Category: Pennsylvania

Westland branch of the Montour trail

The Montour and Panhandle Trails

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 […]

Dirty bicycle ride Pittsburgh

Race up Pittsburgh’s steepest hill

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 […]

Suburban Cyclists

Rides from Horsham, PA

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 […]

GAP Great Appalachian Passage cue sheet

Great Allegheny Passage

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 […]