NEXT BIG RIDE

Panhandle Trail

to Montour Trail

to Great Allegheny Passage

to C & O Canal

8 Days   325 miles

Weirton,WV to Harpers Ferry

SEPTEMBER 2015

Interested in joining me?

15th ANNUAL FALL TRIP...OHIO RIVER TO HARPERS FERRY

Posted 5/18/2014

Since 1999,  I have kept a rotating schedule of (4-12 day) 200 to 400 mile rides in MD., MI., NY., OH., PA. and W.VA.

It is nice to revisit parts of previous routes to see the changes over time.  

   LAST YEARS 425 mile journey from Ashtabula, Ohio to Cuba, NY. was as good as an 8 day ride could possibly be.  Rain the first day, cold the next, then extreme heat came, then more rain clear the next and on the last night...FREEZING temps.    

   The up-side was to see the progress of growth and renewl along the way. Buffalo, NY. has new bike paths along the lake shore.  A new museum at Fort Niagara was first class.  The Erie Canal Path was great as usual. then in Rochester NY. we connected to the Genesee valley Greenway(very rugged in places) and side roads to Cuba. The New York State Parks just keep getting better.

That leads me to this years BIG RIDE...

  15 years ago, only parts of what is now the Great Allegheny Passage, were open for use.  We in Northeastern Ohio could have never dreamed we could ride from Lake Erie's Shore to our nations capital.  With the completion of the PANHANDLE TlRAIL in Weirton W.VA. and the MONTOUR TRAIL  connecting to Pittsburgh, Pa. you can now ride from the OHIO RIVER to D.C. 

  This years plan is to ride from Weirton to Harpers Ferry...but like all plans, subject to be modification.

As in the past I ride self supported...Carry all Equipment and necessary food supplies.

For the past few years I have worked with a Tranport Co. for safe transport to trail heads and pick-up upon the completion of ride. Cost divided evenly among all parties.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING ME FOR ALL OR PART OF THIS YEARS TRAIL RIDE CONTACT ME. 

                                                                                                                                           -Bob DeJohn