Biking Through Amish Country for Climate Ride

Amish Farms

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Our route began in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and we biked 41.4 miles before stopping for lunch in Memorial Park in New Holland, PA, but the rolling farmland started before then.

It was more than the fresh shoots of spring that made these farms pristine: They appeared very well maintained, and, I eventually realized, they don't have hulking piles of rusting metal or a gutted car or two -- common farm blights where I come from in rural Western Massachusetts.

Photo: Mairi Beautyman