The Pedalers are planning a four day trip in May -Thursday the 14th thru Sunday the 18th – from Cumberland to Pittsburgh with a shuttle return. Interested parties should contact Paul Ericson by email.
Route: The Great Allegheny Passage from Cumberland to Pittsburgh with a shuttle return. One hundred fifty miles along a wide,hard packed, trail.
Thursday :We will meet in Cumberland with a 10:00 start. There is free and secure parking available adjacent to the trail head. We begin by climbing for 22 miles with a steady grade of less than two percent. After that it’s all downhill for the rest of the ride. Lunch will be in Meyersdale [ 31 miles] and we will overnight in Rockwood [44 miles]. Rockwood features two nice B&Bs and a well maintained hostel. There are not many choices for food and drink but you won’t starve or go thirsty.
Friday: A great day of riding is in store as we cycle alongside one river or another. Lunch is in Ohiopyle [71miles] and we will overnight in Connellsville [88miles], staying in a relatively new hotel adjacent to the trail. There are numerous eateries within the town.
Saturday: The last day of riding takes us to the trail’s end at the Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh . We will break for lunch in the Boston – McKeesport area and, tentatively, overnight in the Marriott Courtyard near the point.
Sunday: Following our previous evening’s visit to the nearby Church Brew Works, we will be shuttled from our hotel back to Cumberland, arriving in the early afternoon. We will schedule a stop for lunch along the way.
- If you are interested in participating, send me an email to this effect – firstname.lastname@example.org – that includes the number of interested participants in your party. I will build an email list of interested parties and we will move forward from there.
- Overnight arrangements: participants will be responsible for booking their own lodgings at one of the Bed and Breakfasts in Rockwood while I will try to get group rates for the overnights in McConnellsville and Pittsburgh.
- I will arrange for an appropriate shuttle service with the costs apportioned among the group.