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May 02, 2010

DC to Pittsburgh Bike Trip

It's the time of year to consider such things.

Here's a video from 2008's Adventure Cycling tour from DC to Pittsburgh. Out of the several video's online, I think it does the best of presenting trail conditions on both the C&O Canal Trail (DC to Cumberland) and the Great Allegheny Passage (Cumberland to Pittsburgh).

A few notes: most of the video is shot from a recumbent bike, that's why you'll see shoes pumping up and down. These folks are camping; hotels are also an option. At the end of the video you'll see the riders; I'd like to point out that none of them are young triathletes (NTTAWWT).

Pittsburghers Sam and Jane Menchyk are scheduled to begin their 7-day bike ride from Washington DC to near Pittsburgh on May 29th. Their website contains pictures and reports from previous rides (this is their third time) and contains a lot of valuable information. Sam makes really great infographics, weaving geography and schedules into intuitive images. If you're considering such a trip, it's worth a look.


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