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Joni from Springfield, VA on 12/31/2011 3:39:51 PM:
Planning to do first half of the GAP & C&O towpath. Plan is to ride from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD. Any recommendations on best time of year. Thought about late May 2012. Planning 3 days to ride and stay in hotels. Anyone interested in joining and helping plan are welcome to touch base.

lenny on 1/4/2012 9:11:01 PM:
have done this ride many times. late may is good time . can be done in 2 days at about 70 mile/day

Anonymous on 1/20/2012 11:57:54 PM:
Any recommendations on where to stay between Cumberland and Pittsburgh if you did it in two days as you suggest?

robkyle from rockville, md on 2/1/2012 10:42:20 PM:
I going to be riding the GAP/C&O at the end of May as well. I'm going to be camping - never been on a self-supported bike tour, and I'm really looking forward to it.

Dan O from Jackson,Mi on 2/3/2012 4:58:50 PM:
I did this ride from McKeesport to Cumberland in July 2010. First night in Connelsville (45 miles) stayed at Connelsville B&B Second night in Meyersdale at Gram Gram's place. (55 miles) that left 33 miles on day three, mostly down hill :) to Cumberland. Very happy with both B&B's

lenny on 2/19/2012 9:14:38 AM:
Checkout lodging in Confluence and Ohiopyle on this site under towns and services

Anonymous on 2/22/2012 1:28:57 PM:
So you would suggest early summer as opposed to late summer early fall?

lenny on 2/23/2012 5:48:50 AM:
May through September ia all good, conditions are more predictable.

Mr Purpkle Paul from Allentown PA on 2/29/2012 4:04:50 PM:
I'm planing at least a part of that trip in Early August (not sure I'll be ready for it in May) .. I'd be interested to hear how your tip turns out ... when are you going?..I'm doing lot's of "logistics thinking and figuring" right now . . .

lenny on 3/1/2012 7:10:04 PM:
What are you riding? How old are you, what kind of shape are you in and how many miles per day do ou plan to ride. To start with.

Linda from Oakland on 4/8/2012 9:52:27 PM:
We just got back frompittsburg to cumb. We loved connesville b &b and a must go to Levi deal mansion in meyersdale. It is worth every penny and both are a block from the trail.