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GAP Ride 2: McKeesport to Sutersville

Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 AM

  • 20 US dollars
  • Boston, PA

Available spots

About the Adventure

Activity Level 4: Strenuous due to distance Location: Boston, PA 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. 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 Sutersville 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. You have the option of choosing RDD (Rider Determines Distance), which allows you to end your ride at 10 miles instead of going the full 28 mile distance. Event details, including meeting location, suggested gear, and other pertinent info, will be sent via email to registered participants.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration for an adventure, please make your cancellation at least 48 hours in advance of the outing. To cancel, please send a brief email to Cancellations with insufficient notice, no-shows, and late arrivals who have missed the group’s departure are not eligible for a refund. We don't offer credit for future events. Refunds are issued in the form of original payment. If we cancel due to weather, you will receive a full refund. For cancellations involving an outfitter (SUP, rafting, kayaking, etc.) we follow the outfitter's cancellations policy.

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