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Bike Train

All aboard the scenic bike train!

Hop on the Bike Train and step back in time. Enjoy a relaxing 25 mile train ride through the Lehigh Gorge. Then, pedal your bike back down to Jim Thorpe at your own pace along the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail.

First, your day begins in Jim Thorpe where you and your bike will board the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. You will enjoy a one hour ride as the train swings onto the former Lehigh Valley main line and passes Glen Onoko, the southern gateway to the Lehigh Gorge State Park.

While you sit back, relax and take in the outstanding scenery, the train will follow the winding Lehigh River for 25 miles. You’ll round curve after curve until you reach the village of White Haven. Here you and your bike will be dropped off at the Lehigh Gorge trailhead.

Once at the trailhead, pedal at your own pace down the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail for 25 miles back to Jim Thorpe. Along the way, you’ll pass canal remnants, swim spots, scenic overlooks and railroad trestles. Remember your camera. The many sparkling waterfalls provide great photo opportunities.

Advance tickets/reservations are required for the Bike Train and can be made by calling the Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (aka Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway) directly at 570-325-8485.

2021 Bike Train Dates

April

  • 17th & 18th (9am & 12pm)

May

  • 15th & 16th (9am & 12pm)

June

  • 12th & 13th (9am & 12pm)

July

  • 24th & 25th (9am & 12pm)

August

  • 21st & 22nd (9am & 12pm)

September

  • 18th & 19th (9am & 12pm)

October

November

  • 13th & 14th (9am only)

 

2021 Bike Train Rates

Train Ride/Shuttle with your own bike

  • $35.00 per person

Train Ride/Shuttle with our Trek bike rental

  • $55.00 per person

 

BIKE TRAIN RESERVATIONS

Bike Train reservations are necessary and can be made by calling the Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (aka Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway) directly at 570-325-8485.

 

Need Lunch for your ride?

Renee’s Cold Cut Hut –  When you arrive at the bike trail in White Haven, take a stroll over to Renee’s Cold Cut Hut and grab your lunch to take on the trail.  Renee is offering Bike Train riders a $7.00 packed lunch that includes a sub, chips, and bottled water.  To save time, we recommend calling Renee with your order either the day before or prior to boarding the train in the morning.  Walk-in orders are also welcome.  Renee’s phone number is: 570.215.0057.

 

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Rain Date Policy

  • In case of inclement weather the Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad website Pocono Biking website and Pocono Biking Facebook Page will be used to indicate the change of Bike Train dates due to adverse weather conditions.
  • The websites & Facebook will be updated by 10:00 am on the Thursday morning prior the Bike Train weekend. If inclement weather is in the forecast, we strongly encourage you to check these websites for rain date updates prior to leaving your home.
  • If Bike Trains start running and the weather suddenly turns bad, the Bike Trains will continue to run as scheduled.
  • If the Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad or Pocono Biking websites do not indicate any rain date changes, then all Bike Trains for that weekend are operating as scheduled.
  • If your Bike Train date is changed due to inclement weather, the trains will operate at the same times out of Jim Thorpe Station the weekend after the original postponed date.  For example:  If the Saturday Bike Trains are canceled, the following Saturday would be the rain date.  If this accommodation does not work for you, please call 570-325-8485 to exchange your tickets to a later date.  Although there are no refunds on tickets purchased, Bike Train tickets are good forever until used on a future Bike Train.