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Joe, Buffalo, NY
4/18/2012 10:25:52 PM
Riding Cumberland to Gtown next week. My touring bike has 28 mm Vittoria Randonneur tires (road touring). Ok? Or would a 32 mm cyclocross tire (Maxxis Raze) with a file tread work better? I am an experienced cyclocrosser racer with strong legs.
2 replies - latest: "Put the bigger tougher tire on. You..."
, Apr 19 2012 7:16PM
Gap to Cumberland 2012
Joni, Springfield, VA
12/31/2011 3:39:51 PM
Planning to do first half of the GAP & C&O towpath. Plan is to ride from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD. Any recommendations on best time of year. Thought about late May 2012. Planning 3 days to ride and stay in hotels. Anyone interested in joining a...
10 replies - latest: "We just got back frompittsburg to c..."
by Linda, Oakland
, Apr 8 2012 9:52PM
Frogs and Flowers
Sinclair Hamilton, Hancock
4/4/2012 1:32:07 PM
This is a great time of year to be riding the towpath. There are many wonderful manifestations of spring everywhere you look. The wood frogs mating in vernal pools, Woodcocks making nuptial flights at dusk, Virginia Bluebells carpeting the forest's...
1 reply - "Amen to that!
And as long as it ..."
by Paul A
, Apr 7 2012 3:46PM
Current C&O conditions for bicycling?
John Zwinck, NYC
4/2/2012 7:28:19 PM
We are considering starting from Pittsburgh on the GAP this Friday, April 6. If anyone has been on the C&O quite recently and would be so kind as to write what they found there, we'd much appreciate it.
We're two somewhat experienced light to...
3 replies - latest: "Another New Yorker here, sort of, f..."
by Paul A
, Apr 7 2012 3:39PM
Parking in Whites Ferry
DC Kristi, DC
4/4/2012 7:48:33 PM
I see that parking is listed in Whites Ferry, but does anyone know how to figure out where to actually park? Thanks!
2 replies - latest: "Yep, parking is right there by the ..."
by Paul A
, Apr 7 2012 3:29PM
What book/map to bring with you?
ams, Brooklyn, NY
3/22/2012 4:39:09 PM
Hi all. I'm planning on riding the full GAP/C&O from Pitts to DC next month.
To those who've done it before, what maps or trail guide did you bring with you while riding (or wish you had)?
I know there's an official GAP/CO trail book fr...
6 replies - latest: "Great, thank you! Trip is fast appr..."
by ams, Brooklyn, NY
, Apr 4 2012 4:31PM
August trail traffic
Mr Purpkle Paul, Allentown PA
3/12/2012 3:53:09 PM
I'm planning a trail ride from Connelsville, PA to Cumberland MD in early August (8/1 - 8/4) .. how busy will the trail be during the weekdays in August? If something were to go wrong between towns it would be nice to know if I am alone that I'm not ...
2 replies - latest: "Judy ...
I'm looking forward to ..."
by Mr Purple Paul, Allentown PA
, Apr 1 2012 7:13PM
3/25/2012 4:18:06 PM
Megan, tell us about your ride when you get it done.
Prettiest section of C&O canal?
3/18/2012 4:18:55 PM
My friend and I have never biked the C&O canal but we want to this spring. We have mountain bikes and ride trails quite often. We were wondering what is the most scenic part of the C&O trail?
5 replies - latest: "Randy, thanks so much for all the h...", Mar 23 2012 9:48PM
Road bike on the C&O
3/8/2012 11:17:49 PM
I'll be biking the c&o early april. I've done most of the GAP on my road bike with 700x25 tires with no problems. Is this suitable for the C&O, or should i step up to a hybrid or mountain bike?
5 replies - latest: "I think your bike is fine as long a...", Mar 19 2012 12:21PM
Riding the last week of March
Megan, Cambridge, England
2/22/2012 11:18:55 AM
a group of us are planning on riding from Pittsburgh to DC the last week of March but there is concern on the conditions. Any input on weather, path condition, etc would be MUCH appreciated
Thanks in advance
4 replies - latest: "Big Savage tunnel opened on March 1...", Mar 19 2012 11:43AM
Long term parking in Cumberland MD
Mr Purple Paul, Allentown PA
3/13/2012 2:05:20 PM
does anyone know if there is a safe place to park my car in Cumberland MD while I am biking the trail . . It would be parked for 3 days . . .
2 replies - latest: "There is a public parking garage lo..."
, Mar 16 2012 3:04PM
Washington Post article about GAP/C&O
3/13/2012 11:11:16 AM
3/4/2012 7:23:20 PM
Mr. Pedals are you referring to the Montour Trail? If so I dont believeit is connected yet.
3 replies - latest: "Open's the weekend of March 25/Alon..."
by Mr Pedals, Cleveland, Oh.
, Mar 8 2012 3:54AM
DAM 4 Area Trail Conditions - 2012 Update
Randy, E-Town, PA
2/21/2012 1:49:27 PM
I came across some information that indicated the Park Service was going to restore the area on the C&O that has been closed for many years due to rock slides. The area is identified as: Dam 4 to McMahon's Mill. Does anyone have an update as to whe...
3 replies - latest: "I agree that it is dangerious,only ..."
, Feb 23 2012 5:36AM
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