Biking Vacations

Recovery drinks for steamy summer ridesAt the end of a long ride, particularly if you are planning on riding the next day, you really need to replenish your glycogen stores - glycogen being the fuel for your cycling.  By consuming carbohydrates in that optimum window...

How to do a long bike ride on your own  If you're used to doing fully-supported bicycle rides with the help of a SAG (support and gear) vehicle, the idea of a long solo ride might seem daunting. But with a little bit of preparation, you...

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...

Bike touring is just as much about experiencing historical places as it is about clocking mileage and elevation gain. Our tours pass through over 90 National Historic Districts nationwide, helping you understand your part in the American story while touring its countryside.Authorized by the National...

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...

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...