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
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 again.
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 Tunnel, the trail crosses the Eastern Continental… Continue reading Great Allegheny Passage