THREE HISTORIC (AND SCENIC!) BIKE TRAILS TO EXPLORE

MAY 13 2019

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America wasn’t settled at highway speeds, and some of the towns that made our country great are now near-forgotten blips. Traveling by bicycle offers an up-close and leisurely look at this history. For a weekend of relaxed family pedaling or an extended bucket-list-worthy cycling adventure, these three long-distance recreational trails are packed with possibilities.   The Great Allegheny Passage  When you wheel a couple of saddlebag-laden bikes into a hotel lobby and the concierge doesn’t bat an eye, you know you’re traveling a wildly popular rail-to-trail route. The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) runs 150 miles between Point State Park in Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Maryland. It’s built on abandoned railway lines that once hauled coal to the Steel City and travels along sparkling rivers that a young lieutenant colonel named George Washington navigated during the French and Indian War. Managed by the nonprofit Allegheny Trail Alliance, the GAP offers breathtaking scenery and friendly small-town accommodations. More... 

Photo: Keystone Viaduct along the GAP
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ALLEGHENY TRAIL ALLIANCE

GAP

The Great Allegheny Passage ® (GAP) rail-trail offers 150 miles of hiking and biking from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh,PA.

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P.O. Box 228
Homestead, PA 15120

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