Just riding around town can be a pleasure. You can run errands, ride to local stores and restaurants, take in the scenery and have fun in the process.
We have a great local trail club with the Tuna Valley Trail Association (TVTA). The club has built trails to suit all types of users.
Allegany State Park is a gem right in our backyard! The park is just to the north of us in NY state, and has about 40 miles of paved roads for road riders, bike paths for leisurely cruising, and the Art Roscoe Ski Touring-Mountain bike area for off-road riders
Allegheny National Forest is a huge tract of public land just to the west and south of Bradford. The forest has hundreds of miles of dirt roads, snowmobile trails, ATV trails, hiking, and XC ski trails that offer a variety of possibilities for riders.
Pat McGee Rail Trail in Salamanca offers a nice 12-mile one way out-and-back ride on a flat, gravel surface. A great place for a cruise.
Clarion River/ Little Toby Creek Rail Trail starts in the town of Ridgway about 45 min south of us on US-219. The trail is a flat, crushed limestone surface that takes you to Brockway, PA. The trail is 18 miles one way.
The Kinzua ValleyTrail starts in the villiage of Westline and heads west on an old RR grade. The club has 4.5 miles of finished trail, and is working to extend the trail west to the Kinzua Resevoir at Red Bridge, and eventually extend east up the Kinzua Valley to Kushequa and Kinzua Bridge State Park. Stop at the Westline Inn for some great food and drink after your ride!
Pine Creek Rail Trail is a smooth, flat crushed-limestone surfaced trail that runs through the beautiful Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. We typically start in Ansonia and ride to Cedar run and back to make for 45-mile cruise. There are many shorter and longer options as well..
Singletrack trails and technical trails appeal to the off-road rider that is looking for more challenging terrain with natural features such as roots, rocks, berms, stream crossings, and elevation changes that require finesse, fitness, and great bike-handling skills to ride. This type of riding is not always easy, but rewards those looking for the special challenges that come with riding a bicycle trough the woods.
McCarty Hill/ Little Rock City State Forests which are more commonly referred to as "The Ellicottville Trails" are the crown jewel of technical singletrack riding in our area. There are over 30 miles of tight, twisty, rocky, and flowy trails that can keep a trail rider busy for a very full day or two of off-road riding. These trails offer challenges that any intermediate to advanced mountain biker will enjoy. The trails are built and regularly maintained by the Western New York Mountain Bike Association (www.wnymba.org).
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