Get Ready for our Annual
Newport Public Library
September 28, 2019
Little Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park Road, Newport Pa 17074
Saturday September 28, 2019, Rain or Shine!!
Join us for a beautiful autumn ride through Western Perry County. You will enjoy scenic rural roads, Amish farms, covered bridges, and the great outdoors.
Bike4Books Tour Schedule
|7:30 AM – 10:00 AM||Registration|
|7:30 AM||Course Open|
|4:00 PM||Course Closed|
|(SAG and Rest Stops will be available only from 8:00 AM through 4:00 PM)|
|11:00 AM – 4:00 PM||Free lunch|
Bike4Books Tour Safety Features
***HELMETS ARE REQUIRED***
- SAG (support and gear)
- Phone numbers for mechanical problems and emergencies
- Bicycle mechanic
- Cue sheets with maps
- Courses marked with color coded arrows
- Rest Stops with rest rooms, water & Gatorade, snacks and our famous Whoopie Pies!
Participants are expected to obey all traffic regulations.
Roads are not closed,. Riders share them with automobile traffic.
We recommend you carry a cell phone with you during your ride.
Please visit our sponsor table where we recognize the many individuals and businesses that support our Bike4Books Tour!
Want to Walk or Hike Instead?
Come and take advantage of the network of trails within Little Buffalo State Park.
Some trails offer hikers the beauty and sounds of Little Buffalo Creek and Holman Lake. There are many good opportunities for seeing wildlife.
Highlights include a covered bridge over Furnace Run, Shoaff’s Grist Mill with a working water wheel, and an original rail car.
Just check the Hiker option on the registration form and enclose a check for $25.00. Your registration includes a 2019 BIKE4BOOKS T-Shirt and lunch. For specific hiking details, visit http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/littlebuffalo/#hiking
Can’t ride? Conflict in schedule? But still want to contribute to the Bike4Books?
Be a Ghost Rider You don’t have to show up, sweat, or exert yourself in any way.
Just check the Ghost Rider option on the registration form and send with a check for $25. We will mail you a cool 2019 B4B T-shirt.
Your contribution will help provide excellent library services for our community!
All proceeds from Bike4Books Tour benefit Newport Public Library:
- New books for children & adults
- New audio books
- New DVDs and music CDs
- Programs of interest for children & adults
- Free wireless Internet access
- Public computers
- Meeting rooms for public use
- B&W & color printing, copying & scanning
- FAX service
Choose one of following courses.
All courses begin and end at Little Buffalo State Park, and include rest stops and road support.
- 5K Ride Family fun ride, along the lake and back
- 25K Ride Easy, rolling hills, one rest stop
- 50K Ride Easy, rolling hills, plus one challenging hill, one rest stop
- 100K Ride Difficult, challenging hills, three rest stops
When you finish, join us for a free meal provided by our generous volunteers and sponsors.
We cordially invite you to stay a while in Newport. Discover our unique shops, including the Perry County Council of the Arts gallery in the Newport square. Grab something to eat at our local restaurants or farmer’s market.
The following businesses donate food items for the free lunch after the Bike4Books ride:
Espresso Yourself Cafe (Gourmet- Organic- Fair trade Homemade goodness!)
8 S. 2nd St., Newport PA
Sharar’s Grocery (The local deli!)
19 S. 2nd St. Newport PA
Butcher’s Farm Market (Locally grown, and locally baked!)
590 N. 4th St. Newport PA
Please support these businesses that support their local library!
Little Buffalo State Park, 1579 State Park Road Newport PA 17074
FROM HARRISBURG: 22/322 W to Newport Exit (Rte. 34 S), Left off exit to Newport, follow signs to Little Buffalo State Park.
FROM LEWISTOWN: 22/322 E to Newport Exit (Rte. 34 S) Right off exit to Newport, follow signs to Little Buffalo State Park.
FROM CARLISLE: Rte. 34 N into New Bloomfield, Left at square, follow signs to Little Buffalo State Park.