GAP Bicycle Tour 2013 Travelogue

My initial success in 2012 on the Erie Canal motivated me to look for a comparable trip in the Northeast. I discovered the Great Allegheny Passage, an old rail bed from Pittsburgh, PA, to Cumberland, MD. Once again I approached the trip as a self-supported tour with just me, my bicycle, and my gear. This must be one of the best bicycle routes in the country. It has very little grade and it is mostly off-road. There are enough services along the way so that the chances of finding yourself in a survival situation are small. Read the full travelogue here. I published a 30-minute video travelogue on YouTube.