CYCLING GUIDES

North East

Just 2 hours from Buffalo, Pittsburgh, or Cleveland, North East, Pennsylvania makes for the perfect cyclist’s destiny. Historical landmarks, award winning wineries, bountiful harvests, and beautiful sunsets backdrop miles of rural highways that set the cyclist’s stage. Allow Johnny B's Restaurant, Freeport Restaurant, or the Cork 1794 to please your appetite. Check into, Segreto Bello, the Vineyard Bed & Breakfast, or the Grape Arbor Inn, for a unique night’s stay. Pedal through local vineyards and taste the areas finest. Let us in North East, Pa host the cycling experience you will never forget.

Let Lake Country Bike host your next cycling experience in North East, PA. We provide complete touring, dining, and lodging packages for both weekends and midweek. Let us assist in setting up a self-guided weekend. We also provide private tours for groups of 6 or more. Call (814)725-1338 or email us if we can be of service to you.

Major Events in the North East Area

North East Chamber of Commerce Summer Calendar

Memorial Day Festival - Join us for the annual parade, pancake breakfast, and ride.

Gibson Days Festival - June 11th - Experience old time North East as we celebrate the history of the community. Gather in Gibson Park and join in on social events and mingle with characters in period costumes.

Picnic in the Park - Every Thursday, June 15th thru August 17th. Hosted by the North East Arts Council and the North East Chamber of Commerce. Features hands on arts and projects for children, entertainment, and lunch for a small fee.

Fireside Concerts - Sundays in June from 1-4 PM visit Arundel Cellars & Brewing Company for live music.

Mercyhurst College Old Fashioned 4th of July - July 4th. Located at the Mercyhurst College, North East Campus. Features great food, Music on the main stage, children's activities, and a fireworks finale.
The Cherry Festival - Hosted by the North East Volunteer Fire Department, the Cherry Festival features an old time midway and rides; along with one of the largest parades in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Bike Wine Country's Fall Harvest Tour - Friday night, Wine and Cheese Ride and Saturday, bike through the vineyards to the Wineries.

The Wine Festival - September 22nd-24th. Celebrate North East's Grape industry with music, food, and artisans from around the country. Take an old fashioned hay ride to one of the local wineries and sample award winning wines.


Lake Erie Wine Country, located in the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies, extends roughly 50 miles from Silver Creek, New York (Chautauqua County) to Harborcreek, Pennsylvania (Erie County). It is home to over 23 commercial and estate wineries. Watch a short video about the history of our grape-growing region. (Video courtesy of VisitErie.) To research more wineries, visit Lake Erie Wine Country.
Mazza Winery - 11815 East Lake Road.
Penn Shore Vineyards - 10225 East Lake Road.
Arundel Cellars & Brewing Company - 12727 East Main Road.
Presque Isle Wine Cellars - 9440 Buffalo Road. (Route 20)
Arrowhead Wine Cellars - 12073 East Main Road.
Sparkling Ponds Winery - 10661 West Lake Road, Ripley, NY.
Lakeview Wine Cellars - 8440 Singer Hill Road.
South Shore Wine Company - 1120 Freeport Road. (Route 89)
Burch Farms Country Market And Wine Shop - 9210 Sidehill Road.
Courtyard Wineries - 10021 West Main Road. (Route 20)
6 Mile Cellars - 5727 Firman Road. (Erie, PA)
Segreto Bello - 11059 East Lake Rd. Lake Country Bike's own cycle tourist guest house walkable to Freeport Beach. Contact Lake Country Bike. (814)725-1338.
Colonial Motel - 11329 East Lake Road. (814)725-5513
Grape Arbor Bed and Breakfast - 51 East Main Street. (814)725-0048.
Light on the Lake - 11934 Seitzinger Road. (814)725-9115 (Min 3 night stay)
Holiday Inn Express - Findley Lake. (716)769-7900.
Lakeview on the Lake - 8696 East Lake Road. (814)899-6948
Vineyard Bed and Breakfast - 10757 Sidehill Road. (814)725-8998
The Pines on Lake Erie - West Lake Road, Ripley NY. (716)736-7463
Lakeside Campgrounds and RV - 10768 West Lake Road, Ripley N.Y. (716)736-3362
Family Affair Campgrounds - 9640 Findley Lake Road. (814)725-0913.
The Blue Heron Inn - 10412 Main Street, Findley Lake, NY. (716)769-7852.
Wilderness Lodge - 13448 Weeks Valley Rd, Wattsburg, PA 16442. (814)739-2946
Contended Acres B&B - 4821 Williams Road, North East, PA 16428 (866)706-0890
Johnny B’s - 37 Vine Street. Bring the family or meet your friends at Johnny B's. Relax as you sample the homemade menu featuring Mama Rose's Italian sauce, homemade soups, and freshly baked pies. Located behind Lake Country Bike, Johnny B's is open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Bean - 12 South Lake Street. Coffee and great soups. Walk from Lake Country Bike.
Harvest Inn - 11019 Sidehill Road.
Freeport Restaurant - 11104 East Lake Road, Route 5 and 89.
Bova's Restaurant - 109 S. Lake Street.
Michael's Pizzeria - 25 South Lake Street. Pizza choice of Lake Country Bike! Homemade fresh dough pizza and calzone w/ homemade sauces.
The Cork 1794 - 17 West Main Street.
Speedeez - 1 East Main Street.
The Ruffed Grouse - 10326 West Main Road.
La Casa de Pizza - 13 East Main Street.
Lake Country Bike - 21 East Main Street.
Mark's Coins - 9 East Main Street.
Interstate Antique Mall - 11019 Sidehill Road.
Ye Olde Vineyard - Fine - 14 S Lake Street.
Grape Country Marketplace - 15 West Main Street.
The Flower Cart - 11 East Main Street.
Hearthside Framing Gallery - 15 West Main Street.
The House of the Potter - Hand made pottery, crafts and gifts. 12391 East Main Road.
Phelps Bros. Guitars - 31 South Lake Street.
North East Lake Shore Railway Historical Society - 31 Wall Street. An educational railway museum centered around a 1899 train station. Displays of historical locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and railroad memorabilia.
The Town Hall - North East Arts Council and North East Historical Society.
Mercyhurst North East Campus - Architectural wonder that now houses classes for Mercyhurst College.
The Octagon Barn - 11441 East Middle Road. A century old historic brick octagon barn. Privately owned and not open for tour to the public.
Freeport Beach - At the foot of Freeport Road.
Our Lady at Gibson Park - Historic fountain and statue in Gibson Park located Downtown North East.
Double D.A.B. Riding Stable - 5811 Welch Hill Road, Ripley N.Y.

Chautauqua

Stretching from the shores of Lake Erie, across the eastern continental divide, to the edges of the Allegheny Mountains, in Western New York lies some 2500 miles of back road cycling. The Seaway Trail now designated a National Scenic Byway, Adventure Cycling’s Northern Tier Route and newest Freedom Trail , and NY Bike Route 17, all criss-cross through Chautauqua County’s Lake Shore Region.

Cultural diversity describes the region best, as you will experience simple life through Amish Country where traffic is four-legged, strawberries are picked fresh and blackberry pies are bought still warm. Be sure to visit Dart Airpark Saturday’s for the Flea Market, Farmer’s Market and watch hand gliders soar. Music abounds summer long from the Fredonia Opera House, Mayville’s Blue Grass Festival, Chautauqua Institute, and Bemis Point’s floating band-stand. Explore the region’s resources at Tour Chautauqua. The resources are far too numerous to list here, but here are some of my picks for Attraction, Events, Lodging, and Dining.

If you have a group of 10 or more cyclists and interested in a full catered group tour, give us a call. We provide complete touring, dining, and lodging packages for both weekends and midweek. We will create a custom 2-5 day tour based on your cycling experience or check out our summer tour schedule for our Bike Wine Country’s Chautauqua Tour. Call Lake Country Bike at (814)725-1338 or email us if we can be of service to you.

Chautauqua County Rails to Trail - Brocton, NY to Sherman, NY
Westside Overland Trail - Mayville, NY to Sherman, NY
Eastside Overland Trail - Boutwell Hill Wildlife Area, NY
Chautauqua Institute - Chautauqua, NY
Lake Erie Wine Country - North East, PA to Fredonia, NY
Lily Dale Assembly - Lily Dale, NY
Lucy-Desi Museum - Jamestown, NY
Panama Rocks - Panama, NY
Mayville Bluegrass Festival, June, Lakeside Park, NY
Great Blue Heron Music Festival, July, Sherman, NY
Chautauqua Institute, June - August, Chautauqua, NY
Dart Airport and Farmer’s Market, Saturday’s, Mayville, NY
October Fall Foliage, October, Peak’n Peak Resort, Clymer, NY
Bemus Point Pops, Sundays, Bemus Point, NY
Andriaccios, Across from Chautauqua Institute
Webb’s Captain’s Table, RT 394 Mayville, NY
Peek’n Peak, Clymer, NY
The White Inn, Fredonia, NY
The Watermark, Mayville, NY
La Fleur, Chautauqua, NY
Main Street Dinner, Westfield, NY
Bo’Nar’s Mayville Dinner, Mayville, NY
ZeBro's beach Bar
Jack's Barcelona Grill

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