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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...

  We had a blast!! Everyone that went thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The guides we had that day were awesome; Ryan, Garrett, and Andy! Everyone that went in our group, 9 girls that is, still talk and laugh about it. We can't wait to plan our next...

Bike the best car-free bike path in the Eastern U.S.!     Spanning 150 miles through the Allegheny Mountains, the Great Allegheny Passage Trail is the crown jewel of Mid-Atlantic Rail Trails. So much so, that the national leader on rail-trail authority, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, inducted the GAP Trail first...

What a great tour! It exceeded my expectations in terms of great scenery, great cycling, and exploring in each location. I thoroughly enjoyed riding through fields, and along the Missouri River. Our guides, James and Teri, were outstanding. They are masters at attending to every...

Here are the daily elevation charts for the San Juan Island Bike Tour. They can look very intimidating with the jagged lines. Take a close look at the elevation chart on the left vs the miles on the bottom. You will see jagged lines even...