MOTORCYCLE ROADS IN PENNSYLVANIA

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What Are The 6 Best Motorcycle Rides In Pennsylvania?

- Eastern Rte 6 (39 miles)
- Lincoln Highway (60 miles)
- Lancaster Loop (52 miles)
- US-40 (66 miles)
- The Big Valley (24 miles)
- Route 44 (93 miles)

Below is our detailed list of the best Pennsylvania motorcycle rides! Explore all the beauty Pennsylvania has to offer on these great motorcycle rides. These routes take you through culturally unique, and charming towns, with historic and scenic stops along the way. These are the best motorcycle roads in Pennsylvania. Click on each PA motorcycle map link for the direct Google Maps route.

Tips for Motorcycle Rides in Pennsylvania

Spring, summer and fall are the best seasons to ride these PA motorcycle routes. For the warmer months, the southern part of the state will have more humidity than the northern region and the mountainous interior. It's a good idea to pack rain gear for the spring season, as March and April gets the most rainfall. Winter will bring significant snow and cold temperatures.

What is the Helmet Law in PA? 

Any Pennsylvania motorcycle operator planning to ride without a helmet must be over the age of 21 and have held their motorcycle license for two years. Alternatively, riders can take a motorcycle safety course approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

EASTERN ROUTE 6

US-6
DISTANCE: 39 miles
TIME: 1 hour

While the entire Grand Army of the Republic Road could be added as a great motorcycle road in Pennsylvania, many would say this eastern section from Prompton to Milford is its best. Traverse through mountains, the Pine Creek Gorge, and the forested areas of the northern Pocono Mountains.

LINCOLN HIGHWAY

Route 30
DISTANCE: 60 miles
TIME: 1.5 hours

This historic PA motorcycle road offers sweeping turns, grand views and long straightaways. The best of this route is between Breezewood and Route 75 junction, but most consider it roadworthy further east to Chambersburg. Either way, history is embedded in this transcontinental highway, and this section will provide charming country towns along the way.

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LANCASTER LOOP

Routes 340, 10, 23
DISTANCE: 52 miles
TIME: 1.5 hours

Some of the best Pennsylvania motorcycle rides are in scenic Amish country. PA-23 and PA-340 has some wide open stretches with fine views of farmlands and hills. Overall, the pavement is very good quality along this route, and makes for an enjoyable ride.

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US-40

Route 40
DISTANCE: 66 miles
TIME: 1.5 hours

Tall trees and hills occupy much of this historic scenic road near Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains. The southern portion of this route crosses the Youghiogheny River Lake and Fort Necessity National Battlefield, while the western side has some vast sweeping views of the open countryside. The pavement quality is very good as well on this motorcycle ride in Pennsylvania .

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THE BIG VALLEY

Route 665
DISTANCE: 24 miles
TIME: 35 mins

Experience "The Big Valley" (Kishacoquillas Valley) on this great Pennsylvania motorcycle road on Route 665 directly in the center of the state. This route will take you through the heart of Amish country with some beautiful, peaceful landscapes of the Pennsylvania countryside.

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ROUTE 44

PA-44
DISTANCE: 93 miles
TIME: 2 hours

Between the above mentioned Rte 6 and US-220 is a fantastic portion of Route 44 that will offer both natural beauty and fun curves. There's very little by way of crossroads or traffic lights, and almost no traffic. This secluded ride is full of great views of nature along with everything else that makes an exhilarating ride – fast pace turns, elevation changes and sweepers. Sight lines are short on this curvy road and there are some blind turns too, so stay vigilant on this great Pennsylvania motorcycle road. A section of Route 44 from U.S. Route 6 in Potter County to the Lycoming County line – including Cherry Springs State Park – is known as the “Highway to the Stars.” This area is spectacular for it's evening star gazing.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Pennsylvania a good place to ride a motorcycle?

Motorcycle roads through the great state of Pennsylvania offer some of the best riding experiences in the northeast United States. There are scenic byways that cross picturesque farmland, wind through forested areas and travel between rural villages and charming country towns.  Pennsylvania also has some great motorcycle roads along the Lake Erie coastline and through the beautiful Pocono Mountains.

What is the best time of year to ride a motorcycle in Pennsylvania?

Spring, summer and fall are the best seasons to ride a motorcycle in Pennsylvania. In the summer, the southern part of the state will have more humidity than the northern region and the mountainous interior. Springtime will see more rainfall. Riding in autumn has the benefit of seeing Pennsylvania's brilliant foliage at its peak.

Do I have to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Pennsylvania?

Any Pennsylvania motorcycle operator who chooses to ride without a helmet must be over the age of 21 and have held their motorcycle license for two years. Riders also have the option to take a motorcycle safety course approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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