Turning 40 on the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal

David Gill chose to turn 40 during an ambitious, self-contained adventure.

MAY 8 2017

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Over the years, I have done many memorable things to celebrate my birthday. When I turned 40, I chose my first-ever, self-contained cycling trip on the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal, riding 355 miles in five days.

Day 1 - 90 miles

Day 2 - 73 miles

Day 3 - cracked cleat - returned to Cumberland

Day 4 was my birthday and I turned 40 years old. I wondered what kind of day it would be on the trail.

Read full trip report HERE.



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