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Ohiopyle is a small town, a large state park and an ideal destination for outdoor fun, 20,000 acres of playground await you. Bike, hike, climb and float, whatever your style, there is something here to entertain you and get your outdoor groove on....

Demystifying rear derailleur repair   The rear derailleur is the heart of most mountain bike drivetrains. As the 1x drivetrain (one chainring in the front with a big cluster of gears in the back) becomes standard issue on cross-country, trail and enduro bikes, there's just one shifter,...

On this Virginia bike tour, you’ll spend four days cycling the best of historic Williamsburg, Virginia! Ride through the heart of the American Revolution, explore authentic colonial sites like the Jamestown Settlement, enjoy fine regional wines and kick back for three nights in upscale boutique...

How to improve your cycling this spring   Finally winter is over! Time to come out of hibernation and step out in the sunshine to ride your bike! Maybe your first ride feels a little slower than you’d like, but don’t worry. Here’s your guide to getting...

Best Restaurants on the Great Allegheny Passage One of the best things about bike touring is eating food. Lots and lots of it, without consequence! The Great Allegheny Passage (a 150-mile continuous rail-trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland) is one of the best touring routes because it...

The historic Great Allegheny Passage isn’t just a path through the woods. The 10-foot-wide multipurpose trail is built on railroad corridors constructed to heavy-duty standards of gentle grades, sweeping curves and major bridges and tunnels that take you through the mountains, not over them.   Along...

How to get your bike ready for springtime   Unless you're a hardcore winter cyclist, your bike has probably sat in the garage all winter. But now it's springtime, and it's time to get out and ride! Get your bike ready to for spring with a few...

By: Betsy Welch Although March sounds spring-like, it doesn’t always feel like it. Snow is still a possibility, as is cold weather. However, March also means longer days and a natural transition toward becoming more active. Therefore, it’s a great time to start gearing up for...

Join us on June 29th at 7:30 p.m. for the World Tour Paddling Film Festival hosted by Wilderness Voyageurs & the Yough Riverkeeper. The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking,...

The GAP is built on the abandoned Western Maryland Railroad (WMRR) right-of-way.  The section of the WMRR between Cumberland, MD and Connellsville, PA was built between 1910 and  1912. It operated until 1975.  The bridges and tunnels that were designed to move freight between Pittsburgh and...