Fortress Bikes Opens New Possibilities: August 2021

Biking on Milk Train Trail Easier Now
by John Conway

August 2021

HURLEYVILLE – The popularity of the Milk Train Trail as a favorite exercise destination has been enhanced in recent weeks by the opening of Fortress Bikes, which is now renting bikes, inline skates, and– in the winter– snowshoes from its location at 194 Main Street in Hurleyville.
The new business is located in the front part of the building long occupied by PartyMaster, which continues to operate in the back section.
And owner Hal Simon, who runs the operation with his wife Lori, wants people to know that there is more to his business than just providing reliable wheels to individuals looking to burn off a few calories.
“Fortress Bikes wants everyone to know that biking on the O&W Rail Trail can be a great team building or corporate event,” he says. “We have beautiful, brand new bikes that you and your teams can take out on the trail for a 2-hour ride, and we can even incorporate a scavenger hunt if you wish.”
Mr. Simon says customers can also utilize the business’s front lawn for picnics after their ride.
“We can even make the arrangements to have it catered or folks can bring their own grills,” he says.
Those wishing to rent bikes for team building exercises or corporate outings should contact Mr. Simon ahead of time to check availability and make reservations. He can be reached via email at: or by phone at 845-843-9555.