Tag Archive: Great Allegheny Passage

10 longest rail-trails for bicycling — John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington leads the list

The John Wayne Pioneer Trail — stretching for 253 miles across two-thirds of Washington state — now leads the list of longest rail-trail conversions in the U.S.

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy compiles the online list of 14 rail-trails that exceed 100 miles. In the latest update, the John Wayne Pioneer Trail jumped from 4th to 1st …

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Signs of the (old) times appearing on Washington and Pennsylvania bicycle trails

There’s something about historical highway plaques and markers that are extremely distracting when I’m bicycling through new territory.

When we started our cross-country bike ride in Virginia, for instance, my poor friend Bruce probably thought we’d never get to Kentucky as I was constantly stopping to read the signs.

There were lots of Civil War …

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Closing the gap for bicycle touring on the Great Allegheny Passage

It looks like Pittsburgh’s last leg of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) will open soon, finally completing a 335-mile off-road bicycle route from  Washington DC to Pittsburgh. [See the interactive map below.]

Crews are working on the “final mile” to link the Steel Valley Trail to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail that will deposit GAP …

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