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Stillriding, Pittsburgh, PA.
5/12/2013 9:46:59 AM
Hondo, are you still doing your ride to DC this month? I am leaving this coming Saturday for my 1st trip. My starting point will be Rockwood because I have ridden between there and Pittsburgh a lot. Looking forward to the challenge and scenery. I wi...
4 replies - latest: "Hey Stillriding, I finished my ride..."
by Hondo, WVA
, May 21 2013 5:47PM
thanks for your input
Wayne, Southern New Jersey
5/12/2013 8:47:46 PM
We are planning a short three day trip on the C & O. My wife and I are planning to bike from Williamsport to Shepperdstown and spend the night. The next day we plan on biking down to Brunswick and then back to Shepperdstown to spend another night. ...
2 replies - latest: "Really nice ride and great sight se..."
by Fishead55, Richmond , Va
, May 19 2013 11:50AM
Matt, Ambler, Pa.
5/16/2013 1:03:34 PM
A friend and I are planning a GAP/C&O ride for June 20th, expecting to finish on the 25th. As we are both novices, we would appreciate any advice or insights anyone has for us. Also, if anyone near Philadelphia is interested in sharing the rental c...
2 replies - latest: "JBB is right, specific ?? are easy...."
, May 19 2013 5:21AM
GAP & C&O Apps
Matt C, Ambler, Pa.
5/16/2013 1:31:22 PM
Does anyone know the name(s) of the smart phone apps for the GAP and C&O trails???
1 reply - "On the iPhone, I have the "GAP App"..."
by Naismith, Florida
, May 17 2013 8:08PM
Rental Car access from the Mt Vernon trail
5/16/2013 10:28:27 AM
I am riding from Cumberland, MD to DC and would like to use a rental car for return trip. Has anyone rode their bike using the Mount Vernon trail to the car rental location at Reagan Int Airport? I would like to know if the rental location is safel...
May Trail Conditions
Greg, Round Lake Park, IL
5/9/2013 5:05:06 PM
I'm contemplating a spur of the moment trip to ride the C&O round trip starting in Cumberland. Two concerns--does rain soften the trail to the extent that you can't make a full day (60 or so miles) on a loaded bike? Or is it firm enough that you just...
4 replies - latest: "I RODE THE C&O AFTER A HEAVY RAIN S..."
by RICH PINKER, SALISBURY MD
, May 16 2013 6:30AM
AMTRAK and Bicycles
Swagman, LaGrange, GA
3/17/2013 4:05:52 PM
If anyone is planning to transport their bicycle to Cumberland via AMTRAK is in for a rude awakening. Yes you can ship your machine via AMTRAK to Pittsburg or Washington, DC, however you can’t in Cumberland. The reason? There is no AMTRAK (Federa...
6 replies - latest: "NO. For the last time. Until Amtrak..."
, May 14 2013 7:05PM
FinnExene, Washington DC
5/11/2013 9:11:46 PM
Planning our annual C&O and GAP trail trip this year for the first week of June. We're wondering what kind of effect the cicada invasion is going to have on trails and campsites. Anyone have any insight or experience to share??
2 replies - latest: "The cicada is harmless, just noisy,..."
, May 13 2013 1:44PM
Overnight parking Seneca Maryland
chris markley, harrisburg, pa
5/13/2013 4:52:49 AM
Does anybody know of safe overnight parking relatively adjacent to the trail in Seneca Maryland? I can't remember what Seneca looks like from when I last biked through. I'm planning to drive there, park there, bike into Georgetown for Memorial Day we...
MSK, Apex, NC
5/12/2013 5:59:22 PM
I was under the opinion that it is possible to take the train w/bike from DC to McKeesport to start riding the GAP & C&O trails back to DC?
3 replies - latest: "The station is about six blocks fro..."
, May 13 2013 4:29AM
Debbie Adams Yocca, Meyersdale
5/12/2013 9:04:31 PM
We just opened an eatery only a few steps from the train in downtown Meyersdale. We offer healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options. We are currently open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As the summer warms, we will be opening during the week and w...
1 reply - "Ray, the Webmaster of this sight wi..."
, May 13 2013 4:24AM
Town Hill Hotel B & B in Little Orleans
Jason, Arlington, VA
1/14/2013 11:15:23 AM
I was terribly disappointed in my stay last October at the Town Hill Inn. Got the impression that I was inconveniencing the driver who shuttled me up the hill then was shoved in the back door so not to be seen by the “regular” guest. Very negative ...
1 reply - "It's unfortunate but I'm relieved t...", May 11 2013 6:10AM
C&O Trailheads near Georgetown
5/8/2013 8:44:26 AM
Are there any trailhead parking areas on the C&O in the first 8 miles of the trail coming out of Georgetown. We'd like to stay out of town, then drive to a trail head and commute into D.C. to bicycle tour the town.
1 reply - "Check towns and services on this si..."
, May 8 2013 7:03PM
Shipping bikes home from D.C.
5/6/2013 11:37:56 AM
I plan on doing a through ride from Pitt to D.C. later this month. Trying to work out the logistics of getting back to Pittsburgh. I think the best solution for me it so ship my bike home from D.C. and take the train back to Pittsburgh. Does anyone...
4 replies - latest: "That's an option, but it expensive ..."
by mqharris, Cincinnati
, May 8 2013 8:22AM
Type of bike
Ed, Greenville, sc
4/9/2013 6:52:46 PM
I have a very sturdy road bike. Is the trail crushed enough to support my bike or should I rent a hybrid?
6 replies - latest: "I rode solo Pittsburgh to Georgetow..."
by chris markley, harrisburg, pa
, May 7 2013 7:54PM
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