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Cycling Days needed: DC to Cumberland on B&O

PFSkate from Traverse City on 5/7/2022 8:56:17 AM:
We will typically cycle 50 to 70 miles on pavement in a day. Is 3 days possible on the C&O?

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 5/7/2022 9:40:06 AM:
Yes, although they can be some long days if the trail is muddy wet or if spurious detours occur.

 
John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 5/8/2022 12:38:19 PM:
A good itinerary for three days that I've done many times is: --DC to Harpers Ferry --Harpers Ferry to Hancock --Hancock to Cumberland You'll average about 60 mi. per day. The last day with be the most rustic and remote. Not sure if you're camping or hoteling, but there are free campsites close to each town listed once you leave DC and of course hotel/B&B accomodations within each town. John

 
Bill in Houston from Houston on 5/9/2022 10:33:41 AM:
60 on gravel is about like 80-85 on pavement.