PA Route 6 now part of National Bike Route System
Many drivers and motorcyclists choose fall to travel across Scenic Route 6, exploring the quaint towns and lush colors of Pennsylvania’s countryside. Now, bicyclists can experience the fresh autumn air on Route 6, too, as they bike on America’s newest addition to the US Bike Route System (USBR).
US Route 6 in Pennsylvania, previously known as PA Bike Route Y, has been designated as USBR 36. The route crosses the width of Pennsylvania, taking users through four counties in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
At the May meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), USBR 36 in Pennsylvania was officially named, connecting cyclists across the state from Ohio to New York.
GPS mapping for USBR 36 is now available on the Ride with GPS website – used by travelling bicyclists to download GPS map and cue sheets to their portable devices. (The map follows PA Route 6 with the exception of detouring off Route 6 and using Route 107 from Factoryville to Mayfield.)
Route 6 provides convenient access to several unique experiences across the Pennsylvania Wilds, including the Pine Creek Valley & PA Grand Canyon, the Pine Creek Rail Trail, Dark Skies, the Kinzua Experience, and the Allegheny National Forest & Surrounds, to name a few. And several other headliner experiences from the region are just a stone’s throw away!