GAP ride - Oct 17-19, 2017

Two friends, two bikes, one trail!

JAN 4 2018

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This trip report was supplied to us via email.  ( Thanks Kevin and Dave...

Img 2040 At Point State Park fountain.  Home of the western Terminus 150 mile marker of the trail.

My friend Kevin and I rode our bikes on the GAP trail for the first time, starting in Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning (10/17).

It was a great trip. We took the train from Cumberland to Pittsburgh Monday night, arriving in Pgh about midnight.

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We began the bike ride at the Point on Tuesday morning, traveling through the city along the Monangahala river. Our first day was perfect, great weather, unbelievable scenery. We spent the night in Connelsville, so day 1 ride was a little over 60 miles.

Wednesday, day 2 ride was just as good, a little more elevation than day 1, but very manageable. Great weather and scenery again. Spent the night in Myersdale, another 60 mile ride.

The highest point along the trail, Eastern Continental Divide. Screen Shot 2018 01 04 At 10.37.34 Am

The last day was a breeze, once we got to the Continental Divide, it was all down hill to Cumberland. We finished the bike trip that morning, 150 miles in 2.5 days of riding.

In summary, a fantastic trail, beautiful scenery, great exercise and unbelievably enjoyable.




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


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