– WARNING: Route impacted by July 26, 2022 road closures (for 18 months). For detour instructions, click here.
– PDF document download
– Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863
– 11.5 miles, Full Day Short Loop
– 3-4 hour self-directed tour
– 22 full-color pages (maps, photos)
– Detailed bicycle cues, road descriptions
– Identifies biking amenities on route
– Geography and monument highlights
– View or print PDF for personal use
– (Not part of a GPS system)
– Caution: Not for children
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GNMP Route 1b Map for a 11.5-mile historic bike tour of Gettysburg National Military Park.
#2 Best Selling Gettysburg bike map. “Full Day Short Loop”. Formatted for download as a PDF document (not part of a GPS system). Not recommended for children or inexperienced bicyclists.
Pick this route if you do not have time for Route 1’s longer (23.8-mile) ride, but definitely want to tour portions of the Gettysburg battlefield for all three days of fighting. If coverage for battle Day 1 is not essential, Route 3b covers about the same distance (10.7 miles) without the downtown ride on busy Washington Street.
Route 1b (Full Day Short Loop) features a 11.5-mile historic ride through East Cemetery Hill, McPherson’s Ridge, Seminary Ridge, The Peach Orchard, Little Round Top, and Cemetery Ridge. With time for rest and stops to enjoy the monumented landscape, most bicyclists will complete this route in about 3-4 hours. However, because Route 1b includes a 0.9-mile ride north through town (on Washington Street), this route is not recommended for children or inexperienced bicyclists.
This map is an optional digital companion to the much larger 286-page paperback guidebook by Sue Thibodeau, Bicycling Gettysburg National Battlefield: The Cyclist’s Civil War Travel Guide (Victor, NY: Civil War Cycling, 2019). ISBN 978-1-7326038-0-6. Available on Amazon (paid link).
Digital (PDF) | 22 pages | 6″ x 9″ | February 25, 2021
Item No. GNMP-Rt1b-1