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Old Hickory Loop

Old Hickory Bicycle Loop

Start at Hickey park in Russellville with plenty of parking.  This route improves in scenic beauty once you get north of Atkins.  The only drawback on route is the portion on Hwy 64 with the high traffic speed and limited shoulder.  There are options of staying on Highway 64 between Pottsville and Atkins or taking Bells Chapel road on return over to Fronabarger Road back into Pottsville.

Distance:  52 miles

Climbing:  1,636.8

Surface:  Rural pavement, highways, and city roads

Safety:  The highways have high traffic during peak driving hours.  Use extra caution while riding on Hwy 64, uneven shoulder and high vehicle speeds.  

 

Photo Credit:  Straphangers Bicycle Club