Choose a route (or make your own!)
Up for a challenge? Bike the Scranton Half Marathon route! Every April, the Half Marathon takes thousands of runners around town, and riders can catch the route of the 13.1 mile loop on Washington Avenue, close to The University of Scranton’s campus. Start by borrowing a bike from the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton and enjoy a tour that will take you on a fun ride through many of Scranton’s neighborhoods.
Borrow a bike at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center or the Radisson Lackawanna Station and tour historic downtown Scranton featuring a variety of architectural styles. Many buildings date back to the late 1800s when coal was king! If you want to head out of downtown, check out the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (.5 miles to Broadway Street Trailhead) or head to Nay Aug Park and the Everhart Museum (1.3 miles up Mulberry Street).
Many sites and attractions are less than a mile from the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center and the Radisson Lackawanna Station. The Albright Memorial Library, Electric City Trolley Museum, Lackawanna Historical Society at the Catlin House, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton Iron Furnaces, and Steamtown National Historic Site are all right around the corner!
Bike the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail! Access the trail from the main office of Lackawanna Heritage Valley in West Scranton, and you can bike down valley to Taylor or up through North Scranton. The trail has great views of the Lackawanna River as you travel through the City of Scranton.
Bike between Marywood University and The University of Scranton, and tour multiple sections of the city along the way, including historic neighborhoods in Green Ridge and the Hill Section.
Start your journey at Strive Multisport (formerly Cedar Bike and Paddle) in South Scranton and bike to the Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces, head downtown for a bite to eat, or explore the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, which is less than a mile away!