GAP Bike Trail - A tour that we highly suggestHere at Aero Tech Designs, we are big fans of rail to trails. Road riding around here can be rather dangerous. Low shoulders and high speed limits do not make for the safest riding experience. However, we are lucky that there are dozens of converted rail-trails, all just begging to be ridden.
The one we want to tell you about today is called the GAP trail (Greater Allegheny Passage). The GAP trail is a 150 mile trail that will take you from downtown Pittsburgh to Cumberland Md. If you combine in two other trails that connect to the GAP, you can create a 355 mile rail-trail tour that will literally take you from our location in Coraopolis, PA to Washington D.C.
To do this, first you would get on the Montour Trail. Mile marker 0 is located less than a mile from our factory. This will take you on a 46 mile ride to Clairton Pa. That is where you can meet the GAP trail.
Once you ride the GAP approximately 150 miles, you will meet the C&O Canal Towpath. This 185 mile trail will lead you into Washington D.C.
Most people who do this trip usually plan to ride between 5 and 7 days. It's definitely a trip that has a lot of beautiful scenery and amazing little towns that you can stop by, so bring your camera. The more time you can dedicate to this trip the better. The towns along the way offer places to eat and bed and breakfasts to sleep in. There are also many camping spots along that way if that is what you prefer.
About a year ago, the trail organizers created an Airport Connector. This connector allows out-of-towners to fly into Pittsburgh International airport, put their bikes together, and take off on this amazing bike touring ride. It's about a 6 mile ride to the Montour Trail.
If you are looking for your next bike tour adventure, we highly suggest checking this ride out. There is a lot of information available on the GAP's website. Make sure you stop by and say hi to us if you start at the Montour Trail.
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