Imagine your perfectly quaint summertime get-away. Booking your stay at a quiet bed and breakfast or charming inn, nestled in a historic town teeming with vintage shops and outdoor activities. Bonus points if you can envision the perfect geographic location for this imaginary vacation haven. Perhaps a mountainous and wooded region in an otherwise overlooked location would suite your fantasy well.
If you have ever heard of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, you would have known this dream is in fact a reality. With the previously mining-centered town of Jim Thorpe, PA, any inn you choose to stay at has years of history behind its front doors. The “Gateway to the Poconos,” as it is affectionately referred to, offers a large array of sites, shopping, and other activities. With so many possibilities here, Pocono Bike Rental decided it was time to make the town even more accessible to those visitors who are seeking an extra adventure.
PoconoBikeRental.com is a bike rental shop operating within the town of White Haven, 26 miles north of Jim Thorpe. In the past you needed to drive to this town in order to begin your mountainside adventure. Now we are very excited to introduce another shuttle to our fleet.
Perhaps you are visiting overnight and your hotel is in Jim Thorpe. Maybe you’re only here for the day, but you wish to begin and end in this rustic crossroads. You could also just be one of around 4,000 residents of Jim Thorpe. Whichever it is, Pocono Bike Rental saw this as a huge opportunity to offer an even better service.
With the same luxurious VIP shuttle service and equal pricing, the main difference is the location. On weekdays, the Jim Thorpe Bike Rentals and VIP Shuttle Service is offered at 9:00 and 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. On weekends there are 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM options available, with the possibility of drop-offs at Rockport, White Haven, or to the top of the trail at Glen Summit. Now with two different van possibilities, you can catch our staple gold-colored van or our new steel blue one could be waiting for you at the end of the trail, we will keep you posted.
With this new Jim Thorpe bike rental and shuttle service, there is added convenience to your Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail, Poconos Biking trip. The service includes a return trip for your rental bikes back to the White Haven bike shop. This gives you the chance to hop off your bike, bring it to a designated secure location, and we will take care of the rest. Now once you reach Jim Thorpe, you can celebrate your arrival to Jim Thorpe without having to leave once more.
Now that you can get straight to the activities in Jim Thorpe, you have a downtown stocked with charming small-town storefronts to check out. After a long bike ride, a stop into Rainbow’s End corner candy store might be an appealing proposition. You can take your treats with you for a stroll down Broadway Street. Passing by the retro Vintagerie, Soundcheck Records, Antiques on Broadway, and Sellers Books and Fine Art just to name a few, there is bound to be a shop inviting you in. On Thursday nights you can check out Broadway Grille or Stone Row Pub and Eatery for an open mic night. Otherwise, you can take your pick of museums, ghost tours, motorcycle sidecar rides, or stop by the Mauch Chunk Opera House for any number of music genres played live.
With so much to take in throughout Jim Thorpe, let Pocono Bike Rental show you the wilder side of the Poconos. With a possible 36 miles of riverside trails to explore, the Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail is a must-see during your stay here. Nicknamed the “Switzerland of America” by the Swiss Tourist Board, the Pocono Mountains is a picturesque getaway destination that rivals with the priciest of vacation spots. For a beautiful trip full of adventure and history, schedule your stay, book your hotel room, and find a day to stop by www.PoconoBikeRental.com.
Written by: Amber Jadus, Public Relations, PoconoBikeRental.com
Edited by: Tom Williams, Publisher, PoconoBikeRental.com
The Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail is the most spectacular rail trail system in the world during the colorful fall season. The Pocono Mountains have over 127 deciduous tree varieties changing color for your viewing pleasure. The orange-red leaves are falling down along the Lehigh River with amazing beauty. Autumn is your last chance to get on the trail before the snow covers it and go biking with us. Fall Foliage bike tours and Jim Thorpe Bike Rentals starting at $29.95. Just follow the signs while near the White Haven area! Stay tuned for more by subscribing to our YouTube channel!