C&O Home  GAP Home
The C&O Canal Towpath Trail and Great Allegheny Passage

Reply to Long distance

Scroll down to see the discussion
All submissions are reviewed for appropriateness. We reserve the right to remove or edit any comment that we consider incorrect, misleading, or inappropriate, at our sole discretion. Please remember that this is a family-friendly website.
Subject:
Reply to Long distance
Your Name:

This does not have to be your real name. It could be a "screen name", your initials, or just leave blank.
Your Hometown:

Optional - it's just interesting to know where people are from
Email Address
Comment:
So we know you are a human, please answer this easy math quiz:
4 + 5 =
Hh on 9/3/2021 1:18:28 PM:
We are on a tour with no sag wagon. We are riding 60 miles each day and we are a bit worried about the distance. Are there shuttles or taxi that can pick us up if we are too tired to bike to our next hotel?

 
John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 9/3/2021 2:39:52 PM:
Can you give us some more info about your trip? Where are your start and end points? Have you done these distances before or are new to bicycle touring? Based on your post have you already begun your trip? There are shuttles but they won’t be cheap. I would only do that if your are in dire straights or in an emergency. If 60 miles is leaving you concerned, maybe just do 40-50? Remember you’re going to be riding from breakfast to dinnertime so you have many hours to do those miles. You can take meal/water/sightseeing stops to break it up. You’ll be surprised the variety of people and body types who manage to do 60…young, old, heavy, light, no experience, etc. just try to enjoy the scenery and that your not at work/home. It seems a lot but the miles will go by. Making to town/camp is a great feeling and sense of accomplishment.

 
Sarah from Denver on 9/4/2021 3:00:31 PM:
We’re about to head out on C&O tomorrow, unsure if conditions so I got a couple of names of folks who shuttle from the GAP/C&O Enthusiasts FB page lots of good info there. Daniel Kaminski in Paw Paw 304-671-5153, Gregory Stocksdale 240-674-7626.

 
hh from ANCHORAGE on 9/5/2021 3:00:24 PM:
No we don't start the trip until mid October. I have been on other bike tours but on a road bike and shorter distances. Hopefully I'll get in much better shape this next month. But its good to know there are shuttle services!

 
John W. from Pittsburgh,PA on 9/5/2021 4:50:28 PM:
Good to hear HH. Make sure to carry a light(s), it will be getting darker much sooner in mid October. John

 
Matt from Charlotte on 9/6/2021 8:19:49 PM:
if you can ride 40, you can ride 60. take breaks. pay attention to your calorie intake & hydration. eating and sleeping enough to recover each night is important. don't take it for granted

 
Bill in Houston from Houston on 9/13/2021 11:40:38 AM:
Eat eat eat. Matt got it right. Put in all that your stomach can hold. This is not the time to say, "oh I hope I can lose a few pounds." Just one guy's opinion.

 
Chris on 9/14/2021 12:46:58 PM:
For the price of a shuttle, you could put a hub motor on your normal bike and use that when you get tired. (Hub motors are cheaper, less complicated and more durable than mid-drives: https://ebikes.ca/learn/why-hub-motors-are-awesome.html )