Jim Thorpe Bike Rentals and Shuttles – Jim Thorpe, PA
Pocono Bike Rentals gets you to and from the Lehigh Gorge Trail or the newly minted D&L Black Diamond Trail with our VIP Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttle service which is unlike any other. We operate 7 days a week from mid April until November. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for all our Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttle Services. We use VIP Dodge Grand Caravan shuttle vans (not school buses with long bike loading and unloading and travel times). We have professional, knowledgeable drivers offering personalized care and attention. Our bikes are state of the art and so is our transport vehicle as it is equipped with a 7 disc DVD/CD, Bluetooth media array and power charging stations for most cell phone models. We are licensed by the DCNR (PA Department of Conservation of Natural Resources) to pick up and transport bikers in and out of the Lehigh Gorge State Park. We are also a proud member of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau.
NEW for 2018: We also are offering custom VIP Shuttle Services and Bike Rentals on the newly opened up southern D & L Trail below Jim Thorpe. You can now bike another 15 miles through access points in Lehighton, Bowmanstown, Lehigh Gap and Slatington. Call for more information and availability.
Are you READY? – To bike the famous Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail located in White Haven, PA. This is where you bike down the famous Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail ending back in Jim Thorpe for an afternoon lunch or sightseeing. During your bike tour you will go past the famous Buttermilk and Glen Onoko Falls! You will be biking downhill on a 2-4% grade the entire way and it is an amazing experience like no other bike ride in the world. Historical and educational value markers along the way will teach you about the rich local mining history as well guide you safely down the trail.
OR? – To try to be the King of the Poconos and bike the additional new D&L Black Diamond Trail located in Glen Summit, PA. Tack on additional 10 mile easy downhill ride through beautiful forests, streams and a lake with benches and tables along the way for picnicking for a total of 36 miles and 4+ hours of fun. The extremely well maintained trail surface with forest landscapes and amazing views along with a lake, benches and tables for picnicking offers everyone a great introduction to the Poconos Mountain Biking Scene.
Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttles – Times and Drop off Points:
- 9:00, 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM – MIDWEEK ONLY – Custom VIP Shuttle from Jim Thorpe to White Haven, to the 26 Mile Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail, Lehigh Gorge State Park White Haven Access, approximately 30-35 minute shuttle time. ONLY $20 ($25 with your own bike.) Please call to check availability. (2 person min.)
OR (9 & 11am shuttle ONLY) add on another 10 miles for just $10 more, dropping you off at the D&L Black Diamond Trailhead in Glen Summit, PA for 36 total miles of Pocono Mountain Biking Fun!
- 9:00, 11:00 AM, 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 PM – WEEKEND ONLY – VIP EXPRESS Shuttle from Jim Thorpe to White Haven, to the 26 Mile Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail, Lehigh Gorge State Park, White Haven Access, approximately 30-35 minute shuttle time. ONLY $15 ($20 without a Bike Rental from us.) Please call to check availability. (2 person min.)
This is a VIP EXPRESS shuttle from Jim Thorpe 26 miles north to the start of the world famous Top 100 Rail Trail, Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail in White Haven. This trail section distance takes about 3+ leisurely hours which includes breaks for pictures, food, sightseeing etc.
- 9:00 and 11:00 AM – WEEKEND ONLY – Custom VIP Shuttle from Jim Thorpe to Glen Summit, to the new 36 Mile D&L Black Diamond Trailhead, approximately 45 minute shuttle time, ONLY $25 ($30 with your own bike.) Please call to check availability. (2 person min.)
This is a custom VIP shuttle from Jim Thorpe 36 miles north to the new D & L Black Diamond Trail in Glen Summit. To get the full effect of Pocono mountain biking go early for this 4+ hour ride including stops for pictures, sightseeing, food and water breaks.
- 9:00, 11:00 AM, 1:00 and 3:00PM – WEEKEND ONLY – VIP Shuttle from Jim Thorpe to Rockport, 16 Mile Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail, Lehigh Gorge State Park Rockport Access, approximately 30-45 minute shuttle time. ONLY $15 ($20 without a Bike Rental from us.) Please call to check availability. (2 person min.)
This “Lower” Section of the Lehigh Gorge Trail is 15 miles and goes past the famous Glen Onoko Falls Trail. Here you can hike up over 1 rigorous mile (not for the faint of heart and extremely dangerous) to amazing Poconos vistas and waterfalls. Without the 1 hour hike this 16 mile bike ride should take around 2 hours with stops for pictures, sightseeing, food and water breaks.
Pocono Bike Rentals and Bike Shuttles are by reservation only, to reserve a VIP Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttle, or a custom shuttle pickup or dropoff time ($5/person additional) please call 570-899-5025 and speak to one of our adventure specialists or LIVE Chat with us to answer any questions before ordering. (The Jim Thorpe Bike Rentals must be returned by 4:45 PM.) The Jim Thorpe pickups can fill up quickly on the weekends so please book ahead to guarantee your spot!
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PLEASE READ: Jim Thorpe bikers please go across this bridge!
Near the end of your amazing 26 Mile journey to Jim Thorpe, you reach this historic converted railroad bridge.
PLEASE READ: BE ON TIME FOR YOUR SHUTTLE TRIP!
You MUST ARRIVE 15 mins. in advance for your shuttle or you may not be accommodated.
The Jim Thorpe bike shuttle pickup location is halfway down the Northeast side of the Carbon County Visitor Center Parking Lot closest to the river. The exact spot is the Public Boat Launch – Lehigh River Jim Thorpe Access Area. The landmark is the Blue, Jim Thorpe, Lehigh River Access sign, (pictured below). It is also where the 2 park benches and flower pots overlooking the Lehigh River is. The pavement is painted NO PARKING. It is in the Carbon County Parking lot located in the main part of downtown Jim Thorpe. If you are at the train station you have gone too far, turn around and go back North 200 yards.
A $60 return shuttle fee will be charged for missed shuttles.
For more information outside of normal business hours please use our contact us form. Same day booking fee and or custom shuttle fee of $5/person may apply to all last minute (day of) reservations at our discretion. Lehigh Gorge rail trail biking is an awesome experience BUT, YOU can also go whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking and play disc golf. Any reservation protocols or bike sizing information or questions check out our FAQ page. When you are finished be sure to leave a review on our tripadvisor page, thanks in advance! The most affordable mountain bike rentals in the Jim Thorpe, PA and Poconos, PA area are at Pocono Bike Rentals and Shuttles, with it’s headquarters located at: 322 Main Street White Haven, PA 18661.
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 starting at $19.95. Just follow the signs while near the White Haven area! Stay tuned for more by subscribing to our YouTube channel!