10 Dec Easy Rider Trip Elevation Profile
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.
Below is a sampling of the ride elevation profiles from each day of the tour. This is a representative group– it may not include all ride options and it may not be the entire ride of each day. Keep in mind the scale of the image can distort both the steepness up and down of these rides.
Don’t be alarmed by sudden spikes in elevation gain – the GPS tracking cannot account for bridges and tunnels. On a bridge crossing, it reads down to the ground level. Same as a tunnel passing. Instead of reading to the tunnel surface, it reads to the ground level above the tunnel – thus looking like a sudden spike in elevation gain.
Day 1: Ohiopyle to Cedar Creek Park
39.1 miles; + 881 ft / – 1329 ft
Day 2: Garrett, PA to Cumberland
36.7 miles; + 1190 ft / – 2496 ft
Day 3: Spring Gap to Paw Paw
18.5 miles; + 420 ft / – 406 ft
Day 3 (option 2): Cumberland to Paw Paw
29.7 miles; + 468 ft / – 504 ft
To check out the tour overview, follow the link for Easy Rider details.
Wilderness Voyageurs operates bike tours around the US, choose from road rides, rail trail tours, or mountain bike tours. We are based in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, right next to the Great Allegheny Passage.
103 Garrett Street
Ohiopyle PA, 15470