One Night Overnight: Amish Farm

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00 AM
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CANCELLED.  There was zero interest in this ride, perhaps the distance to the start is the issue.  One Night Overnight: Amish Farm is a 47 mile per day(94 miles round trip)  beautiful ride of rolling Amish farmlands devoid of tourists from the Amtrack Station in Parkersburg, PA to Lititz, PA, voted the "coolest small town" in the US. The town has three centuries of history and architecture with boutique shops, world famous chocolate, small eateries and a great brewery restaurant.  We spend the night in a hotel or historic B&B of riders' choice.    If you think you will be interested in this ride, you will need to make refundable reservations NOW.  And email me of your interest by August 31!  See below for hotel names, no group rates are available for 29 September 2018.   Additionally, there are several B&Bs in Lititz and Manheim that you can find online as well.


 The ride start/finish is the Amtrack parking lot off South Culvert Street, Parkesburg, PA 19365. Overnight parking is free and near the local police station. This is the lot with the old station (now an Amtrack construction office).  Note there is a rest room at the Turkey Hill Minit Market at 10E. Ave., Parkesburg, PA 19365. Please allow at least two hours to the ride start from I-66 and the outer loop of the Beltway in VA to ensure a timely departure. The ride is for self-sufficient cyclists to keep cost low and logistics simple. It is a "self-catered and self-supported" ride but there are adequate public rest stops.  If you cannot carry an overnight bag consider teaming up with a fellow rider or noncycling partner to move luggage and share driving of your private vehicle over the weekend.  There are many things to see for noncyclists in Lititz and the surrounding area.  But this rolling ride is very suitable for a light loaded bicycle. 

Day 1


Two Days Round Trip


Due to limited hotel space (at a reasonable price) there are no refundable group rates so this year we recommend hotels in Manheim as well as Lititz,  which is 8 miles from Lititz .   Please note that the ride will not go in inclement weather so make sure any hotel reservation is refundable. Ride will not go if roads are completely wet, rain is forecast with probability of 50% or more, or if their is an excessive heat index of 92 degrees or more on either day of the weekend. Please contact the ride leader John Zebatto via email at with any questions about the ride and let me know if you intend to ride as well by August 31 for planning purposes in advance of the date.  Hotel list based solely on location and price, no endorsement of any implied:

Comfort Inn & Suites Manheim

 5543 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA, 17545

Ph:  855-499-0001


Warehouse Hotel

75 Champ Blvd, Manheim PA 17545

Phj:  855-618-6181


Tea Kettle Inn

457 S. Main Street Manheim, PA 17545

Ph:  717-665-0171


Lititiz Inn and Suites

613 Furnace Hills Pike 613, Lititz PA 17543

Ph:  866-599-6674


Holiday Inn Express

101 Crosswinds Dr., Lititiz PA 17543

Ph:  717-625-2366

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John Zebatto
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John Zebatto
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