Vayo from New Zealand on 10/3/2017 3:26:47 AM:
No bike shop in williamport I had a puncher went to service station gave my tube there fix my puncher and charge me $30.00.our whole tour we met very nice and kind Americans but this is the only place they rip off.
ALM on 10/11/2017 4:24:13 PM:
Vayo, always carry a tube repair kit with you to fix flats (which you call punchers). If all else fails, remove the wheel from your bike, remove the tire and tube and then flag down another cyclist to borrow their tube repair kit. Cost: $0 :-)
JK on 10/11/2017 4:51:46 PM:
On the C&O, I carry 2-3 extra tubes. On the C&O, it's a matter of "when" not "if" you will get a flat. I also carry an extra folding tire, too. Lots of rocks on that trail.
bwillson from Irving on 10/13/2017 11:45:08 AM:
My wife and I just completed the GAP and C&O about 2 weeks ago with no flats. Back in March we invested in Kevlar lined tires, Swhalbe Marathon tires. We have logged, with the GAP/C&O trip, almost 1800 miles with no flats. These tires are an investment, but well worth it in our opinion
Steven Gaub from Lakewood on 10/13/2017 4:20:56 PM:
I have over 2,000 on my Swhalbe Marathon tires and love them only 1 flat and that was a wire from a truck tire carcas through the side wall. Go Swhalbe!
JEC from Buffalo, NY on 10/23/2017 9:02:54 AM:
Still no bike shop in williamsport, but understand that
Desert Rose Cafe in center of town has a selection of tubes for sale. Also recommend this place for good food and friendly helpful staff. After the uphill climb on the detour you will need to stop for a drink anyhow.
Williamsport - river city cycles
Seth from Virginia on 9/20/2017 4:40:39 PM:
This bike shop is no longer around. There is no bike shop in williamsport
ALM on 9/23/2017 1:42:08 PM:
While there is no bike shop in Williamsport, the Desert Rose Cafe has bike tubes in a few bike parts for sale. They also offer bike pumps for use and have a killer menu of breakfast lunch and dinner items. I highly recommend them. I ate there for dinner and breakfast the next day and they made a sandwich for me to take for lunch.
Anonymous from Brookeville, MD on 10/12/2017 5:46:22 PM:
I can vouch for the quality of food at the DRC. They are quite accommodating for bikers. We came in on a trip after a wet ride from downriver, and they put is in an area in the back with wooden benches. Good place to eat.
Swagman from LaGrange, GA on 3/17/2013 3:28:02 PM:
The Third Base Tavern is not listed, just across the street from the Candle Light Inn, is your typical hometown bar and watering hole. There is a unique C&O Canal tradition there. If you go in and tell the bar keep that you’re a “trail virgin”, you’ll be treated to a free shot of “rocket fuel” and an opportunity to sign your name on one of the many ceiling tiles. Remember to be creative, it’s your chance for immortality.
Ray (webmaster) on 3/18/2013 8:08:09 AM:
Thank you for the heads-up; I have added this to the listings. Sounds like a fun place. I appreciate you sharing this info (and your other posts too!).
George Morgan from Williamsport MD on 9/30/2012 3:52:01 AM:
The Hospital is NOT at the location listed & some of the places listed are NOT in Business anymore! BEST to call before going to make sure! JUST A HEADS UP ! Enjoy the Ride!
Ray (webmaster) on 9/30/2012 10:33:13 AM:
Yes, it's always best to call ahead.
If you see any businesses listed here that you know have closed (or new ones that are missing), please post details here on the forum or click the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page, so we can keep the listings as accurate as possible for future trail users. There are a lot of businesses out there along hundreds of miles of trail. so we appreciate any help you can offer in keeping up with what's really open.
Thanks, and happy trails!
Williamsport Red Roof Inn
Colette from Monroeville PA on 7/27/2011 8:48:56 PM:
I found this to be a satisfactory place to stay while in Williamsport especially for the cost.
Paul A. on 7/31/2011 8:00:08 PM:
And for me, as a hiker, the fact that they've got a coin operated washer and dryer is a BIG plus.