BikePath Bridge

BikePath Bridge

Kenedy Statue in McKeesport

Kenedy Statue in McKeesport

This morning we celebrated Labor Day with a bike ride on the newly opened section of the Great Alleghany Passage Bike Trail going from Homestead to McKeesport and back.

The trail goes along the river with some bridges, a tunnel and vistas of all kinds of active train facilitates.

This leaves one incomplete piece of the 150-mile GAP trail connecting Pittsburgh and Cumberland, the one that will allow us to access the trail from the SouthSide.

Development of the 150 mile Great Allegheny Passage began in 1975 connecting the 185-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland, into a 335 motorized-vehicle-free route between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

It’s fun!

Braddock from the Path

Braddock from the Path

3 Thoughts

  1. Phyllis says:

    I ‘d like to do the ride. People tell me to start in Washington and go to Pittsburgh if you only want to go one way.

    • Steve says:

      From Cumberland to Washington, D.C., the trail drop 625 feet to sea level on the C&O Canal towpath. The towpath is overall much less improved than the Great Allegheny Passage since it was built for mules and not railroads.

      I think it’s the other way around but it also depends upon where you want your final destination to be.

  2. Jim Sheridan says:

    I enjoyed this ride last week with a couple of friends.
    The bridges and ramps leading to them, the views of Braddock and other towns across the Mon and even a gllmpse of Kennywood Park make this a great ride!

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