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29   in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania140 Miles Blue Ridge Mountain Windmills. Miles

Motorcycle Roads Coal Miner Towns Loop

By Clutch
on June 1, 2009

3.9out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Starting in Allentown take rt 22W to 309N. Follow 309N to just North of Tamaqua. Make left onto rt 54 follow through several coal mining towns to Ashland. Once done with the Pioneer tunnel (unique coal mine tour). head back on 54 to rt 61S. Follow this to many towns (tour the Yeungling Brewery). continue rt 61S to Hamburg make left into town then make right on State St (Old 22). Follow old 22 all the way back which turns into Tilghman St.

Scenery

The views you will see of Blue Mountain is always nice. You get to see real authentic & historically interesting coal mining towns along this path. They are old and rugged towns.

Road Quality

Most of the roads are great, some parts of route 54 is a little rough though.

Roadside Amenities

Lots of local restaurant/bars. Gotta stop in Ashland and go down the Pioneer coal tunnel and ride the Lokie.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Guest
on August 23, 2009 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

i agree this is an awesome ride. the only thing i would add is that when your on 54 in ashland take a right onto 61 and go like 3 miles to the town called centralia. as your going up the hill the road turns to the right. well stop there and look over the barrier and the road is all caved in cuz theres a coal fire underground. up that road some more you can see smoke coming off the hills on the left. very cool. definitely worth the few extra miles. theres a cool looking church over there too

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By Guest
on December 28, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Victory

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Good route ! Like others have noted above - if you are in the area - you really should take a brief detour on PA61 and check-out the ruins of old PA61 at the top of the hill. http://forgottenpa.blogspot.com/2009/12/centralia-sets-from-protocollie-and.html Brad http://www.pa-mag.com/2009/04/15/intro-to-motorcycle-touring-in-pa/

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By Guest
on September 1, 2009 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make OTHER

Motorcycle Type Other

Rt. 54 is a great ride. Great view of windmills on top of the blue mountains. Not much left in Centralia except the smoking ground. Most of the roads are turned over with mounds of dirt. As you turn north on Rt. 61 from Ashland there is a road along the cemetary on your left. The ground is smoking in that area.

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By Guest
on August 19, 2010 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I thought this ride was pretty cool! I stopped in Ashville and did a tour of one of the coal mines. Very interesting. Ashville is also a great town to drive through.

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