If you're eager to dust off your bike and hit the trail for the first time this summer, take part in Bike Travel Weekend! Bike Travel Weekend, June 1-3, is the perfect occasion for a weekend getaway that doesn't require a long drive or ridiculous expenses. Gather a group of friends, make it a family bonding trip or enjoy "me time" and tackle the bike trail alone. You can find everything you need to participate right in your backyard.
Sixty seven miles of the Great Allegheny Passage weaves through the Laurel Highlands. The Great Allegheny Passage is a 150-mile rail-trail that stretches from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md. that offers a smooth, easy ride that anybody can conquer. Packing food and camping equipment for a ride on the GAP isn't necessary. Every few miles, you will find a "trail town" where you can find restaurants and bed and breakfasts that will welcome you with open arms. When your journey has come to an end, call Rock City Shuttles and they will take you back to your car. It's like a taxi for you and your bikes! Be sure to bring your camera to capture all of the memories you'll make on your journey, every mile on the GAP comes with a view!