Join Lancaster Bent Riders!
Love riding ‘bent? Looking for some fellow recumbent riders to ride with? Then you’ve found the right group! Lancaster Bent Riders is a diverse group of bike and trike lovers who get together several times a year to explore the trails of southeastern Pennsylvania. Recumbent Cycles of Lancaster is the group’s sponsor*, organizing the rides and planning post-ride picnics. Recumbent Cycles of Lancaster provides protein at the picnic, usually in the form of hot dogs, burgers, etc, and other members of the group sign-up to bring a covered dish and sides. Membership to Lancaster Bent Riders is free and open to anyone with a love for riding, young or old, on two wheeled bikes or three wheeled trikes! Check out our calendar of events to sign-up for this year’s rides.
*By participating in the ride, rider releases Recumbent Cycles of Lancaster (sponsor) from any and all liability that may arise out of the rider’s participation.
Come for the Cycles. Stay for the Susquehanna River Towns.
Our customers come from all over the mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States for our experience and expertise in recumbent cycles. Many customers ask us for suggestions on how they can make a day or weekend out of their trip to Marietta, PA where our shop is located. Marietta is located along the Susquehanna River Valley and this section of Lancaster County is rich in history and nature, offering visitors plenty to do in an afternoon or a weekend getaway. Below are a few suggestions on what to do and where to go when you visit, or you can check out the local newsletter, The Marietta Traveler, to see what’s going on in town this week.
McCleary’s Public House (Irish Pub & Restaurant)
130 West Front Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.426.2225
Railroad House Inn (New American)
280 West Front Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.426.4141
Shank’s Tavern (Traditional American)
36 South Waterford Avenue, Marietta, PA ● 717.426.1205
Heart Cafe (Cafe & Coffeehouse)
17 East Market Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.604.1169
Nick’s Bistro (Traditional American)
324 West Market Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.604.1137
Pig Iron Brewing Company (Beer & Burgers)
40 East Front Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.604.1161
Cafe Capriccio Pizzeria & Restaurant (Italian)
316 Honeysuckle Drive, Marietta, PA ● 717.426.2000
Hinkle’s Restaurant (Breakfast Diner)
261 Locust Street, Columbia, PA ● 717.684.2888
Bully’s Restaurant & Pub (Traditional American)
647 Union Street, Columbia, PA ● 717.684.2854
John Wright Restaurant (Brunch, New American)
234 North Front Street, Wrightsville, PA ● 717.252.0416
Northwest Lancaster County River Trail
18.6 mile multi-use paved trail runs along the Susquehanna River from Columbia, to Marietta, Bainbridge, and Falmouth. Located just a block and a half behind Lancaster Recumbent’s shop.
Enola Low-Grade Rail Trail
5.25 mile multi-use crushed stone trail follows portions of the Atglen and Susquehanna branches of the Pennsylvania Railroad from Turkey Hill to Safe Harbor dam in Manor Township.
York Heritage Rail Trail
24.9 mile multi-use crushed stone rail trail from York, PA to the Pennsylvania-Maryland border that runs through urban and rural landscapes.
Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
14.5 mile crushed stone trail takes you through beautiful farm county from Lebanon to the Lancaster County Line, through Cornwall, Alden Place, Mt. Gretna, Colebrook, and Lawn, PA.
Conewago Recreation Trail
5 mile graded, level trail follows the Conewage Creek through farmland and woodlands, connecting to the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail.
First National Escape
Break into this 1940s vault and solve clues to escape the bank with your loot before times up! A fun 60 minute activity for 2 or more.
100 West Market Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.384.5625
Chiques Rock Outfitters
Whether you want to explore the Susquehanna River on the water, on the trail, or from above the tree line, Chiques Rock Outfitters provides canoe, kayak, and bicycle rentals as well as guided fishing and climbing tours.
41 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA ● 717.475.6196
The Susquehanna Stage Company
Located in historic Marietta, this non-profit community organization seeks to provide performances that celebrates the humanity that binds us all together. Check out their website for this year’s shows.
264 West Market Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.426.1277
Musselman-Vesta Iron Furnace Center & Rivertownes PA USA
May through September, this exhibit showcases the iron furnaces built by Henry Musselman, a Marietta native, and Henry Miller Watts in 1868. It was the last of the eight anthracite-fired hot blast furnaces built in Lancaster County.
26 Furnace Road, Marietta, PA ● 717.426.4736
Turkey Hill Experience
Over 17,000 square feet of exhibits, dining, and retail space dedicated to educating visitors about Lancaster County dairy culture and the story of the Turkey Hill brand. Learn about the company’s top-selling ice cream and ice teas, explore how flavors are created, and even make your own flavor in their favor labs and do some taste testing!
301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA ● 844.847.4884
Located on acres of rich, well-drained, limestone based soils, Nissley Vineyards grows 14 varieties of grapes to create state and international award winning wines. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the winery production area and sample the estate bottled wine.
140 Vintage Drive, Bainbridge, PA ● 717.426.3514
National Watch & Clock Museum
Opened in 1977, this unique museum houses over 12,000 watches, clocks, tools, and time-related items. This history of timekeeping is good for all ages.
514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA ● 717.684.8261
Express Laundry & Linens
Need to do a quick load of laundry after a day on the trail or river? Stop by and see our neighbor Bev, owner of Express Laundry and Linens. She’ll help you get cleaned up! While you wait, you can visit us at Lancaster Recumbent or check out Marietta’s restaurants and pubs.
42 West Market Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.426.4100
For the Love of Dog
A specialty pet shop that celebrates the unique love we have for our dogs (and cats). This shop features quality products you can feel good about sharing with your four-legged friend. Stop to pick up some treats and toys!
17 West Market Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.604.1196
Bootleg Antiques & Oddities
Located in the former Superior Washing Machinery Company, this unique antiques shop showcases the original wood wheels and pulley systems used back in the late 1890s. But even more interesting is the building’s third floor - the location of an illegal bootleg distillery during the prohibition era.
135 Bridge Street, Columbia, PA ● 717.684.0009
Forry’s Country Store
Family owned, small town grocery store showcasing the best of local produce and baked goods.
820 Ivy Drive, Lancaster, PA ● 717.285.5050
B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast
Historic inn is located in Marietta, a river town on the Susquehanna River. At the doorstep of this bed and breakfast are plenty of activities along the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail and a great selection of local restaurants. Venture out to Lancaster City, PA Dutch Country, York, and Hershey - just 20 miles away.
722 East Market Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.426.8415
Hermansadar’s Victorian Bed & Breakfast
This gingerbread mansion features Victorian era architecture complete with a slate bell tower. The river town of Columbia sets the backdrop for this beautiful bed & breakfast. Inside, find the artwork of your inn keeper, the famous local artist Thomas Foster Hermansadar.
420 Chestnut Street, Columbia, PA ● 717.684.7899
Railroad House Inn
Historic inn is situated along Marietta’s front street and features 12 guest rooms. Adjacent to the inn is the Railroad House restaurant featuring new American cuisine.
280 West Front Street, Marietta, PA ● 717.317.7816
The Inn at Bully’s Restaurant & Pub
This inn was built in 1903 as a railroad hotel to support the bustling town of Columbia. Newly remodeled, the Inn at Bully’s features 11 guest rooms that showcase period architecture and a pub, that offers satisfying meals, first-rate drinks, and lively company.
647 Union Street, Columbia, PA ● 717.684.2854
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Located in the center of Lancaster’s downtown, this hotel offers the amenities you come to expect from Marriott set against historic Penn Square. Explore Lancaster City, the one time one day capital of the United States during the American Revolution. Just steps away, is Lancaster Central Market, the oldest continuously operated farmers market in the United States which boasts local food and handmade Amish goods.
25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA ● 717.239.1600