Believe it or not, bicycling 333 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., is pretty common. I, too, will embark on this journey Sept. 24.
The Adventure Cycling Association – a fantastic resource for cyclists – has designated the last weekend of September as National Bike Travel Weekend. As a bike touring newbie, I’ve received help from these resources:
• Local bike shops (shoutouts to Thick Bikes, Trek Bicycle and REI).
• Great Allegheny Passage (another shoutout to Doug Riegner).
• Great Allegheny Passage / C&O Canal Enthusiasts Facebook group.
Not feeling a 300-mile ride? Take your bicycle out on Bike Your Park Day on Sept. 26.
– Robin Rectenwald, WordWrite