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GAP Ride 8: Rockwood to Meyersdale

Saturday, September 7 from 10:00-2:00

  • 20 US dollars
  • Rockwood, PA

Available spots

About the Adventure

Activity Level 4: Strenuous (due to distance) 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, the tree lined trail becomes open farmland. As we roll along, wind turbines will appear and hopefully we’ll see the peacocks and guinea hens at a local trail side farm. As we cross the 1,908-foot Salisbury Viaduct, which soars 101 feet above the Casselman River, we'll be rewarded with 360-degree views of the surrounding forests and farmland. 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 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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