PA Route 6

PA Route 6

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:25 pm

I've got the urge to do PA Route 6 from East to West this summer.
I'm not a long range rider, so I would do it over a week or more.
Shorts rides each day, camp or Motel each night.
Any advice ? Is it worth it or not ?
tsb
 
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: Cap On: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:51 pm

I never rode the entire road either but it isn't that far. Maybe 2.5 days each way if you want to stop & smell the roses. Are you camping? If you are staying in motels, you will save a lot of time and do it in 1.5 days ea way. I'd cross into NY, really nice roads in our neighboring state.
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:22 pm

Let me know when you're going, I'll might have a spot for you to stay with tent around the Meshoppen area especially if it's weekend.

One thing to keep in mind is you might have problems getting a room in some areas because of the NG drilling so make sure you call ahead.
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:30 pm

I'd like to do the trip to include the Cheery Springs Star Party which is
Memorial Day weekend this year. That would make reservations even tighter.
Well, it's just a thought so far.
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:09 am

NOT a bad route, we have traveled parts of it in a vehicle. Never on a bike.

http://www.paroute6.com/
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:28 am

Richard S. wrote:One thing to keep in mind is you might have problems getting a room in some areas because of the NG drilling so make sure you call ahead.

If you can find a room it will cost about $150.00 a night. I am as serious as a heart attack! :stretcher:
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:16 pm

Thanks for the advice. I never gave the cost of lodging much thought.
Reservations are tough because I don't ride in bad weather. I can't
make plans much more that a few days in advance. Looks like camping
might be the way to go. I can always find a place to set the tent.
tsb
 
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: paulfun On: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:41 pm

What kind of bike do you ride?

I prefer camping any day!
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:49 pm

It depends on where you stay, yes, the normal hotels can run you $100-150. But you should be able to find smaller motels/hotels still family run for a lot less. Just do your google search on the maps of the areas.
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:53 pm

I ride a Yamaha Majesty 400. I can pack a lot of crap
under the seat and top case. The rest I bungee to the jump seat.
When I'm fully loaded, I look like homeless scooter trash.
I get up through Pine Grove a lot. It's the pathway to the upper valleys.
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:37 pm

WNY wrote:It depends on where you stay, yes, the normal hotels can run you $100-150. But you should be able to find smaller motels/hotels still family run for a lot less.


Under normal circumstances yes but they are all booked solid because there is very few hotels/motels. There's people renting trailers for hundreds a day, it's a big boom.

For example this is availability at Wyalusing hotel:

https://secure.reztracker.com/rezapp/re ... d=68372551

It's almost booked solid for the next two weeks during the weekdays, they didn't have that kind of business during the summer 2 or 3 years ago.

There was joke going around they were going to put up Holiday Inn in one of the farmers fields. LOL
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Re: PA Route 6

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:17 pm

I've been on Rt 6 a few times on the sled and if my memory serves me (I was pretty drunk most of the time back when) :lol: it's a pretty riding road--we camped out & there were alot of places you could do that,but,again I'm probably going back 40 yrs or so :shock: ;) Don't be knocking homeless scooter trash :D they were simpler days :D
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