In Pennsylvania, a system of bicycle routes called Bicycle PA exists to provide bicyclists with routes that cross the state, utilizing various highways and rail trails. These routes were created throughout the 2000s. Bicycle PA Route A runs from the West Virginia border south of Mount Morris in Greene County north to Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie in Erie. The BicyclePA routes were designed by experienced bicyclists to provide bicycling members of the traveling public who wish to traverse the state with a guide to some of the Commonwealth’s highways and rail-trails. Only a few of these routes contain bike lanes or other facilities designed specifically for bicyclists traveling within the four corners of the Commonwealth.
The Bike Pa - Route A runs through the western part of the state, passing through the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The Ohio River Trail Council is working to relocate the highway portions of Bike Route A to safe side paths or rail-trails. The proposed Ohio River Trail will accomplish part of this goal.