Jim Thorpe Bike Rentals and Shuttles – Jim Thorpe, PA
Pocono Bike Rentals gets you to and from the Lehigh Gorge State Park Access in Jim Thorpe to the Trailheads in White Haven, Rockport or the recently minted D&L Black Diamond Trail in Glen Summit. Our VIP Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttle service is unlike any other. We operate daily from May until November. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for all our Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttle Services. We bring the bikes to you, loaded up on our new trailer and ready to go! Call now to confirm availability and then book online to save money on your Poconos Biking Adventure: 570-899-5025 (2 person min.)
JIM THORPE BIKE RENTALS AND VIP SHUTTLE PICKUP LOCATION: We offer a more convenient, less traffic and no parking fee location. The Jim Thorpe Bike Rentals and VIP Bike Shuttles operates from inside the Glen Onoko Access Point of the Lehigh Gorge State Park. It’s just across the new bridge on the North Side of Jim Thorpe. You can now park with ease, not have to deal with the traffic issues of downtown Jim Thorpe and save on the ever increasing parking fees at the overcrowded (and sometimes full) Carbon County Visitor’s Center Parking Lot. We get you up the trail faster, safer and in better comfort. Jim Thorpe Bike Rentals and VIP Shuttle Service departure times are at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Call us now at: 570-899-0400 for pricing and availability then come book online to save money! Our 9:00 AM shuttle service midweek is a 4 person min. otherwise is unavailable midweek (M-F).
The Jim Thorpe bike shuttle pickup location is approximately one half mile down the access road inside the Glen Onoko area of the Lehigh Gorge State Park. The exact spot is the Bicycle Concession Shuttle Pickup area of the parking lot, which is pictured below and is about a half mile into the park from the entrance. If you reach the main parking lot across the wooden bridges, you have gone too far, turn around and go back through the parking lot back over the wooden bridges then past the Rusty Railroad bridge until you see the first parking lot with the signage pictured below, our new 2018 Ford Transit 350XLT will be there with an Orange Safety Cone sitting next to it (not the gold van you see pictured below). Our 9:00 AM shuttle service is unavailable midweek (M-F) unless by special request and 4 person min.
PLEASE READ: BE ON TIME FOR YOUR SHUTTLE TRIP! You MUST ARRIVE at least 15 mins. in advance for your shuttle. If you are late by even 5 minutes of the departure time YOU WILL NOT be accommodated and or may have to be rescheduled (if available) or worse; DENIED SERVICE. A $60 return shuttle fee will be charged for missed shuttles.
PLEASE READ: VIP Shuttle Service Bikers do NOT pass this old railroad bridge above! 5:00 PM bikers: near the end of your amazing journey to Jim Thorpe, you reach this historic converted railroad bridge. The VIP Bike Shuttle Service pickup spot is just past this on the right side of the road near a picnic table and parking area with Bicycle Concession Pick-up signage (pictured above) to let you know where you are at. Our 9:00 AM shuttle service is unavailable midweek (M-F) unless by special request and 4 person min.
We use top of the line New Environmentally Friendly Ford Transit Eco-Boost Shuttle Vans; (not old, slow, 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 are our SUPER SAFE transport vehicles with multiple passenger and side curtain airbags; some are equipped with Sirius Satellite Radio, DVD/CD, Bluetooth Media Array, USB and Wireless 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 Tourism Network.
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 lakes with benches and tables along the way for picnicking for a total of 35 miles and 4+ hours of fun. The 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.
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. Approximately 3-4 hours with stops for pictures, sightseeing etc. Our 9:00 AM shuttle service is unavailable midweek (M-F) unless by special request and 4 person min.
Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttles – Times and Locations:
- 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM – VIP EXPRESS – Jim Thorpe to White Haven, to the 25 Mile Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail, White Haven South Access, approximately 30 minute shuttle time. $25 Please call to check availability. (2 person min.) Our 9:00 AM shuttle service is unavailable midweek (M-F) unless by special request and 4 person min.
This is a VIP EXPRESS shuttle from Jim Thorpe to White Haven at the start of the world famous Lehigh Gorge Trail (Top 100 Rail Trail in the US). This trail section distance takes about 3+ leisurely hours which includes breaks for pictures, food, sightseeing etc.
- 9:00 AM – Jim Thorpe to Glen Summit, to the 35 Mile D&L Black Diamond Trail head, approximately 45 minute shuttle time, ONLY $40 – Please call to check availability. (4 person min.) MIDWEEK ONLY, must call well in advance.
This is a VIP Bike shuttle from Jim Thorpe north to the recently developed D & L Black Diamond Trail in Glen Summit. To get the full effect of the Pocono Mountain Biking Experience you must go for this 4+ hour ride (including stops for pictures, sightseeing, food and water breaks). If you are looking for a great place to eat along the way in White Haven, check out Antonio’s Pizza and Subs!
- 1:00 PM – Jim Thorpe to Rockport, to the 15 Mile Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail, Lehigh Gorge State Park, Rockport Access, approximately 35 minute shuttle time. $30 – Please call to check availability. ONLY AVAILABLE midweek (M-F) and by special request, 4 person min.
This “Lower” Section of the Lehigh Gorge Trail is approximately 15 miles from Rockport to Jim Thorpe. This short bike ride should take around 2 hours with stops for pictures, sightseeing or a bite to eat.
- 5:00 PM – Jim Thorpe to White Haven, to the 25 Mile Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail, White Haven South Access, approximately 30 minute shuttle time. ONLY $25 –Please call to check availability. (2 person min.)
Midweek (M-F) the 5:00 PM bike shuttle may not be scheduled due to lower ridership, so please call ahead to check availability. (4 person min.)
Pocono Bike Rentals and Bike Shuttles are by reservation only, to reserve a VIP Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttle, or a custom shuttle pickup or drop off time (starting at $10/person additional) please call 570-899-5025 and speak to one of our adventure specialists to answer any questions before ordering. (The Jim Thorpe Bike Rentals must be returned by 4:30 PM.) The Jim Thorpe pickups can fill up quickly on the weekends so please book ahead to guarantee your spot! Please arrive at least 20-30 minutes prior to departure.
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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 White Haven meeting location near: 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 134 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!