This is a “Green” trip, so we hope to generate almost no disposable garbage. Customers will bring their own plate, cup, knife, fork and spoon that they wash after each meal. All drinks will be served from big coolers and snacks will be packaged for each rider in reusable baggies we provide.
What you must have:
- Tent (could be hammock), Sleeping bag, Plate, Bowl, Cup, Knife, Fork and Spoon
- Water bottles and Helmet for bike
What you should have:
- Clothes: Weather appropriate clothing. Our advice is to have clean clothes for sleeping. Hat is always comfortable for chilly mornings and bedhead.
- Bathing suit for swimming in the river and outdoor shower on Day 1.
- Raingear: should be carried on the bike
- Personal Grooming Accessories (PGA’s): Towel, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Soap, etc.
- Phone charger. Carry charging cord and ask restaurant folks if you can charge phone during breaks. We will also provide charging stations at the campgrounds.
- We would like all your gear to fit into a bin, large duffle or trash bag. Mark it with something unique (sticker or ribbon)
E-BIKE RIDERS: We have several strategies for providing enough outlets at the campgrounds where we are staying to ensure enough capacity to charge e-bike batteries, however, riders are ultimately responsible for using the batteries as efficiently as possible to ensure they can cover the distance each day.
C&O CANAL ADVENTURE OUTLINE
Day One: 9am: Leave Cumberland, shuttle to Thompson Boat House in Georgetown. Boxed lunch will be served.
Cumberland Visitor Center located at: Western MD Railway Station 13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Ride 52 miles to Brunswick Family Campground. Hors d’oeuvres will be served upon arrival. Dinner will be served from 6-7pm.
Hotel Option: Riders will be shuttled 2 miles to the Travelodge Brunswick after dinner.
Day Two: Breakfast served 7-9am. Folks at hotel will be shuttled back to camp at 7:30am.
Ride 48 miles to Williamsport MD. and proceed to the Desert Rose Café in town for refreshments. Riders will be picked up there and shuttled 1.5 miles to Elmwood Farms where we will camp for the night. Hors d’oeuvres will be served upon arrival and dinner will be served at 6pm.
Hotel Option: Farmhouse B&B on the premises or the Red Roof Inn nearby.
Day Three: Breakfast served 7-9am. Riders can pedal back to town or be shuttled to the trailhead.
Ride 42 miles to Little Orleans MD. and proceed to the famous “Bill’s Place” for refreshments. Riders will be picked up there and shuttled 1 mile to Little Orleans Campground where we will camp for the night. Famous spaghetti dinner is served at Campground.
Hotel Option: Guest cottages on campground premises.
Day Four: Breakfast served 7-9am. Riders will ride 1 mile DOWNHILL to trailhead.
Ride 43.5 miles back to Cumberland. Ride ends at 4pm.
GAP ADVENTURE OUTLINE
Day One: 9:00am: Leave Cumberland, shuttle to Pittsburgh. Boxed lunch will be served in Pittsburgh prior to start of ride.
We will ride as a group for the first 11 miles to guide everyone through the urban area of Pittsburgh and McKeesport PA. Following this, for the rest of the trip, riders will be at their own pace.
Ride 36 miles to camp at Cedar Creek Park. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 4pm with dinner at 6pm.
Hotel option: Comfort Inn 1 mile from park. Riders will be shuttled to the hotel after dinner.
Day Two: Breakfast served from 7-9am. Folks at hotel will be shuttled back to camp at 7:30am.
Ride 47 miles to Confluence PA. and proceed to the Lucky Dog Café for refreshments. Riders will be picked up there and shuttled 1.5 miles to Paddler’s Lane Retreat where we will camp for the night. Hors d’oeuvres will be served upon arrival. Riders will then be shuttled back to town for dinner at one of several delicious venues.
Hotel option: Guest house on the Paddler’s Lane Retreat property.
Day Three: Breakfast served from 7-9am. Riders can pedal back to town or be shuttled to the trailhead.
Ride 20 miles to Rockwood PA. Customers can take side trips to Frank Lloyd Wright House or kayaking 11 miles down the river (additional cost).
Famous spaghetti dinner is served at Husky Haven Campground
Hotel Option: Husky Haven guest House and/or local Hostel.
Day Four: Breakfast served 7-9am. Folks at guest house ride over to camp.
Ride 43 miles back to Cumberland. Ride ends at 4pm.