GAP Cycle 2: McKeesport > Sutersville
Wednesday, May 25 from 10-2
- 40 US dollars$40
- Boston, PA
About the Adventure
Activity Level 4: Strenuous The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is a 150 mile rail-trail that begins in Cumberland, MD (Mile 0) and ends at the Point in Pittsburgh (mile 150.) Bicycling Magazine named the GAP to its 2022 list of “dream rides” around the world. We are section biking the GAP in a series of 10 out-and-back rides. Join us for your favorite sections or sign up for all 10. We're riding eastbound starting at mile 150 in Pittsburgh and culminating with a stunning 22 mile downhill from Big Savage Tunnel to Cumberland at mile 0. What's the Trail Like? The GAP is a rail-trail paved with crushed limestone. There are a few asphalt sections near urban areas. What kind of bike is best for this trail? Most people ride hybrid or gravel bikes. Some use mountain bikes. A road bike equipped with slightly knobby tires will also work. A road bike with slick, skinny tires is unsuitable for this trip. What equipment do I need? All participants must have their own bike (or rent one from Golden Triangle in Pittsburgh.) Helmets are mandatory. Other gear to have: • a spare tube • water (hydration pack; bottle with cage) • snacks/energy food • eye protection ( sunglasses or clear safety glasses) • padded bike shorts • bike gloves • rain gear, • a bike lock • saddle (underseat) bag to keep keys, phone, etc. GAP Ride 2: McKeesport to Suterville Our second GAP ride will begin in Boston (milepost 127). We’ll ride north towards McKeesport, passing Dead Man’s Hollow along the way. Once we arrive at the point where Ride 1 ended, we’ll turn around and head south past Boston, riding parallel to the Youghiogheny River. We’ll pass Dravo Cemetary and Buena Vista, an old coal company town . Arriving at Sutersville, we will turn around and head back to Boston. Total distance is 28 miles. Elevation gain including one steep ascent is around 512 feet. Our riding speed will be about 10 miles per hour. This ride is limited to 12 cyclists. WAC Biking Safety and Etiquette 1. Helmets are required and must be worn while riding. 2. Eye protection is strongly recommended. (sunglasses or clear safety glasses) 3. Using phones for talking or taking pictures while riding is unsafe and not permitted. 4. Front and rear lights are recommended. Lights are required for tunnels. (Headlamp is fine.) 5. We ride single file and maintain 1-2 bike lengths between riders. 6. We ride on the right side of the trail and pass on the left. 7. We use hand signals for turns and braking.
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