The Montour and Panhandle Trails

Westland branch of the Montour trail

The 46 mile crushed-stone Montour Trail (shown in red) follows the old Montour Railroad, which was built between 1877 and 1914 to link Pittsburgh with the region's coal mines. The Airport Connector branch (shown in green) provides access to the Pittsburgh International Airport. The Westland branch (shown in green) runs alongside an active railroad to… Continue reading The Montour and Panhandle Trails

Northern Central Railroad and York County Heritage trail loop

York PA bicycle ride

The Northern Central Railroad (NCR), Terry Brown Rail Trail and the York County Heritage (YCH) combine to create a 41 mile mixed terrain ride. Despite its proximity to Baltimore, the trail follows nearly all rural terrain, with much of it along side Gunpowder Falls River). on fine crushed gravel. This map shows the route out and… Continue reading Northern Central Railroad and York County Heritage trail loop

Race up Pittsburgh’s steepest hill

Dirty bicycle ride Pittsburgh

The Dirty Dozen bike race is held annually in Pittsburgh on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and features thirteen of the city's steepest hills. This is Canton Avenue, possibly the steepest street in the world. Any rider who fails to maintain forward progress must descend to the bottom of the hill and ride up again.

Catskill-Delaware Water Gap tour

Catskill-Delaware River Cycling tour (60 mile days) This tour begins and ends at Kenneth L Wilson Campground, , 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY . The first day heads west through the Catskills, the second day continues through the Catskills and then turns sound along the Delaware River to Narrowsburg, the third day continues along… Continue reading Catskill-Delaware Water Gap tour

Rides from Horsham, PA

Suburban Cyclists

The following rides start from Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Road in Horsham, PA and are provided by Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. Distance Terrain Destination 15 miles Mostly flat Fairways Golf Course, Cedar Hill 15 miles Mostly flat Horsham and Upper Dublin 15 miles Some hills Bucks County 15 miles Hilly Hills in Horsham and Lower Gwynedd… Continue reading Rides from Horsham, PA

Great Allegheny Passage

GAP Great Appalachian Passage cue sheet

The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland, creating a 334.5-mile traffic-free route between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.The trail has a packed crushed limestone surface on abandoned rail beds, with an average grade of less than 1%. Near the Big Savage Tunnel, the trail crosses the Eastern Continental… Continue reading Great Allegheny Passage