With Race Pace & Wilderness Voyageurs
Hello from Alex,
For me there are three keys to great cycling - beautiful scenery, no traffic to contend with, and several days of both.
For years many Race Pace Bicycle customers and friends have asked us to recommend great multi-day rides convenient to our area. Often our suggestion is to take advantage of the wonderful Rails to Trails opportunities in our region.
For the first time, Race Pace Bicycles is making it easier than ever to enjoy multi-day destination rides. We are partnering with Wilderness Voyageurs to bring two great rides for all of us to enjoy. These itineraries are established offerings from Wilderness Voyageurs, however, there will be three dates exclusive to Race Pace Bicycles customers. Each of these three rides will be accompanied by a Race Pace Bicycles Ambassador - someone to add just a bit more to the enjoyment of your riding.
Hope to ride with you soon,
Great Allegheny Passage
July 14-17 and August 25-28
The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP, for short) is one of America’s best rail trails. It’s a 150-mile, (mostly) crushed-limestone trail from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. Experience the beauty of this rail-trail from end to end. This trip spends 4 days at an easy pace of 30-45 miles a day. Relax, take in the sights and enjoy! This trip ends in Cumberland, MD – the beginning of the C&O Canal.
We begin riding in Homestead, PA, and cover every inch of this world-class rail-trail, ending at the terminus with the C&O Canal National Historic Park.
We’ll pedal by early 1800s historic commercial port cities, explore canal locks, and ride 100 miles of the Erie Canalway, a National Heritage Corridor. This tour spends 4 days on the mostly limestone trails of the towpath of the Erie Canal, the most commercially enduring and historically significant canalway in the U.S.
We will meet in Buffalo where the ride begins! The first day takes you along the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Lockport, NY where you will get your first glimpse of the “Flight of 5”. From there we will spend the next 3 days following the Canal to Newark, NY. Spend all 4 days pedaling along this car-free trail and piece of US history.