Chocolate Tour

Fri May 7 - Sun August 8
Spring Prelude Info

Details for the 2021 SPRING PRELUDE 

7 am to 4 pm on Saturday MAY 8, 2021
“Thank you for supporting cancer research by participating in this event”

This event is adapted to address COVID-19 concerns and keep everyone safe.  To promote social distancing and increase safety for participants and volunteers, the organizers have focused on spreading out the participants.  Therefore, we ask that you drive or ride your bike to the 25-mile ORANGE POPPY (two climbs and rolling terrain), 25-mile YELLOW AZALEA route (two climbs and rolling terrain), 25-mile PINK PEONY route (rolling terrain), 25-mile WHITE LILY route (rolling terrain) or 10-mile GREEN DAISY ROUTE (rolling terrain) and starting each route at its designated parking lot.  Each parking lot (also serving as a mid-point fluid replenishment only rest stop) is approximately 12.5 miles away from the MAIN REST STOP in the 25-mile route; and 5-miles from the 10-mile route parking.  ALL routes pass through the common MAIN REST STOP.  Menu items will change during the day on the hour at the MAIN REST STOP to “spice” up the experience!

If you are driving to the routes, please park at the designated parking lots for each route listed below (permission has been obtained to use these parking areas). These parking areas are approximately 12 miles from the MAIN REST STOP and also serve as a mid-point rest stop on each route.  There will be NO parking at the MAIN REST STOP located at 147 East Patrick Rd., Palmyra, PA 17078.  Restrooms (portable units) will be available at the parking areas (mid-point rest stops), MAIN REST STOP as well as others spread out along the routes (marked with blue signage, painted on the roads {as well as a yard sign} and arrows pointing to them). 

Parking and mid-point rest stop on the ORANGE POPPY  Route:

  • Gingrich's Mennonite Church, 100 Forney Rd, Lebanon, PA 17042
  • This rest stop is approximately 12 miles from the MAIN REST STOP and will serve as the registration check-in area.
  • Rest rooms will be available at this location.
  • Rest stop will have bottled refreshments only.
  • When leaving the Orange Poppy Route parking area, make sure to follow the “ORANGE markings” on the road (all parking lots have markings showing the direction in which to proceed, marked on the road as you leave the lot). 
  • Route is 25 miles long.
  • Ride with GPS file is at:  SP 2021 ORANGE POPPY ROUTE

Parking and mid-point rest stop on the YELLOW AZALEA 25-Mile Route:

  • Gingrich's Mennonite Church, 100 Forney Rd, Lebanon, PA 17042
  • This rest stop is approximately 12 miles from the MAIN REST STOP and serves as the registration check-in area.
  • Rest rooms will be available at this location.
  • Rest stop will have bottled refreshments only.
  • When leaving the Yellow Azalea Route parking area, make sure to follow the “YELLOW markings” on the road (all parking lots have markings showing the direction in which to proceed, marked on the road as you leave the lot).
  • Route is 25 miles long.
  • Ride with GPS file is at:  SP 2021 YELLOW AZALEA ROUTE

Parking and mid-point rest stop on the PINK PEONY 25-Mile Route:

  • Old Trolley Line Park – Mount Joy Township, 475 Beverly Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
  • This rest stop is approximately 12 miles from the MAIN REST STOP and serves as the registration check-in area.
  • Portable restrooms will be available at this location.
  • Rest stop will have bottled refreshments only.
  • When leaving the Pink Peony Route parking area, make sure to follow the “PINK markings” on the road (all parking lots have markings showing the direction in which to proceed, marked on the road as you leave the lot). 
  • Route is 25 miles long.
  • Ride with GPS file is at:  SP 2021 PINK PEONY ROUTE

Parking and mid-point rest stop on the WHITE LILY 25-Mile Route:

  • Old Trolley Line Park – Mount Joy Township, 475 Beverly Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
  • This rest stop is approximately 12 miles from the MAIN REST STOP and serves as the registration check-in area.
  • Portable restrooms will be available at this location.
  • Rest stop will have bottled refreshments only.
  • When leaving the White Lily Route parking area, make sure to follow the “WHITE markings” on the road (all parking lots have markings showing the direction in which to proceed, marked on the road as you leave the lot).
  • Route is 25 miles long. 
  • Ride with GPS file is at:  SP 2021 WHITE LILY ROUTE

Parking for the GREEN DAISY ROUTE 10-Mile Route:

  • LEBANON VALLEY RAIL TRAIL- LAWN TRAILHEAD, 836 Lawn Rd., Palmyra, PA 17078
  • This rest stop is approximately 5 miles from the MAIN REST STOP and serves as the registration check-in area.
  • Portable rest rooms will be available at this location.
  • When leaving the Green DAISY Route parking area, make sure to follow the “GREEN markings” on the road (all parking lots have markings showing the direction in which to proceed, marked on the road as you leave the lot).
  • Route is 10 miles long.   
  • Ride with GPS file is at:  SP 2021 GREEN DAISY ROUTE

Links to the RidewithGPS files for each route can be accessed below

Ride to your selected route following the markings on the road, downloadable cue sheets or using your GPS device to the rest stop (open 7 am to 4 pm).  Please follow social distancing and mask requirements at the MAIN REST STOP (there will be no parking at the MAIN REST STOP).  Please bring proof of registration to the rest stop.  Please note that the rest stop will be stocked with drinks in sealed bottles and manufacturer wrapped products.

When continuing on from the MAIN REST STOP, please decide how far you are planning to ride.  Only continue with the color route on which you started in order to return to your car (if you drove in and parked at one of the designated parking areas). If planning on doing the 50, 75 or 100-mile routes, follow one of the other 25-mile routes each time you return to the rest stop, until you complete the desired mileage, then end your ride by following the color of the route on which you started to get back to the parking lot where your car is located.

Mechanical Support:  If experiencing mechanical issues with your bike, please proceed to the MAIN REST STOP at 147 East Patrick Rd., Palmyra, PA.  Leed’s Cyclery will be on site from 7 am to 10 am to provide mechanical assistance.

Limited SAG support will be available on the day by calling Gavin at 717-307-8296.

Thank you for your support of the 2021 SPRING PRELUDE

Please sign up for the 2021 CHOCOLATE TOUR on August 7, 2021.  The routes are completely different from those of the SPRING PRELUDE and the start will be at the Manheim Farm Show Complex in Manheim PA.  This year’s CHOCOLATE TOUR routes will be in the heart of Amish country with its covered bridges, farms, rivers, streams, lakes, wooded areas and some of the most scenic vistas in central Pennsylvania.  

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.