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Sarge P from Sarasota, Fl. on 6/19/2021 4:27:30 PM:
Hi All - I'll be riding the GAP/C&O for the first time coming up in a week's time or so. The ride from Cumberland to Hancock is 60 miles and I will need lunch around midpoint, which looks like Paw Paw. Is the jaunt into town in WV, to Amanda's Place, not overly time consuming, or should I pack a lunch when leaving Cumberland? This will be a long day in the saddle!

 
Rob from Rivnuts on 6/19/2021 6:49:44 PM:
It is, say, about a 10-minute ride across the river to Paw Paw. You can get a sandwich and snacks at the deli in the gas station.

 
Sarge P from Sarasota, Fl. on 6/20/2021 1:33:59 PM:
Thanks for that information Rob, your are appreciated!

 
John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 6/20/2021 3:47:31 PM:
Note that Amanda’s is not open on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Liberty gas station right next door has a snack bar that will make burgers, hot dogs, etc. on top of typical convenience store fare. Easy ride into town, maybe 80% of it on a new path they built off the C&O. The road part has decent shoulders.

 
Sarge P from Sarasota, Fl. on 6/21/2021 7:55:41 PM:
Ok then, Paw Paw is on the itinerary for lunch as it will be July 1st, a Thursday, when I hit that area. Whether it's Amanda's or Liberty's, I'm sure there'll be something good for refueling. Thank you gentlemen!

 
Kurt from St Paul, MN on 6/21/2021 11:32:10 PM:
I just want to vouch for the Liberty gas station. Their sandwiches are nothing fancy but excellent. I have overnighted in Paw Paw the last two years and love that place.

 
Indy Rider from Indianapolis on 6/23/2021 11:52:12 AM:
I will also vouch for Amanda. I ordered the steak sandwich and my girlfriend got a cheeseburger. Both were outstanding! Amanda was a super kind woman, didn't mind one bit that we were caked in mud.

 
Sarge P from Sarasota, Fl. on 6/23/2021 9:23:32 PM:
So I guess I'll flip a coin then!

 
Joe Mario on 7/7/2021 12:10:11 PM:
Another vote for eating lunch at the Liberty Gas station. Their sandwiches are great.

 
Sarge P from Sarasota, Fl. on 7/10/2021 10:17:34 AM:
So I ended up at the Liberty. I ordered the chicken sandwich - lettuce, tomato, mayo, and I asked the gal if she had pickles. She answered, "dill or sweet?". Put some of each on it, I replied. When she finished preparing my lunch, she handed me a delicious meal that had pickles piled 6" high. Fabulous.