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Local Events & Festivals
Try your luck at a Poker Run. Plan a ride to take in an event near the trail such as Meyersdale's Maple Festival. ATA is listing these events as the information has been provided to us. Please contact the sponsors for details. Contact ATA at or 1-888-ATA-BIKE.

2015 RIDES
Friday April 24, 2015
Crush The Commonwealth
An unofficial 'race', Crush The Commonwealth is simple. Just bike as fast as you can from Point State Park in Pittsburgh to the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia following the prescribed route - which includes the GAP through to Rockwood. No prizes but your pride.Visit the Website
Saturday April 25, 2015
McKeesport Grand Prix (Race)
The McKeesport Grand Prix saw over 100 riders participate in its debut in 2013. We love the effort, and this year they'll preempt the Steel City Showdown once again with this criterion, run through the Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association series. Visit the Website
Sunday May 10, 2015 to Wednesday September 30, 2015
Pennsylvania and Maryland's Easy Rider Tour - 3 days/2 nights
Dates: May 10-12, July 8-10, July 26-28, Aug 16-18, Sept 28-30
This is an unbeatable introduction to the charm and history of the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath, as well as bike touring vacations. You'll have plenty of time to explore and enjoy the small towns and amazing cultural and historical sites, including Fallingwater, Salisbury Viaduct and the Paw Paw Tunnel. This tour has been designed for the novice cyclist to enjoy, while intermediate cyclists will have the opportunity to ride additional miles or have extra discovery and relaxing time.
Visit the Website
Saturday May 16, 2015 to Sunday May 24, 2015
Adventure Cycling Association (Ride)
This guided tour, hosted by an experienced ACA trip leader, has you and a dozen others do the whole DC-Pittsburgh experience.
Visit the Website
Sunday May 17, 2015 to Friday October 16, 2015
GAP to C&O Canal Tour - 6 days/5 nights
Dates: May 17-22, July 12-17, July 19-24, Aug 2-7, Sept 13-18, Sept 20-25, Sept 27- Oct 2, Oct 4-9, Oct 11-16
The initial 125 miles of this tour are on the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD, located on abandoned railroad beds. The final 184 miles from Cumberland, MD to downtown Washington, DC, are on the C&O Canal Towpath, which is the heart of the C&O Canal National Park. You will not believe the tranquility and the beauty of this park; located in the middle of the suburban east coast.Talk about bucket list opportunities; your journey will visit, three states, PA, MD, WV, and the District of Columbia, and pass through four national parks, C&O Canal, Antietam Battlefield, Harpers Ferry and Rock Creek Park. Visit the Website
Sunday May 17, 2015 to Wednesday October 07, 2015
Great Allegheny Passage Tour - 4 days/3 nights
Dates: May 17-20, June 7-10, July 6-9, Sept 13-16, Oct 4-7
Experience the beauty of this rail-trail from end to end. This trip is a slower-paced version of the fullday tour. Instead of daily mileage of 50-60 miles, you will be riding 30-45 miles a day. Relax, take in the sights and enjoy! This trip ends in Cumberland, MD - the beginning of the C&O Canal. Visit the Website
Saturday May 23, 2015 to Sunday May 31, 2015
Adventure Cycling Association (Ride)
This guided tour, hosted by an experienced ACA trip leader, has you and a dozen others do the whole DC-Pittsburgh experience. Visit the Website
Saturday June 06, 2015
Walk And Ride Against Hunger 2015
Presented by Rainbow Kitchen Community Services & UPMC Health Plan
Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
at the pump house in Homestead, PA
Sunday June 21, 2015 to Friday June 26, 2015
Rail-Trail Sojourn (Ride)
Rail-Trail Sojourn (Ride) - June 21-26
The Rails to Trails Conservancy runs their hundreds-strong Sojourn this year from Coraopolis on the Montour Trail to the GAP's end at Cumberland, MD. Visit the Website
Monday August 03, 2015 to Friday August 07, 2015
Bike 4 life August 3rd to August 7th, 2015
Bike for Life Participants will be peddling 300 miles from West Newton, PA to Washington D.C. departing on August 3rd, 2015 and arriving on August 7th, 2015. The journey will raise funds for the Red Cross and its local disaster relief efforts. The organization is committed to preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.
For details go to or contact Dave Mickley: or 724.872.8748
Saturday June 13, 2015 to Sunday June 21, 2015
Yockatomac Trek 2015
June 13-21, 2015 - The Yockatomac Trek, a fully supported cooperative ride along the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and the C & O Canal towpath from Pittsburgh to Washington DC.
To register or details, please contact Ron Gigliotti at
Saturday May 09, 2015

Pre-registrations for this event must be received by APRIL 9TH, 2015 to ensure receipt of free event T-Shirt.

For additional information call: 724-872-5586 or see website
Sunday May 17, 2015
Rivers of Steel Festival at the Pump House
Rivers of Steel is hosting the Rivers of Steel Festival at the Pump House on Sunday, May 17 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

We will be closing the Pump House parking lot the evening of May 16. The lot will be closed for trail parking on May 17 and will reopen at the conclusion of our event.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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