Rail Trail Bike Tours

The Pennsylvania and Maryland Easy Rider Tour is designed for beginner bikers-- the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath are generally flat! If you're ready to start bicycle touring but wary about daily mileage, this is definitely the place to start....

Missouri’s Katy Trail is another prime example of generally flat, railroad-grade riding. However, certain areas of the trail contain slopes or elongated climbs....

The Great Allegheny Passage is known for its mild elevation changes due to its past life as a rail bed. Riding six days on car-free trail is a selling point in itself. But what will those daily rides look like (and feel like on the...

This was our third bike tour with Wilderness Voyageurs and it was great as usual (Gettysburg, Chesapeake, and we just returned from the GAP/C&O 6 day). Our guides for the GAP/C&O, Taylor and Adam "Sherpa" were great in every way (also a shout out to...

FLAT! To most cyclists, this word means trouble. Flat TIRES are an inconvenience at best. But flat Roads and Trails are to many, the sign of a really great ride. Toss in a few miles of nearly deserted country roads and add 100 miles of car-free...

This article is intended to help you become a better caretaker of your bike. ;)   1) Use lots and lots of chain lube. Be sure to never wipe the old stuff off, just slather lubricant liberally like you'd drown a stack of IHOP in blueberry syrup. Repeat...

This article was produced by the rails-to-trails conservancy.  This is a complete reproduction of their work.  See the original article here.  The rails-to-trails conservancy is the national voice for rails-to-trails and bicycle advocacy.  Learn more about their mission, and consider becoming a member. What Is Railbanking? Railbanking...

2015 Biking season on the Great Allegheny Passage is in full swing The tell tale sign of this, is the reopening of The Big Savage Tunnel.  This year the magic date is Friday April 3rd. Measuring  3300 feet in length the tunnel was built by the Western...

Katy Trail: Longest Rail Trail in the Country As the longest Rails to Trails project in the United States, the Katy Trail is much more than a simple pedestrian trail.  Traveling 240 miles across Missouri (with construction of the deserted Rock Island rail line as a connecter...

My husband and I joined nine other bikers to " do" the Katy Trail October 12-17, 2014. First the details: the rented bikes were terrific, the lodging was varied ( city and small towns). We enjoyed the variety and the warm welcome our group received..like...