Although Pittsburgh and southwest Pennsylvania is quite hilly, we are fortunate enough to have a number of fairly flat trails to go biking. Many of these trails are found on former train lines (rail trails), which thanks to their restricted grade makes for prime biking conditions, in great coloured cycle paths as well.
In this one, we wanted to share a few of our favorite spots to bike in and around the city. So whether you’re simply wanting to take a quick ride around the North Shore River Trail, ride the GAP, or go out for a few miles on a rail trail, this one is for you!
This year we’re planning a 4 day ride on the C & O Canal path from D.C. to Cumberland (184 Miles). The days will be 43 miles, 42 miles, 40 miles, 59 miles; OR 43 miles, 42 miles, 51 miles, 48 miles, depending on how we decide to break it up.
We’ll be staying hotels along the way and plan to stay an extra day in DC enjoying what it has to offer.
We’re planning on the first or second week of September. What are you big plans for the year?