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Dates: 7/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: Shippensburg, PA
Event Name: Cumberland Valley Rail Trail
Event Type: Seasonal Bike
Event ID: 113918 2019/Y2497
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10K to 42K - 1B
Description: The entire Cumberland Valley Rail Trail is sanctioned as an extended distance bike event. You may start where you wish, go north or south, and as far as you wish. Directions are provided for rides of different lengths starting at Shippensburg Station (Mile 0). **** The CVRT has a smooth, crushed stone surface and runs through the beautiful farmland of the Cumberland Valley. Bicycles with a wider tire (hybrid or mountain bike) are recommended; road bikes will have difficulty. Bike helmets must be worn.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Little Free Libraries, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park
Start Times: Daylight hours only
Location: Shippensburg Station
Start Point / Driving Directions: 51 E Fort St, Shippensburg, PA 17257 **** To reach the Shippensburg trailhead from I-81 N, take Exit 24 and turn left onto PA 696/Olde Scotland Road. Go 2.1 miles, and turn left onto S. Fayette St. Then go 0.6 mile, and turn right onto Orange St. Go 0.2 mile, and turn left onto N. Earl St. Go 0.3 mile, and turn right onto W. Fort St. Look for parking immediately to your left, after passing the starting point for the trail. ****

To reach the Shippensburg trailhead from I-81 S, take Exit 29, and turn right onto PA 174/Walnut Bottom Road. Go 1.5 miles, and turn left onto US 11/E. King St. Go 0.8 mile, and turn right onto N. Earl St. Then go 0.3 mile, and turn right onto W. Fort St. Look for parking immediately to your left, after passing the starting point for the trail. ***** Shippensburg Station is the restroom building build to resemble an old train station. On the east end porch (the end near Shippensburg University), there is a bench. The start box is under the bench.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Restrooms are available at Shippensburg Station, Shippensburg Township Park, Oakville (.5 mile off of the trail), and Newville.
Host Club: Cumberland Valley Lead Foot Club
Contact: Tom Jackson (717) 677-6511
Website: No Website Listed
E-Mail Contact: thomasjackson@embarqmail.com