The Club’s Road Captains have taken the time to plan several rides around the Central Pennsylvania area. Many of these involve completing Red Knights Grand Tour Patch Rides, while traveling through the beautiful Pennsylvania Wilds.
Annual Labor Day Elk Ride
This ride occurs every year on labor day, Meeting at at Sheetz #181 in Wingate, Pennsylvania at 0800.
The ride will follows the yearly route with stops in Renovo, Bennezette and Medix Run. A late lunch stop occurs at the Bennezette Hotel or the Medix Run Hotel depending on our group size and their availability. While in Bennezette riders can choose to see either the Elk Lookout Center or the Winery. The ride will end where it started. In total it is 145 miles.
Starting Point – Sheetz #181, Wingate
1ST Leg – Snow Shoe, multiple truck stops
Renovo- Two Gas Stations
Last Leg- Bennezette – One Gas Station
Snow Shoe, multiple truck stops
End Point – Sheetz #181, Wingate
Grand Tour Stations Available to be taken
Snow Show FD
Karthaus Vol. Fire Co.
Pine Glen FD
Fire House Ride
This ride involves a trip into Lycoming county to complete Fire House while adding to Grand Tour and Red Knight as well. This would be a similar trip starting in Lock Haven and taking the scenic route to Williamsport where we will pickup many stations as well as a state park. From here we will travel north to trout run and then to Ralston. South bound, again taking the scenic route we will head to Eldred Twp and then make a lunch stop in South Williamsport at the Mountaineer. After a break and some refreshments we’ll continue south to Lewisburg and turn West to pickup two state parks as we head for centre Hall 192, transferring to 144 to return.
This ride would be a total of 225 miles and is six hours non stop. It allows for many breaks as we would be stopping at 17 locations. It also allows for a large amount of Highway running if needed.
12 Stations Ride
This ride begins by meeting at in Lock Haven and heading up Rt. 120 North to the Renovo area, continuing into Cross Fork. From there we would travel to Coudersport and Galeton, across to Welsboro where we would make a lunch stop at the Wellsboro Diner.
From Wellsboro we would travel west on Rt. 6 into Mansfield and then to Rt. 15 South where we would travel into Williamsport then back into Lock Haven.
This is a 264 mile trip taking just over six hours to complete non stop. This would involve 22 stops completing the 12 Station ride while picking up letters for Fire House, Grand Tour, and Red Knight.
There is also the option to pick up Five state parks with this trip for the state rides while providing a different route.
The Quest for X Ride
A thunder run from Central PA into Western Ohio. This 1,138 mile trip is best completed as an overnight due to the travel time of 20 hours. While mostly highway, it is a route with many stops and scenery. A must for anyone looking to finish out their Alphabet ride!