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Gypsea from Vancouver WA on 8/11/2023 1:45:15 PM:
Are there retailers on/near the trail that sells C&O/GAP merch?

Thanks!

 
Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 8/12/2023 9:56:22 AM:
Great question. As you probably have found, there are on-line stores that offer the traditional or similar GAP and C&O Trail jerseys. Those are at:

gaptrailstore.org
aerotechdesigns.com
rtmerc.com
floravelo.com

Of course these are not brink and mortar retail stores along the GAP/C&O Trail.

By "retailers" I presume you mean walk-in stores. That said, there are many candidates none of which I've gone into specifically looking for those jerseys and thus don't have any confirmed locations. Candidates would include sport stores, bike shops and visitor centers along the way. I can think of the following in that sense and their locations are as follows:

REI - Pittsburgh's South Side
Dick's Sporting Goods - Homestead, PA
Visitor Center - West Newton, PA
West Newton Bicycle Shop - West Newton, PA
Bikes Unlimited - Connellsville, PA
Visitor Center, Meyersdale, PA
Wheelzup at Canal Place - Cumberland, MD
C&O Bicycle - Hancock MD

I'll check out the ones between Pgh and West Newton over the next several days and let you know if I find them. I can check out the others when I pass them when I ride all the way to DC in September.



 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 8/13/2023 4:10:30 PM:
I saw the traditional GAP Trail jerseys on sale at the Golden Triangle bike rental station along the trail today. You can Google it’s exact location in doentown Pgh.

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 8/15/2023 5:36:07 PM:
GAP Trail jerseys were for sale in the West Newton visitor center in the restored train station immediately adjacent the trail. They had various sizes and different years/graphics for sale.

They told me that these jerseys were also available at the bike shop in Confluence, PA as well as Golden Triangle Bikes in Pittsburgh.

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 8/15/2023 5:36:14 PM:
GAP Trail jerseys, T shirts and other merch were for sale in the West Newton visitor center in the restored train station immediately adjacent the trail. They had various sizes of jerseys and different years/graphics for sale. They people working there said they were the sponsor of GAPTrail.org and the various associated merchandise.

They told me that these jerseys were also available at the bike shop in Confluence, PA as well as Golden Triangle Bikes in Pittsburgh.