GAP Ride 8: Rockwood > Meyersdale

Sunday, September 11 from 10:00-2:00

  • 40 US dollars
  • Rockwood, PA

Available spots

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. 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, • saddle (underseat) bag to keep keys, phone, etc. GAP Ride 8: Rockwood to Meyersdale This GAP ride takes us from Rockwood to Meyersdale. As we pedal along this section of the GAP, we’ll leave the tree lined trail to more open farmlands. As we roll along, wind turbines will appear and hopefully we’ll see the peacocks and guinea hens at a local trail side farm. Then we’ll come to the Salisbury Viaduct – all 1908 feet of it where we’ll be 101 feet above the valley floor. Just a couple of more miles and we are at the Meyersdale Station and History Center. Meyersdale is the highest trail town along the GAP and the home to the Pennsylvania Maple Festival. After a stop at the station, we’ll bike our way back to Rockwood with the trail assisting us on the way. Total distance is 24 miles. Elevation gain is about 377 feet. Our riding speed will be about 10 miles 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.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel a booking, please make your cancellation at least two business days (Monday – Friday) in advance of the outing. For example, you must cancel no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday for the following weekend’s event by emailing or calling 717-433-7958. Cancellations with insufficient notice, no-shows, and late arrivals who have missed the group’s departure will not receive a refund. We don't offer credit for future events if you cancel less than two business days before the event. 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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