Pedal the Park and Enjoy Miles of Beautiful Trails!

Bike rental includes helmet and bike lock. Our bike rental stand is located in the main visitor parking lot at the Visitor Center.  Guests must sign acknowledgement of risk prior to renting bike, as well as leave some form of collateral with our employees. For more information, please call our rental desk directly at (610) 551-7870If you are unable to get through, please contact our gift shop at (610) 624-5010Please note that our bike rentals are weather dependent; we take the safety of visitors and staff into heavy consideration when contemplating closures. In addition, our bike rentals must remain within park boundaries.

PLEASE NOTE: THE BICYCLE RENTAL WILL BE CLOSED MAY 18, 2024 DUE TO FORECASTED RAIN.

2024 Rental Season

Bike rentals open Saturday, April 6 – Weekends only until May 27.         

 See full schedule below:

Bike rental operating hours: Rentals 9:00am-3:00pm, Final Returns 5:00pm

April 6-April 20: Weekends

April 27-May 27: Weekends and Memorial Day

May 30-September 2: Thursday-Monday

September 7-October 27: Weekends and Columbus Day

If you would like to make a reservation, please complete our reservation request form

If you have any questions, please email info@encampmentstore.org at any time or call (610) 551-7870 during rental business hours.

Valley Forge National Park Bike Rentals

Bike Rental Fees

• Adult Pedal Bikes

$15 for one hour/ $30 for 2 hours/ $40 for 3 hours/ $50 All Day

Electric E-Bikes (must be 16 years of age to ride with guardian and 18 years of age to ride solo)

$20 for one hour/ $40 for 2 hours/ $50 for 3 hours/ $60 All Day

Child Bikes and Trailers

$10 for one hour/ $15 for 2 hours/ $20 for 3 hours/ $30 All Day

Fees do not include sales tax

Explore the History with a Private Tour Guide!

We will not be offering bike tours until July 2024 due to limited guide availability. 

The Encampment Stores’ fun and knowledgeable tour guides will lead your group on a bicycle tour past beautiful forests and meadows (and a couple small hills!) while sharing the history of the Valley Forge Encampment.

Private guides are available with advanced reservations for any day that the bike rental is open (guides can also be available any day for groups that bring their own bikes). Reservations must be placed at least one week prior to your desired tour date. Tours depart from the bike rental stand.

Valley Forge National Park Private Bike Tours

2-hour Bike Tour (5-miles)

Your guide will join your group on a 5-mile bike ride of Valley Forge Park, providing interpretation at each tour stop including:

Muhlenberg’s Brigade (20-30 minutes): The site where several regiments from predominantly Virginia stayed during the Valley Forge Encampment. Explore several reconstructed soldiers’ huts built to Washington’s specifications and learn about what life was like for members of the Army on the ground level. If time allows, groups may also explore the reconstructed redoubt to visualize the kind of fortifications the Army built during the Encampment. Please note, the area is grassy and walkways are gravel if visitors have limited mobility. The drop-off point to the huts is approximately 40 feet.

National Memorial Arch  (10 minutes): Dedicated 1917, the National Memorial Arch was commissioned by Congress and commemorates the hard-won victories off the battlefield during the American Revolution. The Arch symbolizes the importance of overcoming obstacles like disease, supply crises, political discord, public division and the individual struggles everyone touched by war faces, not just during the Valley Forge Encampment but every day for 8 years, in garnering American independence.

Grand Parade Ground (20 minutes):  The site of where Baron Friedrich von Steuben began retraining Washington’s troops and formed the foundation of the United States’ Army.

3-hour Bike Tour (7-miles)

The three-hour bike tour covers everything in the 2-hour tour, but also includes a stop at the following:

Washington’s Headquarters (30 minutes): The original building George and Martha Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the rest of Washington’s “military family” stayed during the Valley Forge Winter Encampment. Visitors may walk through Headquarters March through November, off-season tours December-February may explore the grounds surrounding the building but the structure itself will be closed to visitation. The area also includes the Valley Forge train station with a small exhibit covering Washington at Valley Forge, the Carriage House that features artifacts from the forges “Valley Forge” was named for, and a replica of George Washington, the famous sculpture of Washington by the renowned French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon.

Private Bicycle Tour Rates

Two Hour Tour:

  • 2-hour (5-mile): $165 + rental fees

Three Hour Tour:

  • 3-hour (7-mile): $225 + rental fees

For more details or questions, please contact us at (610) 624-5010.

Valley Forge National Park Private Bike Tour

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