestern Pennsylvania’s and Ohio’s waterways and lakes. Within a 90-minute drive from Erie, Cleveland and Pittsburgh, the full-service tour in beautiful western PA and northeast Ohio features Amish countryside, several lakes, rolling rural roads, and a chance of sighting ducks walking on fish at the Linesville Spillway. Routes will be 12, 32, 65, and 100 miles. Support vehicles will patrol the course.
Riders are encouraged to bring tubes, patches, tools, pumps, etc. Helmets are required. The 21st anniversary celebration ride will provide exposure to the newly completed, crushed limestone Shenango River Trail from Main Street to Porter Road, Greenville. Be sure to stay for the first annual Greenville Community Fest in downtown Greenville on Saturday from 5-10 p.m.
Pre-register online for $25 at the MCTrails.org events website. Day-of-race registration is located at Riverside Park, 45 Alan Avenue, Greenville, Pa. from 7-10 a.m. The cost to register on the day of the race is $30.
Overnight “Festival” or “Event” rates are available at the following participating locations: Cianci’s Motel & Suites; Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, Greenville; and Seven Sisters Bed & Breakfast at McEwen Falls.
The tour will take place rain or shine.
Pedal the Lakes bicycle tour is hosted by the Mercer County Trails Association which uses proceeds from the tour to establish multi-use recreational trails in Mercer and neighboring counties in Western Pennsylvania. For more information about outdoor adventures in Mercer County, sign up for our Adventure Guide here.
About Mercer County, PA
Located in Western Pennsylvania, Mercer County PA is home to Grove City Premium Outlets, boutiques, and unique specialty stores for shoppers. The area is also known for wine and brew tours, WaterFire Sharon PA, outdoor adventure, and outstanding golf. Golf Digest ranked Mercer County as one of its top golf destinations. Visitors can dine on mouthwatering cuisine at an array of fine restaurants and then stay overnight in a well-appointed hotel, a luxurious bed and breakfast, or a cozy country inn. Close to Pittsburgh, Erie, Cleveland, and southern Ontario, Canada, Mercer County PA is easily accessible via I-80 and I-79. Our County offers the perfect escape. For more information, visit www.VisitMercerCountyPa.com.