JAN 26 2017 | TRIP OF A LIFETIME, By Debbie Vogt

In the summer of 2015, my 14-yr-old brother Josh and my dad bicycled the Great Allegheny Passage, beginning at our home in Rootstown, Ohio, bicycling to the official start of the trail in Pittsburg... Read More
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JAN 3 2017 | Family trip - Six Months, Six Wheels, Lots of Ice Cream

Rob, Sarah and Cedar biked cross country and enjoy every minute! (well almost every minute) They highlight the Great Allegheny Passage as a 'National Treasure.' Click here to read about their excit... Read More

DEC 19 2016 | 3 Lawyers, 3 Bikes, 3 Rivers, 3 Days

Three of us rode all 334 miles on the GAP and C&O trails on three rain-free days in late October of 2016. A video of our adventure can be found on YouTube. Read More

DEC 1 2016 | Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Canal Towpath Trip, by James Brink

August 22-26, 2015 by: James J. BrinkRiding the GAP and C&O from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC has been on my list of “things to do” for years. I watched with anticipation for years the progress... Read More
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NOV 10 2016 | GAP and C&O Towpath offer a memorable ride

A group of us from Milwaukee biked the GAP/C&O trails in September, and I thought you'd enjoy the story I wrote about our trip for the Travel section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which ra... Read More
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SEP 15 2016 | County Executive Fitzgerald Embarks on 6-Day Bike Trip on the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Towpath

County Executive Fitzgerald Embarks on 6-Day Bike Trip on the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Towpath. Click here to follow his ride. Read More
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AUG 29 2016 | Roaming to Freedom: Discovering the Planet through Running, Biking, Hiking, Kayaking…

I recently had an amazing journey riding my bike on the C&O and the GAP from DC to Pittsburgh. To share my story with my friends, I created a blog entry. Click here to read the full story. Read More
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JUL 28 2016 | Riding the Great Allegheny Passage

I rode the GAP recently and documented it in my blog post and I would like to share with the folks who might be interested in riding the trail.  Please share my blog post with fellow bike... Read More
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JUN 7 2016 | WPC Protects Another Large Forested Area in the Laurel Highlands Along the Great Allegheny Passage

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) today announced the permanent protection of hundreds of forested acres in the Laurel Highlands along two miles of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). Read More
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JUN 7 2016 | The Trip of Your Life: Tips for Biking the Great Allegheny Passage

Uncovering PA I’ve done a lot of amazing things during my travels around Pennsylvania, but few have been more exciting and rewarding as my bike trip along the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). This trail follows th... Read More
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MAY 11 2016 | Deacon Matt's Blog

Deacon Matt's Blog - July 2015 If you’ve never tried bike touring, I definitely recommend it. Even just an overnighter for a two day ride of 20-40 miles each day to try it out. This trip was s... Read More
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FEB 3 2016 | A Hiker Like Anyone Else: Recounting a blind women's cross-country hike

By: Ed Talone Recounting a blind women's cross-country hike. Read More

AUG 30 2015 | Biking a Trail of History from Pittsburgh to Washington

Read about Matthew Wald's account of his trip from Pittsburgh to D.C. in a New York Times Travel section article. Read More
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AUG 30 2015 | Twelve Mile Circle's GAP trip

Read the Twelve Mile Circle blog about their ride from Pittsburgh to Cumberland on the GAP here. Read More
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AUG 30 2015 | Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh Bike Trip

Read about Kenneth's unsupported solo trip from D.C. to Pittsburgh here. Read More

AUG 30 2015 | Bike support team to D.C. endures rigors of elegance

"Have you been thinking about doing that bike trail to Washington, D.C., but find the idea of riding 335 miles daunting? My wife and I discovered it isn’t that bad when you do it by car. Not the t... Read More
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AUG 30 2015 | Great Allegheny Passage - May 9-12, 2011

Bike Musings by Bruce In 2011 Bruce and his wife travel from Boston, Pa to Cumberland, Maryland in 3 days on the GAP. Read about their trip, check out their delightful photos, and read their suggestions. Particularly in... Read More

AUG 30 2015 | Keith Workman's The Ride of Your Life

"Follow our travels each day, we experience 'the ride of our lives'. The trail goes 'thru'  the mountains, not over them as the GAP Trail goes thru three tunnels, the longest of which is the B... Read More
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AUG 30 2015 | Cycling the GAP video

We came across this cool GAP video on twitter! Read More

AUG 30 2015 | Jack's Solo GAP C&O 2014 Ride

Check out Jack's 2014 ride of the GAP and C&O Canal Read More

AUG 29 2015 | May 2014 GAP trip report - submitted by Whisper

Check out Whisper's 2014 Great Allegheny Passage Journal Read More
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AUG 29 2015 | Thru-Trip Survey

Certificate of Completion After you get back from your bike trip, please take a few minutes and send us an E-mail with a brief trip report or your comments and suggestions.  If you biked or walked all the way fro... Read More
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AUG 24 2015 | Kiko and Susana's Ride of Your Life blog

Click here to read Kiko and Susana's account of their ride from Pittsburgh to D.C. Read More

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