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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.
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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.
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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

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-and-ride-against-hunger-2015-registration-16144471549
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 www.arcbike4life.org or contact Dave Mickley: dave@arcbike4life.org or 724.872.8748
2015 THRU-TRIPS
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 rongig@comcast.net
TOUR OPERATORS
TrailBook Advertiser Bike-the-GAP.com
Pittsburgh, PA
412-303-0566 (phone)
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Directions & Information
Will provide custom bike tours and luggage transfer services.
TrailBook Advertiser Cumberland Trail Connection
Canal Place
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-777-8724 (phone)
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Directions & Information
You can also ship your bike to CTC for assembly if you're taking Amtrak. Call for details.
TrailBook Advertiser Get Out & Go Tours
43160 Wintergrove Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147
571-572-2453 (phone)
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TrailBook Advertiser Golden Triangle Bike Rental
600 First Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-600-0675 (phone)
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Directions & Information
Located under the First Avenue Transit Station on the Eliza Furnace Trail between PNC Firstside and the First Avenue Garage - a short walk from downtown hotels.
TrailBook Advertiser Laurel Highlands River Tours and Guest Houses
4 Sherman St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8531 (phone)
800-472-3846
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Directions & Information
From the visitors center, away from river 4 blocks to outfitter row
TrailBook Advertiser Mountainside Bike Tours
108 Decatur Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
240-727-7039 (phone)
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Directions & Information
Creates complete customized tours along the Great Allegheny Passage & the C&O Towpath. Tours include shuttling, bike rentals and lodging. Email: mountainsidebikes@gmail.com
TrailBook Advertiser Shuttle by Grouseland
467 Robinsonville Rd
Clearville, PA 15535
814-784-5000 (phone)
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Directions & Information
Shuttling services: transporting cyclists, their bikes & gear all along the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath.
TrailBook Advertiser Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-1000 (phone)
800-272-4141
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Directions & Information
From the visitors center, turn right and cross the railroad tracks. Turn right onto Garrett St.
Bike-the-GAP.com
Pittsburgh, PA
412-303-0566 (phone)
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Directions & Information
Will provide custom bike tours and luggage transfer services.
Cumberland Trail Connection
Canal Place
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-777-8724 (phone)
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Directions & Information
You can also ship your bike to CTC for assembly if you're taking Amtrak. Call for details.
GAP Rides
1001 Yoeman Drive
Cumberland, MD 21502

Directions & Information
Larry Brock at Cycling1945@mac.com or calling 301-697-4343.

Get Out & Go Tours
43160 Wintergrove Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147
571-572-2453 (phone)
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Golden Triangle Bike Rental
600 First Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-600-0675 (phone)
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Directions & Information
Located under the First Avenue Transit Station on the Eliza Furnace Trail between PNC Firstside and the First Avenue Garage - a short walk from downtown hotels.
Laurel Highlands River Tours and Guest Houses
4 Sherman St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-8531 (phone)
800-472-3846
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Directions & Information
From the visitors center, away from river 4 blocks to outfitter row
Mountainside Bike Tours
108 Decatur Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
240-727-7039 (phone)
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Directions & Information
Creates complete customized tours along the Great Allegheny Passage & the C&O Towpath. Tours include shuttling, bike rentals and lodging. Email: mountainsidebikes@gmail.com
Road Runner Transportation Services
12111 St. Paul Road
Clear Springs, MD 21722

Savage River Lodge
1600 Mt. Aetna Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
301 689 3200 (phone)
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Directions & Information
12 miles south of Deal, PA - shuttle service available with overnight accommodations
Senior Cycling Inc.
37419 Branchriver Rd.
Purcellville, VA 20132
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Directions & Information
Tours for Seniors 60+ years - Pat@seniorcycling.com
Shuttle by Grouseland
467 Robinsonville Rd
Clearville, PA 15535
814-784-5000 (phone)
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Directions & Information
Shuttling services: transporting cyclists, their bikes & gear all along the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath.
Venture Outdoors
33 Terminal St., Suite 537 East
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Wilderness Voyageurs
103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
724-329-1000 (phone)
800-272-4141
Visit Website

Directions & Information
From the visitors center, turn right and cross the railroad tracks. Turn right onto Garrett St.
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